Posts tagged with: sandrine

It is finally there!
My Book, Painting Imaginary Flowers: Beautiful Blooms and Abstract Patterns in Mixed Media is now available online.

Forgo reference photos and discover a more organic and joyful way of painting! With its friendly step-by-step format, Painting Imaginary Flowers features a simple, three-stage approach to creating flowers only you can make …
Ten demonstrations show the versatility of this approach—from large-format pieces, to work in a series and even Zen doodle landscapes. Never again will you be stuck for ideas or dependent on a photo. Every flower you paint will be unique, personal, and fresh from your imagination!

Let your imagination blossom!

Wondering how painting from imagination look like? Check this time lapse video and see the process from start to finish.

Co- founding the North Shore Art Crawl: Collaboration with Norman Vipond

the north shore art crawl in North Vancouver

The idea of a crawl based on the North shore originated from a discussion with Norman Vipond’s. He was very convincingly making the point that the North Shore is one of the places with the highest concentration of artists in North America and that we should have a crawl.

He was looking for someone to help him with the technical side to this enterprise so we started working together on this project.

The crawl was modest in size the first year but most participants enjoyed it and thought it should become an annual event. We organized the crawl for 3 more years and it grew bigger and bigger. Since its beginning the number of participants kept growing as well as the variety of art disciplines represented.  It takes a few years for such an event to be known in the community and I can see the difference every year.

After those four years, the crawl was beginning to be too much work for a team of 2 volunteers and we looked for an organization with more resources to take on the project. We were very happy that the Arts Council took on that task and kept the original ideas of inclusiveness and accessibility very much at the heart of that annual festival.

Weekly life drawing group Simply drawing: Collaboration with Anna du Bois and Michael Gordon

I met Anna du Bois and Michael Gordon while renting a studio at 195 Pemberton. Together we set up a weekly life drawing group. Other the years we moved locations a few times and now our group meets in my studio every Thursday evening.

It is a very friendly group where you can practice life drawing in a relaxed atmosphere. We also organize a yearly exhibition for our class members with a great selection of figure drawings and paintings.

Connecting Artists with models- Collaboration with Anna du Bois

As we wanted to keep our life drawing models listings up to date and also give the opportunity for more artists to work with models and for models to find job opportunities, Anna and I designed a website to help models connect with artists:

find modelling jobs in vancouver

The website is steadily growing as we have more than 100 models living in the Vancouver area listed on the website.

The Big Picture Art Project- Collaboration with Sophie Babeanu

For a few years, Sophie and I have collaborated on projects and activities held for Culture Days. (Click here to read in more details about our Culture Days activities.)

The Big Picture Art project is our latest collaboration.

The big picture is a collective art project where people in our local area and around the world are collaborating to create a big mosaic picture from thousands of drawings and stories.

This project will probably take a few years to complete and we have many exciting ideas that we are working on for its future!


You can find my work at the Vancouver Art Gallery Art Rentals and Sales program or visit my studio, located in North Vancouver and open by appointment.

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    North Vancouver visual artist sandrine pelissier flowers forest paintings and life drawings

    Upcoming and current events

    First Saturdays Open studios, open studio every first Saturday of the month

    Selected exhibitions


    North Shore Art Crawl


    North Shore Art Crawl
    Arts in View on Lonsdale Ave (financial spa® branches of BlueShore Financial)
    Commission triptych for Canadian Business Growth Funds Company board room in Toronto


    Tonality, group show at the Ferry Building Gallery (March 12-30)
    North Shore Art Crawl : March 2&3 2019 10 am-5 pm
    Anonymous Art Show
    Ensemble show at the ACT in Maple Ridge
    Subjective Reality at Liquid Amber Tattoo and Art Collective


    Ensemble show at the ACT in Maple Ridge
    Solo show: Garden Dream at the Pitt Meadows Art Gallery
    ArtSpeaks Showcase Exhibition for the Harmony Arts Festival at the Ferry Building
    Venus rising, exhibition at the Vancouver Italian Cultural Center
    Bark exhibition at the VanDusen botanical garden
    Painting on the Edge at the Federation of Canadian Artists


    Painting on the edge at the Federation of Canadian Artists- Award third place
    National Crossing Boundaries Arts Exhibition at the International Arts Gallery and the Federation of Canadian Artists gallery.​
    First Western Canadian Artists Portrait Exhibition at the International Arts Gallery
    Works on paper at the Federation of Canadian Artists- 2nd place Award
    Organized chaos, group exhibition of abstracts and semi abstracts works at the International Arts Gallery.


    FCA medal show at the Federation of Canadian Artists gallery​
    Tactile Forest , group show at the North Vancouver Cityscape Community Art Space​
    FCA 75th Anniversary Signature Celebration and Exhibition show
    Painting on the edge 2016 at the Federation of Canadian Artists- Award third place
    Harmony Showcase Exhibition at the Ferry Building Gallery


    “Going in Circles” has been selected as one of ten honorable-mention winners in the 2015 Shades of Gray Competition by Drawing magazine.
    Invitational Exhibition of Prominent Female Artists by International Arts Gallery; International Research and Study Arts Center.
    Harmony Art Festival group exhibition “Exploring balance in art: Harmony and Discord”
    Cityscape Art Gallery: The boat show
    Painting on the Edge 2015 at the Federation of Canadian Artists- Award second place


    Solo exhibition at Nou’Art Gallery, France, Auch
    Solo exhibition at the Silk Purse gallery, West Vancouver
    Spilsbury Medal Show at the Federation of Canadian Artists – Bronze medal Award
    Foliage and Flowers at the Federation of Canadian Artist – Second prize Award
    Landscape show at the Federation of Canadian Artists
    Works on paper show at the Federation of Canadian Artists
    Active members show at the Federation of Canadian Artists


    Finalist, International Artist Magazine
    Winner of the Artist Magazine All media Art Competition in the mixed media category.
    Exquisite Landscapes, group exhibition at the Cityscape Community Art Gallery.
    Spilsbury Medal Show at the Federation of Canadian Artists
    Still life exhibition at the Federation of Canadian artists
    Landscape Show, at the Federation of Canadian artists- FCA Second Prize Award


    Spilsbury Medal Show at the Federation of Canadian artists


    3 paintings selected for the Twitter/Art+Social Media Exhibition in the Diane Farris gallery-Vancouver.

    Interview with Carol McQuaid for the : 2 artists walk into a bar podcast


    New video for Radio Canada BC i n French for the Big Picture Art Project
    New video in French for CBC Radio Canada television
    Sophie and I got interviewed for the French station ici Radio Canada for the Big Picture Art Project
    1 painting selected for  AcrylicWorks 5: Bold Values!
    2 paintings published in AcrylicWorks 4: Captivating Color​.


    “Fearless watercolor for beginners” is available in simplified Chinese.
    “Going in Circles”  featured in the spring 2016 issue of Drawing
    Four paintings published in Incite, the best of mixed media: Incite 4: Relax. Restore. Renew.


    Acrylic Artist, Winter 2015 Feature
    Fearless Watercolor for Beginners: Adventurous Painting Techniques to Get You Started  by Sandrine Pelissier (Author)
    Acrylic Artist Magazine- Fall 2015 issue
    AcrylicWorks 3: Celebrating Texture!
    Splash 17, Inspiring subjects
    Just add Watercolor” by Rotovision editors
    Acrylic Works 2 book: Radical Breakthroughs from North Light Books.

    Splash 16, the best of Watercolor series.
    Incite 2, Color Passions: The Best of Mixed Media!
    Splash 15, the best of Watercolor series.

    Princess Park finalist in the Landscape competition of the Aug-Sept issue of International Artist Magazine:
    First place winner of the all media art competition by the Artist Magazine in the mixed media category
    Incite, Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media

    Splash 13, the best of Watercolor series: Alternative approaches
    Splash 12, the best of Watercolor series: Celebrating Artistic Vision

    Splash 11, the best of Watercolor series: New Directions

    Feature Article in Watercolor Artist magazine August issue

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    North Vancouver visual artist sandrine pelissier flowers forest paintings and life drawings

    Originally from France, I have been living in North Vancouver, Canada for the past 23 years.

    My work has been collected and exhibited extensively in Canada and internationally. I am also part of the Art Rentals and sales program of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

    Many of my paintings have been published in Art books and magazines (Artist Magazine, Watercolor Artist Magazine, Acrylic Magazine, International Artist Magazine). I wrote 2 art instruction books with North Light/F+W Books.

    I have been writing for the last 7 years for my blog:, that has a mailing list of about 10 000 subscribers and about 20 000 visitors per month.

    I am an active member in the community, as a co-founder of the North Shore Art crawl, a co-founder of a weekly life drawing group. I served as a board member of the North Vancouver Arts Council for 7 years and have been invited as a juror for public art, art grants and juried exhibitions. You can read more about my collaborations here.

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