Goward House

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Show and Sale

May 1, 2023 – May 25, 2023

Viewing Monday – Friday 9:30-3:30; Goward House is closed all statutory holidays

The Artists






The Artist’s Work

Charlene is a graduate of the University of Alberta (BSc) and the University of Colorado (MBA), now retired from a career in the Canadian Public Service.

During the ten years her husband was with Emirates Airline, Charlene travelled extensively, served as Administrator of the Dubai Arts Centre, and wrote about painting, archeology and future studies for the Khaleej Times and the Gulf News.

She has written an art blog, 1150 Words by Charlene Brown, since 2009.



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Having always been enthusiastic about art, Joe has, since retirement, concentrated his interest in watercolour painting.

His inspiration often comes from the many scenes viewed and photographed while on camping trips throughout B.C. Having been raised in a rural setting has also given him a greater appreciation of nature. He finds inspiration from the many marine activities on the coast and from his birding outings.

He finds Victoria is a fine place to pursue his art as we are blessed with many fine artists, teachers and galleries.



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As far back as I can remember I have painted. I love the landscape of Canada and look to it for inspiration. As a self-taught artist, I paint primarily in acrylics, making full use of its vibrant colours and fast drying properties to capture the emotion of the scene. I have lived across Canada but have been fortunate to spend the last 24 years in Victoria.   As a member of Studio 30 and the Goward House painters I have especially enjoyed learning from other artists.  



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Paul was born in Hull, England and has been a resident of Victoria for over sixty years. After retiring from the BC Public Service and a career in Information Technology, Paul – who describes himself as a “born doodler” and considers any blank space a beckoning canvas – decided to take it up a notch and bought some paints, paper and brushes and dove right into the “painting thing.”

The “self-taught” artist’s work covers a wide versatile range of subjects – from the cottages of his native Yorkshire to Orcas off his Vancouver Island home – and his creations are achieved utilizing watercolours, pen and ink and acrylics.

As a member of Oak Bay Community Artists and Goward House Painters, Paul has shown his work publicly since 2005 participating in numerous Oak Bay Artists Studio Tours, the Bowker Creek Brush-up, the Oak Bay Summer Night Market, Cadboro Bay Art Walk and both individual and group shows at Goward House.

Among his works, Paul includes private commissions and Christmas cards for the Municipality of Oak Bay and he is proud of the fact that he is the first artist to have one of his creations grace the cover of that municipality’s Annual Report. A growing number of Paul’s self-initiated paintings and commissioned works have found homes both inside and outside of Canada.



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I have lived in Victoria since 1975.  My husband and I love to trave in our rv.  Currently we have a small trailer (we downsized from a lovely big motorhome a few years ago).  Duke, our cat, comes with us and has seen a lot of Canada and the US… he is our ambassador. We take him out on a leash and he is a magnet for meeting other people.

I am inspired by artists from all genres.  My art is also greatly influenced by my travels, nature’s ever-changing canvas, and my spiritual journey.

Today I work in watercolour, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas, cradleboard, and paper.

Art journalling is a core part of my daily art practice.  I love working in my own homemade journals (stitched, junk journals, altered books) as well as off-the-shelf journals.  Each allows me to explore feelings, ideas, tools, mediums, and techniques.  Exploring new ideas keeps me passionate about art and helps me evolve my style.

I am an award-winning artist.  I have shown my paintings at various art shows and venues on southern Vancouver Island.  I love the art community here on the island.


Contact:  Vickie M Stewart

Art-ulations Studio

250 812-2766




The Artist’s Work

Has been drawing and painting since she was four years old. She likes to paint landscapes, imaginary landscapes, and abstracts.  This one was inspired by the wind In November!

In the 1990’s Anne wrote and  illustrated an 8-module art course  for South Island Distance Ed. School students in  grades 8 to 10.  She currently enjoys painting scenery for St. Luke’ s Players and Langham Court Theatre productions.

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