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April Cotton Dyck – Consciousness Art Studio

Hi welcome to my website. My name is April Cotton Dyck and I’m a visual artist from Vancouver Island, off the west coast of Canada. I have been painting and drawing since kindergarten. I have painted large windows, wall murals, complete rooms, buildings and my 1979 diesel rabbit. Nothing seems sacred from my paint brush, but I especially love painting on birch wood at a canvas. My preference in medium is oil paint because it is unknown how acrylic paint will endure the centuries. I have participated in many life drawing groups since the age of 14. I find drawing the naked human has furthered my artistic skills because of the focus required to really see and observe. I attended Victoria College of Art and have been a member of many art groups and societies. I generally work in series, I like to explore an idea or a technique for awhile before I move onto the next one. I have done bodies of paintings exploring: outer space, the cosmos, birds, people, geometry, abstract, color, angels, salmon, consciousness, cows, portraits, nature, landscapes, aliens, ascension, and military. My paintings have been shown in art shows, at airports, at libraries and small businesses. My first solo show was in 2014. I won the Design Challenge for the Comox Valley Highway Welcome Signage in 2016. At L’Arche Comox Valley I taught students to paint. I have conducted couples painting classes in my studio and taught many children to draw. Currently I am offering online zoom drawing classes. I can teach anyone to observe and draw. My confidence is because we already know how to write. Inspiration comes from my life experiences and I try to express in one visual image a whole story. A picture is worth a thousand words, and I try to provoke a feeling in the viewer of my art. In my website you will see available paintings for purchase. I also have available instant digital downloads of my new digital paintings, drawings and sold original artwork for personal use. I welcome commission work, digital or paint, your inspiration, my skills, we can make something beautiful.

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