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Colleen J Dyson AFCA SCA

Colleen's ArtWorld
Associate Signature Member of Federation of Canadian Artists
Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists
Associate member of Oil Painters of America
President of Kelowna Painters Studio Society
Honors Diploma in Fundamentals of Fine Art - North Light Art School - USA

Being born and raised in the heart of the Okanagan Valley has offered Colleen many areas of inspiration. Her technique is still evolving. Painting realism for the first few years and earning a few awards was inspiring, but the need to push and grow was overwhelming for her at times. Changing her medium to oils at this time was very beneficial and she has never looked back.

Using a loose black canvas technique has proven quite successful for her in that it adds drama to the painting and is a good way to exaggerate the lights and darks in the piece. She had been studying some of the old master’s paintings and this was a way of getting those lovely darks and solid forms into her own work.

Colleen holds memberships in several art organizations, and heads up a local art group. Her work can be found on numerous online Art Societies as well as in private and corporate collections in Canada, the United States, Costa Rica, and the United Kingdom, and has been featured in a variety of publications.

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