Dec 20, 2012

Oystercatchers #349


Oystercatchers #349
48" x 30"
(Oystercatchers #347 & 348 in progress)








Dec 13, 2012

Oystercatchers #345


Celebrating five years of Oystercatcher Arts!

Oystercatchers #345
48" x 60"

Nov 16, 2012

Oystercatchergirl revisits Ontario's Bruce Peninsula


Yellow Lady's Slipper #1
36" x 48"

This series of five artworks so far, was painted in honour of my father, Robert V. Hansen (1922-2012).  Bob knew no oystercatchers, but took us on countless trips to the Bruce Peninsula, where we happily absorbed his love of nature, hiking, birds, and plants.  Thanks to Bob and Helen for those great family excursions!

Yellow Lady's Slippers #2


Yellow Lady's Slippers #2
20" x 16"

Yellow Lady's Slippers #3


Yellow Lady's Slippers #3
16" x 20"

Yellow Lady's Slipper #4


Yellow Lady's Slipper #4
20" x 16"

Yellow Lady's Slipper #5


Yellow Lady's Slipper #5
16" x 20"
SOLD

Oct 31, 2012

Oystercatchergirl back from Europe with magpies!


Please join me on the Oak Bay Studio Tour this weekend.
November 3 & 4, 12:00 - 4:30
2260 Dalhousie Street, Victoria, BC.

Magpie #1
48" x 30"



Amsterdam:  bicycle heaven!



Sep 24, 2012

Goldfinches are the new oystercatchers here at Oystercatcher Central!



Oystercatchergirl is enjoying the great bicycle cities of Europe (Amsterdam and Copenhagen) and elsewhere, returning in late October.

Goldfinches #8
20" x 16"

Sep 19, 2012

Thanks to all who are attending the James Bay Art Walk this weekend.


Oystercatchers #323 (below) and dozens of oystercatcher art cards found a new home on the James Bay Art Walk.




James Bay Art Walk, 140 Oswego Street, Victoria, BC (September 22 & 23, 2012)


Goldfinches #9



Goldfinches #9
16" x 20"





Sep 16, 2012

Goldfinches #7


Goldfinches #7
20" x 16"





Goldfinches #5

Goldfinches #5
20" x 16"
SOLD

Goldfinches #4


Goldfinches #4
20" x 16"

Goldfinches #3


Goldfinches #3
20" x 16"

Sep 11, 2012

These oystercatchers have a new home.


This painting (Oystercatchers #296) and its two other companions are the most recent artworks to have found a new home.







Aug 5, 2012

Oystercatchers to be seen in the Bowker Street Brush-Up


Here are some new, small Oystercatchers, for the Bowker Street Brush-Up, Sunday August 12th, 11:00 - 4:30 (Bowker Creek Park between Hampshire Road and Armstrong Avenue, Victoria, BC).

Oystercatchers #344
16" x 12"

Oystercatchers #342


Oystercatchers #342
16" x 12"

Oystercatchers #343


Oystercatchers #343
16" x 12"

Aug 2, 2012

Goldfinches #1


Goldfinches #1
48" x 48"

Jul 24, 2012

Oystercatchers #341


Oystercatchers #341
18" x 36"
SOLD

Jul 16, 2012

See Oystercatchers at the Moss Street Paint-In, Saturday July 21, Victoria, BC


Oystercatchers #131, 132, 133
48" x  90" (three panels)
SOLD

These paintings now grace the walls of one of my favourite Canadian leaders, in the boardroom of her public office in Sidney, BC, right in the heart of Saanich-Gulf Islands. 





My Oystercatchers will be easy to find at the Moss Street Paint-In.  I'll be at the corner of Moss Street and Dallas Road, Saturday July 21st,  11:00 - 4:30.  Here's the link:
http://aggv.ca/events/gallery-paint-in

Oystercatchers #341: found a new home at the Moss Street Paint-In


Oystercatchers #341
18" x 36"
SOLD




Oystercatchers #340 & 341 together


Jul 13, 2012

My Oystercatchers will be in the Bowker Street Brush-Up on Sunday August 12th, 11:00 - 4:30


Oystercatchers #337
20" x 16"


Oystercatchers #338

Oystercatchers #338
20" x 16"

Oystercatchers #339


Oystercatchers #339
20" x 16"






Oystercatchers #337, 338 & 339 together



Jul 10, 2012

Oystercatchers #333



Oystercatchers #333
20" x 16"


 

Jul 9, 2012

Oystercatchers #334

Oystercatchers #334
20" x 16"

Oystercatchers #336

Oystercatchers #336
20" x 16"
SOLD

Oystercatchers #335

Oystercatchers #335
20" x 16"




Oystercatchers #334, 335 & 336 go together like this:



Jul 8, 2012

Oystercatchers #332

Oystercatchers #332
20" x 16"
SOLD

Jul 4, 2012

Oystercatchers #329

Oystercatchers #329
16" x 12"


See the peeking oystercatcher!


Jun 4, 2012

The oystercatcher is mightier than the sword.



In defense of the oystercatcher and its habitat, I am hand-writing an art postcard to over 200 Canadian members of parliament, urging that they work across party lines to put the brakes on proposed legislation (Bill C-38) that will further gut our social fabric, economy, and environment. So troubling are these proposed laws, that several former cabinet ministers from all parties have written an open letter of concern.


What is Oystercatchergirl up to these days?







I am busily preparing for a Rocky Mountain and prairie trip (June 10-30).

Oystercatchergirl's kayak art cards are now available at Ocean River Kayak, 1824 Store Street, Victoria, BC.

My Oystercatchers were exhibited in Darwin's Cafe at Tofino Botanical Garden throughout May. Also on display were Peter Clarkson's very creative works made from beach-found objects.

In August, a new crop of oystercatchers will appear in the Oak Bay Library.

Oystercatchers #318



Oystercatchers #318
20" x 16"




Oystercatchers #328



Oystercatchers #328
20" x 16"

Oystercatchers #326



Oystercatchers #326
16" x 12"

Oystercatchers #324



Oystercatchers #324
16" x 12"

Oystercatchers #320



Oystercatchers #320
20" x 16"

Oystercatchers #321



Oystercatchers #321
20" x 16"

May 31, 2012

Oystercatchers #322




Oystercatchers #322
20" x 16"
SOLD

May 22, 2012

Oystercatchers #317



Oystercatchers #317
20" x 16"





May 19, 2012

Here's to painting all colours of kayaks ...



Oystercatchers #316
36" x 24"