Category Archives: Member Shows

Linda Greig – Solo Show

DeCosmos member, Linda Greig, has a solo exhibition at Qualicum Art Supply & Gallery – April & May, 2023. 206 First Avenue West, Qualicum Beach

Linda Greig bio

I am very fortunate to live on Vancouver Island, where I am surrounded by lush forests, blue sea, and where breathtaking flowers come to life each spring. The natural beauty around me never ceases to amaze and motivate me to create.

One of my favourite places is my garden. Many of my paintings are inspired by rambling, colourful garden vistas, or vases overflowing with brightly hued blooms. I paint mostly in acrylic, sometimes watercolour or pastel, and often embellish with torn paper, fabric, yarn and other “found” materials.

In my previous life I owned a book store, worked as a teacher-librarian and French Immersion teacher (at Parksville Elementary), reviewed books, and taught future teacher-librarians at UBC.  I retired and thought I would write a book. But no! I took an art course at TOSH and was hooked! Many courses later, I still find joy in painting!

My art is intuitive. No detailed plan. No preliminary drawing. I may begin with an idea, some lines or marks, or a combination of colours. I put them on the canvas, see what emerges, and respond to it.  After years of working within a strict timetable, I find that I deeply appreciate the freedom of simply reacting to a painting as it progresses. 

I used to teach art to little kids. Now I get to be that little kid, and play!

You can see my art (and have it printed on many items!) at

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Vikki Vettese – Solo Show

DeCosmos member, Vikki Vettese has a solo exhibition at The Beach Club in Parksville for the month of April 2023. 181 Beachside Drive, Parksville, B.C.

Vikki Vettese was born in Victoria, BC and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She spent ten years in Northern Canada, 12 years in the Gulf Islands, and now lives in Parksville, BC.

Vikki has taken to exploring the islands, and her landscapes and seascapes have a strong west coast focus.

Vikki’s paintings have been exhibited and won awards in juried shows across Canada. Her process of painting is inspired by people, landscapes, seascapes, and wildlife.

Although Vikki ‘s preferred medium is acrylic, her 35 years with the FCA and working with watercolours and mixed mediums gave her great experience in developing her craft as an artist.