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Art by Phoenix Instructors: Mark Glavina, Joseph WongMike RadfordChris Charlebois

and their Students

 

Mark Glavina

The art of visual communication preoccupied and motivated Mark Glavina from an early age. From a large family with six siblings, there was no shortage of verbal communication growing up. As the second youngest in the family, getting a word in edgewise was a formidable task. At a young age drawing and painting proved to be both a way to express feelings and emotions as well establish an identity in a large family. As it turns out, two of Mark’s siblings chose careers in the visual arts and one in the performance arts, as evidence of the creative influence of both Mother and Father.Mark studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Capilano College and has worked as a teacher and illustrator with various contracts including background painting for animation. As well, he has established a reputation as a muralist. In the 90′s Mark turned to developing his own fine art, exploring environmental and cultural issues, as well as working with the figure and portrait.
Mark has traveled with his wife Roxanne through Europe, Australia, Asia, the West Indies, and North and Central America. Mark and Roxanne have settled in Steveston, British Columbia with their two daughters Arianne and Dominique.

In 1996 Mark opened his first retail location, Phoenix Coastal Arts, dedicated to the stimulation of the Arts in the beautiful and historically rich fishing community of Steveston. In 2001 he opened a larger second location, The Phoenix Art Workshop, offering art education to young people and adults, as well as developing a support system for the local art community. Mark continues to work and develop his own art while at the same time developing a strong teaching network through the workshop and the school system. Mark has worked with the local schools developing art programs, murals and public art projects.

Article about Mark in the Richmond News.

Guatemala Watercolours
Cathedral Englesia Antigua
Hotel Mikaso Lobby San Pedro
Hotel Grande in Panajachel
Figure Drawings

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Joseph Wong

Joseph Wong (WONG CHI TIM) was born in China in 1948. He moved to Hong Kong with his family when he was 6 years old. Joseph accumulated his painting techniques mostly from experiments by himself. Between 1980 and 1982, he made four trips to Europe where he visited museums, print rooms and workshops of artists. Latter he started his own print making in the extramural studies in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. From 1984 to 1989 he was a part time lecturer in the Fine Arts Department in the University of Hong Kong. Joseph and his family moved to Canada in 1989. Now he resides in Richmond B.C. He has been a part time Art Instructor in Kwantlen University College for the past 10 years. His worksare in collections of Hong Kong Museum of Art, and in Fung Ping Shan Museum, University of Hong Kong and in private collections. In 1994 he became a signature member in the Federation of Canadian Artists.

~Howe Street Gallery: International Fine Arts Collection

Doors I
Cottage I
Doors II
“Doors I” by Joseph Wong
Copper Etching – $250.00

“Cottage I” by Joseph Wong
Copper Etching – $180.00

“Doors II” by Joseph Wong
Copper Etching – $250.00

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Mike Radford

Mike Radford was born in Kamloops in 1958.  His family relocated to Prince George where he finished secondary school and went on to study Fine Arts at the College of New Caledonia.

From 1983 – 1987 he studied in the Studio and Commercial Arts programmes at Capilano College in North Vancouver.  During this time, he was fortunate to study under many of British Columbia’s finest painters.  Here he developed his skill and love for watercolour.

Mike works almost exclusively in watercolour and chooses a variety of subjects to paint.  Travel in such exotic locations as Mexico, Cuba and India has inspired many of Mike’s watercolours.  His home province of  BC continues to provide him with beautiful subject matter to paint.

~Mike Radford’s Watercolour Gallery

Fall Harvest
Early Light-Galiano
Glass Collection II
“Fall Harvest” by Mike Radford
Watercolour – $1400.00

” Early Light – Galiano” by Mike Radford
Watercolour – $700.00

“Glass Collection II” by Mike Radford
Watercolour – $700.00

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Chris Charlebois

A British Columbian artist, Chris Charlebois has been painting for many years. He attended Vancouver School of Art during the 70`s, and his painting instructors were Bruce Boyd and Don Jarvis. Inspired by Riopelle and Borduas and not without influences coming from Turner, Klimt and Van Gogh, his work is evolving into a kind of a nature based abstraction.

~Kurbatoff Art Gallery

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Students

by Helen Mee
by Mariam Ellis

by Julia Comu
Figure Drawing Workshop
(Fall 2005)

by Brenda Elliott
Saturday Painting Workshop
(Fall 2005)

by Emily Merlo
Youth Master Class 
(Fall 2005)
by Helen Mee
by Lily Jones
by Mariam Ellis

by Lily Jones
Youth Master Class

by Marion Ellis
Portrait Workshop

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