Community Art

Open letter re: Steveston Grand Prix of Art

July 21, 2016   A Open Letter to Mayor, Council and Staff. It is with a heavy heart that I make public my intentions not to organize the Grand Prix of Art© in Steveston this year.  I understand the issue was brought to the attention of council at a recent meeting.  In the last three […]

Sargy Mann, Ted talk never delivered

I hope you find this as inspirational as I did.  Sargy Mann’s  thoughts on human perception, particularly on how artist see differently is food for thought for all artists. Enjoy!  

Doodle your life away

  In our 19 years of business we have seen a lot of trends come and go, both in art and in buying trends.  A huge trend right now is the adult colouring book craze.  We have been pleasantly surprised with this latest trend, ordering more colouring books with each order.  It has definitely brought […]

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Current Events November

  November News Events:Well it’s been a quiet month for us here at Phoenix Art with not so many things going on, preparing for the new year and for our upcoming trips.  Mark will be travelling in south america for several months making his way down to Peru for our painting group meeting in Lima […]

Mark’s Manuscripts April

Hello fellow artists, When I originally planed this feature it was with the intent to pass on information to our  “art family”,  information about art supplies,  art ideas, and art techniques.   My last issue was focused on the idea of art practice;  however,  there comes a time when we have to perform!  This issue is […]

Mark’s Manuscripts April

Hello fellow artists, Welcome to a new feature here, with some fun and helpful nonsense all about art.   This inaugural issue of  “Mark’s Manuscript”  is inspired by spring and the improving weather that  provides the opportunity to study in nature’s classroom.  For some working outdoors is an  intimidating prospect, but this issue is all about […]

2014 Grand Prix Winners

2013 Event News An amazing turn out for the Steveston Grand Prix of Art, 2013. With the good karma of 85 participating artists all pulling for good weather; the skies opened up with beautiful sunshine for our fourth annual event. Thirty youth and fifty-five adult artists braved the chance of a rain, but were rewarded […]

Mike Radford

Mike Radford Associate member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and regular traveler to Latin America, Mike has been teaching watercolour s at Phoenix Art Workshop from its inception in 2001. Mike works  almost exclusively in watercolour and chooses a variety of subjects to paint, from still life to landscape.  Mike’s perspective and stories of […]

on location


Phoenix Art Workshop is proud to present our new updated travel blog, where our customers can follow our current and past painting excursions. This May we will be taking a group of artists to Bali, Indonesia and this site will help to keep you posted on our adventures in Ubud, Amed and afterward to the […]


Sunday Sessions

Sunday Sessions are back   Come join us on location for this fun informal non-instructional painting group as we head out to different locations in the lower mainland to paint and sketch.  These Sunday Sessions are free to join and are a great introduction to plein air painting if you are hesitant about going out on your own. […]

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