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Faith Love-Robertson born '55
Most artists start out life with an unusually strong attachment to drawing and painting and other visual forms of expression, and I was not any different. The affinity for the creative prompted me to enter into a design and graphics programme at Mount Royal college in Calgary, Alberta. Attaining high standards and finishing in 1978, I worked in the design field for some time continuing fine art pursuits in my own time.
The birth of my children finally allowed me to set up a home studio and to experiment with watercolour instead of spending all my time in the workplace. Workshops and study courses with various art clubs and the Federation of Canadian Artists, have been more or less on a continual basis with many different instructors and different art media. Watercolour continues to be my favourite medium, but oil, and pastel are wonderful media I also work with. The Delta Community Arts Council has featured my work in two successful one woman shows and features my work in group shows regularly, I also show work with the South Delta Artist Guild, the Surrey Art Gallery Rental Programme, and international juried events when time allows.
Artist societies I belong to include the South Delta Artists Guild , the Delta Community Art Counci, the Pastel Society of Canada, and the Richmond Art Council. Work from watercolour to pastel has been entered and accepted into all local juried shows in both art council shows and in the Federation of Canadian Artists juried shows as well as International competitions . My cast paper sculpture represented my community at "Images and Objects" in '96, (the B.C. Festival of the Arts). I have received awards internationally from the 'Pastel Journal Magazine" in the U.S. and in juried events in the Lower Mainland.
I have taught adults and children in lower mainland communities for several years with classes covering everything from drawing to watercolour to clay. I have recently set up Student Galleries for both my adult students and the younger students. Anyone wanting to view the work of my students can look in the Adult Student Gallery and the Young Artist Gallery at this website. New work can be seen at the monthly gallery shows offered by the Kiwanis Longhouse Centre for the Visual Arts in Delta.