Peggy Burkosky

Peggy Burkosky works from her home studio located on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada where family, friends, and Westcoast beauty inspire her. Born in 1955 in Vancouver, residing in Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Subjects that move Peggy to paint are closely connected to her own life experiences, fishing with both her father and her husband.
Thirty years ago, as newlyweds in their twenties Peggy and Bob began the great and rare adventure of fishing a small boat on the rugged and starkly beautiful BC coast. They have had the privilege of being sustained by the mystery of returning salmon, an experience made richer by the bighearted and generous coastal people they work with.
In this time of changing fish management regimes they both have a passion for preserving and sharing a way of life that set ordinary people against stirring challenges. Alongside the diverse people of all races in the industry they still depend on the fish that have carried them and their children.

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Commercial Art Illustration and Design in Illuminated Sign Industry: Signcorp, Richmond BC; Imperial Signs, Port Coquitlam BC; Wallace Signcrafters, Vancouver BC; Sign-O-Lite Signs,Richmond, BC
Freelance illustration, architectural rendering, graphic design for private, corporate and government publications
Federation of Canadian Artists Painting Workshops, Saltspring Island BC
Zoltan Szabo Workshop, Vancouver BC
Figure Drawing, Metchosin School of Arts BC
ART INSTRUCTOR 1998 – 2005:
– Kindergarten to Grade 10 Art Program – Arrowsmith Adventist School
– Rogue’s Gallery Watercolor Workshops – children and adults, Parksville, BC
– Kamloops Arts Council Watercolor Workshop, Kamloops, BC
– Private group workshops in Oceanside Community BC
– School District 69 Mentor Program
– Individual Private Instruction
– Oceanside Arts Council – Watercolor Sessions
– The Old School House – Watercolor and Drawing, Qualicum, BC
– 1984 – 1985 Joint Exhibition of Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolor
(England) and Federation of Canadian Artists at Frye Art Museum, Seattle USA and Canada
House Gallery in London England
– 1986: Filberg Lodge Exhibition, Comox BC (Federation of Canadian Artists “ People’s Choice ”
– 1984 – 1986: West Coast Artists Group Exhibitions in Richmond BC; Surrey BC
– 1984 – Cavalier Art Gallery, Richmond BC
– 1985: Sandcastle Art Gallery, Tsawwassen BC
– 1985 – 1986: District/Regional Juried Shows and Awards – North Vancouver BC, Tsawwassen BC, Parksville/Qualicum BC
– 1992: Work selected and presented to Lieutenant Governor David Lam at the Qualicum Beach 50th Anniversary Commemoration
– 1992 – 2003: Vancouver Island Brant Festival Art Exhibitions 1st Place, Honorable Mention and People’s Choice Awards
– 2003: Living Oceans Society Travelling Art Show/ Auction
– Other Shows: Filberg Festival, Comox BC; BC Creative Arts Show; Vancouver BC; Out of Hand Show, Victoria BC; Brown Property, Qualicum Beach BC; Milner Gardens, Qualicum Beach, BC
– Gallery 223 – Nanaimo BC
– Town of Qualicum Beach outdoor beachfront display
– Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens Shows; “Originals Only” Show Courtenay BC
Select Exhibits:
– 2005: Solo Exhibition Old School House Gallery and Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach BC
– 2005: Milner Gardens Spring Show, Qualicum Beach BC
– 2005: Milner Gardens Art in the Garden Show, Qualicum Beach BC

Through her paintings and drawings, Peggy loves to capture the rugged beauty and simplicity of a fishing lifestyle that embraces the coastal peoples and shorelines of the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada.  As a fishing family for 30 years, Bob and Peggy with their children share a passion to preserve their fishing heritage. They long to raise an awareness of the increasing need to co-exist and  co-labour in mutual respect and friendship with the First Peoples and diverse peoples of this land. Through the creative means of painting, drawing and writing, they seek to uphold the moral, spiritual and political integrity required to restore and promote stewardship of the Pacific Coast and the Canada they love. They pray that all people may walk together in freedom, peace and prosperity.

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