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Featuring  Martin W Smith & Nadine Sallinen

Martin W Smith

I was born in 1952 in Vancouver BC and currently reside in Roberts Creek.

I graduated from Emily Carr College of Art in 1978 and from the BCIT Landscape Design Program in 1985.

In Brief
I have returned to painting after doing garden design for some years.
My work can be found in private collections and corporate offices in Vancouver.
In November 2018 I had a show of recent work at the Gumboot Restaurant in Roberts Creek. I appeared on CBC Radio’s North By Northwest to talk about my art and the works in the Gumboot show.

Artist Statement
I like the similarities between painting and instrumental music. Not that I seek in any way to illustrate music. Rather, I hope to evoke feelings that cannot be described in spoken language.
Colour is the thing for me.


Nadine Sallinen


Nadine lives in Gibsons, on the Sunshine Coast of BC. She Finds peace and enjoyment from drawings and painting and being able to explore the use of different mediums and techniques. Her current medium of choice is soft pastels.

Living on the Coast allows Nadine to find inspiration from local curiosities, scenery, and wildlife. Also while being at home she explores the internet for other scenes that excite her from other locations and pictures she has taken from distant travels.

Nadine has gained an appreciation for other people’s artworks mainly through the art crawl on the Sunshine Coast. It has given her  courage to step out and allow others to view her creations now.

These pieces of art she has completed were to explore different mediums to find the one she’d enjoy the most. Her vision for this exhibition would be to see how the public reacts to these chosen pieces to understand where her creative expressions are embraced the most.