We all have had to deal with such a strange year. Nobody could have guessed that we would have to work primarily from home form the end of the last semester in 2020 up until now. Today marks the near exact year anniversary of when the university first closed. There is no clear line that connects these works – all of the artists work within varying sensibilities – yet we have all worked and supported one another through the same experience. As I look at this group of paintings I am struck by how well this outstanding group of students has managed to take an adverse situation and sincerely make the best out of it. Most have been “Homebodies” but certainly none have been “couch potatoes”.

 

 

Tiffany Douglas, 2020, Forest Floor, acrylic on a log cookie slab, 50” diameter.

Layla Schmidt, His and Hers, 2021, oil on wood, 27 x 20”

Layla Schmidt, Bananagrams, 2020, oil on canvas, 39 x 30”

Emmah Farrel, Early Morning on Clovernook Farm, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 24”

Jade Zitko, Enchanted, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 54 x 48”

Amelia Ford, #lolsad”, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30”

Jade Zitko, Charmed, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 35”

Emmah Farrel, New Westminster and Surrey, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36”

Shelley Sproule, Sorrento Sunset, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 26 x 48”

Reuben Scott, Community Service, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48”

Shelley Sproule, Silver Star View, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36”

Abigail Wiens, Winged, 2020, oil on canvas, 20×24”

Elizabeth Huang, Wonderland, 2021, Oil on Wood, 12 x 16”

Bronwyn Maddock, Skull Dude #1001″ 2020, acrylic on canvas, 38 x 38”

Candice Hughes, Shipwrecked, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48”

Reuben Scott, Stranded, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 38 x 40”

Angela Wood, Is there such thing as a pink lemon?, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 24”

Brett Dopp, Untitled, 2020, acrylic on wood, 24 x 16”

Angela Wood, Just a couple of watermelons on the beach, 2021, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 24”

Amelia Ford, Spiral, 2020, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 24”

Bronwyn Maddock, Till Death Do Us Part, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 38 x 38”

Hana Hamaguchi, Multiply, 2020, Acrylic on wood, 16×14”

Susan Protsack, Pergola, 2020, acrylic on wood, 24 x 18”

Candice Hughes, Cartel Cruise, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 58 x 30”

Hana Hamaguchi, Adrift, 2020, acrylic on Canvas, 29 x 23”

Sara Larsen, Untitled, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 24”

Abigail Wiens, Venus, 2020, oil on canvas, 24 x 20”

Susan Protsack, Capistrano, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 36”

Elizabeth Huang, Wonderland, 2020, Oil on Wood, 18 x 14”