Laurel Swenson

Seeing Laurel Swenson’s artwork at the 2018 Vancouver East Side Culture Crawl was all it took: I wanted to visit her studio, see more of her work and get a sense of the person behind her powerful paintings. We made a date. After climbing a flight of stairs and winding my way through a dark…

Starting an Art Collection | Quick Guide for Beginners

Do you own art? Do you remember the first piece of art you ever purchased? I do. I was visiting San Francisco for the first time and there was an open-air art exhibit in a public park – lots of artists and not a lot of people browsing or buying. I purchased a piece from…

In The Studio With Artist Gina Sarro

Stylist Meets Artist | COLLABORATION Have you heard the phrase, “there is no accounting for taste?” Essentially it means that we like what we like.  Many of us have strong feelings about colour, design and style, and art is no exception. Recently, I met local Vancouver artist Gina Sarro and one look at her paintings told me that…