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General News · 1st June 2012
Dianne Bersea
Dianne Bersea pleased to announce that she is one of fifty artists participating in a special project to bring national and international attention to our fragile coast. Some of Canada’s most celebrated artists and many who are First Nations – are taking up paintbrushes and carving tools beginning in June to portray Canada’s magnificent Pacific coast, one we believe is threatened by Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project.

Over a two-week period in June, artists are being supported by coastal lodges, tour boat operators and businesses that have donated or discounted their services so we can access some of the most spectacular, yet remote locations on BC’s central and north coasts.

Our goal is to bring attention to the dramatic beauty and fragile diversity at risk if tankers are permitted to ship tar sands oil through the coast’s narrow and rocky channels.

Photos of the resulting art will be published later this fall in a stunning book. The original artworks, donated by the artists, will become part of a travelling art show that crosses the country to raise public awareness of this amazing coast and why it needs to be kept oil-free.

Painting above is a Dianne Bersea watercolour interpretation of an outer Raincoast beach on Calvert Island near Bella Bella.

For more information visit: http://www.raincoast.org/publications/notes-from-the-field/nftf-artists/
Watercolour artist David Mckeon painting at West Beach, Calvert Island
Watercolour artist David Mckeon painting at West Beach, Calvert Island
Rock Bluffs on Calvert Island
Rock Bluffs on Calvert Island
Rugged coastline endangered by mega oil tanker traffic.
Rugged coastline endangered by mega oil tanker traffic.
Landscape artist Dominik Modlinski oil painting on the outer west coast near Bella Bella.
Landscape artist Dominik Modlinski oil painting on the outer west coast near Bella Bella.