From a very young age, I’ve never had a choice where art is concerned. My school days were spent thinking about art in math class, “adorning” all of my text books with mindless scribble and staying late to paint. As a young man it encroached upon every day in a hundred tiny ways. Nothing has changed since then, really. My experiences of illness, army, international travel and many other things have influenced my art. In hard times, art has been a way back to life, both literally and figuratively. I believe that art can change the way you see the world, and this belief is a primary motivation to why I create. My art has now reached many countries through Asia, Europe, North and South America, and hundreds of businesses and private homes. This validation feeds my energy, my optimism and my story. My journey is fed by my supporters and if you are one of them, you have my heart, my soul and my utmost respect on your wall. Art is life, and the only one I want to live. I have suffered for it, I have given my life to it, and do it because I believe in the transformative power of art.
Olga is a representational painter who captures the urban and natural landscape with a unique attention to the magic of each place. She combines her artistic passion with her love of art to create scenery that captures the mind and the heart.At the age of 13, Olga’s family moved to Vancouver; immigrating to Canada would prove to be one of the most important experiences of her life. “It helped shape my character and my art. Being thrown into such a multicultural country opened so many possibilities for travel and learning. Most of all, it meant that I could make my dream of being an artist a reality.
Mark Glavina studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Capilano College and has worked as a teacher and illustrator with various contracts, including background painting for animation as well as private contracts and commissions, and has established a reputation as a muralist. In the 90’s he turned to developing his own fine art, exploring environmental and cultural issues, as well as working with the figure and portrait. Mark has been teaching and facilitating art for over 20 years, encouraging the benefits of art education for all ages, and is a pioneer of Community Public Art.