Welcome to the web-site of the Canadian artist Vedrana Ascroft!


Artist's Biography:

Vedrana Ascroft was born in Croatia 46 years ago and immigrated to Canada in 1992. After residing in a number of Canadian cities and towns, she found her special place under the Sun on beautiful Vancouver Island where she lives with her husband and their two young sons.

Art has always been an integral part of her soul’s journey. She has been painting and drawing from a very early age, intuitively learning as she continued to explore different styles, techniques and subject matter.

The life in her adopted country rewarded her with opportunities to follow her heart and pursue her passions. Many years spent traveling through Canada’s glorious landscape and vibrant cities added to the richness of  her “inspiration well” which has been filling since childhood, always bound to ultimately burst outwards through her brush-strokes on canvas. Etched deepest into her creative subconscious are life’s simple pleasures: colorful still life and landscapes as symbols of sustenance, connection with the land and fruitfulness of human endeavors are just some of the subject matter explored by this artist. 

Many artists past and present inspire and influence her work, while she continues to follow her own inner guidance through a dynamic dance between whimsy and realism in creating her own representational style. Her love of rich and vibrant colors is evident in all her pieces. Acrylics are her chosen medium for fast drying properties and layering ability that adds a desirable dimension of depth.

Vedrana Ascroft holds an Active Status with Federation of Canadian Artists - Vancouver http://artists.ca/  & Victoria Chapter where she also served on the Executive Board as a Publicity Co-Chair. http://victoriafca.com









Trailside Tango24 " x 12" - Acrylic on Canvas 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Recent Juried Show:


"Artists' Choice" 

January 31  - February 12, 2017

Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC


Placid,  24 " x 30" - Acrylic on Canvas 

Exhibition Award: 1st Place





Other Juried Shows:

FCA Victoria Chapter - Spring Show 2016

April 6 - April 17, 2016

Coast Collective Art Gallery, at Westridge Landing, #103 - 318 Wale Road, Colwood, BC


"Scenes from Western Canada" 

September 22 - October 4, 2015

Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC


FCA Victoria Chapter - Spring Show 2015

April 8 - April 19, 2015

Coast Collective Art Centre, 3221 Heatherbell Road, Colwood, BC













Autumn Brilliance, 24" x 36" - Acrylic on Canvas


FCA Victoria Chapter - Spring Show 2014

March 12 - March 23, 2014

Coast Collective Art Centre, 3221 Heatherbell Road, Colwood, BC



Winterlaced, 24" x 24" - Acrylic on Canvas


WINTER IN ART EXHIBITION

November 20 - December 21, 2013

The Old Schoolhouse Art Centre, 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

www.theoldschoolhouse.org



International Juried Shows:


POTE - Painting On The Edge, 11th Annual Open International Show

August 13 - September 1, 2013

Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver BC 


AIRS - Annual International Representational Show 


Coastal Allegory, 24" x 30" - Acrylic on Canvas

October 9 - October 28, 2012

Federation Gallery, 1241 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver BC 



FCA Victoria Chapter - Summer Show 2013 at Goward House


Gold Rush,  30" x 40" - Acrylic on Canvas

August 6 - August 28, 2013

2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 1V9


FCA Victoria Chapter - Spring Show 2012  

March 4 - March 28, 2012

Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8N 1V9

http://www.victoriafca.com/shows.html


Autumn Salon at Federation Gallery on Granville Island

(with Afternoon on the Coast Trail, 18" x 24" - Acrylic on Canvas)


September 20 - October 1,  2011 

 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4B7

artists.ca/show/autumn_salon_2011/5/afternoon_on_the_coast_trail


Awards:

Finalist in "International Artist" magazine's Art Prize Challenge No. 71

Subject: Seascapes, Rivers & Lakes

for a work entitled 


Pacific Rhapsody

as published in Issue 87 October / November 2012

www.international-artist.com


                

    Contact information: aquamaris@live.com

 

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