|Avis Rasmussen is a Victoria painter and printmaker
of national significance who brings a West Coast
narrative to her en plein air paintings.
She has had a lifelong passion for painting in the
ever-changing light of the Pacific coast.
This inspired her to travel, seeking other coasts and
rivers to paint in France, Italy, England and the US.
|In the '70's Avis majored in painting at The University of Victoria as well as minoring in Printmaking with Pat Martin Bates, obtaining a
BFA with distinction and an MEd in Counseling and Art Curriculum.
Avis has been advocating her whole life for the arts community in Victoria through a number of organizations. She has participated in
international exhibitions in Pretoria, South Africa (2000), with the International School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture in
Montecastello di Vibio, Italy (2003) and Hastings, New Zealand (2006).
The print of a cyclist shown above is an example of her skill as printmaker. She is adept at authentic relief printmaking, using linocuts,
monoprints and collographs, being a member of the Ground Zero Printmaker's Studio in Victoria.
She paints en plein air with the Peninsular Plein Air Painters as well as locally and afar on her own, also during her sojourn at the Oak
Bay Beach Hotel, which, like the University of Victoria, has a large collection of her works.
Avis can be seen at Bowker Creek Brush--Ups, where she cheerfully shares her extensive knowledge about painting and print making.