Today’s featured artist is right on the dot: welcome Brent Birney-Hintz!

Influenced by the Group of Seven, E.J. Hughes, and Monet, Brent explores images beyond realist representation. By starting from something real, Brent follows artistic impulse from there to discover a world of vibrant colours, living shapes, and curious life.

A sense of fun and slice-of-life whimsy permeates each piece Birney paints.

Birney is a retired art and woodworking teacher. He has traveled and worked across British Columbia, but now has returned to Salt Spring, where he grew up.

This is part of a series of featured artists exhibiting at Artcraft this summer. Visit the artist’s website at, or contact them through the Arts Council here.