diane isherwood
Abstract artist

Education

It was while peering down a microscope in medical school in 1966 that I first encountered the world of visual abstraction. I have been in its thrall ever since. Medical school is also where I realized I had a knack for rendering, and took my first art class. 

While practicing medicine for 37 years in Montreal and Vancouver, I was able to take art classes with teachers such as Armand Tatossian, Rita Monaco, Nora Blank, Jeanne Krabbendam, Steven Aimone, and most recently, Nicholas Wilton. 

While I loved doing small portraits and still life in oils, graphite and ink in the past, I find myself a recent convert to mixed media and larger lyrical abstracts. It begins with random marks on canvas or paper, with no clear intention other than experimenting with a new tool, technique or colour and seeing where that takes me. 

I currently live in Vancouver, BC and my work is available through the Seymour Art Gallery Gift Shop in Deep Cove, BC, and the Cityscape Rental Collection, North Vancouver Arts Council.

Group Shows

2019  

  • Let’s Play (juried) - Ferry Building Gallery - West Vancouver

2018  

  • Art Rental Show - Cityscape Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC

2017

  • Configurations (Juried) - Ferry Building Gallery - West Vancouver, BC
  • Balance (Juried) - Seymour Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC
  • Rental Show (Juried) - Cityscape Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC                

2016    

  • Art Rental Show - Cityscape Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC
  • Art Party - Seymour Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC            

2015

  • Art Party - Seymour Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC
  • Anonymous Show - Cityscape Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC
  • Art Rental Show (Juried) - Cityscape Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC             

2014

  • Seymour Art Party (Juried) - Seymour Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC
  • Seymour Winter Gift Gallery - Seymour Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC
  • Anonymous Show (Juried) - Cityscape Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC
  • MIXX (Juried) - ECUAD Concourse Gallery - Vancouver, BC
  • Art Rental Show (Juried) - Cityscape Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC

                
2013

  • Anonymous Art Show - Cityscape Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC
  • Art Rental Show (Juried) - Cityscape Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC
  • Discovery Earth (Juried) - Seymour Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC
  • 321 Show (Juried) - Seymour Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC                

2012

  • Discovery exhibition (Juried) - Seymour Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC
  • 321 Exhibition (Juried) - Seymour Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC
  • Anonymous Art Show - Cityscape Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC       

2011

  • Anonymous Art Show - Cityscape Art Gallery - North Vancouver, BC