About the North Shore Art Crawl

The North Shore Art Crawl is a free community event that celebrates the creative energy of local artists. The event features artists in approachable venues all throughout the North Shore, inviting community to engage with and learn about their practices. The North Shore Art Crawl energizes and inspires community through uplifting the arts.

Louise Nicholson

Pronouns: she/her
Medium: Acrylic, Mixed media, Oil


758 Copping Street
Unit 202
North Vancouver

Opening Reception on Friday, October 13th, from 7-9pm

I will have a work-in-progress that I'll demonstrate on during the course of the weekend.
I will demonstrate how layered transparent paints create depth.


About the Artist

Louise Nicholson is a passionate painter of the figure, wildlife and landscapes in oils and acrylics. She earned a B.Sc. from SFU and worked in the medical field. For the past 20 years, she has been pursuing art full-time. Inspired by the play of light and her love of movement in the figure, she explores the emotion behind both human and animal gesture with clarity of colour and confident brushwork. Her artworks of bears with people in peculiar places or situations are a mix of inspiration from stunning images snapped by photographers in “extravagantly wild places” and her own creativity and love for wildlife and nature.Painting bears wasn’t always my passion, but after being commissioned to paint a portrait of one I felt a spark light up inside me that made me want to do more. I’ve continued to explore storylines within my paintings to further the connection between humans and the wildlife we share this planet with. Instead of us vs. them, I’d like to promote the idea of "we".
North Shore Art Crawl 2023