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.

Maria Josenhans

Medium: Gouache, Oil


161 Pemberton Avenue
Studio D
North Vancouver


About the Artist

Contemporary landscape painter Maria Josenhans, creates paintings both outdoors on location and in her North Vancouver studio. Maria’s work rides the rail between representational and abstract as she allows each painting to find its own unique path. She believes there can be no substitute for what happens in response to direct observation and heavily relies on her outdoor “plein air” experiences to provide the creative impulse that informs all of her work. Her aim is not to have the viewer experience what she sees and feels, but to create a space that shares a tender tribute to the ordinary. Illustrator, large format photographer, Highland dancer, teacher and world traveler, are all facets of Maria’s life that have shaped and influenced her career as a painter. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, holds a BFA with Honours from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, and her work is currently represented by The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, BC.
North Shore Art Crawl 2023