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.

West Vancouver Art Museum

Medium: Gallery


680 17th Street
West Vancouver


Additional accessibility measures:

Note for Visitors

There is limited free parking with no time limit for art museum visitors on the south side of the building, marked "West Vancouver Art Museum Visitor Parking Only". Two-hour free parking is available on adjacent streets. The art museum galleries and shop are wheelchair accessible. There is a wheelchair accessible entrance from Esquimalt Avenue.

About the Artist

About the exhibition: Landscape painting as a genre can transport viewers to both familiar and new places. Ross Penhall, who has lived in West Vancouver since birth, uses the genre of landscape painting to consider the effects of his natural surroundings on his corporal perceptions. Working from his own photography and plein-air studies, Penhall manipulates a view and focuses in on the natural elements that interest him most. Like the Romantic painters who preceded him, his final composition is a heavily adapted, although still recognizable, simulacrum of the original view. About the artist: Ross Penhall was born in 1959 in West Vancouver, British Columbia. He attended the studio art program at Capilano College and studied print making with Wayne Eastcott. Penhall continued his education in extra-sessional studies at the Emily Carr College of Art. His work can be found in numerous private, corporate and public collections in the United States and in Canada.
North Shore Art Crawl 2023