The Sidney Pier Hotel is pleased to be a part of ARITSHOW 2014 where hotels and artists collaborate to present the exciting world of artistic creativity.  From May through October, each month we will feature a different local artist in our lobby Atrium.  Their beautiful artwork will be displayed for the month and the artist will be on-site painting a few days each week.

We are pleased to welcome back local Sidney artist Wendy Picken as our artist in residence during the month of September.
Wendy is a visual artist and author who expresses positive energy through her art and writing.  Her distinctive style conveys a sense of hope and joy through the use of strong colour and images taken from nature.  Her drawings combine Stabilo crayon, pastel and china marker on paper.  Wax polish is applied with the colour medium which gives each drawing a vibrancy which makes her still life’s come alive.  This technique was developed after university and she has continued to explore it since 1990.  Wendy calls this technique “Finger Painting without the paint”.  250.656.0137






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