About April Dyck 

British Columbia, Canadian artist, April Dyck has a studio in the beautiful setting of Comox Valley, BC.  She is originally from Northern Ontario.


Self‐taught and a self‐starting painter, April Dyck's work includes abstract, representative and figurative drawings and paintings.


She sets a high benchmark for all her works and seeks to achieve a high level of craftsmanship by preparing her own panels and canvases.


Most paintings are done in oil because of the proven endurance of the medium.


April has an artistic style that people are saying is uniquely original to her.  She uses mainly primary colours 

(yellow, red and blues) with white and black to create paintings.


She especially focuses on learning to draw the human form and uses her sketches and drawings as a jumping off point to create paintings of a spiritual nature.


“At a young age I used to secretly go downtown Toronto, Ontario from the suburbs to a life drawing group at a community centre. I had to throw away all these drawings so not to be found out. Since then I have joined many Life Drawing groups."


Nothing has been sacred from April's paintbrush. She has painted murals on windows, walls, buildings and even her VW Rabbit Car.


Her painting process includes thumbnail sketches, studies and preparing platforms for a painting. Her paintings are luminescent achieved by layering many colours. Each painting is usually completed with drawn lines to isolate  colours and emphasis contours. She is known for her playfulness with perspective and enjoys exploration of plastic space on a flat surface.


 













 April DYCK - Fine Art

Shows/Exhibitions

2017

*    Text to Text Show - Comox Valley Art Gallery - June 2017

*    Filberg Heritage Lodge - May 22-24, 2017
*    Comox Valley Airport - Art & Culture Program, Nov 2016 to May 2017

2016
*    Brushworks Member Spring and Fall Shows
*    Various Pearl Ellis Gallery Member Shows
*   INSPIRED by the Canadian West Coast - Joint show with Bert Badey, Pearl Ellis Gallery, Jan 13-30, 2016
2015   
*   2015 - Comox Valley Airport - 2015 Art & Culture Program, Nov 2016 to May 2016
*  Brushworks Fine Art Fall Show - Pearl Ellis Gallery, Nov 10 - 30
*  Comox Library - Regional District Library, Oct 30 to Jan 30
*  2015 Spring Studio Tour - May 23 and 24, 2015 - 5392 Island Hwy N., Courtenay, BC  V9J 1S9
*  Brushworks Fine Arts Spring Show - Filberg Lodge, Comox, BC - May 16, 17, 18
*  Comox Recreation Centre - Jan 29-Apr 24
 *  "Wanderlust Vancouver Island"- Comox Valley Airport - 2014 Art & Culture Program, Nov 2014 to May 2015
2014   
*             "Wanderlust Vancouver Island"- Comox Valley Airport - 2014 Art & Culture Program, Nov 2014 to May 2015
*             Brushworks Annual Fall Show - Nov 12 - 30
*             "by a thread" show at the Comox Valley Art Gallery - Sept 27 - Nov 1
*             Members Anniversary Show - PEG - Sept 9 - 28
*             CVEX  "1st PLACE WINNER - BEST OF DIVISION" - "Cow with Calf" (Got a big Blue Ribbon) Aug 22, 23, 24
*             People's Choice Show - PEG - June 24 - July 13
*             WINNER - Comox Valley "Welcome to the Comox Valley" Sign Design  (Discover Comox Valley) June 2014
​*              Members Show  - PEG - Mar 11 - Apr 6
​*              Brushworks Fine Art Show - Filberg Lodge, Comox, BC, May 17-19
*              Heaven & Earth – Solo Show, Pearl Ellis Gallery Jan 28-Feb 16​
2013  
*           Pearl Ellis Member Shows (2)
2012
*    Pearl Ellis Member Shows
*    Grassi Point Farm Market  - May thru Sept
*    Popped Art – Muir Gallery -  Dec 11 thru 23 (CVAC)
 *    My Utopian Comox Valley, Comox Valley Art Gallery – Juried Members Show, Mar 9 – April 2
2011  
            Pearl Ellis Member Shows
            Comox Valley Art Gallery – Juried Members Show Mar 4 – Apr 15
            An Exhibition of Figurative Art – Cumberland Lifer’s Drawing Group – Mar 23 to Apr 11, PEG
2010   
            Pearl Ellis Gallery – Members Show
            Comox Valley Life Drawing Group – Pearl Ellis Gallery
2009   
            Figurative Art Show, Cumberland Lifers Drawing Group, Tarbell’s Coffee and Gallery Bar, Oct 10 – Nov 5
            Comox Valley Art Gallery – Juried Members Show
2008  
            Edward & Parnell Barber Shop -Solo Show of Figurative Work
            Comox Life Drawing Group – Pearl Ellis Gallery
            Pearl Ellis Gallery Members Show
2007   
                Comox Life Drawing Group – The Naked Truth – Apr 2 -12, Pearl Ellis Gallery
                Pearl Ellis Gallery Members Show

 










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