Anne-Marie Harvey, SFCA A self-taught artist, Anne-Marie Harvey spent her first 23 years as an artist exploring and painting in the wilds of northern British Columbia and the Yukon. She painted with Dave Nehring and Quentin Robbins and feels that much of her success as an artist came from this close working relationship. In 1984 she moved to a new life on the west coast where she continued to paint and with her husband Chris, to explore by boat the wild outer islands and coast of B.C.
Besides painting full time, Anne-Marie was the cover artist and illustrator for the Advocate, the law magazine for B.C., from 1999 until 2012. She is a signature member with the Federation of Canadian Artists where she juries and teaches part time.
Anne-Marie and her husband Chris recently acquired a property on the Naramata Bench. They both love the challenge of creating a stunning new home that has become an art project in itself. This new house has expanded her media beyond oils, watercolours and acrylics to include designing rammed earth walls and creating hand painted tiles.
When not out painting plein air with local artists, Anne-Marie will be in her beautiful bright studio, which sits between the house and the vineyard, likely painting, mentoring other artists, or pursuing long time dreams, such as playing her banjo in a bluegrass band and writing and illustrating books for children.