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Artist in Residence

As a space to celebrate beauty in all its unique forms, Philosophy MD is pleased to present our Artist in Residence program. On a rotating basis, we'll spotlight a talented local artist, whose selected works will be showcased throughout the clinic and available for purchase. We're delighted to take this opportunity to inspire our visitors while supporting the local arts community.

Our Current Muse:

Fiona Dalrymple

Fiona paints the mountains, trees and beaches of her beloved west coast. Playing with geometry and colour, she seeks to provide a fresh perspective of the rugged beauty of our wild places. Working from her home studio, Fiona’s days are spent creating, parenting and dreaming of her next adventure.

“We (my husband, Wes, our friend James, and I) create all your fine art from scratch. We source super strong, kiln-dried hemlock from Vancouver. We pick it up on a trailer and bring it back across on the ferry to a little mill in Cobble Hill, where it gets profiled into our stretcher bars. Each piece is then cut to the length required for your order. Once the wood is braced and squared and glued and stapled and sanded it is ready for the canvas stretching process!

Each super high resolution image is taken and edited by us. We colour match and make sure everything is perfect before printing on our big Epson P20000 which uses archival ink and makes my paintings really look great. Each canvas print then receives a satin varnish to protect it from fingers and UV rays. Once dry, the canvas print gets stretched on your custom stretcher bars and packaged carefully for either shipping or local pickup.

Those of you lucky enough to add a frame to your order are in for a real treat. James selects each piece of wood himself in order to match up grain pattern on your frames. The wood is profiled to create that beautiful float frame look and then each piece is cut to size based on your print (each one ends up a little different after stretching). The wood is then glued, clamped, v-nailed, sanded and waxed before your canvas print is installed.”

—Fiona

To inquire about one of the pieces you see here, click below to contact the artist directly.

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