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Naomi Cairns February 11-23, 2017
Premiere Exhibition in Victoria: Reflections of the Salish Sea.
Join us for the opening reception Saturday February 11 with artist in attendance from 1-4pm.
West End Gallery is pleased to introduce Naomi Cairns. Naomi was born on Vancouver Island in 1984 and became interested in art at an early age. She attended Malaspina University/College in Nanaimo and L'Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon in France before obtaining her BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2007. A recipient of many prestigious awards, Naomi counts among them the honour of being the youngest recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award, which she received in 2002. In 2011 Naomi and her husband bought a 40-foot sailboat and for the next 3 years sailed around the southern and northern Gulf Islands. Time spent on the water has influenced her most recent body of work in which she explores interactions of the sea's edge in large-scale paintings. An accomplished young artist, Naomi’s work has captured the attention of collectors from both the private and public sectors, one of her paintings is included in the permanent collection of the National War Museum in Ottawa.