Canadian Whisky Painters 2019 Exhibition

Canadian Whisky Painters 2019 Exhibition


May 01 - May 12    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Coast Collective Gallery and Art Centre
318 Wale Rd, Colwood, BC

The Canadian Whisky Painters 2019 Exhibition

And now for something completely different – talk about making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear! 

No doubt many of you painters have, at one time or another, accidentally dipped your brush into your drink – vodka, wine, gin, whisky.  Well, the Canadian Whisky Painters do it intentionally – all their small watercolour landscapes contain a drop of the hard stuff.  These whisky paintings are no bigger than 4 inches by 6 inches, painted with artist-quality water media, water colour or gouache, on acid-free paper. 

These little gems may be painted at street-side, in a field, or in a coffee shop, pub, – even in a studio – so long as there is a drop of alcohol to be found. 

And in case you were wondering about the spelling – whisky or whiskEy – apparently, the rule of thumb is,  if the country producing the alcohol has an ‘e’ in its name, such as ‘Ireland,’ it is spelled Whiskey, but if there is no ‘e’ in the country’s name, as in ‘Canada,’ it is spelled Whisky.

The Canadian Whisky Painters 2019 Exhibition takes place from May 1st to May 12th with the Meet-the-Artists Reception happening on Saturday, May 4th from 1 to 4.

Operated by the Society for Arts on the South Island (SASI), whose mission statement is to nurture British Columbia arts and culture … through the production and support of showcases of fine art and craft, the provision of arts education programs, public performances, and special community cultural events, Coast Collective is looking forward hosting this display.

The Coast Collective Art Centre is open 11:00 to 5:00 Wednesday through Sunday.  You can reach us at 250-391-5522 or email for more information.