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Welcome to my sketchbook. March 4, 2019

Vancouver Artist Sam Siegel Hi, I'm Sam Siegel. Welcome to my 'sketchbook'. If you haven't seen my work, I am a Vancouver, BC artist. I paint abstract landscapes, and contemporary modern art. I also operate my own art gallery, 'Sam's Original Art'.  We're located at 1736 West 2nd Ave, near the city's famous 'Granville Island' marketplace. I started Sam's Original Art so I could make high-quality original art available to anyone. At our gallery, we… Continue reading
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Architectural Art February 27, 2019

Like sculpture, architecture is more than merely the creation of a form in space. Both mediums make use of shadow and light, in addition to form, to help define the viewer’s emotional experience. Only in the case of architecture, though, is the viewer intended to examine the artwork from both an ‘inside’, as well as ‘outside’, perspective. Of course, the ‘utilitarian’ nature of architecture adds an additional challenge that makes it inherently different from ‘pure’…

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The Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver an artist’s mecca! February 22, 2019

The Neighbourhood beginning . In the 1960s, beachside Kitsilano neighbourhood was Vancouver’s hippy hangout, drawing comparisons to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. Today the Kitsilano neighbourhood still has plenty of culture. But its apartments and houses are now occupied by young urban professionals and families. Many who enjoy a modern version of that relaxed atmosphere. It is also the birthplace of the global yoga brand, Lululemon Athletica. Just over the Burrard Bridge from the downtown peninsula, the…

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Vancouver Artist Sam Siegel and his gallery February 11, 2019

I am proud to be a Vancouver artist and living in Vancouver is an artist paradise. You can see it in my work from the UBC Endowment Lands to Howe Sound. I’m a Vancouver artist who wanted first-class art to be accessible to everyone. I discovered not all Giclée prints were the same. After research and testing numerous different prints. I found many that faded, warped and loosened over time. To me this was not…

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Kitsilano Wings December 12, 2018

What was once a blank canvas on the side of building 1817 on West 4th Avenue, is now one of the city’s most beautiful murals. Kitsilano Wings Executive Director of the West 4th Avenue Business Association Jane McFadden, recognized a need for more artwork in the Kitsilano neighbourhood. So she approached artists Sandy and Steve Pell with an idea – to create a giant set of wings which would be an interactive public artwork. The…

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Art in everyday life. November 29, 2018

Finding art in the everyday There was a great article in the Delta Optimist recently about seeing art in everyday life. I agree with. The ability to see art in the world around you is a beautiful thing. Can you see beauty in the sunset? In the rising tides? What about the dance of a child? To see art is to see beauty in what others see as dull.  Art in the Vancouver landscape I…

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Art in Vancouver November 12, 2018

Art in Vancouver is all around us, and not all of it is in galleries, there is some, of course, found just in nature and some of the art in Vancouver is on buildings for all to see. 11 Word to Your Motherland 705 2nd St W, North Vancouver Artists: Nisha K. Sembi, Miguel “Bounce” Perez, Take5, and Corey Bulpitt This sprawling 100-foot work of art is a collective effort between street artists, North Shore…

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Greer’s Beach becomes known as Kitsilano November 8, 2018

Greer’s Beach was a favorite camping spot in early Vancouver. The name angered the Canadian Pacific Railway who had been given the beach in 1885 as part of a 6,000-acre land grant. The problem was the beach was named for Sam Greer. He claimed he had purchased the beach and 200 acres of land off. Aboriginals in 1884. Greer fought the C.P.R. for decades over his claim, and consequently, in 1891 he was jailed for…

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Home Staging and Art for Real Estate Agents October 15, 2018

It is well known that staging can make a huge difference in the price of a home when it comes time to sell.   The right artwork is vital to staging correctly.  Art that is too big can make a room seem crowded, too religious or political and it can turn people off. When you stage a home the idea is to make the possible buyer feel at home, like they can picture themselves there. Landscapes tend…

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