Metro Vancouver, B.C. – Globetrotting artist Sibeal Foyle is one of the talented artists featured in the 18th annual Eastside Culture Crawl running Nov. 20-23.
Raised in Ireland and living on the North Shore, Foyle’s most recent high-profile exhibition was in Benghazi, Libya in 2012 – the first one held since the country’s revolution. Her paintings have been shown at many Vancouver galleries, as well as the Surrey Arts Centre and North Vancouver’s CityScape Community Art Space. She is also a fine arts instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), where she teaches painting and drawing, and encourages up-and-coming artists throughout Metro Vancouver to hone their craft.
“From my early days studying art in Belfast, my drawings and paintings have responded to what was happening around me, in the home and on the streets,” said Foyle. “I was the fourth in a family of nine, growing up in the west of Ireland. So I also come from a rich tradition of oral history and storytelling.”
“I translate personal stories that are set in global events that afford an emotive, introspective and reflective narrative.”
Alongside her husband Peter Pierobon – an internationally acclaimed craftsman known for his furniture and sculpture work – Foyle will showcase her work at her Strathcona studio until Sunday.
“My husband and I purchased a building several years ago and we have been exhibiting our work in the Eastside Culture Crawl ever since,” explained Foyle. “This event focuses attention on artists in their studios and gives the public a rare chance to see the environment that work is created in.”
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