ABOUT

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BIO

Riitta Peirone graduated from Sheridan College of Art and Design in Ontario and commenced on a career in Educational Publishing as a book designer and illustrator. Always keen to travel, she spent some time in Italy studying art. In 1986 she discovered the beauty of the West Coast and made the move to Vancouver to free-lance as a graphic artist. Her home on the North Shore is an inspiration for many of her paintings, as well as her travels near and far. While drawing and painting had always been a part of Riitta’s life, the decision to be a full-time painter came eventually and now it is a full-time passion.

 

PAINTINGS SOLD

Canada — Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto
USA — California, Arizona
Finland
Bermuda

 
 

EXHIBITIONS

2016
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL – Outdoor Exhibition Tent at the Ferry Building Landing

NORTH SHORE ART CRAWL at Lawson Creek Studio
FABRIANO WATERCOLOUR EXHIBITION-one painting in a group show in Fabriano, Italy

2014
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL
WEST VANCOUVER YACHT CLUB – Group Show

2013
CITYSCAPE GALLERY – Anonymous Group Show
NAIVISTIT – Group Show in Iittala, Finland
HOLLYBURN COUNTRY CLUB – 14 paintings on display
WEST VANCOUVER YACHT CLUB – Group Show
Culture Days – 195 Pemberton Studios
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL – Outdoor Exhibition Tent at the Ferry Building Landing
North Shore Art Crawl April – Lawson Creek Studio
WEST VANCOUVER MUNICIPAL HALL – SOLO EXHIBITION
CITYSCAPE GALLERY – Group show “Uncovered”

2012
NORTH SHORE ARTISTS GUILD – Fine Art Sale
CITYSCAPE GALLERY – Anonymous Art Show
KAY MEEK CENTRE – West Vancouver - SOLO EXHIBITION
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL – North Shore Artists Guild Tent
UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S CLUB – One of two artists on display
BRUSHSTROKES GALLERY – Lonsdale Quay

2011
CITYSCAPE GALLERY – Anonymous Art Show
NORTH SHORE ARTISTS GUILD – Fine Art Sale
BRUSHSTROKES GALLERY – Lonsdale Quay
Mt. Pleasant Harvest House – Silent auction fundraiser
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL – Group show
BASIC INQUIRY GALLERY – ‘Women Painting Women’ Group Show
NORTH SHORE ARTISTS GUILD – Spring Fling
FEDERATION GALLERY – Canvas Unbound Group Show
SEYMOUR ART FESTIVAL – Arts Off Main Group Show – June 14 - 19th
FERRY BUILDING – Artists Salon

2010
NORTH SHORE ARTISTS GUILD – Fine Art Show and Sale
July 2010 to Feb 2012, a partner at the Arts off Main Gallery, 216 East 28th Ave. in Vancouver
FEDERATION GALLERY – Painting on the Edge Group Show
FERRY BUILDING – Juror’s Choice
SILK PURSE GALLERY – Up, Up and Away Group Show
DRAWN FESTIVAL – Basic Inquiry Studio – "Naked"
LEIGHDON GALLERY – Juried Show
BASIC INQUIRY STUDIO – Members Show
SILK PURSE GALLERY – Beautiful British Columbia Group Show

2009
CITYSCAPE GALLERY – Anonymous Art Show
FEDERATION GALLERY – Small Salon Group Show
EASTSIDE CULTURE CRAWL – Basic Inquiry Studio – One of eight artists
LEIGHDON GALLERY – Nudes for Breast Cancer Awareness Group Show
BELLEVUE GALLERY/SILK PURSE/WEST VANCOUVER /MEMORIAL LIBRARY – Harmony Arts Festival
BASIC INQUIRY STUDIO – Members Show
FEDERATION GALLERY – Still life Show
FERRY BUILING GALLERY – Strings Attached Group show
FEDERATION GALLERY – Mixed Media show

2008
FEDERATION GALLERY – Small Pieces show
FERRY BUILDING GALLERY – Group show themed on the human figure
ALLIANCE FRANCIASE GALLERY, Calgary, AB – won award with CIPA National Portrait Show
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL – Paintings at the Silk Purse Gallery, Library, Bellevue Gallery and Studio tour

2007
NORTH VANCOUVER AND DISTRICT CITY HALL – Mad about Art (solo painting with Glass artists)
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL – Silk Purse Gallery, Art Beat and Studio tour
ART IN THE GARDEN TOUR
CITYSCAPE GALLERY – Black and White Group show

2006
FEDERATION GALLERY – Small, Smaller, Smallest
FEDERATION GALLERY – Same subject, Different painting
RED DEER and DISTRICT ART GALLERY – CIPA Group Portrait Show
FERRY BUILDING GALLERY – 'Woman' – Group show
SILK PURSE GALLERY – SOLO EXHIBITION 'the Colour of Light'

2005
SEYMOUR ART GALLERY – Discovery Group Show
SILK PURSE GALLERY – Character Landscapes- Group Portrait show
PLACE DES ARTES – Group Portrait Show of the BC Chapter of CIPA
FEDERATION GALLERY – Black & White show
FEDERATON GALLERY – Human Figure show
FEDERATION GALLERY – Group Show

2004
CITYSCAPE GALLERY – North Vancouver, BC – Study of the human figure – Group Show
FEDERATION GALLERY – Still life – Group show – winner of the Tin Yan Chan SFCA award
FEDERATION GALLERY – Black and White – Group show
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL – West Vancouver, BC – Silk Purse Gallery
NEW WESTMINSTER LIBRARY GALLERY – Group Portrait Show – BC Chapter CIPA
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES – North Vancouver, BC – District Municipal Hall Group Show for the FANS Exhibit

2003
FEDERATON GALLERY – Black and White – Group show
FEDERATION GALLERY – Forms and Figures – Group show
SILK PURSE GALLERY – 14 pastel paintings – A Walk in the Woods: Looking for Daphne
NEW WESTMINSTER LIBRARY GALLERY – CIPA/ BC Chapter – Portrait Group show
FERRY BUILDING GALLERY – CIPA/ BC Chapter – Portrait Group show

2002
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL – West Vancouver, BC

2001
SKETCH CLUB – Park Royal Mall and West Vancouver Memorial Library – Group shows
WEST VANCOUVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY – West Vancouver 3 artists ‘Mixed Palette”
CIPA/BC Chapters portrait shows at Place des Artes – Coquitlam and Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
BALLARD/ LEDERER GALLERY – Vancouver, BC – Show of gallery artists
HARMONY ATS FESTIVAL – West Vancouver Memorial Library – Group show

2000
HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL – Group show
BALLARD LEDERER GALLERY – Christmas Group Show
COHO FESTIVAL – won FIRST PRIZE for 'A Tree by the Capilano'

1996-1999
Showed in group shows with the WEST VANCOUVER SKETCH CLUB, HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL, and Discovery Shows at the SEYMOUR ART GALLERY