Big Snow - Big Fun
Marcia Semenoff

  Alpine skiing emerged as a sport in Canada in the 1930's.  Forty years later, in the '70's, the Canadian Men's Alpine Ski Team earned the title "Crazy Canucks," and changed the sport forever.  

  Today, there are approx. 275 ski areas in Canada, and 2.5 million skiers/snowboarders. Most cite doing something together as a family as their motivation to hit the slopes.

  The artist learned to ski in Northern BC, where it was not unusual for the whole town to head to the local ski hill on a winter Sunday.  The Big Snow image is not based on memories or that hill, but rather an amalgam of Rocky Mountain Vistas.  

For further information about Island Illustrators, 
contact Marcia Semenoff (President) at 

The Island Illustrators Society was established to foster a greater interest in the art of illustration. The society exists to benefit its members and clients through shared information regarding illustrative techniques, business ethics, and standards. In order to achieve these goals, the society makes partners of practicing illustrators, students, clients, and other interested parties. 

Definition: Illustration is a piece of visual information, either drawn or photographed, which usually illustrates an accompanying text. The purpose of illustration is to enhance the ideas presented in the text, or simply, to transmit information or concepts visually. 

The Island Illustrators Society does not act as an agent, but as a venue for you to contact any one of its members. 


 Island Illustrators Society

295 View Royal Avenue

Victoria, BC V9B 1B3



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