We Are Blowing Our Own Horn Because....

Island Illustrators is featured in the Times Colonist.

During 2020, the society’s projects will focus on the 100th anniversary of another group of artists coming together for an exhibit. Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A. Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald and Frederick Varley had their first show in 1920 using the name Group of Seven.

The Group of Seven’s Canadian landscape paintings propelled the Canadian wilderness onto the world stage and paved the way for generations of Canadian artists to follow in their footsteps.

The Island Illustrators Society is paying homage to the Group of Seven with many of our members creating local landscape images in watercolour, oil, acrylic, and other mediums. These images are 10 in. x 14 in. - the common size used by the Group of Seven when they were out in the countryside painting plein air.

Look for our exhibit and demo at the Cedar Hill Cafe Gallery in September 2020 and our exhibit at the Esquimalt library in October 2020.

Image: Spring Island by Ruth Bowman

Click here to read the article and see the art work.

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For further information email IslandIllustrators at contact@islandillustrators.org or 
Marcia Semenoff (President) 

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. You are invited to write to us at: 


Island Illustrators Society

295 View Royal Avenue

Victoria, B.C., Canada

V9B 1B3 

For information on how to become a member, click here