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A work by Ron Jensen, one of 10 artists from the “Life and Limn” group that is exhibiting at the Arts Centre in Sechelt Sept. 20 to Oct. 15. Photo submitted

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council presents an exhibition of life drawings in this latest exhibit by the “Life and Limn” group, from Sept. 20 to Oct. 15  in the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt.

The group has been together in one form or another since noted Vancouver figure painter, Thomas Anfield held a number of workshops at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre from 2001 to 2004. Thereafter, the group has met without an instructor to paint from life each Thursday for 10 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the spring.

In 2005-2006, the group gave itself the name, “Life and Limn”. Membership of approximately eight painters meets in the Art Studio at the Arts Centre, sharing the work associated with setting up painting sessions with a live model. The members come from widely different walks of life and range in backgrounds from formal art school to no art instruction. The group is held together by a common love for the challenge and inspiration of painting the human body.

Membership in the group has gradually changed over time, with current member, Russ Tkachuk the only one in the upcoming exhibit who was also a charter member. “Life and Limn” has had a number of exhibitions in the past including an exhibition in 2005 at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery that also “travelled” to Hope.

Participating in this exhibition at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre will be artists Devon Blean, Bruce Edwards, Jane Hennessy, Ron Jensen, Jan Major, Paula O’Brien, Brian Romer, Evelyn Sloboda, Russ Tkachuk and Victor Wong. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23  from 2-4pm. For more information please visit our website at


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