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MaryLou Wakefield

from Victoria BC
Profile Image: MaryLou Wakefield


MaryLou Wakefield

I draw inspiration from the natural world - from the simplest play of shadows on a surface to vast wild landscapes and seascapes. Design and architecture are also key influences.
Early work includes mono prints and hand lettered works. Currently my painting explores themes of connection - to place, to memory, to an idea, and to each other.
I work in acrylic and ink and make tools from foraged botanical materials to create one of a kind marks.
I'm a member of the Victoria Print Society and the Mentorship Program at arc.hive Artist Run Centre in Victoria, B.C. I am a board member of the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts (MISSA).
With shared studio space closed recently due to the Corona virus pandemic, I'm now working in a rustic garden shed at the bottom of our garden, pictured here, which I converted into a painting studio. My studio practice includes painting, printmaking, and hand lettered works. During the pandemic I participated in a print exchange with L’atelier Silex Ink in Paris, and a collaborative postcard exchange with Boxcar Six Artist Collective. I have exhibited my work in Victoria and in New York.
I'm happy to discuss collaboration opportunities as well as commissions. Contact me through my website at for more information about my work.
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The Amazing Journey of a MISSA Artist

MaryLou Wakefield, a local Victoria artist, came away with a life-altering experience last summer. It changed her perspective on what she could achieve as an artist— with courage, curiosity and the willingness to take a risk. Here is her story.
Published by: Go WestShore
Author: Anne Marie Moro

The Amazing Journey of a MISSA artist

How MISSA afforded an opportunity for a local artist to exhibit her work in New York and the events that flowed from it. Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts (MISSA), local artist MaryLou Wakefield, Master Printmaker Dan Welden, Southampton
Published by: Go Westshore magazine
Author: Anne Marie Moro

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