Colleen Couves

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Caetani Cultural Centre
3401 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Vernon BC V1T4L4

250- 308-1377






April 2012

I am currently working with simple small block prints arranged in groupings or grids often overlayed on painted surfaces. These can form quilt like patterns - the many aspects of my life. Crows still dominate many works.

Colleen Couves


I was born in Regina Saskatchewan and travelled quite extensively as a child with my family, receiving most of my education in Edmonton Alberta following which I taught Art in elementary schools in Alberta for several years. I have lived in Vernon British Columbia since 1981, working at Okanagan University College in the library as well as helping to establish the Galloping Goose Artists’ Co-operative. More recently I have helped to found the North Okanagan Artists Alternative and Gallery Vertigo in Vernon BC.

I received a BFA from the University of Alberta in Edmonton as well as a Professional Diploma in Education. More recently I obtained a certificate in desktop publishing from Okanagan
University College.

My work has been exhibited in two solo shows, one at the Vernon Art Gallery, as well as many group and juried shows.