Born in Sidney, B.C., Avis Rasmussen’s “plein air” paintings reflect her love of the natural and cultural landscapes, shapes, and colours abroad and in her home of Victoria, B.C. She completed her BFA with distinction in Painting and her MEd in Counseling and Art (Curriculum) from the University of Victoria. Her travels, exhibitions and studies under individual instructors have taken her work beyond British Columbia to the rest of
Canada, the U.S., Italy, the U.K., and New Zealand. Her works are featured in public and private collections world wide, but she remains a strong presence in Victoria’s arts community as a painter, poet, and mentor to young artists.