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Canada Travel Guide - British Columbia

Deborah Strong

This life-long BC artist specializes in drawings and paintings of the region's animals and birds in coloured pencil and handpainted silk. She is also known for portraits of dogs, cats and horses, and for her popular classes and workshops.

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(Art cards, Art prints, Art Workshops, Artists & fine Art Artisans, Drawing, Silk painting, Workshops/Classes)
One Artist... One Passion... Two Styles...

The animal world is the focus of Deborah Strong's colourful paintings and lifelike drawings. She specializes in both hand-painted silk and coloured pencil, and her subjects range from her own animal companions to a variety of wild animals and birds. She operates out of her home studio, located in Langley, BC (open by appointment).

Deborah's work is often displayed at festivals and exhibitions in southwestern BC. To see her exhibition schedule, visit her website at
Coloured Pencil Drawings

Highly detailed and technically accurate, Deborah's coloured pencil drawings reflect her interest in animals and the natural world, with a particular focus on birds.

Prints and art cards of her drawings are available.

Pictured: "Stellar's Jay"
Silk Paintings

Deborah's colourful silk paintings are sometimes described as "whimsical" and, as with all her art, focus on animals and nature.

The silk paintings are framed in the same way as a watercolour with matting and glass. Prints and art cards are available.

Pictured: "Young Buck"
Animal Portraits

For more than 25 years, Deborah has been creating lifelike portraits of dogs, cats and horses, to the delight and satisfaction of her clients.

"Lots of people can paint animals, but you capture the spirit of the animal. That, to me, is the magical part."

Pictured: "SPCA Special"

Silk Scarves

Deborah's colourful line of hand-painted silk scarves feature West Coast themes and, of course, animals!

Art Workshops

Interested in learning the basic techniques of silk painting? Join Deborah for a one-day workshop where you can explore the medium in a fun, supportive setting. See her website for details.

How to Contact
Deborah Strong

Ph: (778) 895-0211
Web: website
Email: send email

Opening Hours
By appointment