859-853 West 17th Avenue

Bronwyn Austin,
Salt Spring Island, BC

Size

24" x 36"

Medium

Coloured Pencil on Paper

This project started from my love of walking around Vancouver. At the time, the housing market was becoming prohibitively expensive. Multi-unit residential towers were going up aplenty all over the city. I feel this is ruining the character of Vancouver and its neighbourhoods. These drawings are portraits of historical houses. I hope the viewer will recognize their value and realize the loss if these amazing houses are demolished.

859-853 West 17th Avenue

Bronwyn Austin,
Salt Spring Island, BC

About the artist
About the artist

Bronwyn Austin
Salt Spring Island, BC

Bronwyn Austin was born and raised in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2014 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, with a focus in Visual Arts. She is currently completing her Master’s in Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto and will graduate in Spring 2020. Bronwyn’s current work focuses on the realistic representation of the man-made and natural environment. She prefers working in print and dry media. She has also received some training in photography and painting. Her upbringing in Northern Canada makes her aware of environmental and Indigenous issues. She strongly believes more should be done to better balance cities, rural areas and the natural world.

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