Marla Thirsk

Marla Thirsk


I have been a part of the arts scene on the West Coast of Vancouver Island for 40+ years now. I am a recognized Artist of the area and carry the title of “Ucluelet’s Artist” with pride. I’ve been heavily involved with the Pacific Rim Arts Society out here for 30 years; was President 6 times and spearheaded many art events. I have won numerous Art Awards; most currently the Sidney Fine Arts Show Honorable Mention 2018 and have won the Dianne Farris Juror’s Award from the Sooke Fine Arts Show in 2010. I have been published in magazines and books, most recently in the Island Arts Magazine, Spring 2019.

Other publications include:

* Artist’s Magazine 2010 Portrait/Figure Finalist

*Acrylic Artist Summer 2016 Feature

*Ukee Days Spring 2016 Feature

*Book- The Best of Acrylic Painting – Acrylic Works 2

*The Best of Acrylic Fall 2021 Pets and Wildlife

*Sea and Cedar Lierature and Art Magazine Winter 2022

AcrylicWorks9 : The Best of Acrylic Winter 2022

I am fearless in my approach to my Art. I will not be pigeon-holed, yet I have a distinctive style. I am influenced by the wildness and exceptional beauty of this area and I adore the place I live. My town is a subject of an ongoing series and I have many murals around the businesses. There are also banners with my art along the roads. I have illustrated books, created many award winning posters and continue to be a part of the Arts out here as often and as much as I can. I am so very lucky to live my passion.

In Ucluelet at Reflecting Spirit Gallery

Orange Door Gallery

You can find me on Pinterest, Facebook & Instagram: Marla Thirsk Artist

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