Greta Guzek embraces and captures the spirit of the West Coast. Her intricate designs and vivid colours have become a distinctively joyful feature of her artwork which has gained wide appeal throughout Canada. Greta completed her Fine Arts Degree in South Africa where she grew up and then, in 1980, immigrated to Vancouver. She worked as a graphic designer and illustrator, and taught printmaking classes at Capilano College. Since 1990, she has worked as a painter from her studio on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. Having become an established artist in the galleries, her artwork has also seen a diverse applications from book Illustration, to designs promoting a variety of events and festivals.
I have a strong bond and reverence for the landscape that surrounds me, and feel compelled to reveal the living energy and poetry within it. I use expressive colour and rhythmic design, combined with a stylized narrative of familiar scenes to translate the joy and wonder that I feel.