Arctic Quest
In 2006, twenty-five artists marked the 100th anniversary of Amundsen’s 1906 navigation through the Northwest passage with a journey of their own.
Painting shown is part of the Vancouver Maritime Museum's permanent collection.
Brigitte Schreyer CSPWC, OSA, SCA
Painting by Brigitte SchreyerArtist's statement

Back in the summer of 1989 I visited the Arctic for the first time. In the 3 weeks I was stationed in Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, I watched the Pang Fjord slowly open up and melt and I was having great fun painting the everchanging ice floes. I was not at all aware of the climate change then. On this Arctic Quest trip to the High Arctic and Greenland I learned first hand that the ice is dissappearing. Some of the Locals told me that they are enjoying the longer and warmer summer, but I know that the polar bears need the ice and they also need the seals to feed on. I did not see any seals.

Arctic Light
12" x 16"
Oil on Canvas


Brigitte SchreyerBrigitte Schreyer was born, raised and educated in Germany. She immigrated to Canada in 1960 and became a Canadian Citizen in 1967. She studied Art History at Sheridan College of Applied Art and Technology, Oakville, Ontario, as well as a variety of painting media with various accomplished Canadian and American artists.

Her favourite painting mediums are transparent watercolour and oil painting. She finds most of her subject matter nearby in familiar surroundings. She also gets inspiration from her travels, but Brigitte's favorite landscapes are those depicting the far north, rugged coasts and the Canadian prairies, where she lived for many years.

Brigitte has been teaching watercolour classes and workshops at Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning and for various Art Groups throughout Ontario and Canada since 1978. She is recognized for her 'light and shadow' value lessons, as well as her glazing techniques. She won numerous awards for her work in watercolour.

She has been an invited Guest Lecturer and Juror for many Art Groups and Art Societies.

Exhibitions: Brigitte's paintings have been shown in many Solo and Group Shows in private and public galleries and she participated in numerous Juried Exhibitions in Canada.

Professional Societies (elected member)
• 1985 - Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (five years as an active member of the executive)
• 1990 - Ontario Society of Artists (three years as an active member of the executive)
• 1994 - Society of Canadian Artists
• 2006 - Polar Artists Group (PAG)

Collections (include)
• C.S.P.W.C. Diploma Collection
• Nippondenso Canada Ltd.
• Rowney-Letraset
• Crown Life Insurance Co.
• Magna International
• Pitney Bowes
• City of Mississauga
• Capital Funding Corporation
• Private

Represented by
• Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont, Jasper & Banff
• Self

Brigitte is a contributing author in Watercolor for the Fun of It - Easy Landscapes by well known watercolour artist Jack Reid, published by North Light Books in 2004, as well as A Painter's Quick Reference: Flowers, also published by North Light Books in September 2005.


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