The Gallery of local artist Andy Anissimoff is a 2000 sqft working studio full of bears, mountain goats, eagles, and ravens – acrylic ones. Usually painted with contrasting bright backdrops in yellow, blue, and orange his paintings pop with the expressionate faces of B.C.’s wildlife. He has been selling his art in the Sea to Sky corridor since 2004 and is a full-time professional artist specializing in large-scale custom works, small prints, and plaques.
It started with one bear and pretty soon I was consistently painting bear commissions for people. So in a way the wildlife chose me. I eventually was keen to balance out the collection. Wildlife is quite challenging to capture, perhaps that’s why I like it. They make fantastic subjects and I like bringing awareness to our bears and other animals.
Although Andy revels in BC’s rich wildlife, some of his favourite pieces are landscapes and you’ll find mountains, glaciers, snow-ladden trees, and cityscapes featured on his walls.
Visit Andy at his studio on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm or by appointment. You will also find his art at the Sea to Sky Gondola, The Green Market (North Vancouver), Orso Café (Deep Cove), and The Tantalus Art Gallery.
Follow Andy on Instagram (@Andy_Anissimoff) for beautiful images and monthly art-print draws! You can get a sneak preview of his gallery on his website where he has a very cool virtual tour.
Anissimoff Fine Art * 2575 Mamquam Rd, Squamish * 1 604 907 0888