Izabela Bogdanovic

visual artist living and creating in British Columbia, CA

I started my great art journey in March 2018. Before that I was trying out different mediums for a few years getting to know all the wrong ones and getting frustrated until finally, I met oils. Magic happened, we fell in love and it has been wonderful ever since. I have great appreciation, dedication and enthusiasm for my chosen medium and apart from some experimenting with collage I am exclusively painting with oils. Scroll down to learn more about my work. 

Self Discovery - Passion for Expression

I have always been such an expression-full person, and needed to share what I have, and it came in all possible forms. I started with the first tool I had, and stated writing (for myself, for my blog, for magazines, stories, research and more) . I realized that even when I was writing I was actually describing pictures in my mind and occasionally I was not reaching the heights of expression my mental pictures were reaching. Things happened, and that is another story altogether, and a very inspiring one, of how I discovered I wanted to paint. When I write it I will link it here. 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but it is just not it! I don’t mind writing a thousand words. Words have their limits, you can say only things that somebody else found worth saying or make out your own new words and nobody will understand. Words are also very powerful and we should use them with care. In my expression, I find that universal language of form, line, and colour fit me best to express things that are authentic to my intention. 

At the moment, I can only paint what I see and many times I can’t find things in my environment that fit my needs for expression so I use still life to express myself as I can manipulate and design my stories to fit my purpose. 

Thank You

I am beyond grateful for all the support I get from my family, and community, especially the local art community that is really thriving here in the Okanagan, British Columbia.

I give back to my community as Marketing and Fundraising Chair at Central Okanagan Chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists where I support the artists and help build the art community. I am also engaged in many other community projects that I work on with my life partner.

 

2022 Exhibitions

Active Member Exhibition – Jan 2022 

Federation of Canadian Artists juried exhibition in Vancouver Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC

Works on Paper Exhibition – Jan/Feb 2022

Federation of Canadian Artists juried exhibition in Vancouver Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC

Artist’s Choice Exhibition – Feb 2022 

Federation of Canadian Artists juried exhibition in Vancouver Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC

Shape & Form – Feb/Mar 2022

Federation of Canadian Artists juried exhibition in Vancouver Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC

2021 Exhibitions

Artists of the Okanagan – Nov/Dec 2021

Peachland Art Gallery, Peachland BC

Regional Fall Fine Art Show and Sale – Sep/Oct

Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists, Kamloops BC

Lake Country Art Walk 2021 – Sep

Taking it outside, an outdoor event due to public healthcare restrictions.

Active Member Exhibition – Jan 2022

Federation of Canadian Artists juried exhibition in Vancouver federation gallery

Regional Fall Fine Art Show and Sale – Sep/Oct

Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of Federation of Canadian Artists, Kamloops BC

Lake Country Art Walk 2021 – Sep

Taking it outside, an outdoor event due to public healthcare restrictions.

OASIS 2021 Regional Juried Art Show and Sale – Jun/Jul 2021

Federation of Canadian Artists, Central Okanagan Chapter, Peachland Art Gallery, Peachland BC  

Almost Spring Gallery – Feb/March

Federation of Canadian Artists, Central Okanagan Chapter, West Kelowna, BC in Grizzli Winery 

Artist in Studio – Aug

Peachland Art Gallery

Chapter Challenge – Sep

Federation of Canadian Artists juried exhibition celebrating 80th anniversary of FCA

Regional Spring Fine Art Show and Sale – Apr

Thompson Nicola Shuswap Chapter of FCA, Kamloops BC

 

2020 Exhibitions

2020 Bella Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver BC (link for online gallery)

2020 Shape and Form, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC (link for online gallery)

2020 Landscapes Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC (link for online gallery)

2020 OASIS FCA Central Okangan Regional Show (link for online gallery)

2020 Animalis Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC (link for online gallery)

2020 AIMAE Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC (link for online gallery)

2020 Bloom Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC (link for online gallery)

2020 Social Distancing Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC (link for online gallery)

2019 Exhibitions

2019 Artists of the Okanagan Exhibition, Peachland Art Gallery, Peachland, BC

2019 Autumn Gallery, Federation of Canadian Artists Central Okanagan Chapter, Kelowna, BC

2019 Lake Country Art Walk, Lake Country, BC

2019 Portraits Exhibition, Coast Collective, Victoria, BC

2019 Discover Art in the Valley, Kelowna, BC

2019 West Kelowna Art Exhibition, West Kelowna, BC

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