Birgit Coath - AFCA
Fine art in Acrylics and Oils









































                   Birgit’s work is a manifestation of her personal journey.


    Even as a child she examined her environment seeing the unique even in the mundane.

    In times of difficulty, she trained her senses to go beyond the apparent and question 

    accepted logic. Out of this grew a creativity that served in her corporate years and

    continued in her profession as a garden designer and now as an artist.


    Fascination with light and dark as well as architectural elements is evident in her

    subjects.  A spiritual thread runs through her work.


   Clearly, her life’s experience is a great teacher and is her inspiration. To further her

   technical skills she has studied with the Vancouver Art Academy, and has been tutored

   by artists of note such as Anita Nairne, Janice Robertson, Richard McDiarmid,

   Alan Wylie, Liz Wiltzen, Michael Abraham, Robert Ashcroft and David Goatley.

   Birgit is privileged to be coached by world renowned artist, Donna Zhang who has been

   the catalyst of a significant shift in the style and quality of her work.


   At the artist community of San Miguel de Allende she studied with Sam Seaman and

   Jonathon Williams. Here her work was influenced by the architecture, magical light and

   colors of that community.



Memberships:  Federation of Canadian Artists – Signature Designation

       Fine Art America

                                       Tosh – The Old School House, Qualicum Beach

                                       Arrowsmith Federation of Canadian Artists

       Nanaimo Federation of Canadian Artists


            Juried Exhibits:         Maple Ridge Art Gallery: “Memories”


                                             Oil and Water Shows - SDAG: 


2009    “Colors of San Miguel”            2010    “Nomad – Western Tibet”

                                2010    “Old Soul – Western Tibet”     2011     “Sam”

2011     “Red Hot Silk”                        2012    “Promise”

2013    “October Dogwood”                2013    “A Road Less Travelled”

2015    “The Doll Maker"                    2015    “Mortar and Pestle”




2011     “Senõr Cuellar’s Door”            2011     “Old Soul – Western Tibet”

2012    “Pilgrimage at the Potala”      2012    ”Window Dressing”           

2012    “Shy Nomad”                          2013    “Promise”

2013    “Contemplative Monk – Tibet”  2013    ”Red Sky at Night”


               Federation of Canadian Artists:


2011     “Tibetan Nomad with Lamb”    2011     “Russian Red II”

2012    “Hombre”                                  2013    “Red Sky at Night”

2013    “Tibetan Treasures”                  2013    “Promise”

2015    “Lock of Ages”                           2015    “Pilgrimage at the Potala

2016    “Cheese and Crackers”              2016    “High Country Amala”

2016    ”The Doll Maker”                      2016    “Fair Lady Works Shuttles”

2017    Limitless 2017 on line show: 3 works accepted

2017    On Line Calendar: “For you”     “Lilies and Light II

2017   2018 Print Calendar: “Lilies and Light II”

2017    “Camelia Chorus” (Sold at Federation Gallery)

2018    “Driven to Abstraction”             2018    “Kabuki Theater”

2018    “Dancing for the Light”          


       Arrowsmith Chapter-Federation of Canadian Artists

                   Spring Juried Exhibition:

2018    “Mortar and Pestle”                 2018    Root Beer Float”

2018    “Kabuki Theatre”


            Nanaimo Chapter - Federation of Canadian Artists:

                          Nanaimo -  Fine Arts Show:


2017    “The Doll Maker”                    2017    ”High Country Amala”

2017    “Cheese and Crackers”            2017    “Fair Lady Works Shuttles”


           Awards:            Merit Award: "Nomad-Western Tibet"

                                    People's Choice Award: "Nomad - Western Tibet"

                                    OPUS Creative Expression Award: “Senõr Cuellar’s Door”     

    Award of Distinction: “Red Hot Silk”

                                    Honorable Mention: “Pilgrimage at the Potala”

                                   Award of Excellence: “Promise”

                                   Honorable Mention: “Red Sky at Night”

                                   People’s choice Award: “Easy Going”                                      

   Awarded Signature designation: Federation of Canadian Artists  (AFCA)             

   Selected for inclusion in FCA 2018 Print Calendar: “Lilies and Light II”