Dan Varnals | Steffich Fine Art

Dan Varnals | Steffich Fine Art


Dan Varnals makes his home in Vancouver BC where he creates marine paintings in oils.

He studied in London, England at the St. Martin's School of Art between 1953 and 1957 and graduated with a National Diploma of Design in Painting. In 1957 Dan emigrated to Canada settling in British Columbia.

He taught painting and drawing for adult education programs while doing a variety of jobs. In 1976 after completing his Bachelors Degree in Education at UBC, Dan was employed by the School Board to teach art at the senior high school level in the Richmond district. In 1987 he received his Masters Degree in Education. After retirement in 1997 he continued to teach in the adult education department - painting and ceramics.

In 2000 he started selling his paintings. From 2000 with the Phoenix Gallery then on to the Lion's Bay Gallery. More galleries in British Columbia and Alberta were added to those who handled his work - Alicat, White Rock, Webster, Harrison and Steffich. In 2016 Dan became an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artist and a signature member in 2018.

Solo Exhibitions:
2001 Phoenix Gallery, Steveston, BC
2002 Phoenix Gallery, Steveston, BC
2004 Lion's Bay Gallery, Lion's Bay, BC
2014 Webster Galleries, Calgary, AB

Group Exhibitions:
2003 Lion's Bay Gallery
2010 Alicat Gallery
2012 Webster Gallery

Reviews and Awards
2003 Richmond Review - Profile
2017-2018 Federation of Canadian Artists Prizes:
First Place - Online postcard competition
First Place - Scenes from Western Canada
Third Place - Limitless exhibition)
Honourable mention Summer Showcase
Third Place Ode to oils
First Place and Gold Medal, SFCA senior members show

Enbridge, Calgary
CIBC Calgary

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