Angela Menzies

Paintings of “Bad Dogs” and “Wild Women” cover the walls of my art studio. This may seem like an odd juxtaposition, for which my only defence is that these are the things that I love. My figurative “Wild Women” portraits are playful, colorful and celebratory and my work is always evolving to capture the essence of women. I specialize in painting women who are not models, but rather friends and family looking to learn about and reveal secrets in themselves through having their portrait painted. As for the “Bad Dogs”, what can I say? The love of my life is one very naughty pit bull-whippet cross who is my love and long time muse.

I am a self-taught artist who has been working and teaching art for over twenty years. My award winning work regularly appears in juried art shows and various West-Coast galleries. I live in East Sooke with my husband and two children, who I have had the tremendous gift of homeschooling and co-creating a creative life together.