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The art and books of Ian de W. Semple

Ian Semple

        Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the artist is a broadly travelled mineral exploration geologist, mining investment analyst and briefly forester. Now retired, he devotes considerable time to painting, writing and helping to administer a prominent wildlife research foundation. Although interested in a wide diversity of subject matter and mediums, his art concentration is principally in the depiction of landscapes that reflect his personal experiences and the close emotional ties that have bonded him with the earth's environments, be they land, sea or the atmosphere. His abstract work reflects the same parameters.

Except for several short but hugely valuable mentoring sessions with the noted Australian Modern Impressionist artist Colley Whisson, the artist is self-taught. His work has been displayed in a number of juried exhibitions, and his paintings can be found in private and corporate collections in North America and Europe.

Other of the artist’s activities have included an eleven-year service as a Vancouver Community Police Volunteer. 

                                                                                                                                                                               The artist presently is in his 38th year of service as a director and officer of the Pacific WildLife Foundation, a registered Canadian organization dedicated to conducting original scientific research on the biology of coastal and marine ecosystems. This research strictly adheres to the parameters of objective science for conservation. Our mission is to inspire the conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems through scientific inquiry and education. The link to the website is: pwlf.ca