Andrew Talbot

Surf Artist, Painter

Comox, BC

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Bio

From a young age Andrew Talbot grew up exploring and photographing the far corners of the Vancouver Island. Inspired by years of surf trips, wilderness hikes, and kayaking along west coast, his canvases offer a glimpse into those sacred places that connect us with nature. Each painting starts with an image and a vision, capturing a feeling and telling a story... becoming a product of the thriving environment and culture that is Vancouver Island!

“Living in Victoria for a number of years, allowed for a lot of cold winter surf trips around the southern west coast of the island. It was these hidden places along the Salish Sea that first really burned into my mind. Vibrant colours at dusk and dawn, where ocean storms meet towering forests, every object sculpted, twisted and shaped by rain, wind and waves. Where everything is connecting, pulsing, releasing and growing. It's these places that really speak to me, inspire me and shape my life.” - Andrew Talbot -

Andrew is  currently based in Comox, B.C. for the months where he works as a Forest Tech. He spends his winters in Nelson B.C.

Artist Statement

"Each art show I do is as much about the people and the community as the actual physical, visual, static canvases. Its about creating a feeling, a memory and moment, that brings people together or makes them stop and look at the world in a different way. Whether it be surfing, snowboarding, kayaking or hiking, they all connect us back to our environment. We do these things to escape, and be free again. For me, itís about the place, the journey and the feeling more than the physical action itself. I want to show people the true beauty, perfection, geometry and balance of the natural world. I also like to show the relationship people have on the landscape and how they interact with it. We sometimes take it for granted, think that our view is the only reality or just forget to stop and soak it all in. So if it changes your mood or perception and inspires you to re-connect with nature, then that are all I can ask for." - Andrew Talbot -