Art in the Hall

 municipal hallDeirdre McNeill
West Vancouver Municipal Hall
750 - 17th Street, West Vancouver

Deirdre McNeill - Paintings

September 14 - November 15, 2017

The Ferry Building Gallery is pleased to showcase the paintings of Deirdre McNeill at Art in the Hall, West Vancouver Municipal Hall, 750 - 17th St, West Vancouver.

The exhibition is free. Hours of viewing are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Deirdre McNeillDeirdre McNeill


“As a very young child with water bucket in hand, I would take a brush and paint our house, noting the effect water had on the colour, the light catching the colour and the changes it made. Perhaps that is when I began to paint.”

Deirdre was raised in West Vancouver and during her teen years enjoyed attending what was then known as the Vancouver School of Art on weekends.

Following numerous creative endeavours, she returned to the renamed Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design to complete a certificate in Fine Art Technique in 2003. Emily Carr presented a wide variety of techniques and teachers such as Martin Guderna, who stretched her vision of possibilities. Presently Deirdre is completing her Advanced Study Certificate in Painting through Emily Carr University.

Attending workshops in France through Capilano College, Deirdre built her skills and awareness of the beauty and wonder of the world around us. Teachers Paul Deggan, Kiff Holland and Robert McMurray inspired her to look intently at her subject and find its voice. The beauty of France, surrounded by the work of the Impressionists, inspired her to return to her love of painting and the act of “moving paint on canvas” as a full-time commitment.

“I am attracted to images that catch the moment, the colour, shadows and stories that make up our life experiences.”

Deirdre has exhibited both internationally in Canada, England, North Ireland, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, and locally at the Ferry Building Gallery, the Eastside Culture Crawl and the North Shore Art Crawl. Her most recent exhibition was a very successful solo show called “Shadow Path”, which ran for several weeks at the Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver in 2012.

Her work is held in collections locally and internationally.

In 2012 Deirdre returned to her beloved community of Lions Bay, BC and expects that the beauty of her surroundings will inspire a new series that reflects her love of this amazing part of the world.
She currently paints in her studio at Brunswick Beach in Lions Bay. She can be contacted at 604-240-1644 or by email at for information or to arrange an appointment for viewing or to discuss lessons.

To purchase, please contact the Ferry Building Gallery at 604.925.7290 or by email at

Ferry Building Gallery
1414 Argyle Avenue
West Vancouver, BC
Gallery Hours
Tues - Sun: 11AM - 5PM
Closed Mondays
Tel 604-925-7290