April 30 – May 26, 2024

Opening Reception, Saturday, May 4, 2024, 1-3pm




Tom Shardlow, AFCA, SCA

Tom Shardlow’s artwork was recognized early receiving awards and media attention in High School. He later studied at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr School of Art and Design) before working in advertising doing art layouts. After graduating from UBC, Tom worked as a field research biologist where he was fortunate to have traveled to many of British Columbia’s wild places. These travels inspired him to document on canvas and paper what he saw and felt.

His drawings and illustrations have appeared in book form, magazines, and newspapers, and he completed a series of commissioned drawings for Fitzhenry and Whiteside publishers. His paintings have won multiple awards and have been acquired by a major private collection lending to the National Gallery in Ottawa and are included in a Simon Fraser University permanent collection. Tom’s works have appeared in over 70 juried exhibitions and he is represented by several British Columbia galleries. Recent paintings can be viewed on his website (

Tom is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA), a Signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA). He lives with his wife, Sue, on Vancouver Island.

 “My works are based on my love of the wilderness. I see nature not only as beautiful and nurturing, but also as remorseless and uncompromising. I convey this dichotomy in an unsentimental way in my landscapes. Compositional elements take priority over representational concerns as I try to engage the viewer and portray the landscapes shifting temperaments.”