Signy Cohen found her love of drawing and working with colour at an early age and while many budding artists start at their love affair early, Signy has made a career out of that fist spark. Growing up in an artistic home, Signy’s parents gave her the freedom and encouragement to explore different mediums and expressions of creativity. Signy attended Vancouver School of Art, Capilano College and Malaspina College where her interests were in drawing, printmaking and sculpture. She moved to the west coast in 1989 and continued her explorations in art making. Signy also has a career in portraits, graphic design and illustrations for national and international clients. After thirty years of portrait making, she still does portraits for the Prince Albert Hall of Fame in Saskatchewan. Her illustrations have appeared in ten international books, she has taught summer courses for children in the ‘Kidz Art Program’ and opened the well known ‘Reflecting Spirit Gallery’ in both Tofino and Ucluelet. Recently, Signy is re-establishing herself as a print maker, along with exploring her passion for working in oils. Her large oil paintings express impressionistic flowing movement and the reflecting light of water. Her work won the ‘People’s Choice’ in the 2014 ArtSplash! show. *images are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without the written permission of the artist.