Paddy Meade

Paddy Meade

My artwork is a visual exploration of my connection to nature and I have always challenged myself within the natural world, carrying forward past wonder, excitement, and the feeling of rebirth. I draw on my experience and memories of extended explorations, in Canada and internationally, building layers of colour, using shape, and playing with light to interpret my world. Each piece serves as a window to the emotions nature can conjure, honouring the changing duality, harsh and extreme, subtle and gentle. I have benefited from stories of many cultures, my own family, and the gifting of story provided by Indigenous peoples in Canada with whom I have worked. I seek to share, experiences, memories and story, keeping them alive through my art. Experimentation is central to my art practice and evolution as an artist. I work in various mediums focusing on watercolour, acrylic, and oil and colds. 

Born and raised in Ontario, I now live and work in Gibsons, nestled on the Sunshine Coast, BC. Additionally I work in Parker Studios, Vancouver. 

My journey as an artist began at a young age as I had a passion to draw and paint, trading horse portraits for the opportunity to ride one, and hand painting shirts on the streets of Toronto. My life followed a path of exciting and varied careers working and living in various parts of Canada including two territories. While in the Northwest Territories, staying in remote northern and arctic communities, an opportunity to sketch and paint was reborn. My artist desires emerged again and my artistic journey began, igniting my love for the natural world in my work. I paint impressionism through abstraction, enjoying colour and shape. Self-trained, I have had the exceptional benefit of a strong, gifted mentor, exposure to established artists and benefited from workshops, teachings, and artistic offerings of Canadian and international artists. 

I am an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artist




  • Northshore Art Crawl, 2023
  • Sechelt Art Walk, 2023
  • Art and Words Festival, Sunshine Coast, 2022-2024
  • Art Vancouver (with Roam Gallery), 2020
  • Art Downtown, Vancouver, 2020
  • First Saturdays, Vancouver, 2019-2024
  • Sunshine Art Crawl, 2019 -2023
  • Eastside Art Crawl, 2018 -2023
  • Art Council of Surrey, juried show, 2021 -2023
  • Art Council of Surrey juried Show 2018
  • ROAM Gallery, "Canuck Show" 2018; "We are Family" 2018, "Here Comes the Sun" 2019; "Have a Heart Show" 2020
  • Art Council of Surrey, juried show "Just Chairs", 2017


  • "Heartwork", Juried Competition, Vancouver Foundation/Eastside Culture Crawl. Winner and selected painting
  • Art Council of Surrey, Juried competition, Honourable Mention 2023
  •  Arts Council of Surrey, Juried competition, Honourable Mention 2021







I respectfully acknowledge that I live and work in the unceded territories of the Misqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waitulk and Shishalt Nations