Arnold Shives


"I enjoy working with new materials and techniques to express my imagery which is inspired by the landscape. The love of nature and wilderness informs my art."

Shives was born in Vancouver, B.C., in 1943. He studied art history at the University of British Columbia during the 1960's. He received a B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. From 1966 to 1968 Shives studied at Stanford University on a Carnegie Corporation fellowship and received a M.A. in Painting.

Shives enjoys experimenting with different mediums and techniques. He is known for his print making. Shives has received numerous awards and commissions including Canada Council Grants and the 1988 FANS award.

Shives is represented in numerous corporate, museum and gallery collections in Canada, the United States and Europe.

[photo: Richard Montagna]