Annie Tsai grew up in Taiwan where she completed her art education at the National Taiwan Academy of Art (now the National Taiwan University of Art). Annie’s highly skilled rendition of landscape, still life and portraits are proof of her keen, observant eye well trained technique and study of impressionist art. Her style is deeply influenced by impressionist artist Cezanne.
After moving to Canada in 1993, she has been sharing her experience and knowledge through her volunteering at schools and amongst community groups. Annie is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artist, and has been teaching at Phoenix Art workshop for the last 5 years.
Mark Glavina studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Capilano College and has worked as a teacher and illustrator with various contracts, including background painting for animation as well as private contracts and commissions, and has established a reputation as a muralist. In the 90’s he turned to developing his own fine art, exploring environmental and cultural issues, as well as working with the figure and portrait. Mark has been teaching and facilitating art for over 20 years, encouraging the benefits of art education for all ages, and is a pioneer of Community Public Art.
In 1997 Mark Glavina opened Phoenix Art Workshop, which has been hosting art classes both locally and abroad with his very successful and popular international art excursions. Mark’s passion for cultural travel and location painting for over 10 years is celebrated with the establishment of the Travellingbrush.com