Blue Lotus Art Gallery helps you discover exclusive artwork in Surrey. Art has diverse forms and can be interpreted in many ways. Understanding art is like understanding your own mind. The painting collection at our gallery is by exclusive Canadian painters who have earned a name in this field. These art pieces will not only make your space look beautiful but will also help you connect with yourself and the world of the painter. Our featured artists have their unique styles that will help you transcend in a different world; the world of the artist. From contemporary art to indigenous style and realism, our collection has something for everyone. You can find us at three locations in the Lower Mainland; contact us for details.
Style: Contemporary luminism
Fred Buchwitz has been professionally painting since 1974. As one of the top Canadian landscape painters, Fred has built an impressive body of works over the years. Nature is the main source of inspiration for Fred Buchwitz.
The grandiose Canadian Rockies, the sweeping skies, the rugged coastlines, glowing campfires and mountain cabins are his signature styles.
His works are a nod to the famous 19th century American luminist painter Albert Bierstadt.
Fred Buchwitz is the Albert Bierstadt of Canada. His muted palette creates a soothing reverential atmosphere where you want to go, lose your mind and find your soul. Enjoy a relaxing nature retreat with Fred Buchwitz.
Style: Contemporary West Coast Indigenous Design
Tribe: Northern Tutchone Nation
Richard Shorty has been painting since he was a small child. He left his hometown in Whitehorse, Yukon to Vancouver to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional artist.
Richard Shorty was one of the six Indigenous artists commissioned by the City of Vancouver to create the iconic Beatty Street art mural in historic downtown Vancouver.
After experimenting with different styles of painting, Richard Shorty finally developed his signature technique - a blend of contemporary realism mixed with Indigenous elements. Combined with exceptional storytelling, his works, stunning in their simplicity, have garnered him a large international following, making him one of the most popular and respected artists in Canada.
Max Jacquiard has been honoured as an inductee into the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame under the Industry Achievement category. His paintings are recognized as the most authentic visual depictions of the history of Canadian rail in Western Canada. Max Jacquiard ’s passion for steam trains started when he was a young boy. He would love to watch trains go by. The whistling, huffing, powerful giant metal beast fascinated him. You can feel the care, the dedication, and the detailed attention Max invests in bringing his trains to life.
Max Jacquiard paints with extreme mathematical precision. Even though Max is now in his late eighties, his hands are as steady as a surgeon’s hands. Each of his masterpieces takes you on a journey in the past. It is not surprising that Max Jacquiard has earned himself an outstanding reputation as one of the greatest train master painters in North America.
Robert Bateman has over 75 years of painting experience behind him and is considered a living Canadian institution.
“I can’t conceive of anything being more varied, rich and handsome than the planet Earth.
It’s crowning beauty is the natural world. I want to soak it up, to understand it as well as I can, and to absorb it. Then I’d like to put it together and express it in my paintings. This is the way I want to dedicate my work.”
- Robert Bateman
He is the most decorated Canadian artist with fourteen honorary doctorates and multiple lifetime achievement awards. He has been honoured as a hero of conservation by Amnesty International and the Audubon society. Robert Bateman has been awarded the Order of Canada, the Order of British Columbia and is a lifelong member of the prestigious Royal Canadian Academy. He is not only the foremost and most commercially successful North American nature artist, but he is also a dedicated environmentalist and naturalist, donating large proceeds of his art sale towards conservation causes.
Robert Bateman has a museum dedicated to his works and causes in Victoria, BC. He also has schools named after him, the Robert Bateman Secondary in Abbotsford, BC and the Robert Bateman public school in Ottawa, Ontario. The city of Toronto has also honoured Robert Bateman by naming an 18-km nature trail after him. His success, fame and accomplishment are phenomenal. At 91 years old, Robert Bateman is still painting strong.
Style: Realism in Watercolour
Carol Evans has a natural gift for drawing. Her watercolours are exquisitely executed with almost photographic precision. She is all about the beauty of British Columbia’s shoreline. Glistening water, lapping waves, misty mornings, sun-kissed children playing on the beach, dappled light streaming through centuries-old forests –these are the dreamy lifestyles she generously shares with her audience. Her paintings are an invitation to sit down and relax on the sunny beaches of the Gulf Islands.