One thing we’ve noticed about Vancouver is that there is quite a bit of funky art around. We love the culture that is evident, especially when wandering around Downtown or in Gastown.

There was even art on display when we were at Stanley Park a few weeks back. You can always catch filming going on in the streets here, photography walking tours taking place that anyone can join, creative cocktails and coffee, acting and music workshops, or an art show popping up on one street or another.

It’s brilliant!

Vancouver artist Lisa Penz 

By Lisa PenzEven if you don’t know very much about a certain discipline, it’s always worth stepping outside your realm to learn new things. If something looks interesting, check it out and ask questions about it.

On that note, today we were fortunate enough to catch the end of Vancouver artist Lisa Penz‘s current exhibition in the city.

She is a gorgeous person and her art (which has been internationally exhibited) is contemporary and cool. I don’t know too much about art, but personally I love her use of colour and expression. With over ten years artistic and design experience under her belt, from time living in North America and as far away as Australia, she sparkles with a wealth of inspiration that is apparent in her work. She is consistently adding new work to her collection and I’d say Lisa is definitely one to watch from the North American scene.

Support the talent. You can check out all Lisa’s details online at, and follow her on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for news, openings, exhibition details and updates.

Image via Lisa Penz Flickr