The Fine Art of Garth Palanuk

Garth S. Palanuk

Garth has drawn and painted most of his life. Work and travel took him away from his art for a few years but he never lost sight of his dream to pursue art in a fashion he could only imagine.

Garth pursued his art interests using regular pencils and coloured pencils, ink, pastels, oils, acrylics and watercolour, the latter being his passion. His art subjects include landscapes, structures, people, animals and abstracts, each with its own unique challenge.  Garth spent two years in Mbarara, Uganda, teaching school at which time he kept his art alive by drawing or painting the people, places and animals he encountered.

Garth's art works are found around the world. An electronic reproduction of Garth’s works was accepted and shown in the Gaudemater Gallery, Czestochowa, Poland in a juried competition. His work is also shown in the Avisen-avk Art Gallery, Denmark. His work was accepted for show at The Vault, Winnipeg, in response to an open juried exhibition sponsored by the Manitoba Society of Artists (MSA) and he received Honourable Mention for a work in the MSA 2009 Open Juried Exhibition. His work has been shown at the Wayne Arthur Gallery in Winnipeg, Cre8ery, the Gwen Fox Gallery in Selkirk, Manitoba and Oseredok.

Garth has taught watercolour at the Gwen Fox Gallery in Selkirk, Manitoba and the Forum Art Centre in Winnipeg. He has also given art workshops with various groups around the province.

Garth is the President of the Selkirk Community Arts Centre in Selkirk, Manitoba. He is the Past President of the Local Colour Art Group. He is a past member of the Manitoba Cooperative Art Group and was a Board member of the Manitoba Society of Artists.  Garth is the co-founder of Art Rocks, an organization for professional and ameteur artists to display their works.