© 2018 Copyright Alli van Gruen

About The Artist

Allison van Gruen received her fine arts diploma from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Ontario.  Part of her studies included a year abroad at the college's satellite campus in Florence, Italy.  It was here in Italy that she was able to explore and get comfortable with her expressionistic style in both oil and acrylic paints.  Since then, colour and texture figure quite prominently in her paintings.


After graduating from OCA, Alli moved out west to marry and she took a break from her painting career to settle into her new home and raise a family.  She has now lived in Whistler for over 25 years with her husband and two children.


Alli's days are filled with spending time with her family and friends, exploring the outdoors and looking for creative inspiration. Her works can be found at Art Junction Gallery, Whistler and in many private collections across Canada.

Shows and Exhibitions

  • Teeny Tiny Art Show, Whistler, BC, September 2019

  • Granville Island Pop Up Shop, August-September 2019

  • Art + Soul Art Show, WSSF, Whistler, BC, April 2019

  • Anonymous Art Show, Whistler, BC, April 2019

  • Arts Scene Uncovered, Whistler, BC February 2019

  • On the Walkway, Nesters Market, Whistler BC January - April 2019

  • Art in the Hall, The Art of Intuition, West Vancouver Municipal Hall, November 2018-February 2019

  • Teeny Tiny Art Show, Whistler, BC, September 2018

  • #the100dayproject April - July 2018

  • Anonymous Art Show, Whistler, BC, April 2018

  • Holiday Pop Up, Whistler, BC December 2017

  • #the100dayproject April - July 2017

  • Teeny Tiny Art Show, Whistler, BC, March 2017

  • Holiday Pop Up, Whistler, BC December 2016

  • #the100dayproject April - July 2016

  • Holiday Pop Up, Vancouver, BC December 2015

  • Garden Art Show, Whistler, BC August 2015