The Open Art Studio group meets every Tuesday afternoon. It is non-instructional. Visual artists are welcome to come and work on their favourite projects and enjoy the company of their fellow artists. The work of the group is displayed in the display cases in the lounge, on the easel and on the walls. Anyone interested is welcome to join us.

   Group Fee: $10 annually
   Day and Time: Tuesday, 1:45-3:45pm
   Location: Bonsor 55+ - MP2

Contact Bonsor 55+ at 604-297-4580 if you wish to connect with the Group Leader of the Open Art Studio Group for more information.

Each month, an artist is featured by this group.

Artist of the Month - June 2024

Perkin Leong

My name is Perkin Leong. I've been a member of 55+ Open Art for a year now and it's been a fantastic journey. Each week, fellow artists gather to create and exchange ideas, fostering a sense of community akin to a big family.

Decades ago, I immigrated from Hong Kong where I had previously pursued a career in interior design and earned an advanced certificate in three-dimensional design from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Because of this, I was already somewhat acquainted with drawing prior to taking up painting.

Prior to retiring in Canada, I worked for an engineering consultancy.   My journey into Chinese painting began after retirement, with a focus on landscapes, though I've also dabbled in drawing figure and bird-and-flower paintings.  In recent years, I've taken up water colour painting and have also enjoyed sketching outdoors when time permits.

I'm the featured artist for June, and I'm excited to share several of my past landscape and figure paintings with fellow enthusiasts. I’m looking forward to connecting with everyone and exchanging creative inspiration.

Perkin Leong June 2024


Previous Featured Artists


January - May Chan  February - Josephine Lui   March - Pauline Lowe  April - Mary Sun   May - Patricia Chang


February - Michael Chan | April - Pat Willemsen | May - Irina Lau | June - Estella | July - Dusanka
August - Catherine | September - Goodwin Young | October - Kam Yuk   December - Alice Yeung


January - May Chan | February - Pauline Lowe  


May - Pat Willemsen June - Alice YeungJuly - Lyyli EllipAugust - Michael Chan | September - Eileen Mackenzie |
October - Dusanka Apic | November - Josephine Lui | December - Goodwin Young

Display board theme for June - June Vacation

Check them out on the display boards on the 2nd floor of the 55+ building.

June Vacation

June Vacation


Past Displays of the Open Art Group

Childhood Memories   Lunar New Year and Valentine's Day  St. Patrick's Day   Spring and Easter

May Flowers 

Christmas Pot Luck

Remembrance Day   Winter Holidays Display

Mulberry PARC Art Walk August  Abstract Paintings on Display September

Thanksgiving and Mid-Autumn Festival