Ursula Medley (b. 1943, Bogota, Colombia) is a painter renowned for her en plein air depictions of the Canadian West Coast Landscape. Medley immigrated to Vancouver Canada in 1950 and subsequently went on to study Art Education at the University of British Columbia, graduating with first class honors in Painting, Printmaking and Fabric Arts & Design. She also studied under master Eastern European icon painter Vjeko Sager, and at the Emily Carr Florence Studio, Vancouver Academy of Art, and the Seattle Realist Academy.
Medley’s paintings have been featured in numerous publications, including the Powell River Peak, West Coast Living, Powell River Living Magazine, North Shore News, and Coastal Reporter. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including: Vancouver Island University Powell River Campus; Evergreen Cultural Center, Coquitlam BC; Art Gallery of South Okanagan, Penticton BC; Ferry Building Gallery; Sechelt Art Centre; Gibsons Public Art Gallery; Seymour Art Gallery; Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design; Surrey Art Gallery, Roundhouse Exhibition Centre, and at Studio Palazzi in Venice, Italy. Medley’s public murals can be found in Spain, Mexico, Whisler and throughout the Vancouver and Sunshine Coast region.
Her work is held in numerous private collections and in notable corporate and public collections including St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver BC; Chateau Whistler, Whistler BC; Children’s Hospital, Vancouver BC, Empress Hotel, Victoria BC, Powell River Municipal Hall; Malaspina Exhibition Centre Permanent Collection, Powell River BC; Ferry Building Gallery West Vancouver BC: and the Cultural Center in Cabra Spain.
She has been involved with art education for over 45 years and has taught painting in both Canada and Italy. Ursula Medley currently lives and works in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada. Her work can be found at Tug Ghum Gallery, Lund BC and Turadh Fine Art, Powell River BC.