Wendy Oppelt
Fine Art


I grew up in a home full of artistic expression. My father, a bigger than life character, was a professional artist and performer. The family home was an ever-changing canvas with murals on the walls and a yard highly decorated with flowers, sculpture and paintings. So the transition from scribbling on the walls as a child to brushing paint on a canvas as an adult came naturally.

In 2010 I decided to dedicate more time to my art while working as a Communications Consultant for Oak Bay Marine Group in Victoria, BC. The owner at the time was a huge patron of the arts and encouraged me to exhibit my work at his well-known Marina Restaurant. I was absolutely surprised when my first show of 20 pieces sold out. After that I never looked back and began painting full-time.

I adore painting and the freedom it allows me to express how I’m feeling from day to day. I mainly create florals and landscapes but I also enjoy the occasional figurative painting and portrait. I work in many mediums from watercolour, pastel, oil and acrylic. My artistic style is expressive, using vibrant colour and strong composition. I love how the use of textured acrylic creates stunning contrasts of bright and dark shades emphasized by a glass like finish making my pieces shine like pure sun.  Ever impulsive, bright, and whimsical, my artwork reflects the vibrant colours of my soul and daily life. I strive to capture an integrity and honesty in each piece that will inspire a sense of wonder and exploration in viewers and collectors. 

When I'm not in my studio, I can be found enjoying time with family and friends or working crazy hours in the BC film industry as an Assistant Director, Background Coordinator and Locations Scout.




Commissions accepted.

Works currently held in private and public collections throughout Canada and the USA.