May 2018 – Daina Deblette

Celebrating 15 years this spring as a professional oil painter, Canadian artist Daina Deblette’s show for Hedgerow House’s May Artist Series also debuts as her official welcoming from Nova Scotia’s eastern shore to Salt Spring Island. This collection of oil paintings documents her adventures from a year of travel through North and Central America (2014-2015), through her seamless transition as she falls in love with the west coast.
Daina has been teaching art to children and adults since 2006, beginning at a P-8 private school, Bedford Academy, and expanding throughout her travels around the world. Following her passion to spread the joy of creativity, she opened Ocean Art Studio & Gallery, Salt Spring’s island and ocean-inspired fine art gallery and teaching studio where she holds workshops and art camps in all media, including encaustic wax to attuned abstraction, creative journalling and paint parties. You can find her at the Studio painting or teaching from 12-4 daily. The Studio is located at 19A-315 Upper Ganges Road in Merchants’ Mews above the Barber Shop. To learn about upcoming workshops and art camps, visit or visit
“I live, work and play by the ocean, filling my time with painting and teaching art. My oil paintings tell stories of places I’ve travelled to and fallen in love with, places I long to return to, and moments in time that seemed to stand still long enough for me to soak them up.” ~ Daina