Robert  Barrett


Robert Barrett is the founder of the Neighbourhood Art Studio. Bob studied at the  Art School of The Society of Arts &  Crafts in Detroit ,Michigan. He  opened   his  first studio in Windsor Ontario, in 1963. His love of art  followed him  west to Vancouver British Columbia, where he opened the Danielle  Gallery in 1967 to instruct in Portraiture and Life  Drawing.

Candice Perry Moen


Candice lives and breathes art.She has a dedication to teaching children and is highly qualified  to instruct in  classical drawing and print making.Her  workshops  in print making & etchings are always in demand. Children are her choice of   subjects in  most of her art work.


Olga Smirnova





Megan Fisher-Fleming


Megan has achieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, and her Bachelor of Education & Professional  Development as well as her BC Teachers Certificate from Simon Fraser University. Megan’s love for art extends to drawing  and  painting in all  mediums. She has successfully completed courses in web designing and computer animation. The students at our school will benefit greatly from Megan’s guidance.



            Darlene MacDonald


Darlene studied painting at Kwantlen College and Life Drawing at UBC. She is also certified in Graphic Design. She is best known for her many Murals she has painted throughtout southern B.C. Darlene has taught drawing and painting for over 40 years and teaches all levels.  She loves to see art come alive in her students , helping them achieve their highest potential.


                   GABRIELLE STRAUSS



 the blue haired painter, established both as a Fine Art painter and Childrenʼs Entertainer as Mrs. Picasso.     

Gabrielle started her formal art training in Vienna. After moving to Vancouver in 1989 she became involved in various art groups and began attending workshops with well established Canadian artists, one of her mentors the late Robert Genn. Her work has been exhibited in over 40 group and solo exhibitions and has been accepted into numerous juried shows and received awards.
Gabrielle resides in Walnut Grove in Langley and finds great pleasure in ʻpainting the townʼ – local scenery, whimsical house and floral portraits and also abstracts and mixed media paintings.
Gabrielle is an active member of the Federation of Canadian artists, the FLAG- Ft. Langley Artists Group – and one of the Directors of the Langley Arts Council.