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Hello and welcome to my site. 

My name is Svein Nielsen and I'm an artist in British Columbia, Canada. The majority of my work is in Acrylic.  My abstract and surreal approach is often whimsical and makes one wonder;" where am I going with that thought"?

I am mostly self-taught and have been producing art in one way or another for as long as I can remember.  I also have a keen interest in photography.    

 I was born in Norway and immigrated to Canada at an early age.   I still speak Norwegian.  After leaving the corporate world of sales and marketing, I finally returned to what I love...  producing art.

I have always expressed myself through drawing, scratchboard and painting. However,  this is my first attempt at selling and promoting my work.  I was a member of "Gallery 1710"  i.e.South Delta Artist Guild.  I was also a member of  The Canadian Federation of Artists in Vancouver and recently joined the Richmond Arts Coalition.

Some shows I've been in 2022:

March Madness Show Feb. 25-Mar.27 (5 pieces were in)

Skies Wings and Feathered Friends Apr 1 May 1( 5 pieces one sold)

Colour your dreams May 6 to May 29 (5 pieces were in)

Oil and Water (A juried nationwide selection, however, I was not selected)

Summer Show Case July 1 to 25 ( 3 pieces are in)

More 2022 shows :

Summer Blowout sale July 29 to Aug 14

Private Show.  TBA

Farm to Table Sept 2 to 25

Falling into Art Sept 30 to Oct 23

Photographic foundations Oct 28 to Nov 30

Deck the Walls Show Nov 25 Dec 18

MORE for 2023 :

Entered 2 pieces in the Oct show "Art that Tells a Story" at the Federation of Canadian 


also entered  one into The Seymour Art Gallery  (Deep Cove) 



# In July 2022 I was selected to enter two pieces in the upcoming show through the Federation of Canadian Artist on Granville Island Vancouver (see below) called "Pride and Centre" This show was juried and open to everyone.  (Theme Park and Outward" were selected to show. (The show runs July 8 to 30, 2022)

# On October 3, 2022, I was selected to display 7 -10x10" pieces for the "2022 Ten Squared Exhibition" running Nov.10 to Nov 30 2022 at the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver.


I want to keep adding to this intro; regarding my trials and tribulations,  so please check back occasionally to see how I'm doing. You can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram.   Have some fun and look at buying some merchandise of my work.

And remember....always buy art from a living artist, the dead ones don't need the money

FYI:  I stand with Ukraine and support them against the war.  I also support Survival International

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Is Canadian Art Tax Deductible?

the short answer is YES, Canadian art is tax deductible... If you are operating a business and the piece of art has been purchased with the intent of holding on to it for a long term, to benefit your place of business (e.g. exhibited in a place of

business where it will be seen by clients and/or employees).

Types of Art Purchases That Are Tax Deductible A painting, drawing, sculpture, or other similar work of art where evidence of the artist's hand is apparent

(a print purchased at Homesense does not apply!).

Valued at $200 or more, verifiable by invoice/receipt. Produced by a Canadian artist, or an artist who was Canadian at the time of creating the artwork. Will qualify as a Class 8 depreciable capital property for which Capital Cost Allowance (CCA)

can be claimed.

Art that is not created by a Canadian artist is specifically excluded

Another great reason to support Canadian artists! Art rentals are eligible for tax deductions based on the cost of

renting the art, in the exact same way as art purchases are. Talk to your accountant to find out how to minimize your taxes by

investing in Canadian art.

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