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The Oil and Watercolour Art Portfolio of Edith Dora Rey

A painting of a yellow goldfinch on a blue backgroundVale Perkins Goldfinch #3, acrylic on wood

Edith Dora Rey was born in Switzerland and later moved to Canada, studying art in Vancouver and Halifax before settling in Montreal. In her practice, the artist produces paintings in oil and watercolour, as well as photographs. 

A watercolour painting of autumnal treesA Tree Grows in Vancouver, watercolour on Caruthers paper


Edith has an eye for shape and colour, often combining the two in a highly focused, complementary and dichromatic method in her varied artwork. The artist’s oil paintings often feature animals, usually focusing on a single, central subject painted on a monochromatic but bright background. These compositions remind me a bit of animal portraits by Lesli DeVito.

A screen capture of Edith Dora Rey's art portfolio


I rather enjoy Edith’s Looks Like Art gallery of photographs -- here the artist examines subjects that may be overlooked at first glance, presenting them as potential works of art and infusing a sense of playful discovery into her own work. These photographs are an inspiring reminder that art doesn’t have to exist within the walls of a gallery.

A photo of an orange spray paint circle on the groundMontreal, Quebec

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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