Yzabelle Delisle Milton
Yzabelle started her career as a fashion designer after graduation from the Cotnoir Cappone School of Fashion Design. Moving to the West Coast in 1980 brought the needed stimulus to begin painting in earnest. Yzabelle has studied with various B.C. and U.S. instructors, is a graduate of the Alan Edwards School of Fine Art and was elected A.F.C.A. with the Federation of Canadian Artists in March 1995. Four years were spent as the coordinator of volunteers at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island. She was a board member at the Surrey Art Centre from 1993 – 1995 and taught sketching, and painting for Surrey Parks and Recreation for 5 years before coming to the Sunshine Coast.
She spent 4 years instructing art for the Sunshine Coast Regional District before opening her own studio where she teaches a variety of classes always stressing the need for artists to open their minds to experimental painting. Her work has been shown in many galleries around British Columbia. Yzabelle is presently teaching art courses at Capilano University and is a board member of the Landing Gallery in Gibsons BC.
In the process of creating art she loves to explore and experiment with all water based mediums, building colour and texture, allowing the image to make itself known, always shifting from chaos to order as the painting evolves.