Mango Smile Studio is located in Sidney, B.C., where Wendy Picken holds workshops
and drawing classes and works on her paintings. Seasonal art cards (perfect for Christmas!),
prints and books of her work are available.
‘Finger painting without the paint’ is how artist Wendy Picken describes the mixed medium
technique she has developed since 1988. With her fingertips, she combines Stabilo crayon,
pastel, china marker and wax polish on paper. “There are no rules except to trust and follow
‘Art from and for the heart,’ Wendy Picken’s work is a colourful celebration of nature’s
seasons of love and life.
“Picken has her finger on the pulse of art” – Peninsula Review, February 19, 2016: Download story
Exhibits & Events
An Evening with Gwen Curry and Wendy Picken
Thursday November 2, 2023, 6:30-8:30 pm
Sidney/North Saanich Library, 10091 Resthaven Dr
Alexander’s Coffee Bar
2385 Beacon Ave W, Sidney, BC
June 4-17, 2023 and
Dec 17, 2023 through Jan 6, 2024
Mango Smile Studio is open Saturday – Tuesday, 11 am – 4 pm.
Call for an appointment if you would like a different viewing time.
Wendy’s work is also available at these locations:
- Muffet and Louisa, 2506 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC
- Side Street Studio, 204-2250 Oak Bay Ave., Victoria
- South Shore Gallery, 2046 Otter Point Rd, Sooke, BC (cards & originals)
- Little Bird, 163 Station St, Duncan, BC (cards, prints & originals)
- The Village Gallery, 2459 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC
Thank you to the Greater Victoria Art Gallery, Art Rental & Sales, for over 20 years of service!
Spring and Christmas exhibits at Alexander’s Coffee Company, 2385 Beacon Avenue, Sidney BC
Spring and Fall Studio tours, Sidney BC
Spring and Fall Studio Tours, through Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Paint-In, Moss Street, Victoria BC, annually in July
Pleasant Street Artists and Friends
Look for our display booth in the Thursday night market in Sidney, June-August
Pleasant Street Studio
Island Rain Studio
Tudor House Press
Belle and Dragon Pottery, Cindy Gibson
Wendy’s work has also regularly been selected for the
Sooke Fine Art Show and the Sidney Fine Art show.
NOT REALLY AN EXHIBIT But we had to mention it!
See three images from Wendy’s garden in the new book by Julie Messervy.
It’s called New Landscaping Ideas That Work, published by Taunton Press.