Photo: Darren Stone, Times Colonist

Photo: Darren Stone, Times Colonist

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
your heart.”

‘Art from and for the heart,’ Wendy Picken’s work is a colourful celebration of nature’s
seasons of love and life.

“Artists’ work gets a mega-viewing on Moss Street” – Times Colonist July 14, 2016

“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:


Thank you to the Greater Victoria Art Gallery, Art Rental & Sales, for over 20 years of service!


Other Exhibits:

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
Sidney, BC

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.