About Iris Mes Low

 “All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them” Isak Dinesen. Mes-Low's work is the Visual Communication of what “Happy “is to her. It is her story.

Dutch born, Canadian Mes-Low's art is a form of meditation and just like happiness, it’s something that looks different to everyone. Mes-Low's work represents her speech on a soapbox. She express’s in Paint what she finds touches her life but others as well. Mes-Low's work relieves her from depression and anxiety & has led to her current style.

A 3rd Generation, artist Mes-Low apprenticed from 1985 onwards with a number of artists over a 3-year period in the Netherlands and then worked as an artist, illustrator & muralist.

In 1991, she made a permanent move to the West Coast of Canada from The Netherlands where Mes-Low has worked toward her degree at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC.

It is a fluid and ever-changing exchange between the canvas and images from her subconscious. The landscape of the west coast has caught her in all its colour and everchanging light.  Her approach to landscape is one of tightening up the form and accetuating the colour present in the environ.

Urbanization also plays an important role in her work. The high prices of real estate make much of housing unatainable for many which is rapidly changing the landscape of the west coast of Canada. Her work bears a message of preservation ralther than contant change.

Her voice comes from the wish to halt overbuilding and embrace the landscape allowing people to truly experience the west coast.

Over the years many of her paintings have found their way into private collections both in Europe, Canada and South America.

Member of Canadian Federation of Artists & Arts Council of New Westminster