Federation of Canadian Artists

2018 Instructors:

Welcome to the

2018 FCA Plein Air Retreat

July 29 - August 3, 2018

Every student will spend an entire day with each of the instructors below, painting at a different location every day.

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Perry has been painting professionally for 20 years, and is a Senior Signature member of the Federation. After a long career as an educator, he is now retired and free from school bells and adolescents. As a result, his inner creative self has exploded with colour and a passion for stretched canvas, as his vibrant landscapes reveal.
Known for his “loose and lively” style and colourful palette, Perry enjoys teaching his workshop participants to free up their approach, have some fun, and experiment with colour.  As an enthusiastic plein air painter, Perry invites participants to come along and learn his acrylic techniques and enjoy some fun outdoors. 

Art has always been part of John’s life. Starting his studies as an art major at Beal Tech in London Ontario and at O.C.A. he eventually became an Architectural Illustrator working with some of the world’s top architects. He continued to follow his passion to paint the Canadian landscape and now divides his time between painting and sharing his years of experience conducting workshops across Canada. His approach to teaching is to be aware of each students needs and demonstrate simple block-in methods with focus on fundamentals such as drawing, composition and colour theory.

Deborah Tilby is a Canadian painter currently living in Victoria BC.  She is recognized as one of the top oil and watercolour painters in the country and is a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and of the Oil Painters of America. Her work has won numerous international awards, has appeared in International Artist, Southwest Art, Arabella and Artist magazines and she was invited to participate in the prestigious American Masters Show at the Salmagundi Club in New York.

Deborah began teaching in 1994 and today continues to hold workshops in oil and watercolour.

Jack’s colourful acrylic landscapes have drawn inspiration directly from numerous plein air adventures and extensive travel journalling, both in British Columbia and abroad. A career art educator and Senior Signature member of the Federation, Jack is recognized for his engaging and enthusiastic workshop presentations. He provides an encouraging, supportive atmosphere for participants to explore their individual creativity, while focusing on strengthening skills with composition, value and colour. Using diverse techniques, from glazing with fluid acrylics to spontaneous drawing with a brush, Jack will foster a setting for every participant to enhance their personal painting approach in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Perry Haddock SFCA


John Pryce AFCA


Deborah Tilby SFCA


Jack Turpin SFCA