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Meet one of Canada's chicest artists: Bobbie Burgers

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Meet one of Canada's chicest artists: Bobbie Burgers

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Images courtesy of Burgers' husband, Billy Wishloff

You may recognize Bobbie Burgers' energetic and colourful large-scale florals−after all, the Vancouver-based artist has been at it for nearly 20 years. But even if you're new to these bold works, you'll likely be moved. Continue reading to see more of Burgers' work and get the details of her show… Breakfast With Bobbie - 7

Burgers in front of her work at the Bau-Xi Gallery

Burgers, whose latest exhibit, Lovely Fugitive, is opening tomorrow at the  Bau-Xi Gallery in Toronto, wants people to feel energized, to feel joy, when they see her works. "People are always asking me what I love so much about flowers," says the lithe artist over breakfast at Frank Restaurant in the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). "But it's not really about flowers; it's about colour and movement and fragility. Flowers are just an accessible way to communicate these themes…and it means I always get to have fresh-cut flowers in the house!" Burgers-NobleGrief300 Her house was also recently filled with a private collection of her own pieces, which she has earmarked for her four children. (She, her designer husband and her children share a gorgeous and oft-photographed sunny home in B.C.) Now, these exclusive pieces will actually be available to rent from the AGO's art-rental program. A month or more with one of Burgers' expressive, sweeping pieces? Parting with it would be such sweet sorrow. Read more: 5 Canadian artists you need to know Spring 2014 beauty trend: Art focus!  
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Meet one of Canada's chicest artists: Bobbie Burgers