Al Colton

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Light and Shadow .Acrylic.12\x16\.$695
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Village .Acrylic.8x10.$495

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The Mountain .Acrylic.8x10.$495

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Duck Pond .Acrylic.9x12.$550
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Snow from Studio .Acrylic.11x14.$595
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Falls of Rogie - Rothshire .Acrylic.11x14.$595
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Valley Farmyard .Acrylic.12x16.$695

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Valley View-Mt. Baker .Acrylic.12x16.$695
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Beach Party .Acrylic.12x16.$695

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Mountain Stream .Acrylic.8x10.$495
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False Creek - Burrard Bridge .Acrylic.18x24.$1200

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Mr. Baker View .Acrylic.11x14.$595

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Milner Chapel .Acrylic.14x11.$595

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Cascade Creek .Acrylic.16x12.$695
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Whytecliffe, West Van .Acrylic.9x12.$550

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Marinescape .Acrylic.8x10.$495
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Forest Stream .Acrylic.11x14.$595
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Milner Church - Langley .Acrylic.11x14.$595
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Alder Trees .Acrylic.16x20.$995
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Country Church .Acrylic.8x10.$495

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Spring, Langley .Acrylic.8x10.$495

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Bromley Rock .Acrylic.12x16.$695

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Michaud House with Nicomekl .Acrylic.11x14.$595

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Fort Community Hall .Acrylic.16x20.$995

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Fraser River Slough .Acrylic.8x10.$495
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Snowy Trail .Acrylic.11x14.$595
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Just Around the Corner .Acrylic.8x10.$495
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Pathway .Acrylic.12x9.$550
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Empress Hotel .Acrylic.16x20.$995

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Otter Co-op .Acrylic.16x20.$995
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Heavy Snowfall .Acrylic.11x14.$495
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Church by the Riverside .Acrylic.11x14.$595

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Woodbridge in the Winter .Acrylic.11x14.$595
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Across the River .Acrylic.12x16.$695
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Lost in the Woods .Acrylic.24x36.$2400
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River Farm .Acrylic.16x20.$995
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Hwy 7 Near Aggasiz .Acrylic.14x18.$850
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River Farm .Acrylic.16x20.$995
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Spring Campbell Valley Farmhouse .Acrylic.16x20.$995
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Weathered .Acrylic.16x20.$995
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Steaming thru Fort Langley .Acrylic.16x20.$995
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Road to Terra Farms .Acrylic.16x20.$995
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Old Sheds Near Merritt .Acrylic.11x14.$595






Al Colton

Al Colton started painting over seventy years ago at the Ontario College of Art with instruction by Group of Seven artists, Arthur Lismar and Frank Carmichael.

After studying art in 1940 and 1941, he served in the Air Force. While in the forces, he often sketched portraits of his crew mates.  His portrait work found its way into the prestigious National Gallery in Ottawa.

After the Second World War and air force duty,  Al Colton completed his art education at the Vancouver School of Art with instruction by Jack Shadbolt. Colton became an art teacher and supervisor in the Vancouver School District. 

Colton's work has been shown in the Vancouver Art Gallery. He retired from the public art scene many years ago but returned in 1998. That year, four of his paintings were featured in the award-winning book, Langley 125: A Celebration, published by the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.

Over the years, oil paints have been replaced by acrylics. The colour palette has mellowed with age. But  Colton's work still sizzles with biting social commentary and present "more than meets the eye". His 2010 solo show "Heritage Matters" was a huge success and he continues to sell more paintings than any other artist at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.

The Dean of Art, Al Colton, is truly a Canadian art icon. His current works include portraits, landscapes, street scenes and still life and are exclusively sold at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. Al resides in Langley with his wife Esther, also a painter. 



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