I began my studies in the UK where I was born and raised. I have lived most of my adult life in Canada and completed a BFA at the University of Regina Saskatchewan in 1986 and an M. Ed ( based on Arts Education) in 1996.  In 2001, I spent a semester studying traditional painting and drawing in Italy and Greece with the Aegean Center for Fine Arts. In 2012 I moved to the British Columbian island of Gabriola where I am involved with the local arts community and continue in my art practice.

Exhibitions and Galleries

I have exhibited primarily in Canada in solo and group exhibitions both in public and commercial galleries. My work has been shown in the United States and is part of private collections in Canada and the UK. Work in public collections includes the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Canada Council Art Bank, Universities of Saskatchewan and Regina, City of Regina, Hospital Art Foundation of Regina, Sony Music  and that of H.R.H. Prince Edward.

Subject Matter and Style

I describe myself as a 'narrative artist" working from imagination, memory  and observation. I paint mostly in oils and occasionally in egg tempera and watercolour. I work in a variety of media with drawing, including a method of mixed media paper collage, using wheat paste painting drawing and text. My work is often autobiographical, whether telling stories or assembling familiar or curious still life objects that reflect history and place. 

Antoinette Hérivel: Resume

Contact Information:

1105 Pat Burns Ave

Gabriola Island, BC

V0R 1X2

250 247 8076



Public Facebook page: Antoinette Herivel Artist

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Current Arts Organization Memberships

CARFAC National/BC

Gabriola Island Arts Council

Nanaimo Art Gallery

Art Gallery of Vancouver

2001: Aegean Center for the Arts. One Semester : Pistoia, Italy/island of Paros, Greece
Art History; painting and drawing

1996: University of Regina, Saskatchewan

M Ed with a focus on arts education
Nominated for Governor General’s best thesis national award.

1991: University of Regina, Saskatchewan

B Ed; great distinction

1986: University of Regina, Saskatchewan

BFA; great distinction

1964: University of Roehampton, London UK

Honorary B Ed. Early childhood education and arts and crafts

( great distinction)

Painting : oils, egg tempera, watercolour

drawing and mixed media collage.


Narrative /Autobiographical exploring balance and connection between past and present. Connections between observation, memory and imagination. .

Subject Matter
Subject matter inspired by histories, memorabilia, objects ,autobiographical/ biographical; women’s experience/ domestic routine and place

Exhibitions and Galleries
Solo and group exhibitions in public and commercial galleries. My work has also been shown in Canada and the United States on a few occasions and is part of private collections in Canada and the UK. ( see Collections section) Currently not represented by a commercial gallery.

Related Arts Activities

In addition to my work as a painter I have taught in various capacities, including as a classroom teacher, recreational classes for adults and children, workshops for teachers and as a sessional lecturer and practicum advisor for the Arts Education program at the University of Regina.
I produced a series of learning activities for ArtSask, an educational website. I have served as an advocate and supporter for various arts organizations and projects. For eight years, I worked as an artist in schools through the international program Learning Through the Arts I served three times as mentor in the CARFAC Sask mentorship program. Other activities include collaborations with dancers and designing theatrical props for children’s theatre


2017: Observation to Imagination: Hive Gallery, Gabriola, BC ( March)

2016: Fragmented :My Artist Studio

2015: Frocks: Plaskett Gallery, New Westminster, Vancouver BC

2014: Frocks: A selection::Gabriola Medical Centre Gabriola, BC

2010: The King of Spain’s Daughter: Elsie Scherle Art Gallery ,Regina Beach, Saskatchewan

2010: Fragmented: Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan

2006: Let Them Eat Cake. University of Regina Faculty Club

2003: If all the Sky were Apple Pie: the Pleasures of the Table: McIntyre Gallery

2002: From the Aegean: McIntyre Gallery

2000: The Spirit of the Garden: McIntyre Gallery

1997: Ada’s House: Reading between the Lines, Performance Art:

           University of Regina SIDRU ( Education Research)

           Women’s Conference: Community and Change, Saskatoon

1996: The Green Satin Wedding Dress: University of Regina Faculty Club

1996 Voyage into the Interior: Extending the Painted Image: Dunlop Art Gallery, Sherwood Village, Regina, Sk

1995 : Through the Looking Glass: 

            Moose Jaw Art Museum, Saskatchewan

            Estevan Art Museum, Saskatchewan

            Grande Prairie Art Gallery, Alberta

            Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, Sk

1995: Random Sample: McIntyre Gallery, Regina Sk.

1993: Studio Visit: Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sk

1993 New Work: University of Regina Faculty Club

1992 Through the Looking Glass: Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina,Sk

1992 It’s Never Over Until the Fat Lady Sings: McIntyre Gallery, Regina, Sk

1990: Have a Nice Day: McIntyre Gallery Regina, Sk

1989: Coffee Row:: Joe Moran Gallery, Regina, Sk

1988: Mainstreet: McIntyre Gallery, Regina, Sk

1988 New Work:  Moose Jaw Art Museum, Sk

1986: BFA Graduating Exhibition: Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina


2017 Gabriola Artists:  School House Gallery, Qualicum Beach BC

2015 Group Show Metchosin, Victoria, BC

2015 Best in House: Hive Gallery, Gabriola BC

2015 Canadiana:  Gabriola Gallery BC

2014: Spring Fling: 2 Person show:Duncan, BC

2013: The December Show: Nanaimo Art Gallery BC

2013: Small Works: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC

2008: New Artists: Assiniboia Gallery, Saskatchewan

2007: The Two Roads Join Here: Intersections: Mysteria Gallery, Regina, Sk

2005: Artist Self Portraits:  Art Gallery of Regina

2001 : Intersections: 

            Rosemont Gallery, Regina, Sk

           Chapel Gallery, N. Battleford, Sk

2001: Dialogue: Rosemont Gallery, Regina

2000: Changing Times: 

           University of Regina, Sk. Faculty Exhibition: Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina Sk.

1994: Women And: Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, Sk.

1992: 10th Anniversary Exhibition: Neutral Ground Art Gallery, Regina, Sk

1992 : Laughing Matters: Mendel Art Gallery. Saskatoon, Sk

1990 : Saskatchewan Open: Mendel Art gallery, Saskatoon, Sk.

1989: Sport Art ‘89: Rosemont Art Gallery, Sk

1989/90: Regina Billboard Project

            Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto

1988: Refugee: Two Women Show: Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, Sk

1987: Neutral Ground Exchange:

          Hamilton, Ontario, Articule Gallery, Montreal

1987: The Farm Show: A Documentary:  AKA Gallery Saskatoon

1986: Women’s Sensibilities: National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Women in Visual Arts ( sole Canadian represented)

         W.A.R.M. Gallery, Minneapolis, Mn, USA


University of Regina

College of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan

Canada Council Art Bank

Saskatchewan Arts Board

City of Regina

Regina Hospital Art Foundation

Saskatchewan Department of Education

Duck Mountain resources, Calgary, Alberta

Sony Music Co., Toronto

H. R. H Prince Edward

Private Collections across Canada and UK


2014 Full Bursary to Metchosin Summer School

1995 and 1993

Margaret Messer Fellowship

University of Regina, Faculty of Education

1992 Individual Assistance B Grant

Saskatchewan Arts Board

1987 Individual Assistance B Grant

Saskatchewan Arts Board

1985 Gene B. Ciuca Memorial Scholarship in Visual Arts

1984 Canadian Federation of University Women’s Scholarship

1981 Saskatchewan Teacher’s Federation Purchase Award.


As Author:

2009/10: interactive visual learning activities for ARTSASK website

1997 A Voyage Between Tide and Time: Creating Research in the Studio

Canadian Review of Art Education: Research and Issues, 23(2), 55-73

1988 Antoinette Herivel:  Gallerie: Women’s Art( Annual Edition), 1.6.1988, 63-65

As Illustrator:

2009: Benchmark Press: book cover design for: About Jim and Me by Sally Crooks

2006: Trafford Publishing: book cover design for: That Saturday Night by Sally Crooks

1993 Coteau Books: book cover design for novel: The Crew


2010: BBC Jersey: Web feature and BBC radio interview

2010: Art Gallery of Regina exhibition brochure Fragmented

with essay by Jack Anderson

1996 Dunlop Art Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, Regina

Voyage Into The Interior: extending The Painted Image

Essay: Mapping the Journey, By Dr. Barbara Powell

Internet visual image and biography: 

The World’s Women on Line:Institute for Studies in the Arts: Arizona State University.

 Biographical information in:

Who’s Who of Canadian Women

1994 Saskatchewan Society for Education Through Art: ( SSEA)

        Video: Antoinette: Directed and produced by Dr Norman Yakel

Sharper Image Film and Video Productions: Paintings in video: A Symphony of Youth: Produced by Frank Halbert

1992 Rosemont Art Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, Regina Sk. 

         Through the Looking Glass: Essay by Dr. Kim Sawchuk, Concordia University

Grain Magazine: Rural Life Edition, Fall: 1989 Grain Magazine: Fall