Shirle' Klein-Carsh passed away in December 2017.

To see examples of her work, please click on the Recent Works gallery in the menu on the left.  

Shirle'  was a surrealist painter and the subconscious has symbolic language which fascinated her - bringing her  into exploring the mysteries of the Universe.  Her paintings were different - one of a kind.  Her use of colour and design expressed a gift from the Creator. 

She was fascinated by the symbolic language of the subconscious, the mysteries of the universe, and the Creator.  Her background is mainly classical; and she was grateful to her mentor Dr.  Arthur Lismer, ( a member of the famous Group of Seven) while I studied at the National Museuam of Fine Arts in Montreal, for his support sheand encouragement and for allowing her artistic expression free rein.

Each painting shown in the gallery is of another dimension.  She saw it with her "third eye" and translated it surrealistically.  Each viewer may see in them something different; the mind is an ever changing landscape. 

Completed Fine Arts studies at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University) in Montreal, Quebec.
Completed course of studies at the Musieum of Fine Arts, Saidye Bronfman Centre in Montreal.

Past Exhibitions

2010 Silk Purse Group Show, West Vancouver, BC
2009 Silk Purse Group Show, West Vancouver,BC
2008  Ferry Building Group Show, West Vancouver, BC
2006,7,8  Harmony Arts Festival, West Vancouver, BC
2003-4 Community group shows in Delta, Surrey and Langley, BC
2001  Gallery show in Brasilia, Brazil
1997  11th Annual Exhibition and Sale - Minatures, Toronto, Ontario
1995  Group show, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA
1994  One woman exhibit, Sunshine Coast, Sechelt, BC 
1992  One woman exhibit, Theodore Museum of Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
          Group exhibit, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA
1991  First prize, annual Award International Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
          Caszou Picture Gallery, Chateau of the Villeneau, French Riviera
1990  Group exhibit in Riga and Moscow, Russia  (3 murals)
          Group exhibit, Modern Art Gallery, Paris, France
1989  Group exhibit, The Ninth International Biennale of Humour and Satire in the Arts, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
1988  Group exhibit, Langley Centennial Museum. Langley, BC
1986  Group exhibit, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
1985  One woman exhibit, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
1983  Invitational exhibit of international artists, sponsored by the Swiss Government Centre, International d'Art Contemporain de Paris, France
1982  One woman exhibit, Art Cellar Gallery, North Vancouver, BC
1978  One woman exhibit, Copenhagen Galleri, Solvang, CA
          Group exhibit, Womenart Galleries, New York
1977  One woman exhibit, The Canvas Company, Vancouver, BC
1976  One woman exhibit, Danish Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
          Group exhibit, Galerie Internationale, New York
          Joint exhibit, Galerie Mouffe, Paris
          Group exhibit, Galerie Vallombreuse, Biarritz, France
1975  One woman exhibit, Arts Club, Vancouver, BC
          Group show, Imago Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1972-3  Exhibits at four galleries in Australia
1971  Group exhibit, Mary Frazee Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1970  Invitiation exhibit at Bishops University, Sherbrooke, Quebec
          One woman exhibit at Llewelion and Pickard Gallery, Montreal
          Invitiation group exhibit at the opening of Place Bonaventure in Montreal
1965  Juried exhibit of Quebec women painters sponsored by the Province of Quebec in Montreal