Glenda Yates ARTIST

Born in Nanaimo BC, raised in Vancouver and finally Nelson in the Kootenays, I have always been drawn to creative arts. Fast forward to East Texas State University where I was mentored by Paul Kelpe, a German-American abstract artist whose works are in major collections in the US and abroad. Upon graduation I ended up in Ottawa as it was the only city that mailed me their newspaper and had information on how to get milk delivered to your house.

In Ottawa, I got a job with the National Museums of Canada and then with National Historic Parks & Sites as an exhibit designer. Had some great projects there: Alexander Bell Museum in Baddeck, NS, Lower Fort Garry in Manitoba, Dawson City in the Yukon and numerous other sites across Canada over the next 14 years.

I was fortunate to be named Chief Designer at the National Museum of Science & Technology. My responsibilities also included design for the new National Aviation Museum. Goodness, we had fun with the Aviation Museum’s successful opening in 1988 and plus a myriad of projects focussed on kids’ and parents’ discovery and learning such as "Canada in Space"..

The sirens of creativity from my past kept calling and I decided to re-wire and go full-time into the scary world of producing art. Life drawing, pastels, oils, acrylics, art papers, canvases, brushes, sprays, gesso became my new friends.

So here I am. Have a look and let me know what you think of my journey.

Contact me for more information about my art - availability, sizes, prices: glenda@yateskrusberg.ca

New Paintings 2020

Midnight Moon #2, Acrylic & Copper Leaf 24" x 36"
Silver Woods, Mixed Media 12" x 18"
Silver Flurry, Acrylic & Silver Leaf 12" x 12"
Snow Boughs, Acrylic & Silver Leaf 16" x 20"
Twilight Water, Acrylic Copper, Gold & Silver Leaf 14" x 18"

Selected Works

Water Studies

Harvest Moon, Acrylic 30" x 30"
Fire and Ice, Acrylic 30" X 30"
Dawn Visitors, Acrylic 30" x 30"
Shallow Water, Acrylic 3o" x 30"
Red Boat Buoy, Acrylic 30" x 30"
Still Water, Acrylic 30" x 30"
Sunset Shimmer, Acrylic 30" x 30"

Still Life

Lemons on Mexican Tablecloth, Acrylic 16" x 20"
Tomatoes on Mexican Tablecloth, Acrylic 16" x 20"
Jaguar Guarding Mangos, Acrylic 16" x 20"
Land of Plenty, Acrylic 16" x 20"
French Cuisine, Acrylic 16" x 20"


Kaslo Sweetpeas, Acrylic 12" x 12"
Peonies with Thai Pot, Pastel 12" x 17"
White Hydrangea, Acrylic 20" x 24"
Blossom View, Pastel 20" x 24"


Moss Wall #3, Acrylic 20" x 26"
Arboretum King #1. Acrylic 20" x 26"
Winter Rocks, Pastel 18.5" x 26"
Highway 417, Pastel 18" x 24"
Winter Trail, Pastel 16" x 22'
Sooke Seascape, Acrylic 12" x 12"

Copyright © Glenda Yates Krusberg 2020, All Rights Reserved

Contact: glenda@yateskrusberg.ca