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Verne Busby has lived and worked most of his life in Edmonton, Alberta. He received his BA 1972 and Secondary Education Teaching Certificate in1974 from the University of Manitoba. In 1975 he received his permanent British Columbia secondary teaching certificate. Returning to Edmonton he furthered his design experience with studies at Grant McEwan College Design Arts (1977) and the University of Alberta.

In 1981, after several years of agency experience in Edmonton, Verne Busby joined Bella Totino in Totino Busby Design Inc., an independent design and illustration studio. Art and design talent at Totino Busby has attracted a wide range of clientele.

Verne has taught as part time staff at the University of Alberta Faculty of Art and Design, Visual Communications. Verne also moderates life drawing sessions biweekly at the Edmonton Wecan Society, Harcourt House Annex.

My current paintings analyze forms and spaces, not from a traditional or prescribed point of view, but from an intuitive, visceral one. Internal and external landscapes play off each other becoming transitory images. My intent is to express in paint the illuminating and profoundly moving chaotic forces that provide an unlimited visual pageant.


Triton and the Nereides The Works Festival , Edmonton, 2008
Being Human Leighton Art Centre, Calgary, 2008
Eleusis Fringe Gallery, Edmonton 2008
Merlo Vinoteca Inc Calgary New Works, 2007
Hotel Art Recent Works Hotel d’Art Calgary, 2006
State of the Art Edmonton City Hall, 2005
‘Eye Candy’ - Figurative Exhibition, Image 54 Gallery, Calgary, Alberta 2005
Buon Fresco for the 21st Century! Park Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles 2003
Time after time Chet Baker - The Exhibition Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, 2003
Return to Olympos: The Fringe Gallery, Edmonton, 2003
Doing Leonard Cohen Rice, Theatre Lobby Citadel Theatre, 2002
Blooming Prairie, Edmonton Art Gallery, travelling exhibition, 2001/2002

Corporate Collections:

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Fairmont Japer Park Lodge
National Film Board of Canada
Provincial Museum of Alberta
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Cantak Corporation, Alberta
ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp., Alberta

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