Iris Mes-Low

200-100 Braid Street


Born in the Netherlands to an Artist Father and a mother who sang Opera,
Mes Low grew up in an artistic environment. As a child Mes Low sat in
her fathers atelier and absorbed all she could about painting and art.
He taught her that copying and studying good art is a instrument to
learn technique (which has inspired her in her Paint and Sip nights).

Mes Low, in the 80’s, studied and worked with well-known painter Jan de
Kok. She assisted the Artist with painting murals and taught classes in
life drawing and colour theory.

Mes Low started selling work very quickly and her profile within the
community grew until she moved to the west coast of Canada in 1991. She
entered Emily Carr University of Art and Design, but illness hampered
her from finishing her degree.

Mes Low is an avid up-cycler and enjoys teaching Paint and Sip classes
at 100 Braid St. Studios. In her work she celebrates all that makes
Canada unique; she takes an allegorical approach to painting.
Mes Low at present I works full-time in her studio at 100 Braid St.
Studios, New Westminster.

Mes Low is inspired are by The Group of Seven, Grant Wood, Hopper, Emily
Carr and Rousseau. Contemporary inspirations are Dana Irving and Ross

Over the years many of her paintings have found their way into private
collections both in Europe and Canada