Judy Darcy was first elected as MLA for New Westminster in May 2013 and was re-elected in 2017. She is a passionate advocate for issues facing her constituents – including funding for public education and public transit, overcrowding and wait lists at Royal Columbian Hospital and support for local businesses and local artists.
An experienced and powerful voice for working families, Judy has led successful campaigns for public health, child care, education, seniors care, and clean water.
Born in Denmark, Judy’s family immigrated to Canada and shared many of the challenges that new Canadians face. She is married to human rights and labour lawyer Gary Caroline and has an adult son. She enjoys long walks, the Royal City Farmers’ Market, devouring good novels, hiking, kayaking, and watching the ever-changing activity and light on the Fraser River from her windows.
Now in her fifth decade of art practice, Annette has had a varied career spanning disciplines, media and genre. As a young artist, she depicted the prairie landscape using silkscreen printing as her medium of choice. Then in mid career, Annette became passionately involved in theatre design and followed that path for many years while still maintaining her role as an art educator. Today she works out of a studio in East Vancouver utilizing a variety of mixed painting and drawing media employing the human figure as the focus of her practice. Working both from life and from photographs, Annette seeks to expose not only that which is obvious in the sitter’s physical form, but also to explore the layering of individual narrative – the stories of experience and lives lived.
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