Being raised among the islands off of British Columbia’s coast caused Carol Haigh to develop a close affinity with water. Her family immigrated to Salt Spring Island in 1955 where she has lived since. At the age of 16, Carol left home and embarked on a five year sailing voyage to the Pacific Islands, New Zealand and Australia. She returned to Salt Spring and began painting , pouring her love for the sea onto the canvas.

The ocean is an endless source of inspiration for Haigh, offering daily cinematic vistas with constantly shifting qualities of light. Her approach and technique to painting water is masterful. Her scenes are typically calm, in an attempt to communicate the beauty and fragile state of our oceans, a crucial subject which all of us have a vested interest in.

Carol Haigh’s CV


Carol Haigh Sunlit Ocean

Sunlit Ocean  2021
Acrylic on canvas  48″ x 60″


Carol Haigh Southern Storm 48x60

Southern Storm  2019
Acrylic on canvas  48″ x 60″


Carol Haigh Break at Long Beach 48x72

Break at Long Beach  2019
Acrylic on canvas  48″ x 72″

This artist’s work is represented in Ian Tan – Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery