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Senft Sculptures

Douglas Senft (1950 – 2012) was a practicing sculptor, our neighbour on the street, and our friend. He had numerous public commissions in Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as exhibiting his work in both public and private galleries. He was a renowned teacher of metal sculptures who lived among us in Courtenay and we are proud to feature a collection of his sculptural work here at Innisfree.

Anyone who has spent time in Vancouver or Victoria has come in contact with his large sculptures and installations. Skytrain stations on the Millenium Line in Vancouver have his art, as well as an installation at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver and at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta, BC.

He also has numerous works up and down the West Coast, Alberta, and as far as Barcelona in Spain. He was the recipient of several Canada Council grants, and his work is in private and public collections including: The City of Vancouver Municipal Collection, The Art Bank of Canada and Washington State Arts Public Place Collection.

Other pieces also expressive in their monumental shapes are part of the Douglas Senft exhibit at Innisfree. His sculptures are located throughout our 7 acres. These are mostly left-over pieces from commissions, his personal favourites, on permanent loan to Innisfree Farm & Botanic Garden from the Senft family.

“Coyotes in a dry prairie” is an exhibit of the art of Douglas Senft