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Painted City Artist Roster - Elbagir Osman

Artist Statement

Joining the team of artists working on the Painted City project is a great opportunity to add to the beauty and unique features of the city of Calgary. My artistic skills cover a wide range of mediums and styles ranging from realistic painting to graphic design to cartooning and supported by the use of digital imaging media in the development of my visual projects which I will come in a variety of styles. My interest and studies of African, Islamic and Nubian arts can bring new flavours the art scene of the city. For me every project is a new challenge and discovery that comes with its new palette, technique and style. Developing Painted City projects is good chance for working with the communities, fellow artists where we can be partners in creativity, city and communities development and and fun.

Photo Gallery - Unclassified

  • Dry Leaves
  • Shadows on a Path
  • The Pond
  • A Walk in Gatineau Park
  • Winter Shadows


Elbagir Osman was born and studied art in Sudan, he studied painting in College of Fine Art,(Khartoum, Sudan) and earned a graduate degree in Scenic Design at the Academy of Arts (Cairo, Egypt). His paintings were exhibited in many countries. Elbagir is a winner of many prizes for art and design. His works are acquired by many institutes around the world.
Elbagir moved to  Canada 1996 as a refugee, since then he joined the art movement in Ottawa as an active member of some of the most active art organization in the city such as SAW gallery, EBA, MASC and CNCAC. Elbagir taught art at the Ottawa school of art and many community centers. He has also written about art, art education, cultural rights, and cultural policies.

Community Engagement

I will develop my projects with the communities, starting with discussing the themes with the community, visualize them into sketches that relate to the community unique characteristics for further discussion with the community and consider any alterations suggested by them until we reach together a clear picture of the project, before starting executing it. I will be available to develop and execute any number of works in this project to a full time involvement.
See the full artist roster and read more about the Painted City initiative.