Local Victoria artist Avis Rasmussen completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria in 1979 and a Masters in Art Education in 1981. A celebrated poet, painter and printmaker, Rasmussen is a strong advocate for Victoria's arts community. Her unique approach to colour and light reflect her personal reflection upon home and garden, as well as her dedication to image and form. Rasmussen has garnered many accolades in her artistic career, and her pieces have been featured and collected worldwide. She is represented in Victoria by the Winchester Galleries. Her papers and a number of books and publications with her art and writing are held by the University of Victoria Archives and Special Collections.