Roxi Sim Hermsen

Currently owner at: RoxiArtWork studio

I am one of the R's of RnR Murals and Deva Dialogue Workshops with Rebecca Shepherd.


Recent Art Shows: Grenada show at Aquarium with Rebecca Shepherd Mar. 2019.

Deva Dialogue, together with Rebecca Shepherd at Buvez Kelowna July 7,2018


Murals: Mt. Moritz Anglican School, four murals and playground, mural in private home, Byron Campbell Grenada and murals for Hanoi 36 restaurant Salmon Arm BC RnR Murals


Magazines: Branches of Light, Mosaic, Cartomancer, Issues, Sage Women, WeMoon. 


Past shows, Salmon Arm Art Gallery 1998, Armstrong Public Art Gallery 2011, The Hub Vernon,2014 Vernon Public Art Gallery, The Okanagan Erotic Art Show (4years) Millennium Gallery Vancouver 1999, Enderby Arts Council, KDAC shows, Mission Pottery, Okanagan Artisan’s Guild Shows, The Grenada Arts Council exhibit Grenada West Indies 1998. Several resorts and hotels in Grenada.

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My Background

Vancouver born Artist Roxi (Sim) Hermsen was profoundly influenced by  props and costumes at a young age through dancing at Grace MacDonald  school of Dance, and performing on the Kitsilano Showboat and Queen  Elizabeth Theatre. In her teens, she performed for the BC Lions  Cheerleaders under Miss Grace.

Roxi studied Art and pottery at Prince of Wales Secondary,  then Office and Business courses at Pitman Business College. She then  continued on in Fine Arts at Langara College and continued her Fine Arts  and Social Science studies at the University of Calgary where she  obtained her teaching degree. Further studies in Counseling at UBC and  University of Victoria had her study both Art and Dance therapy.

As a career, Roxi taught at the secondary level, Fine Arts,  Drama, Video production (a career prep program she developed) Social  Studies, Textiles and fabric arts as well as business education.  She  also taught extra-curricular dance to over 40 students and was involved  in the yearbook, graduation décor and many other aspects of the school.   She worked well with other teachers developing cross curricular  studies, especially through her video courses.

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 Together with her husband, Roxi had a pottery studio for many years  where she worked primarily in primitive pottery methods and also painted  on Tony’s majolica pottery.  Painting on pottery turned into painting  on canvas when her family spent time in Grenada West Indies and Roxi  took up painting. Her colourful work is influenced greatly by this  experience where she went through over 200 ft. of canvas and a suitcase  full of paint. 

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Grenada


In Grenada she joined and showed with the Grenada Arts Council and  volunteered at Grenada Clayworks.  Her work sold to collectors in  Norway, France, Washington DC, Canada, the UK, Barbados and Grenada.   After Hurricane Ivan, devastated the island in 2004, Roxi donated  several paintings that helped in the recovery there.  She also  spearheaded “Seeds of Hope” that saw over a ton of seeds and relief  supplies get to the village they lived in and be distributed across the  island.

Roxi has always been very community minded and was involved  in helping to create The Salmon Arm Art Gallery, the Salmon Arm Roots  and Blues Festival, The Okanagan Artisan’s Guild, The Enderby Wild  Wallflower Community Mural Project, the Enderby and District Arts  Council and, together with her husband and parents, The Okanagan Science  Centre.

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 Now retired, Roxi has joined forces with Rebecca Shepherd creating RnR Murals and Deva Dialogue workshops.  The duo had a show in Kelowna together and went to Grenada to paint murals and a playground, as well as personal work.  Roxi and Rebecca painted 4 murals at Hanoi 36 a restaurant in Salmon Arm. They offer their workshops through arts councils and create workshops to increase creativity in  the workplace.  

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 Roxi’s Pearls of Wisdom Tarot deck, a seven year healing art project,  was published in 2007 and 2008.  The multi-cultural nature of the deck  has made it a favourite among collectors from Indonesia to Taiwan, to  Brazil, the UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Finland, Trinidad, The US,  Canada and even to Uzbekistan.  Now out of print, Roxi  has self published the deck after photographing the originals at high resolution, borderless in two sizes, see store.   Roxi has written a  manuscript/workbook/journal for the Major Arcana  through Global Spiritual  Studies.   Roxi has an App Sacred Feminine Oracle published by Indiegoes Apps, it is also self published as a deck in two sizes. 

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Art work, available for sale, is in the store. Roxi also accepts private commissions and custom design work in  acrylic paint, coloured pencil. 

Roxi’s art is in collections in Norway, The UK, France,  Barbados, Grenada, The USA and Canada. The Pearls of Wisdom Major Arcana  was shown at the Armstrong Public Art Gallery Oct. 2011.  The Pearls of  Wisdom Tarot was published in 2007, second edition 2008, third edition 2015. The deck is a  favourite of collections and is in collections around the world.