Dale Nigel Goble made the Cowichan Valley his home for over 20 years, and touched many lives along the way with his dynamic personality and vibrant artwork. He had a true gift. Art was his calling and he worked hard at mastery every single day.
For years Dale’s signature style, typically expressed in silk screen prints, woodblock prints and acrylic paintings, and more recently in a series of children’s books, has been enjoyed by collectors both locally and around the world. Much of his work was inspired by the natural beauty of our region, and we are blessed with a legacy of how he saw and treasured this place.
Dale didn’t just master his craft, he also excelled at the business end of art-making – always coming up with innovative concepts and clever ways to get his work into the world. Dale’s 'Applebet' – a floating, wooden wall hanging that uses the alphabet to form the shape of an apple – quickly became one of North America’s most coveted artworks. It has been featured in countless magazines and virtually every home design TV show in Canada. It proudly hangs in homes, schools and galleries, including the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
Widely known for his generosity, Dale freely gave of his time and expertise in support of emerging artists, and regularly donated his work for charity fundraisers. His creative colleagues, friends and family will always remember Dale as a driven and talented artist, but also as a true friend with a huge heart.
“To create a thing of beauty, to inspire and remind oneself and others that beauty is all around us, if only we learn to see.” – dng
To learn more about Dale and his artwork, please visit the dngSTUDIO website