Staff Art Show


We are stoked to present this art show from our very own Bandidas family. Eight of our beloved staff are exhibiting their art at Bandidas until March 7th.

Scroll through to see a glimpse of their work, and come by the restaurant to claim a piece for yourself.

Dinah Atyeo

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"I am easily fascinated by shape, colour, line and texture and their relationship to one another in composition. I generally follow the concept of ecofeminism and the idea that feminist theory and holistic knowledge can correct the harmful split between nature and culture caused by the patriarchy and capitalism. In my process, I explore various mediums with a loose idea and expand my artwork based on a conversation between abstract elements and often realistic depictions of natural processes. In my art practice, I play with intuition, spontaneity, and calculation. I set up limitations at the beginning of each painting, such as colour or medium, but have no preconceived idea of the finished result of the artwork. I allow for the viewer to interpret their own subjectivity through the combination of various imagery, colour palettes, patterns and texture." 



Alyssa Dusevic is an artist residing in Vancouver, Canada which she acknowledges as the ancestral, unceded land of the Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. She graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a major in Photography. Though still primarily photo-based, her practice has also branched out to include sculpture, embroidery and drawing.


Melanie grew up in Vancouver BC, an only child to two loving parents. Fascinated by the family archive, heirlooms and photo albums, Melanie is constantly making work that explores her relationship with friends, family,  partners, and herself. It is her hope that through the study of past relationships, we may find ways to heal, love and be grateful in the present. Melanie is very interested in healing, and plans to pursue studies in Counselling Psychology, begrudgingly following in her mother’s footsteps, once she has recovered from her BFA. 

More of Melanie’s work can be found at as well as

Steph Gwynne

Steph is long time print maker, working mainly with lino and wood cuts. Her work features skewed perspective architecture, inspired by buildings in Toronto (where she's originally from) and travels around Vancouver. Block images with small fine details and loud pops of color make for a simple yet bold image. 

Stephanie Gwynne / Instagram : @pigment.pulp


Tyler Homan is currently a student studying at UBC. Inspired by the everyday situation looking at the impact these situations can have on people, and the environment. He explores his surroundings and environment through photography.


Instagram: @supersein7

Jesse Ross is a local visual artist. A saying about the reaching mind says that it is like "a mosquito trying to pierce an iron ox". We know the mosquito will not succeed just as we understand that external responses cannot fully satisfy our fundamental questions about life and yet we persist in asking. Jesse uses drawing to offer himself space to sit and work calmly with questions as they arise. He is currently exploring the deep awareness brought to bear by the contour drawing process in which the artist simultaneously follows the surface of the subject with both their eye-line and drawing tool. 

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"I think of my paintings as objects that represent my experience with the materials. Neither the shapes nor the colours are planned, I instead allow the paintings to develop into what feels and looks right in that moment. Rarely does my work require more than one or two sessions to complete.

 My main focus is on the materials themselves, and how they manifest into finished work through my choices and my movements. I enjoy colours and textures and experimenting with layering drawings and oil paint, as well as different oil paint mediums such as cold wax and glosses.

 I graduated with a BFA from Concordia University in 2016. I have shown my work at the VAV Gallery, Thomson House, and Centaur Theater."