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Charlotte Philtjens: Coffee and Doodles

Visit ‘Coffee and Doodles’, a mixed media exhibition of illustrations by Charlotte Phitjens showing at the Kitimat Museum & Archives October 20th until November 18th, 2023.

Originally from Belgium, Charlotte has lived in the remote community of Telegraph Creek since 2010. As a mother, nature-lover, trapper, and hunter, she draws her artistic inspiration from everyday life in B.C.’s far north. Her charming and whimsical illustrations depict both the magical and mundane. Mediums used in this exhibit include watercolour, gouache, pencil, and even coffee!

The Museum is admission by donation and the Upstairs Gallery is wheelchair-accessible by lift.

For more information, visit or call 250-632-8950.

About Charlotte Philtjens

Charlotte Philtjens is an illustrator who lives in the small northern community of Telegraph Creek, BC, Canada. She enjoys creating her art surrounded (or outnumbered) by her three children, her sled dogs, chickens, garden and the beautiful Coast Mountain Range of the Rockies. She is originally from Belgium, where she studied art at Haute Ecole St Luc de Liege.

Charlotte’s art is directly inspired by her everyday life of homesteading, mothering and living an altogether different lifestyle.

Her illustrations and stories inspire her own children with adventures and wonder. She hopes you will see her art trough your inner child’s eyes and enjoy it as much as she does.

To learn more about Charlotte, visit her website at


A poster showing the illustrative art of Charlotte Philtjens with text.

Kitimat Museum & Archives

The Kitimat Museum & Archives opened in October 1969 and has served Kitimat citizens for the past fifty years as the place for community and natural history, and an exhibition centre for visual arts.

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