I have a broad yet simple desire in my paintings: to create something beautiful. It’s not that I want to ignore the ugliness of life, far from it, but I want to create environments that are places of relief, of release, of healing and tenderness.
Clare is a textile and multi-media artist. When she is not working on her own art, she works as a community artist, using the arts in imaginative ways to help community groups explore complex issues such as cultural and spiritual identity, including community visioning.
mine is the age-old story of a prairie girl in love with the sea. i moved with my husband + our two boys to victoria bc on the west coast of canada. dream. come. true. you’ll find elements of nature + my love of the tall trees + cold seas of the pacific northwest in everything i create.
Colette has a varied art practice. She is a sculptor, painter and mixed media artist. Using her camera and travel as inspiration, she creates works that play with the concepts of time, place and space; art that stretches the boundaries of reality yet seem possible.
Allan is a self-taught painter and sometime photographer based in Victoria, British Columbia. He grew up in the Okanagan Valley, and he loves the colours, light and heat of the dry interior desert. Allan paints landscapes and abstracts and works in both oil and acrylic.
Ginny creates figurative sculpture that celebrates the strength and diversity of the human spirit. Her goal is to engage, inspire, and provoke viewers with her art. Her work is in private collections in Western Canada, the US, Europe and North Africa.
I have painted in acrylics and created photo-montage for many years now but still feel the excitement of new images and new discoveries. Lately I have included mixed media, plaster, pastes, abstract design and a desire to try new approaches.
Sonia is a functional potter who works in her home studio, nestled at the base of Mt Doug, in Victoria. Her pottery echoes natural elements that surround her. She creates tableware that is simple yet elegant and for everyday use. Pieces are dishwasher and oven safe.
Judi MacLeod is a full time fibre artist from Western Canada who has spent most of her life working with fibre. She was first exposed to experimental fibre work by Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn from England which changed the entire focus of her work.
Jennifer creates her hand fabricated jewelry for people who love to express their own unique personality and artistic sense of style. Miller believes there is something magical in designing and forming jewelry by hand and making that invisible connection available for others to enjoy.
Katharine is showing a group of paintings that communicate through gesture, posture, and dress. Missing information comes from memory and expectation. Her work is colourful, playful, and a commentary on society with all its various aspects.
As a Mt.Tolmie resident in the Victoria region, Carol has been taking fine art photographs for 20 years. She looks for lines, shapes, textures, and colours that exist in nature or manufactured settings, often picking out a portion of a scene that my be normally overlooked.
Sandhu is an award-winning watercolor artist. His work portrays daily life in busy street scenes, seascapes with haze and mist, and rural landscapes. Most important he approaches his subject in a fearless manner and uses looseness to portray its movement.
Marcela is an Argentinian/Canadian painter who loves painting landscapes, still-lifes and florals in acrylics and oils. She is greatly inspired by her love of traveling and gardening which gets translated into colourful vibrant paintings depicting beauty found in everyday scenes.