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Market Vendors
at   the  Arts on the  Avenue Market
on Sunday A
ug 25, 2024

(In Alphabetical Order)

 

Amanda Pohl

I am a Ladysmith local, born and raised.
I decided to take a silversmith course last year. I really enjoyed myself and now have my own little silversmith shop at my home.
I enjoy creating silver pendants, earrings and rings in my spare time.
All stones are natural and genuine or crystals, most of my cabs are from Indonesia & made from .925 sterling silver.

Amanda Pohl
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Andrew Kent

I have been building Willow furniture and related rustic pieces for over 25 years. All pieces are handcrafted by me using materials gathered locally.
I strive to find a meeting place of Art and Craft, Function and Form.

Andrew Kent
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Angela Laage

Michael Doyle is a self-taught artist from a small town in northern BC now living in Crofton BC. As a young artist he was heavily influenced by comic book art, the snowboard/skateboard scene, Heavymetal magazine and the low brow art scene of the 90’s.
When he discovered oil painting in his 30’s he became much more interested in portrait and figure painting but still draws from his earlier influences.
Contact info:
Instagram: northofsouthstudio
Email: northofsouthstudio@gmail.com

Angela Laage
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Ariana Zimmermann

Ariana’s paintings revolve around wildlife, usually featuring animal portraiture. Through her artwork, Ariana seeks to explore the archetypal, symbolic powers of nature and how humans relate to these energies. Her work often features ethereal and magical elements, offering an uplifting image of the world as interconnected, powerful, and wholesome. Ariana feels a deep kinship with the essences of animals, plants, and land, and sees these as medicines that have the capacity to house and heal the human heart. Her mixed media paintings blend the realms of conservation and visionary art, and her style can best be categorized as abstracted-realism.

Ariana Zimmermann
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Arielle Bonsor

Dead Ringer Purses is handmade reclaimed leather accessories with a smattering of ghoulish charm. The use of spooky eye-catching linings and hand screen-print original eerie images resurrects the reclaimed materials. Our accessories are made with and from locally thrifted reclaimed leather items. The goal of making accessories from thrifted item is to keep as much clothing and re-usable items out of our landfills.

Arielle Bonsor
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Bev Herriott

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Beverly Herriott is a mixed media artist, primary favouring soft pastel. Her graduation from North Vancouver’s Capilano College Commercial Arts Programme in 1980 marked the end of a single brief period living off-island. Inspired by the land and seascapes surrounding Victoria BC, each piece draws form a lifetime of memories at landmarks close to heart and home. Bev’s paintings are all produced in her home studio in Cobble Hill, BC.

Bev Herriott
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Brenda Schnell

I'm Brenda and together with my daughter Krista we are FaeGarten Clay. We make our pottery without the use of a potter's wheel which gives things an organic look and feel. The forrests and ocean around us as well as all the wonderful plants and animals around us are our inspiration. You can check out our functional wares such as mugs. soap dishes, spoon rests and trays as well as sculpted decorative pieces and garden items such as signs and herb markers.

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Bruce Whittington

Bruce Whittington has been making guitars and ukuleles for over ten years. He uses only the highest quality materials, including all solid tonewoods and hardwoods. The result is that every instrument is unique in appearance, and with a voice all its own.

Bruce Whittington
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Cara Weisner

Aiming to capture a joyful sense of energy, Cara Leanne creates bright and cheerful acrylic and paper collage paintings. If you look closely you’ll see hand-painted paper collage is prominently featured in much of her art, adding a unique element of texture and detail. Cara is a mixed media artist from the Comox Valley, inspired by gorgeous flowers, calming seascapes and even quirky chickens!

Cara Weisner
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Carol Borrett

I paint in watercolours and acrylics out of my home studio in Maple Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Much of my inspiration comes from travels around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. My award-winning paintings are realistic and reveal my fascination with water, boats and reflections. My work captures the varied moods of the coastal area and way of life with a unique perspective. The soft, subtle tones of my work are blended with a distant view to create a scene of hushed introspection.


I sell original watercolour and acrylic paintings, limited edition giclée reproductions, and framable art cards and prints. I also do privately commissioned works.

Carol Borrett
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Carol Tysdal

I have been painting the landscape, seascapes, flora and fauna of British Columbia for over 50 years.

In the 1980's I focused on industrial architecture and its place in the landscape. This included One Woman shows in Port Alberni and Vancouver featuring industrial themes. I also paint landscapes, marine scenes and still life.

My paintings and prints hang in private and corporate collections throughout Canada, the US, Asia and Europe.

Carol Tysdal
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Catherine Fraser

Multimedia contemporary artist who creates varied subject matter from landscapes to figurativework. Artistic practice includes weekly life drawing, landscape painting locally and at atrist residencxies in Spain, Italy, Orkney, UK.




Biography


CATHERINE FRASER

Catherine has painted professionally since 1983 with art studios in Victoria and the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC Canada. She works in oils, acrylic, watercolour, graphite and pastels, photography and mixed media and is constantly exploring and experimenting with new artistic responses to the world around her. Catherine has a love of nature, plein air painting and life drawing using watercolours, charcoal, pen, graphite oils and acrylic paints. Drawing and expanding drawing has been a strong interest and practice.

Catherine is an accomplished and award winning artist having exhibited in over 25 one-woman shows, in Canada, US and Europe. Her artwork has been selected into juried shows and she has received many awards. Catherine’s work is inspired and informed by an interest in colour, design and exploring inner and outer sacred space with a strong narrative.

She has BScN, University of Victoria, diploma Art Therapy British Columbia School of Art Therapy and Certificate in Fine Art From Vancouver Island School Of Art and divides her time between careers as an artist and an art therapist. In all aspects of her life she has woven threads of spirituality and creativity.
www.catherinefraserart.com

Catherine Fraser
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Christina Radke

As a new resident to Ladysmith, I am excited to share my passion for the art style of Petrykivka, a folk art from Ukraine, that features beautiful flowers and birds. Using both traditional and modern colors and elements, each painting is unique and will bring beauty and prosperity to a home. I have had the opportunity to train with Kateryna Kryvolap, an internationally recognized Petrykivka artist based in Calgary. Life is better with beauty and color!

Christina Radke
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Cim MacDonald

"Once light was just a visual experience, now it illuminates my senses"- Cim MacDonald
Cim MacDonald is a signature member of the Professional Photographers of Canada and an Associate member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She was the curator of the world famous Chemainus Murals for 25 years where she painted 10 of her own and refurbished the current 63 murals. Renowned for her bird and wildlife photography she has published two books: "The Chemainus Gardens-The Beauty of the Seasons" and "The Unexpected Birder" which received an award from the Photographic Society of America. Cim also works with paint and watercolor.

Cim MacDonald
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Cindy Mawle

Cindy Mawle has spent half her lifetime self directing her art education and has created a prolific portfolio of subjects in that time. Cindy is best known for her Vancouver Island paintings, a direct expression of her deep connection to the west coast. “Painting is the touchstone that connects me to the uncomplicated
reality of nature. The subject and process relaxes me and the calm I paint upon my canvas is my offering to the world.”
Cindy was born and raised on Vancouver Island and has been living in the mid island community of Bowser since 2004.

Cindy Mawle
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Claudia Lohmann

Her paintings began with rudimentary geometric shapes in intricate patterns and bold colours in daring combinations. Although still rooted in her beginnings, her style since progressed into an ever more deliberate method featuring bold lineation and tincture with subtle shapes and symbolism. She calls it :“Imaginative Geometric Abstract.”

​Claudia is painting with acrylic colours and pencil on plywood and wood and in 2011 she began displaying her work to the general public in her own gallery and juried art shows. Claudia’s style continues to evolve and change as she experiments with new techniques, ranging from clear shapes and lines to more abstract visual images. In 2015 Claudia became an Associate Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Claudia Lohmann
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Danica Worrall

Danica Ceramica provides handmade functional ceramic wares that embody elements of the organic for you to adorn your home and enhance your daily rituals.

Danica Worrall
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Diane Brinton

I love working with glass - blown, imploded, sculpted, molded, sand¬blasted, stretched, etched, cut, cast and carved. The possibilities are endless.
My studio is full of luminous, colourful, shimmering, seductive, glorious glass. I love its flow and how it comes to life in the light.
Working with glass can be challenging. It’s molten in a flame and can be unpredictable when you add other types of reactive glass, metals, enamels, millefiori or “pixie” dust (yes, I have pixies in my studio).
My latest adventures are creating hand blown glass sculptures and garden art. All the fun of working glass in a flame with more possibility to be creative!

Diane Brinton
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Donna L Bennett

Donna is a fibre artist living and teaching in Chemainus, having lived on the west coast of BC for her entire life. Her abstract and impressionistic wearable art is created by hand in the "slow clothing" process of felting and its variation, nuno felting (incorporating a loosely woven silk textile). Paintbrush in hand, she creates small vat dyed roving (unspun sheep's wool) and silk to create her designs that are a one of a kind ( the process of felting by hand creates variations that cannot be replicated) piece of wearable art. Donna states, "I primarily design through a colour palette and with movement and energy inspired by the local landscape: the greens of the forest, the blues of sea and sky and the vivid medley of home garden florals. I create wearable art as a vessel: a container for the human form with the practicality of a garment that brings warmth or comfort and the whimsy of a beautiful accent or accessory."

Donna L Bennett
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Ed Chan

Whimsical paintings on eclectic subjects aim to put a smile on your face exclusively using tempera. Strong on colour and lines.

Ed Chan
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Elissa Anthony

Art teacher and oil painter. Always been an Artist (five decades). Located on Vancouver Island since 1997.

Elissa Anthony
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Ellen Brandson

I’m a fearless abstract painter, always experimenting in my studio located in Ladysmith, BC.
My art is my personal language, looking for connection.

Ellen Brandson
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Erin Tzvetcoff

Erin has always been drawn to art as a way to express emotion. The tactile, three dimensional nature of pottery is her favourite. Since she entered a pottery studio for the first time over a a decade ago, she has loved making one-of-a-kind mugs, bowls, plates and more.

Recently, Erin has revisited other forms of art that she has tried over the years, including acrylic and watercolour painting. As a multimedia artist, she weaves emotion into her works in an integrated way.

She can often be found with a camera in hand, capturing the spectacular beauty and intricacies of life on Vancouver Island that inspire her.

Erin Tzvetcoff
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Etsuko Kaji-Holley

My inspirations come from nature, organic shapes, feelings & memories from the present and the past. My brush strokes are influenced by the long-term practice of Japanese calligraphy and the compositions from the previous Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) practice. My joy and passion to paint originates from the flow of internal and external energy (Ki).
You will see me or works around the neibourhood, includes Ladysmith Gallery, Cowichan Valley Art Gallery in Duncan, Piggy & Paisley cozy teahouse in Victoria. Please also visit my website at www.etsuko.ca. to see my latest works and upcoming shows
I am so grateful for the loving support of my family, friends, mentors, fellow artists, and this beautiful community.

Etsuko Kaji-Holley
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Gary David

Throughout his life, Gary has demonstrated and followed his artistic leanings. Originally trained a lithographic colour separation specialist, Gary soon became involved in all phases of graphic arts world . This was to be a great background for his various hobbies. After Retirement he threw himself into other art forms including stained glass and painting. Then, about 10 years ago, he discovered the lathe. That has allowed his love for the beauty within wood to find a place in his heart. One of his greatest pleasures is to take a discarded piece of wood and work with it to strengthen it and coax amazing beauty from it.

Gary David
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Jane Bryony-Shaw

Alda’s passion for design is expressed as a silversmith creating the unique and original jewellery for which she is now well-recognized. Working by hand with silver, copper and other metals, including gemstones, applying texturing, engraving, and etching, Alda’s jewellery creations are bold, contemporary and one of a kind.

Jane’s passion for colour is expressed as a lampworker, melting brightly coloured glass rods onto metal mandrels in the Venetian beadmaking tradition. Soft glass is shaped using various tools, then decorated with more molten glass in a very hot flame, and annealed in a kiln. Colourful, funky and fun jewellery creations feature these unique beads.

Jane Bryony-Shaw
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Janet McDonald

I am a Nanaimo-based fine art painter, offering my original paintings, mostly in oil, as well as fun & functional versions of my art images including locally made art pillows, wooden art tiles, wall hangings, hand-thrown/glaze painted pottery. I also offer more traditional reproductions such as art cards. My inspiration comes primarily from local wildlife and seascapes, but I also love to paint people! I often under-paint in Red Iron Oxide and work a texture paste into the image to support the narrative and I love colour!

Janet McDonald
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Jolene Galick

Based out of Nanaimo, we are a business working out of our small basement shop at home. Our inspiration for our products come from a combination of our children and the beautiful province we live in. This is easily seen in the wooden toys we sell and the designs we pick for our cribbage boards or epoxy inlays.

Damborg Art - As an artist on Vancouver Island, my paintings have a west coast style. Scenes with organic flowing skies, mountains, trees and water are a common theme in my artwork. I like to paint places I have seen as well as create imaginary landscapes. My grandfather was a successful landscape artist on Vancouver Island in the 70’s and I love to think I am following in his footsteps. Over the years I have tried many art mediums but always seem to come back to painting. Although I have since gotten married and changed last names, I keep Damborg as my artist name to keep the connection to my artistic family. As our family grew, Painting did not feel as attainable so I redirected my Passion for art in the medium of paper quilling. I started to create baby names and monograms out of spiralled pieces of paper for other moms and families. I now go back and forth between painting and quilling

Jolene Galick
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June Cable

I am primarily a fiber artist working mainly in wool: felting: wet & needle. Recently I have returned to doll making. I was inspired by the book "Hagitude" by Sharon Blackie and have created crones/hags/women of character to tell the stories visually of women of an age of wisdom.

June Cable
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Karen Dance

Karen Dance and her "tilted" humour based clay art and functional pottery will be delighted to see you at this year's Arts on the Avenue. Her extremely popular
Monster mugs and Garlic Buddies as well as some new giggle worthy items will be available. Please stop by to meet your new "best friend", or just to have a chat.

Karen Dance
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Karin Schieber

Always been drawn to work and create with my hands, all of my work is handcrafted, and designed by myself, using many different techniques. Using precious stones and metals, and many other materials, I create my one of a kind pieces of jewelry.

Karin Schieber
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Kate McKinley

Kate Mckinley was raised in Saskatchewan and moved to Port Alberni in 2019 after retirement. She has been potting for 20+ years and has a diverse background educationally with many noted Potters in Canada and the USA. She was a Juried Artist with the Saskatchewan Craft Council and a noted Potter in Travel Saskatchewan magazine. Many of her one of a kind pieces were sold at Art Galleries across Saskatchewan. Kate works with mid-fire stoneware to produce mostly functional ware. She also works with alternative firings which produce decorative pieces featuring Raku, Horsehair/Feather, Naked Raku and Obvara.
“I enjoy the freedom that clay provides me to express myself. To see a customer of mine using a vessel I’ve created is the biggest compliment to me. I hope that my work will appeal to people in BC & Port Alberni and that they will enjoy using my pieces as much as I love making them.”

Kate McKinley
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Kathleen Schmalz

I am an experienced landscape painter working in acrylic, oil and cold wax. Many of my images start on location around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. I mix vibrant colour with the realistic, or 'local' colour to attempt to capture the feeling of my subject matter. I am a kayaker and a co-owner of a 42 foot wooden trawler, so many of my images utilize unusual compositions looking up at boats or from the water back to the land.
My work ranges in size from 4" x 4" to 4' x 6' and I plan to represent these many sizes at the show.
Kathleenschmalzartist: https://www.kathleenschmalzartist.com
Follow me on instagram #kathleenschmalzartist

Kathleen Schmalz
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Kimberley Anne Reid

Kimberley Anne Reid of Mystic Glass Creations, a Victoria, BC-based jewelry artist, designer & maker has been flameworking since 2002 and metalsmithing since 2016. Artisanal worked glass has a mystique that is hard to describe let alone comprehend. Kimberley Anne Reid's hand-sculpted glass takes the art of Flamework, Glassblowing on a torch at 2500 degrees Fahrenheit, to an entirely new level, transforming the glass into exquisite works of wearable art. As a flameworker, she loves to spin, blend and twist clear and coloured glass rods with .999 fine silver, 24-karat gold, opals and dichroic glass on her torch where she feels the intense heat from the flame when creating, it's almost like an extension of her own body. Two items might share a similar ‘design’, though being ‘hand-worked’, they can never be the same. Each piece of jewelry is unique, characteristically distinct and appears differently according to the wearer, ambient light and environment. Silversmithing is frequently incorporated into MGC designs to provide intrinsic and aesthetic value, together with artistic texture and accent. Crafted with love, each piece of jewelry she makes are sparkling reminders of the places you visited, people you’ve met, and memories of the special moments that make your life extraordinary. She can’t wait to meet you and see her stunning jewelry creations being worn by you.

Kimberley Anne Reid
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Laurel Hibbert

Growing up in Lachine, Quebec, along the St. Lawrence River, I spent my childhood as the last of five children, in almost complete freedom and joy. I believe these carefree days allowed me to develop an imagination that has carried me through life. I had parents that allowed messes and experiments. I grew up on stories told by my grandmother of her childhood in the prairies and found myself overwhelmed by the beauty of these lands when I saw my first wheat field. My heart is tied forever to little houses, strong women and their daily tasks and the sheer vitality of children. I am grateful that I can capture some of these feelings in my images. I am untrained but not, I think, unskilled. I hope that my work can lift the spirits of those who see them.”

Laurel Hibbert
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Leah Terpsma

Award winning artist Leah Terpsma paints in a loose, colourful style in oils.

Leah Terpsma
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Linda Vavra

I love to make ocean themed items and jewelry from beach glass, silver, leather and pearls. I am inspired by our beautiful surroundings and two amazing girls in my life. I also love miniatures and fairy related goods inspired by a need for magic in our lives

Linda Vavra
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Marlena Foster

Founded in 2022 on beautiful Vancouver Island, Ritual Concrete + Goods is the collaborative vision of Marlena and Blake, a dedicated husband-and-wife team. Marlena's expertise in candlemaking and design intertwines seamlessly with Blake's mastery of concrete, including concrete finishing and mold making. This dynamic duo crafts unique and high-quality home living products, blending functionality with artistic elegance. Sustainability is at the heart of their creations, inviting you to explore a diverse array of meticulously handcrafted polished concrete pieces that embody the essence of West Coast charm. Illuminate your space with the artistry of Ritual Concrete + Goods, where craftsmanship meets environmental mindfulness.

Marlena Foster
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Meghan Bellamy

Meghan of Bellamy Home Studio is known for creating calming landscapes and relaxing paint by number art kits. Her main mediums are watercolour and wood. She uses these materials in order to create one of a kind artwork.

An artist living on Vancouver Island, Canada. When not creating artwork she is constantly looking for inspiration by exploring the island with her dog, Luna.

Meghan Bellamy
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Michael Dean

Michael has been painting professionally for over 40 years. Coastal scenes of Vancouver Island have all been captured in oil and watercolours.

Michael Dean
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Morgan Saddington

Morgan Saddington is an award-winning part-time jewellery artist living in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Working primarily in sterling silver, she has developed a love of metalsmithing by practicing traditional silver-smithing and chain maille techniques for over 20 years. After completing an Associate Degree in Visual Arts, her journey into jewellery making began with beadwork and assemblage. Over the years she has expanded on these techniques by taking numerous silver-smithing, chain making, metalsmithing, and etching courses. Combined with her own research and experimentation she has developed a style that is uniquely her own.
Morgan considers her work to be limited production and one of a kind. Pieces can be re-created or customized, however there are always slight variations that make each piece unique. Morgan takes pride in creating well designed, fabricated, and finished pieces.

Morgan Saddington
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Pamela Jamieson

functional ceramics, wheel thrown and handbuilt for everyday - Pamela
Driftwood chimes, rock sinks, birdhouses - Kim

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Patti Parkyn

Patti McNeice is a self-taught ceramic assemblage artist living in Cowichan Bay, BC. When not up to her elbows in clay, she works fulltime as a Nurse. She sits on the Arts Council of Ladysmith & District Board of Directors and teaches pottery at her home studio. She is the owner of Passion Over Principles Clay Art (POP Clay Art). Patti creates one-of-a-kind eclectic functional or sculptural pieces out of a mixture of glass, clay, wood, metal, and fabric fragments. Her work is for sale at local Art Shows and Imagine That! Artisans Designs in Duncan, BC.

Patti Parkyn
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Pipi Tustian

Pipi Tustian is a self-taught textile artist known for her unique and vibrant hand painted and printed textiles. With a passion for creating original artwork, Pipi transforms her designs into bold, one of a kind patterns that are printed onto durable and liveable fabrics such as velvets and cotton linen.

Pipi Tustian
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Samantha Thomas

My inspiration comes from the amazing creatures that inhabit the surrounding ocean. From the Giant Pacific Octopus to bull kelp floating on the waves, it all influences my work. I create paintings and sculptures so that others can also experience the unique beauty of the West Coast. I currently work out of my studio in Parksville, BC.

Samantha Thomas
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Samuel Kjell Smith

With a palette knife in one hand and a brush in the other, I bring life and colour to every blank canvas. My art transcends styles and genres, from hyper-realistic portraits to thick, textured impasto landscapes. Each meticulous stroke reflects my lifelong passion for capturing beauty. Over the past decade, I've showcased my acrylic and oil paintings in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the country, earning accolades for my technical skill and emotional range. Whether crafting an intricate miniature or large-sized masterpiece, I pour my whole heart into my art to create timeless objects of beauty.

Samuel Kjell Smith
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Sarah Boileau

Sarah Boileau has been painting in oils for over 20 years. You can easily see how her love of the natural world has informed her artwork, both in style and subject matter. Her style is representational and she is drawn to painting landscapes with strong sculptural shapes and an emphasis on fleeting light. Sarah is an active member of the FCA and many other art organizations on Vancouver Island. Mostly self taught, she has learned much over the years from other artists. Her work can be found in private collections around North America, and has won many awards at juried art shows over the years.

Sarah Boileau
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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson is a potter based in Ladysmith, BC. Originally from Ireland, she moved to Canada in 2018 where she found her passion in clay. Sarah primarily makes functional wares focused on simple forms and eye catching glazes inspired by Canada's west coast. Sarah's goal is to create those pieces you reach for when you open your cupboards! She strives to turn those everyday activities like drinking a morning coffee, into a ritualistic, grounding experience.

Sarah Wilson
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Savanna Lawless

Printmaking has been integral to Savanna's life since she first discovered how fun it is to reproduce prints. Her inspiration comes from her surroundings, whether that is the nature she immerses herself in or her travels abroad. As an avid photographer, she has been exploring linocut landscapes and is eager to translate her photos into prints. Savanna is also fascinated with the contrast of Black and White but is hopeful to begin incorporating colour into her prints. Her main medium for printmaking is on paper, but she also explores printing on textiles.

As a third-year graphic design student at Vancouver Island University, Savanna is focused on improving her designs, photographs, and artwork. She is excited to see where her creativity will take her.

Savanna Lawless
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Sheena Mckenzie

My name is Sheena and I am felt a bird artist. I make 2d art and 3d sculptures of plants and animals using natural materials and techniques such as needle felting, clay sculpting, glass flameworking, and painting.

Sheena Mckenzie
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Sheila Norgate

Sheila Norgate does a lot of different things, sometimes at the same time, although not necessarily. She is a painting, writing, performing, TEDx talking, dog-crazy feminist (please don't mention post-feminism to her unless you are referring to putting one in the mail).

Sheila Norgate
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Sheryl Sawchuk

I love to paint! I'm inspired mainly by the natural world, usually Vancouver Island's beautiful landscapes and seascapes, or beautiful bold flowers. Whatever the subject, colour in a painting is the thing that I love the most!

Sheryl Sawchuk
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Sue Williams

Practicing silk painting with dyes since 2018, creating unique one of kind silk to wear.

Sue Williams
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Susan Haigh

Susan Haigh is a Salt Spring Island artist who has a keen eye for the special features and curiosities of nature. Living in BC's Gulf Islands all her life, the outdoors has been instrumental in shaping her core values. She reveres the interconnected nature of nature.
For over 30 years she has been accumulating a body of work that celebrates the multitude of beautiful and intricate plant life that has arrested her attention and called out to be painted. She wants to show these beings as they are in all their glory , letting them speak for themselves without stylizing them in some way to claim them as her own idea.
Over the years her work has been shown in various galleries on Salt Spring Island, Vancouver Island, Victoria and Vancouver and has been accepted for many juried shows.

Susan Haigh
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Susan Whitham

Cheerful dishes, lamps, decorative sculptures and wall pieces all hand crafted on Vancouver Island, BC
Decorative style is often painterly and reminiscent of our beautiful terrain. Clayworks have been being produced by Susan C Whitham for multiple decades.
Exploration and evolution with clay and paints! Special orders and studio visits are welcome

Susan Whitham
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Tracy A Lewis

Tracy Lewis has been drawing and dreaming of houses since she was 6 years old. In 1988, Tracy received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, with a major in Film Animation. Since then, she has worked on a number of animated films with the NFB and independently. For many years, Tracy Lewis has been a mentor for young filmmakers in remote communities around BC, Yukon and NWT, as well as in her home community in the Cowichan Valley. In 2014, while teaching at Shawnigan Lake School, the ceramics teacher offered an evening class for staff. Mr. R. asked me what I wanted to create and I said a house. I have been making them ever since. Everything Tracy creates is made with warmth and whimsy. It tells a story, has character, is humorous, and intends to bring joy to whomever feasts their eyes upon it.

Tracy A Lewis
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Tylor McNeil

Tylor McNeil is an oil painter that specializes in floral paintings. He was granted a chance to work alongside tri-art art supplies, Canada Post and The Butchart Gardens and has gallery representation in Halifax Nova Scotia. Tylor residents with his wife and son in the beautiful town of ladysmith!

Tylor McNeil
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Valerie Strom

A Vancouver Island born artist, Valerie has collectors worldwide and has participated in several juried art shows as well as painted in the Vancouver Mural Festival. Her work is vibrant in colour and texture and evokes emotion with her strong portrait subjects. Her paintings are the mindmaps of her life

Valerie Strom
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Wilma Millette

Wilma is an award winning artist from the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Her work has been featured on the cover of several art publications both local and international in the past year. She creates curiously creative collage and assemblage artwork featuring original antique papers, maps, and found objects. Wilma likes to combine them in unexpected ways, to create a narrative that gives them new life and relevance. Her work explores social themes and incorporates humour and whimsy. A third generation Vancouver Islander, she works and teaches from her home studio in Maple Bay in the Cowichan Valley. She welcomes visitors by appointment to visit her cabinet of curiosities studio.

Wilma Millette
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