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Darlene Allan
Mediums: Acrylic, Oil
Address: 4874 Marshall Road
Harold Allanson
Mediums: Watercolour
Address: PO Box 712 Crofton, BC V0R 1R0
Description: Realistic style representative of my life as to where I've been, seen and done.
Greg Bradley and Katherine Bell
Address: PO Box 641, Duncan BC, V9L 3X9
Jadranka Andros
Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐤᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau
Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐤᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau, Artist
Mediums: Beadwork, Carving, Home Tanned Hides, and Digital Art Prints
Address: 6121 Marsh Rd., Duncan, BC V9L 4G7
Description: One of a kind bespoke pieces hand crafted from home tanned hide and beaded, or hand carved from red or yellow cedar. Captures her memories via digital art and produced as limited edition giclees.
Will Banman
Thing-a-ma-jig Creations
Mediums: Jewellery, Mixed Media, Sculpture
Description: Recycled found objects
Debbie Bateman
Address: 1398 Algonkin Road
Description: Debbie Bateman is a graduate of The Writer's Studio at Simon Fraser University. Her short stories and personal essays have appeared in literary journals and anthologies. She’s happy to announce that Your Body Was Made for This (Ronsdale Press) is her first book. This collection of short stories takes a clear-eyed look at the largely unexplored private world of a pivotal stage in virtually every woman’s life. Beauty, sex, eating, love, aging, and grief—there’s a lot going on in a perimenopausal body.
Lorna Beecroft
Address: 2208 Gomerich Road
Angela Beltane
Karen Best
Mediums: Watercolour, soft pastels
Donna Birtwistle
Wistle's Art Studio
Address: 2423 Mill Bay Road
Description: Wildlife Artist
Jordan Blackstone
Imagine That! JB Photography and Fine Art
Mediums: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, alcohol ink and photography
Address: 1346 Meadowood Way, Qualicum Beach, BC
Description: I'm an artist who loves photography and a photographer who loves painting
Denise Blade
Victoria Blouin
Mediums: Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Art, Printmaker, Illustrations
Description: My name is Victoria Blouin. I’ve been pursuing art my entire life. From my earliest childhood memories of drawing on the walls, art has always been very prominent and important. I frequently have work displayed in various exhibitions here on Vancouver Island. I have also won a variety of awards in local shows and art events
Penny Boden
Address: 5797 Chesterfield Ave, Duncan BC, V9L 3M1
Jennifer Bone
Jennifer Bone Creative
Mediums: Painting
Brenda Boreham
Mediums: Mixed Media
Carol Borrett
Mediums: Painting, Visual Art
Karen Bottcher
Louise Braatz
Mediums: Visual Art
Wendy Bradshaw
Mediums: Mixed Media, Painting
Alex Brayden

Presently chair of the CVAC Personnel Committee and a regular PORTALS Team host, who trains the new volunteers.

Judy Brayden
Mediums: Design, Mixed Media, Painting
Harriet Brooke
edie brown
Mediums: fiber art
Lindsay Burton
Lindsay Burton
Mediums: Painting
Catherine Campbell
Jennifer Campbell
Mediums: Fibre, Mixed Media, Painting
Sharron Campbell
Mediums: Painting
Carolyn Carr
Joyce Castle
Mediums: Visual Art
Robert Cerins
Robert Cerins Designs
Address: 9279 Poplar Rd. Chemainus BC V0R 1K5
Lindsay Chetek
Description: Hi. I'm Lindsay, a Vancouver Island based creative. I have over 20 years experience working as a professional illustrator and graphic designer with a focus on textile and surface design. After spending the last two decades working as a creative-for-hire, I am focusing more on my personal endeavours such as painting and pottery. I am forever inspired by nature and colour & love abstracts, hand drawn type and street art.
Iris Churcher
Mediums: Coloured pencil, acrylic and oil paint, pastels, clay, papier-mâché
Jo-Anne Clark
Daniel Cline
Daniel Cline Sculpture
Mediums: Stone Sculpture
Address: 3121 Channel Blvd. Chemainus, BC V0R 1K2
Description: Explore the world of stone sculpture with the passionate artistry of Daniel Cline. Based on Vancouver Island, BC. Daniel is a contemporary sculptor who draws inspiration from the natural world around him. With over 30 years of experience, he creates powerful and thought-provoking sculptures that challenge the universal and mysterious. Using traditional techniques and a self-taught approach, he transforms rock into endless forms that explore the unknown within the stone. Discover the enduring qualities, textures, and strengths of stone with Daniel's unique creations that bring passion and art to your world.
Shauna Clinging
Address: 2100 Cowichan Bay Road
Jean Cockburn
Arbutus Books
Mediums: Textiles, painting, printmaking.
Address: 4021 Nixon Road, Denman Island, B.C., V0R1T0
Description: I make art to create beauty. I am inspired by nature and by human interactions with the natural world. I live in British Columbia, Canada on the ocean on Denman Island where I regularly walk the trails and beaches, and sketch en plein air. In addition to painting, I am a textile artist and print maker, and have shown my work in a number of shows in various locations, including West Vancouver, Courtenay, Duncan, Victoria, Denman Island, and Austin, Texas. I have a dedicated painting and print making studio space at Artwrx in Courtenay, British Columbia where I am supported and inspired by interaction with my fellow artists. My small home studio on Denman Island is full of textile art projects on the go, embroidery threads, dyes, fabrics, and tools. I am a member of the Denman Craft Shop collective where I sell textile work, watercolours, cards, and fine art prints. I teach embroidery workshops through the Creative Threads Conspiracy on Denman Island, and the Vancouver Island branch of the Surface Design Association. I retired from a professional career as an academic librarian in 2008. I studied Fine Arts at North Island College part-time from 2015 to 2020.
Leland Cole
Maureen Coles
Colette Colgrove
Art by Colette
Mediums: Acrylic, gesso, clay
Address: 2216 Rosewood Avenue, Duncan, BC V9L 3E7
Description: My art is storytelling through different mediums, connecting like threads in a tapestry, binding hearts through humanity, mental health and healing.
Susan Collacott
Mediums: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Clay Hub Collective
Mediums: Ceramics, Pottery, Sculpture
Rita Cooper
Mediums: acrylics, watercolour, gouache, Contè sticks
Nancy Copley
Kathy Coster
Cowichan South Arts Guild
Kathy Curry Hill
Curry Hill
Mediums: Oil, Coloured Pencil
Maria Curtis
Mediums: Fibre
Gloria S. Daly
Studio G Art
Mediums: Contemporary Textile Artist
Rosemary Danaher
Mediums: Ceramics, Jewellery, Painting
Address: Box 386, Lake Cowichan, V0R2G0
Michelle Datta
Gary David
Address: 2121 Tzuhalem Rd. #34
Lois DeEll
Mediums: Photography
Dennis B Del Torre
Mediums: Mixed Media, Sculpture
Taryn O'Gorman Designs
Diane Diane
Sunflowers & Ceramics
Address: 2071 Widows Walk, Shawnigan Lake , BC
Kim Dibb
Mediums: Painting
Shirley Dickie
Mediums: Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Art
Address: 365 day rd 304 Duncan BC

Acrylics or Oils on stretched canvas.

Debra Dickson
D. Dickson Artwork
Address: 1 - 6215 Glenn Fields Road. Duncan, BC. V9L 0G7
Dione Dolan
Brendan Domoney
Toque and Dogger Glass
Jan Donaldson
Address: PO Box 14, Chemainus, BC V0R1K0
Luke Downs
Pyra Draculea
Mediums: Comics/cartoons/graphic novels, printmaking, mixed media painting, textiles
Description: Creator of Noah's Archipelago (a webcomic about Noah Thorsen, a stay-at-home dad by day, cover band rockstar by night, and his bratty clan) and Ricky B. the Rock n Roll Rat (a graphic novel series about a punk rock rat dude who loves his girlfriend Baby, hallucinogens and cheese... not necessarily in that order). Also has a tendency to do too many drawings of rock stars... especially rat-ified ones.
Donna Draper
Kindness Tree Art
Mediums: Mixed Media, Visual Art, Painting
Address: 3376 Boyles Rd., Cobble Hill, BC
Description: * I am a mental health nurse, whimsical artist and certified expressive arts and intuitive painting facilitator. I offer workshops, events and wild spirit gatherings at Kindness Tree Art Studio in Cobble Hill. One to one and group sessions. Honour your soul's rhythm and allow freedom to explore and unlock your creativity. * a wonderful catalyst to jump start your art practise * expect the unexpected * get free * feel alive * We respect and welcome everyone's gender identity and provide inclusive events for all
Pauline Dueck
Mediums: Painting, Visual Art
Francoise Dunstan
Address: 626 Bradley Dyne, N.Saanich, V8L 5G9
Zoila Duque
Diana Durrand
Mediums: mixed media
Address: 3298 Cook St., Chemainus, B.C.
Description: Acrylic, fabric, canvas, water colour, soft pastel, clay, felt, photography
Richard Dwyer
Douglas Dyer
richard dywer
Christine Earl
Mediums: Fibre, Visual Art
Renee Farquhar
Address: Box 850
Susan Fenwick
Mediums: Painting
Description: Inspired by the beauty and splendour of nature gives purpose to the seascapes, landscapes, and portarits I paint.
Catherine Fraser
Mediums: Visual Art
Wanda Fraser
Mediums: Mixed Media, Painting
Kris Friesen
Kris Friesen
Mediums: acrylic paintings and murals
Address: 490 Sturdee St Esquimalt, BC V9A 6R1
Description: Kris Friesen, a Victoria, BC artist, paints acrylic artworks that evoke the untamed dreams of nature. His art portrays the essence of nature, capturing unique narratives in intimate encounters with the natural world. Kris melds abstract action spontaneity with realistic wildlife and landscapes, inviting connection and contemplation outside of ourselves.
Cindy Friesen-Ford Ashurst
Artsy Lady Art & Glass
Mediums: acrylic, oils, jewelry, stained glass
Address: Ladysmith, BC V9G 1W5
Brigette Furlonger
Poetic Imagery by Brigette
Mediums: Photography, Writing and Poetry
Patricia Galliford-Jenkins
Patricia Galliford
Mediums: Oil Paints
Richard Gibson
Mediums: Glass, Mixed Media, Multimedia, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Art, Woodwork
Judith Gilley
Judith Gilley
Brigitta Green
Charlotte Haggart
Mediums: Painting, Printmaking, Visual Art
Address: 2132 Millicent Ave, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W3
Leslie Hall
Terry Harrison
Willie Harvie
Mediums: Painting, Photography, Pottery
Address: 3114 MOORFIELD RD
Cheryl Hebb
Linda Helms
Mediums: Ceramics, Pottery

I use a variety of ceramic forms classical and modern to explore raku, saggar and smoke firing techniques. Please call 746 1907 for viewing of work.

Bill Hibberd
Mediums: Painting, Visual Art
Harriet Hiemstra
Mediums: Mixed Media
Lenore Hietkamp
Mediums: Painting
Description: I paint in acrylics, and I specialize in portraiture. I also paint animals--pets and birds in particular. My goal in capturing likenesses is to convey life, not through the precision of rendering but through the energy of wielding a large brush with skill and blending paint on the canvas. I prefer to paint large, up to 30x40", but am exploring painting small too--down to 6x6 inches (so far!). Find me online at
Shelley Hordiyuk
Mediums: Acrylic
Address: 3580 Cedar Hill Road Victoria, BC V8P 3Z1
Description: Abstract Expressionist Landscape painter of colourful, real and imaginary scenes. Inspired by the colour of a stormy sky, the droop of a tulip or the goofy stare of a chicken.
Marcy Horswill
Marcy Horswill Design
Mediums: printmaking, fibre art, painting, digital art (surface pattern, illustration)
Address: 509 Ballou Pl, Ladysmith, AB V9G 2C7
Description: Marcy is a designer who has interests in several creative mediums, which you will see when you visit her website...
Rachael Howatson
Address: 3251 Kilipi Rd, Mill Bay, BC, V0R 2P3
Claus Ingerslev Madsen
Mediums: Photography
Address: 1079 Briarwood Dr. Mill Bay BC V0R2P2
Alison Irwin
Address: 383 Arbutus Avenue
Brenda Isaak Takao
Blue Seed Studio
Mediums: Mixed Media, Multimedia, Sculpture
Description: Within the range of possibilities of any given moment there lives a state of enchantment – the chance to find and follow our bliss. When I work in my studio, that is the place where I reside. There is an alchemy that never ceases to amaze me when working on my metal pieces, how hours of drudgery spend grinding and buffing small pieces of metal and then bending and forming begin to turn them into a beautiful shape. My metal pieces also tend to take on very feminine forms, flowers and seed pods. They are not always realistic. They are not what you would expect. And slowly, my eyes are being opened to the way the process of forming a beautiful sculpture mirrors the ways our beings as women are shaped.
Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson's Art
Mediums: Acrylic
Address: 2078 Ingot Drive, Cobble Hill, BC, V0R 1L6
Description: Mark Jackson is originally from the UK, but has lived on Vancouver Island since 1998. Ever since he can remember, he has had a passion for classic machinery, particularly cars and motorcycles. Mark can be frequently seen driving his 1970 Triumph TR6 British Roadster around the Cowichan Valley. Mark specializes in capturing classic cars and motorcycles in a realist style. He works in acrylic on canvas, using bold and vivid colours and the play of light. Through his artwork, Mark aims to evoke feelings of nostalgia and rekindle memories of simpler times. He believes classic cars were designed and built during an era when craftsmanship and attention to detail were highly valued. Mark replicates this ethos in his art and for his clients worldwide.
Roger Jackson
Mediums: Painting, Visual Art
Address: 676 Bay Rd, Mill Bay BC, V0R 2P1

I paint in oil and acrylic, en plain air and studio, scenes of life, today and yesterday. I am a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Maple Bay Painters and the Cowichan Valley Arts Council, conducting workshops, demos and teaching with the CVRD recreation program, Elder College and various art groups. My work is in private collections in BC, Alberta, Ontario and UK.

Cindy Jaswal
Address: Mill Bay
Gladys Javorsky
Jim Jenkins
ravenfinds studio
Mediums: Painting, Photography
Address: P.O. Box 43, Honeymoon Bay, B.C. V0R 1Y0
Description: West Coast visual artist Jim Jenkins. "I strongly believe in co-existence with our fellow creatures and try to raise this awareness throughout my art and everyday life. Through my images and paintings I hope to share my great respect for the environment and the inspiration I receive from it." JJ
Charronne Johnston
Etsuko Kaji-Holley
Mediums: acrylic, mixed
Description: Contemporary art; Abstract/Impressionist painter
Rose Kamma Morrison
Mediums: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Address: 3892 Michigan Rd, Port Alberni, BC. V9Y5Z6
Sherry Keith-King
Mediums: Painting, Visual Art
Heather Jane Kent
Mediums: Drama, Mixed Media, Visual Art
Address: 2872 Caswell Street Chemainus B.C. V0R 1K3
Description: Heather works  in watercolours, acrylics and assemblages. Her career in theatre and puppetry influences her art, using visual narratives to tell a story. She is passionate about community engagement and art education.
Monique Knightley
Mediums: Acrylic, mixed media
Address: 713 Kitwanga Place
Description: Monique has always been fascinated by the play of light in nature. She strives to create texture- both visual and physical- in her work.
Susan Koch
Mediums: Glass, Jewellery
Roman S Kononowicz
Mediums: Multimedia
Rohana Laing
Mediums: acrylic
Address: #103-9916 Daniel St.
Description: Rohana is inspired by her environment and by places and people she has seen both locally and on her international travels. Her images are representational but stylized. Design and colour are important elements in her work and each painting has a story.
Kristin Lang
Kristin Lang Creative
Mediums: Acrylic painting
Address: 6045 Mary Street
Description: I am an intuitive painter, dreamworker and process painting facilitator. I hold Process Painting workshops in the Cowichan Valley and lead Dream Groups and classes online. I love working intuitively and have been viewing my own art in my dreams for decades. I love creating dream art.
Anne Langhout
Mediums: Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Art
Joan Langtry
Mediums: Visual Art
Birgit Larsen
Mediums: Fibre
Louise Lashambe
Waggish Rascal Pottery
Mediums: Clay and photography
Jennifer Lawson
Mediums: Painting, Visual Art
Patricia Lawton
Mediums: Fibre, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Art
Address: 1524 MAPLE BAY ROAD
Linda Lax
Mediums: Calligraphy, Visual Art
Bonnie Leighton
Mediums: Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Art
Dalia Levy
Mediums: Fibre Art/Slow Textile Art from local sheep, natural plant-based dye
Address: email only - or website
Ria Lewis
Address: 204-254 First Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1R2
Shelley Lockwood
Claudia Lohmann
Mediums: Acrylic on Wood
Description: Hard Edge Geometric Abstract
Steve Lucas
Jot Design
Address: 5785 Garden Street, Duncan BC, V9L 3V8
Barbara Lyon
Mediums: Mixed Media, Painting
Cim MacDonald
Mediums: Painting, Photography
Rory MacDonald
Mediums: Instructor, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Art
Jean Madison
Mediums: Painting
Vonny Madore
Dennis Malkin
Mediums: Sculpture, Woodwork
Address: 7900 Athabasca Place, PO Box 19 V0R1R0
Jim Malo
Mediums: Painting
Judy Manhas
Maple Bay Painters
Susan Purney Mark
Mediums: Textile, paper, stitch
Address: as above
Description: Working as a Textile and Paper Artist for over 30 years, Susan is also an accomplished instructor in surface design techniques and book making with a focus on using text and narrative in her work. Her series have included work created during an Iceland residency and also a focus on the Industrial Shoreline where commerce meets the waters edge and the challenges of business and a viable watershed compete.
cecilia mavrow
Mediums: acrylics, watercolor, pen & ink
Todd McAneeley
Todd McAneeley - Wood Artist
Address: Same as above
Barbara McCaffrey
Address: #3 - 909 Carolwood Drive, Victoria BC V8X 3T9
Sherri McCulloch
Mediums: Acrylic, mixed media
Address: 517 Kennedy Street Nanaimo B.C. V9R2J6
Carolyn Mcdonald
Mediums: Jewellery, Mixed Media, Painting
Address: 4407 Kingscote Road
Beverlee McLeod
Mediums: Instructor, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking
Sandra McPherson
Diane Mellott

Watercolour painter, miniatures, mandalas, botanicals.

Ann Mendenhall
Address: as above
Wilma Millette
Mediums: Mixed Media
Address: 1010 Redcap St Duncan BC V9L 5X8
Description: I create one of a kind collage and assemblage work from original old maps, papers and found objects. I combine them in unexpected ways to give them a new life. I often create map portraits, ocean wave pieces and objects from a cabinet of curiosities. I offer small group collage workshops from my home studio in Maple Bay. As part of the Cowichan Artisans group , I open my studio to the public each April and October. I am open year round by appointment.
ken miner
Mediums: Wet plate collodion tintypes & Ambrotypes, film and digital photography
Address: 614 HALLSOR DR Victoria, BC V9C 1L4
Description: I STRIVE to create images with emotion, empathy, and honesty. Whether it's a tintype portrait or an ambrotype landscape, I take the utmost care to make images that will stand the test of time. I am passionate about photography and the wet plate process in particular. I love the slow pace of the process. It allows time to get to know the person, or place, that I am working with. Conversations happen, stories are shared, art is created, memories are made. That too, is part of the process.
Georgina Montgomery
Mediums: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Description: I'm an abstract/contemporary artist working in mixed media, photography and paint. Chief among my creative influences: abstract expressionism, colour field painting and surrealism. The marvel that we exist, and time—the currency we spend for existing—are key themes that influence my art making. My aim is largely on interpreting and expressing visually what scientists, philosophers and poets have to say on both subjects. My focus in the last couple of years has been a photo-based project that harnesses crazed light. Using an unconventional “lens train”—and, by usual photography standards, imperfect technique—I can seemingly expand the content in any slice of time. The resulting art works, produced as archival pigment prints on fine art paper, capture the rich sensuality and complexity of paintings.
Charlotte Mougeot
Address: 212 Rockmount Place , Nanaimo, BC V9T 4H5
Roberta Murchie
Lindsay Myers
Kitchen Illustrations
Mediums: Acrylic, oil, watercolour, ink, and now digital art.
Paula Myers
Mediums: Acrylic, oil, mixed media
Margit Nellemann
Margit Nellemann Ceramics
Address: 8350 Richards Trail
Michael Niendorf
Mediums: Mixed Media, Painting
Coleen Nimetz
Mediums: Fibre, Instructor
Astrid Notte
Mediums: Mixed Media, Painting, Acrylic, watercolour, pastel
Roxanne Nunweiler
Mediums: Acrylics, collage, mixed medium, gelli plate
Patti Parkyn
Passion Over Principles Clay Art
Address: no thanks
Barbara Pedersen
Mediums: Oil
Description: Barbara Pedersen is a representational oil painter born on the west coast of BC. Her artistry revolves around a skillful play with colour and light, employing a limited palette to create captivating compositions. With a passion for plein air painting, Pedersen seamlessly translates the natural beauty of her surroundings onto canvas showcasing a unique blend of technique and inspiration derived from the scenic landscapes of British Columbia and the Yukon. Barbara's predominantly self-taught approach, combined with the formal education from Douglas College and Watts Atelier underscores the depth and diversity of her artistic evolution.
Kim Pegg
Rachel Penney
Mediums: Photography
Pat Phillips
Mediums: Painting, Visual Art
Marnie & Elmer Poole
Corinne Pratz
Address: 844 Cherry Point Road Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L3
Julie Proulx
Loretta Puckrin
Jolanta Pyra
Mediums: oil on canvas, crayon on paper, mixed media on Bristol board
Address: 205-2515 Alexander St. Duncan, BC V9L 2W8
Description: Nature, landscapes and sacred art, children book illustrations and photography.
Calleigh Quinn
QuinnC Art
Mediums: Acrylic, watercolour, mixed media
Address: 3145 Cowichan Lake Road Duncan BC V9L 4B8
Patricia Rankin
Mediums: Photography
Braven Rayne
Mediums: Multimedia artist
Address: 4361 Pollock Road
Description: I make art out of found objects in nature, or out of discarded this and that, rusty metal, cardboard,whatever,add some paint and a new creation is born. Overall my main body of work is 3 dimensional collage. I also create a beautiful line of ceremonial rattles made from bull kelp and driftwood.
Juvenalia Rebelo
Mediums: Mixed medium
Andrea Reed
Andrea Reed Art
Mediums: Oil, Acrylic
Address: 11-3095 Cliffs Road
Description: Andrea Reed's art style is characterized by vibrant and striking colors, with a preference for oil or acrylic paints. She is versatile in her subject matter, painting portraits, landscapes, and commissions, drawing inspiration from anything that captivates her. She has a particular fondness for animals and nature, often incorporating them into her work. Andrea employs painterly brushstrokes to create depth and texture in her pieces, resulting in rich and captivating compositions.
Tim Richardson
Dianne Richier
Gillian Riordan
Mediums: Fibre, Mixed Media, Painting
John Robertson
Mediums: Mixed Media, Music
Phil Robinson
Mediums: Painting, Photography, Writing
Arnim Rodeck
Mediums: Woodwork
Address: 775 Arbutus Ave, Duncan, BC V9L 5X5
Description: Arnim Rodeck knows that all wood has its biography ingrained. Through faithful attention and countless hours of patient craftsmanship, Mr. Rodeck reveals the character that makes wood the vibrant, dynamic medium it is. He believes that the skilled human hand complementing nature’s intrinsic beauty is an indispensable counterbalance to our efficient, modernistic society.
Michael E. Rosen
Mediums: Photography
Description: Nature and wild life photography.
Dennis & Shirley Rostron
Bev Russell
Mediums: Ceramics, Painting, Visual Art
Ruth Rutledge
Address: 2-6797 Beaumont Ave. Duncan BC
Renske Sagar
Mediums: Painting, Visual Art
Bonnie Schmaus
Mediums: Painting
Goetz Schuerholz
Mediums: painting acrylic, sculpting stone, steel, bronze
Address: 1069 Khenipsen Road, Duncan BC, V9L 5L3
Veronica Scott
Mediums: Glass
Karen Severson
Mediums: Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Art
Jules Sherred
Polaris Creative
Mediums: Photography
Address: #103-255 Ingram St Duncan BC V9L 1P3
Description: With a keen eye and attention to detail along with the philosophy that food should evoke the trifecta of memory, emotion, and hunger in people, Jules Sherred is an unparalleled emerging talent in the field of food and lifestyle photography. Based in Duncan, BC, Sherred works as a photographer, writer, journalist, and outspoken advocate for disability and trans rights. He is an official contributor to Getty Images, a staff writer for Fstoppers news site, an instructor for professional photographers looking to expand their skills, and is an accredited food photographer with the Professional Photographers of Canada. Sherred’s history behind the camera goes back decades, from growing up in a household that encouraged photography to being an active member in various photography clubs. His experience during that time instilled the art and science needed to be a quality photographer, but it wasn’t until 2019 when he started his web site, Disabled Kitchen and Garden, that he began to develop his food photography skill. Disabled Kitchen and Garden was born out of the need to include disabled people in the conversation around food. Through the site, Sherred’s focus was to write about his own experience as a disabled person by sharing the benefits and joys of accessible products while providing a number of tips, tricks, and recipes to make cooking and gardening easier for a variety of disabilities. Initially Sherred took photos chronicling the cooking process for his readers, but as popularity for the site grew and the opportunity to author a cookbook presented itself, much of the past year went into developing his photography skills to a professional level. The results from that intense period of study are a veritable feast for the eyes. Photos brimming with vibrant colours and staged in a way to both showcase the skill in which the food was prepared and entice the viewer to experience the flavours the dish has to offer. Possessing a talent and creative eye only matched by his unwavering advocacy for the needs of marginalized communities, Jules Sherred is doing so much more than simply taking photos. He’s sharing the world through his eyes and letting his subjects, inanimate or not, tell their story.
Marna Lynn Smith
Mediums: Workshops in all artistic mediums: painting, ceramics, printmaking, textiles, creative writing, music, sculpture, silversmithing, weaving and more!
Address: MISSA, PO Box 5065, Victoria, BC, V8R 6N3
Description: MISSA is a destination art retreat for adults that takes place every summer for two weeks on the beautiful Shawnigan Lake School campus in Shawnigan Lake, BC. The MISSA 2023 Summer Program will take place July 14 - 28. Workshops are available in two-day or five-day formats and tuition includes daily lunches. Students are highly recommended to stay on campus to soak up with full art emersion experience. Be on the look out for the full 2023 Summer Program being launched in early January. Friends of MISSA are able to register for a week before registration opens to all. Join our membership and Become a Friend today!
Visions Art Tour Society
Mediums: Jewellery
Denise Sonmor
Mediums: Watercolor, colored pencil and alcohol inks
Carmen Stanek
Mediums: Mixed Media, Painting
Address: 4138 Judge Dr
Description: abstracted realism, imaginative
John Stevenson
John D Stevenson Gallery &Studio
Mediums: Oils Watercolour pen & ink Acrylic
Description: Paint with knives for oils and brushes for all else
Larry Stuart
Mediums: Painting
Heidi Summer
Heidi Summer Fine Art
Mediums: oil, oil pastel
Address: PO Box 851
Description: abstract oil paintings depicting the expansiveness and love of Nature and the Cosmos
Erica Sutfin
Mediums: Painting, Visual Art
Address: 6905 Mays Road
Description: I paint in acrylics utilizing both brush and painting knife techniques. I enjoy a variety of subjects: landscapes; seascapes and especially animals. I like to explore the energy of the subject I am painting and try to impart that feeling to the viewer in the finished work. I am a member of Maple Bay Painters and CVAC.
Catherine Taron
Mediums: Painting, Visual Art
Description: Catherine Taron has lived in many places on Vancouver Island and currently lives at Maple Bay. Working primarily in watercolour and acrylics, she loves the natural beauty of the Island and is inspired by the play of light across its landscapes, the relationships of colour, and the transparencies of water and weather. Her aim is to capture the feelings of places she knows, with a specific memory or story in mind. In addition to Maple Bay Painters, Catherine is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, with the Victoria and Nanaimo chapters. She periodically gives her own classes in watercolours and acrylics.
Jasmine Taylor
Address: 5801 , Alderlea St
Leah Terpsma
Mediums: Oil
Address: 480 Thetis Drive, Ladysmith,
kimmer Thomas
Artist name - kimmerT
Address: Box 222 Duncan V9L 3X3
Description: I am a painter, who aspires to master the art of painting. Every image is intended to build upon existing skills, and push the boundaries of what I know. Each piece is worked to its fullest potential; each additional piece is taken to its fullest potential beyond the last one. Always moving beyond what I know. My works combine various degrees of abstraction, realism and symbolism. I place a high value on the figurative, careful consideration, and intuition. I am a painter, who uses the medium of paint to express ideas that push the boundaries of social norms and challenge the status quo. Every image tells its own story, and every painting within in a group tells an aspect of the whole story. Colour, edge, light, shadow, subject, object. All aspects within the image represent an idea that I am communicating to the viewer, communicating to you. I am telling you a story in the language that I am mastering, the language of the painter. Come on the journey with me, kimmerT, as I embrace life and my art embraces me.
Wanda Truesdell
Address: 530 Hooper Place, Ladysmith BC V9G 1W5
Lesley Turner
Lesley Turner Art
Mediums: Fibre
Address: Victoria
Description: I make stitched textiles to tell stories about the need for a more intimate relationship with our natural environment.
Johanna Vanderpol
Address: Same as above
Susan Ward
Mediums: Watercolour, Multi media, Stained Glass
Address: 1507 Thomson Terrace Duncan BC V9L 5P9
Description: Always experimenting, my leaning is toward intuitive, loose, abstract watercolour and mixed media. I also work in stained glass -in contemporary styles and Arts and Crafts period reproduction.. Creating art brings me alive and always elevates my joy.
Nancy Wesley
nan.c designs
Mediums: Fibre
Address: Cowichan Valley, BC
Description: Creative fibre artist, and author of Next Level Felting, Nancy makes one-of-a-kind felted wool creations and teaches felting workshops. Products include felted toys, decorations, wall hangings, mobiles, hand dyed felting wool and her line of Learn-To-Felt Kits.
Barbara West
Mediums: watercolour and acrylic paints. Beadwork jewellery
Description: A self taught artist inspired by a life long passion of the colours and textures of Vancouver Island.
Judith Whitemarsh
Susan Whyte
Lynn Williams
Mediums: Jewellery
Cheryl Wirsz
Mediums: Acrylic, water soluble oil
Description: A rustic and eclectic collection of colourful landscapes, flowers, pets, animals, birds, beaches, and children's requests [princess, book characters, sports, cartoon characters, animals, birds, butterflies, fairies, etc].
Jane Wolters
Jane Wolters Pottery
Mediums: Ceramics, Painting, Pottery
Address: 9002 Chemainus Rd. Chemainus, BC V0R 1K5
Description: Pottery: mostly functional but some sculpture. Paintings: oil, generally portraits.
Aurora Xiao Bai
JoAnne Yearley
Tzouhalem Spinners and weavers Guild
Address: PO Box 21104 Duncan V9L 0C2
Christopher Zakreski