Malcolm Barker originally from Blackpool, England grew up in central Ontario and now resides in Victoria BC with his wife Carol. He is an artist and musician with an eye for “that something just a little different”.
Malcolm has been a working in graphic design for 15 years and for the last four years has owned and operated his own graphic design company – em-barker graphics. With a focus primarily on print advertising, posters and brochures, em-barker graphics has done work for several Victoria businesses and non-profit societies.
While Malcolm has had no formal training, he has a passion for the arts in all its forms. Over the years he has worked in several mediums including sculpture, digital art, acrylic, collage, and currently mixed media. His artistic processes are primarily experimental and he continually pushes himself out of his comfort zone often with unique, inspiring results.
Linda Danielson has worked in the dining room of Sooke Harbour House since 1980, where she is much nourished by the creative environment. She has also long been involved in textile arts but only lately discovered that her true passion is making art doll figures. Her studio resembles an archeological dig comprised of fabrics, beads, paints, bones, shells, stones, dried foliage and all kinds of wonderful thrift store finds. Using Celtic studies, shamanism and folklore as inspiration, each piece is needle-sculpted, lightly painted and masked. Her work has been included in many local exhibitions and can be found in private collections in Great Britain, Australia, the U.S. and Canada.
Fabric DollFabric Doll
Hello, my name is Randy Kerr. Thank you for your interest in my carvings. I initially began woodcarving 5 years ago when I moved to Victoria, with my wife Shauna to join our two daughters who were attending universtiy here. I was a chiropractor and had been in practice for 27 years in Belleville, Ontario.
Yellow Cedar Star Table $2025.00 CAD
Yellow Cedar Spawning Salmon Table $2025.00 CAD
Raven Catching the Sun (stained yellow cedar) $675.00 CAD
When we arrived in Victoria, I set up a chiropractic office downtown in Market Square. One of my neighbours in the area was Jack Kerr, “the Lone Wolf” who had a boutique storefront to market his carvings. I greatly admired his work, which consisted of cedar carvings of Native design. He agreed to accept me as his student. I was deeply drawn to this creative work and eventually my calling changed from chiropractic to carving. I left my practice in 2007 to spend more time carving.
I love working with our native woods, and in particular both red and yellow cedar. The texture, the smell and the beauty of the wood inspire me. Most of my carvings are inspired by native designs, which seem to connect with a deep inner part of me. Presently my focus and interest is in carving “coffe” tables, although I still enjoy large animal wall plaques and full dining tables
Yellow Cedar Salmon Table
Thank you again for your interest, and I would love to carve something just for you!!