Artist Directory

Allan Blyth

Allan Blyth

Allan Blyth educated his eye in the techniques and craftsmanship of carving at a very early age. Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, he spent hours as a child watching master carvers restore ancient totem pole ...

Angela Menzies

Angela Menzies

On any given day, the home and working studio of Angela Menzies is bursting with joy. Two homeschooled children are chasing a big, cape wearing brown dog through the living room, a pitbull is curled up on the sofa and a ...

Carol Borrett

Carol Borrett

Carol Borrett paints in watercolours and acrylics out of her home studio in Maple Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Much of her inspiration comes from her travels around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. ...

Carollyne Yardley

Carollyne Yardley

Raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Carollyne Yardley completed two years in the Faculty of Fine Arts, and is a graduate of the University of Victoria, where she completed a double major in Psychology and History in Ar ...

Chin Yuen

Chin Yuen

My abstract paintings explore different ways of expressing beauty and innovation through the choice of colours, textures, movements, and compositions.  Painting in an abstract language is a liberating process because it ...

Craig Benson

Craig Benson

Craig Benson celebrates and honours the creatures on this planet with his work, particularly those of the Pacific Northwest. He was born in Vancouver and moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1987. Carving began as a ho ...

Deborah Czernecky

Deborah Czernecky

Deborah is a Vancouver Island born British Columbian. At 18 she decided to see the world and joined the Canadian Forces to pursue this journey. During her 20 years with the military, Deborah traveled extensively across C ...

Desiree Bond

Desiree Bond

Desiree Bond Desiree was born in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory and has called various places home, including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and finally Victoria. In 1989, she became an active member of the Calgary chapt ...

Dinah Giffin

Dinah Giffin

Dinah Giffin was born in 1954 in Toronto, Ontario.  While she was in elementary, junior and high school her entire focus was art, art.  In 1983 she graduated with Honors from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of ...

Ellen Statz

Ellen Statz

Ellen was born and raised in the small coastal community of Campbell River BC, on Vancouver Island.  She is the daughter of a commercial fisherman and has a long and direct connection with the sea and with nature which i ...

Frank Ducote

Frank Ducote

 Frank Ducote’s folk art and paintings reflect life in, on and around the Gulf Islands and Salish Sea.  People, places and things are all grist for his mill.  His work is infused with wit and whimsy while drawing att ...

Gary Nylander

Gary Nylander

Gary was born and raised on Vancouver Island and began his interest in photography at 15 years of age and started as a photographer soon after graduating in 1976 from high school at the weekly newspaper, the Goldstream G ...

Glen Henderson

Glen Henderson

Glen Henderson is a Port Alberni wildlife wood carver and stone sculptor.  Born in 1961 and raised in Flin Flon, Manitoba, he learned to appreciate nature while growing up surrounded by the beauty of the Precambrian Shie ...

Harriet Hiemstra

Harriet Hiemstra

I have been a studio potter since graduating from Kootenay School of Art, Nelson, BC in 1976. My Work combines my love of drawing and painting with my passion for clay work. Blue Hat   My method of hand ...

Ira Hoffecker

Ira Hoffecker

Ira Hoffecker is a visual artist from Germany who lives and works in Victoria, B.C. She is an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Ira's work is represented by seven galleries in British Columbia, ...

Isa Sevrain

Isa Sevrain

I'm from a small place called Berson near Bordeaux in west south France. My childhood was infused with the culture of a traditional French village, gossip and old stones, accordion "flonflon" and Strauss waltzes without ...

Isabelle Groc

Isabelle Groc

Isabelle Groc is a Vancouver-based writer and photographer. She covers environmental issues, urban affairs, conservation, wildlife, and the relationships between people and their environments. In her nature photograph ...

Jacinda Hames

Jacinda Hames

Over 71% of this earth’s living space is ocean, which is inhabited by plants and animals. Even more importantly, over half of the world’s population lives within 60 miles of a coastline. These largely populated areas hav ...

James Atkin

James Atkin

James Atkin has been creating high relief woodcarvings on Vancouver Island for close to twenty years.  His calling as a woodcarver was born out of a life long affiliation with wood, a love of art and a need to create ...

Jason Hart

Jason Hart

He was born in Ontario, where he lived in Lake Huron. He studied leather work and became a leather carver. At the age of 23, Jason moved to Victoria, B.C. to study and learn the art of native wood carving. With the help ...

Jennifer Kivari

Jennifer Kivari

My mosaic art can inspire, expand perspectives, or perhaps remind us of our spirit and truth we already know. By creating art subjects rich with feeling, memories, humor, and meaningful messages along with combining and ...

Joanna Asha Roznowski

Joanna Asha Roznowski

I am a painter and photographer. With colour, contrast, texture, and shape I bring out vivid and dynamic compositions that echo my emotions about the environment. The technique I use of pouring and moving the paint acros ...

John Bellis

John Bellis

John was born in Masset on haida Gwaii of Haida origin.  He is the grandson of "Captain Andrew Brown" well known Argillite Carver from the Islands. About 10 years ago he started working with wood and continues to do so a ...

Judi Pedder

Judi Pedder

My inspirations come from scenes I have witnessed while traveling in Canada. They reflect my strong connection to earth & its natural beauty, & my need for wide open peaceful spaces. Born under the sign of Pisces ...

Karen Lancey

Karen Lancey

Karen Lancey was born on the South Coast of England. Her family immigrated to Canada 5 years later where she grew up in Calgary, Alberta. Art was always a very strong subject throughout childhood and she later went o ...

Linda Danielson

Linda Danielson

Fabric Doll     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 ...

Linda Walton

Linda Walton

Linda Walton received her post secondary educations in painting and ceramics at the Berkshire college of Art and at Leicester University in England.  She lived and worked in Jamaica before immigrating to British Columbia ...

Lisa Hebden

Lisa Hebden

Lisa Hebden is a figurative oil painter working in Victoria, BC. She works from drawings, photographs, and memory to make paintings that have a sense of otherworldliness to them. She is fascinated by narrative, which car ...

Lyn Stoffels

Lyn Stoffels

Lyn has been working with clay for over 20 years and uses handbuilt, wheel-thrown and altered form techniques. She makes a wide range of pottery from pendants to bowls and platters to wall art. The common theme in all he ...

Malcolm Barker

Malcolm Barker

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”. M ...

Marilyn Peeters

Marilyn Peeters

Marilyn is an expressionist painter working and residing in the Comox Valley, British Columbia. Art has been a strong passion for her from a very young age. In the 70’s, she majored in Fine Art in high school with the dr ...

Marilyn Stubbs Cooney AFCA

Marilyn Stubbs Cooney AFCA

Before moving to British Columbia, Cooney resided in Ontario, where her first experiences were as an art and music teacher. Cooney's skills were applied as a graphic artist employed in the greeting and decorating industr ...

Maureen O'Connor

Maureen O’Connor

I am a jewellery designer, glass bead artist, and silversmith. The work of creating a piece of jewellery is extremely engaging and stimulating. Making jewellery provides me with the opportunity to play with colours a ...

Maureen Walker AFCA

Maureen Walker AFCA

I am excited by exploring beyond the established boundaries of traditional silk painting techniques and researching the possiblities of this challenging medium.  My innovative use of silk and dye on canvas is leading me ...

Norene Schmuck

Norene Schmuck

A Collector by nature, the discovery of the Pique Assiette style of mosaics was a perfect fit for my creative expression. (Pique Assiette loosely translates as "to steal from plates") Accumulating stacks of old dishes ...

Patrice Plank

Patrice Plank

 Patrice Plank, who calls Victoria, B.C., Canada her home, has been an artist most of her life.  Inspired by nature, Parice tries to capture the beauty surrounding her.  Her favorite subjects include birds, butterflies, ...

Patty Patching

Patty Patching

Patty Patching moved to this area from the prairies to do her Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the University of Victoria.   Afterwards she continued her study of Art by becoming a Registered Art Therapist.   She paints b ...

Randy Kerr

Randy Kerr

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 h ...

Sandy Terry

Sandy Terry

Sandy Terry is an award - winning West Coast artist, Sandy Terry, draws inspiration form the abundant natural beauty of British Columbia. She is drawn to capture the simple elegance in the curve of a leaf, subtle shifts ...

Sharon Bussard Grove Pottery

Sharon Bussard Grove Pottery

Sharon Bussard Grove was born in Lethbridge, Alberta.  Her first experience with clay was ingrained as a child diligently playing in her Grandmothers studio.  Mid life she returned to her passion for clay while residing ...

Soleil Mannion

Soleil Mannion

Born in the Netherlands, Soleil Mannion’s formative years were spent in Vancouver, B.C. Her travels through the dramatic landscapes and seascapes of the Pacific coast awakened her artistic insight and personal aesthetic. ...

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor has lived to paint on South Pender Island since 1997 when she left her position at Simon Fraser University to pursue a life in art.  Since then, private and corporate marine life and flower enthusiasts and " ...

Trinita Waller

Trinita Waller

My formal art training began with pottery and functional vessels so the move to sculpture seemed to be a natural evolution. Permanent materials such as clay, stone and bronze have always been a part of my pallet; the fig ...

Vedrana Ascroft

Vedrana Ascroft

Vedrana was born and raised in Croatia (former Yugoslavia) and immigrated to Canada in 1992 at the tender age of 21. The war which erupted in her country of origin acted as a catalyst in fulfilling her lifelong dream of ...

Veronica Stewart

Veronica Stewart

In 2000 I started seriously exploring jewellery after becoming increasingly fascinated with precious metal clay (PMC). The clay connection came from more than 20 years as a successful potter, and I enjoy the challenge ...