Member Profiles

Check out these profiles by some of our artists

Click on artists' names to see biographies.

Donna Birtwistle


Garden Art from Mill Bay BC
Donna Birtwistle is a self taught Wildlife Water Colour Artist using both pencils and paints. She has been drawing/ painting for several years but only recently shown her work to the public. Her Mill Bay home gives the perfect location for viewing sea birds and life activities near the ocean. Don...

Carol Borrett


from Maple Bay BC
Carol Borrett paints in both watercolours and acrylics out of her home studio in Maple Bay on Vancouver Island. Much of the inspiration for her pictures comes from time she spends traveling Vancouver Island and throughout the Gulf Islands. Her realistic paintings reveal her fascination with water, b...

Karen Bottcher


from Cobble Hill BC
Karen, a textile artist for many years has, for the past 10 years, put her talents to making jewelry. Jewelry is created using wire wrapping, crochet, knitting, fused glass, and embroidery. Look closely you will find sterling silved, semi-precious stones, 14 k gold filled, copper, brass, aluminum, g...

Ken Broadland


woodturning from Duncan BC
Studio Hours: Open 10-5 most days, year-round. Please phone or email ahead to ensure we'll be home. Ken is a self-taught woodturner who began his craft as a hobby while working as a Conservation Officer on southern Vancouver Island. Once retired, he began working with wood full-time, salvaging C...

Sue Coleman


from Duncan BC
Sue maintains a studio on the shores of Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island. Working exclusively in watercolours she paints a variety of subjects from misty west-coast scenes, wildlife, and landscapes, to art that has a strong First Nations influence. For 30 years Sue has actively worked to promote envir...

Susan Collacott


from Cobble Hill BC
Susan Collacott's art practice is self-directed, evolving in response to life. For the last 15 years her image making has reflected her passion for the natural world. Her travels to places where 'earth's on going creation' is in evidence and to dinosaur resting places have helped nurture her mo...

Rosemary Danaher


from Lake Cowichan BC
Studio Hours: open year-round by appointment. Please phone or email ahead. Rosemary is a painter and accomplished potter who has been an art teacher in the public schools. She sells her work at her home studio and at various art sale events in the Cowichan Valley such as the 2 Bears Tour, Brentwo...

Rene Deerheart


from Duncan BC
Creativity has been Rene’s constant pal for years and lately she has continued to make unique jewelry as well as constructed decor items that incorporate objects trouves in a multimedia approach and often assembled in shadow box frames. Her jewelry usually features copper but utilizes sterling,...

Neil A Fatin


Photographic Art/Fine Art Photography from Crofton BC
PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST TRANSFORMING IMAGES CAPTURED BY THE CAMERA TO ARTISTIC INTERPRETATIONS USING THE MODERN DARKROOM AND CREATIVE SOFTWARE TO ACHIEVE THE FINAL VISION FOR THE IMAGE.

Catherine Fraser


from Duncan BC
Images are depicted using a variety of mediums: watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media paintings on paper or canvas. Images are representational and abstract, painted in the outdoors and in the studio. Some images are directly painted and others are done by creating under paintings and laye...

Christopher French


from Duncan BC
Christopher paints on canvas in both oil and acrylic. He also produces digital drawings available as prints. He is interested in pattern, texture and colour. He tries to balance direct experience with some imagination or exaggeration. He has been wandering around making images and objects since 1981...

Brigette Furlonger


from Mill Bay BC
Hours: open year-round by appointment. Please phone or email ahead. As a photographer and writer, 'a picture is worth a thousand words yet words create new pictures in our mind', Brigette enjoys the juxtaposition of the worlds with which she plays and creates. Brigette Furlonger has enjoyed t...

Connie Hagel


from Mill Bay BC
When you visit Connie’s studio you will be amazed at the variety of different styles of jewellery that you will see. This comes from Connie’s love of learning and the desire to master new techniques that include designing necklaces, bracelets and earrings using: fine bead work gemstones and c...

Charlotte Haggart


from Duncan BC
Charlotte works with oils and other media to create images that are expressionistic and semi abstract in a variety of themes.

Terry Harrison


from Mill Bay BC
Studio Hours: year-round by appointment, please call ahead. If it is a flower, Terry will paint it onto glass, onto clothing, onto table linens and tiles. Wild flowers, cultivated garden flowers and even weeds in bloom are subjects for her work. Her lifelong love of flowers is evident in the gard...

Tyler Hayes


Glass Blower from Cobble Hill BC
Mystic Glass Creations sells their work at many recognized and reputable art shows, festivals and local markets throughout Vancouver Island. Since the birth of their company they have grown into wholesaling their glass pendant line all across Canada, the USA and Hawaiian Islands. Tyler enjoys workin...

Michele Heath


Silversmith from Cowichan Bay BC
I create jewellery from sterling silver in unique designs that range from the abstract to ones that reflect the natural world by incorporating images of plants, horses or wildlife. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and individually made from sterling silver sheet and/or wire. Intricate designs are cut out...

Lyndsay Hunley


Stoneware and porcelain clay from Duncan BC
You will find Lyndsay's pottery studio just outside of town overlooking Somenos Lake. Many of the pots are decorated with a West Coast theme featuring landscapes and fish decoration. Enjoy a large selection of wheelthrown functional pottery suitable for day to day use.

Roger Jackson


Marine themes and landscapes in oil and acrylic from Mill Bay BC
Roger was born in the UK, emigrated to Canada as a child with mother and brother when the only way to get here was by big ships, settled in Stratford, Ontario. Art was something he intended to pursue as a career but life got in the way and didn’t get started painting until 1992 while living in On...

Joanne Kimm


from Duncan BC
Each of Joanne's pieces of silver have been hand designed, cut, carved and polished. This means each piece is unique, no two pieces are ever identical. Joanne only uses sterling silver (925), pure silver, or 14k gold in her work. After Joanne completed the Visual Arts Diploma Program at Camosun ...

Nathalie Mansey


from Mill Bay BC
Interested in all aspects of Photography from analog to Digital, Nathalie Mansey is constantly exploring and experimenting with 19th Century processes and older material and techniques such as Silver Gelatine, Hand coloring, Photo encaustic, Pinhole photography, cyanotype, Gum Bichromate, Lumen prin...

Carolyn McDonald


painter from Mill Bay BC
Carolyn McDonald grew up in a small town in the countryside of Jamaica. As a child she loved to paint and draw, and has always delighted in the vibrant colours, varied textures and rhythms of the tropics. She obtained her B.A in Fine Art and her teaching certificate in Ontario, Canada. On returni...

Beverlee McLeod


from Cowichan Bay BC
I enjoy art and love the creating process. I'll work with anything - paper, paint, metal, fabrics, food, furniture, rocks or ribbon but my first love is printmaking. My first print in 1974 introduced me to the world of multiple originals and I've been hooked ever since. I've studied printmakin...

Wilma Millette


Collage and Assemblage Artist from Maple Bay BC
I am a third generation Vancouver Islander. I live and teach in the beautiful Cowichan Valley. I see beauty in everyday objects from the past and like to repurpose them in artful ways. A trio of old door knobs, well worn from all the opening and shutting, the patina is perfect. An ordinary docume...

Joane Moran - AFCA


from Cobble Hill BC
Joane Moran grew up on the North Shore of Vancouver British Columbia. She was inspired by her natural surroundings of the West Coast on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. She always had an interest in drawing and colours at an early age. When she was twelve she had the opportunity for private lessons in...

Bev Robertson - AFCA


Seascape Landscape, Floral from Shawnigan Lake BC
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Bev was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley, and finds inspiration in the beauty of our islands lush forest and the spectacular ocean and beaches that surround it. Bev paints light into every painting, capturing a familiar feeling of how the sun glows through a flowers petals or caress a child...

Catherine Taron


from Maple Bay BC
Catherine is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Like many artists, she started drawing as a child but postponed serious painting until later in life. She is self-taught in water media techniques, and has a Bachelor of Science (Geography). Prior to taking up her paint brush, she ...

Stephanie Taylor


Stained Glass from Cobble Hill BC
Studio Hours: by appointment, please phone, text, or e-mail ahead to ensure that we will be home. Stephanie Taylor creates rich nature scenes in stained glass that are dramatically colourful and unique. She is well known for her beautiful architectural panels installed in cabinet doors and framed...

Susan Jean Whyte


from Crofton BC
Impressions of Trees The texture that inspired Susan Jean Whyte to start her jewelry series "Impressions of Trees" is seen when you leave the roads and venture into the trees. Walking through a forest, it is a saturation of texture. Susan takes impressions from the bark of Vancouver Island's t...

Lynn Williams


from Duncan BC
Lynn William's studio is nestled in the picturesque surroundings of pastures, trees, and gardens. This is where she gets her inspiration for creating one of a kind pieces. As a new metalsmith artist, she is always seeking out a wide array of classes to further her knowledge and continues to challeng...