Member Profiles

Check out these profiles by some of our artists

Click on artists' names to see biographies.

Harold Allanson

Realistic Watercolour from Crofton BC
Harold Allanson, SFCA, TWSA, holds a life-long interest in drawing and painting, but was unable to fully express his talent until taking early retirement twenty years ago. Since then it’s allowed him the luxury of being able to paint for several hours most days. ​His realistic watercolours ar...

Donna Birtwistle

Wildlife Artist from Mill Bay BC
"Wistle's Art Studio" Donna Birtwistle is a Wildlife Artist using Pastels and Water Colour Pencils and Paints. Her Mill Bay home gives the perfect location for viewing and filming sea birds and life activities near the ocean. She has recently been exploring the fascinating qualities of Pastels....

Carol Borrett

from Duncan 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...

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 Lake Cowichan 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

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...

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...

Charlotte Haggart

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

Terry Harrison

Painted glass, tiles and clothing 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 & Leah Hayes

Glass Blower from Cobble Hill BC
Hayes Glass Designs was founded in 2014 by Tyler Hayes to showcase his hand blown glass art sculptures. Tyler has been blowing glass full time since 2003 through his art design partnership, Mystic Glass Creations. Mystic Glass has specialized in creating high quality hand sculpted one of a kind ...

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
My painting journey in 1991, taking some continuing ed courses while living and working in Ontario, then a job transfer to Calgary, where I attended some Saturday morning painting lessons by my most influencial guide and mentor, Marija Petricevic, always challenging me. In 1999, at her recommendatio...

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 Cowichan 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...

Eileen McGann

Musician & Visual Artist from Mill Bay BC
Eileen McGann, a long time resident of Mill Bay, BC, grew up in Ontario and lived briefly in England before moving to Calgary for a decade and then finally to her home on Vancouver Island. She spent her childhood summers camping and canoeing in the Canadian Shield, the Rockies, and hiking on woodla...

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...

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. She has lived on Vancouver Island for most of her life and in the Cowichan Valley, at Maple Bay, since 2003. Like many artists, she started drawing as a child but postponed serious painting until later in life. A significant influe...

Jocelyn West

from Crofton BC
I am…… magnetized to wildlife, nature and ocean themes in my art. I want to investigate the relationship between my original photographs and my paintings. There is a style of sophistication of imagery captured in my photos that I rebelliously DO NOT express in my paintings

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...

Linda Yurgensen

from Cobble Hill BC
I am a west coast painter who paints landscapes in oil and acrylic out of my home studio in Cobble Hill. My studio is open to the public by appointment and I am available to take artistic commissions.