Spring is around the corner and we are delighted to share new work by our talented artists!

Gallery favourites Mary-Jean Butler, John Charnetski, Susie Cipolla, Nancy Street and Dorothée Rosen share some exquisite, new work…a feast for the eyes!

Pictured at right:

Klootchman Bluff by Mary-Jean Butler

oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″

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Included in this Newsletter:

Mary-Jean Butler

John Charnetski

Susie Cipolla

Nancy Street

Dorothée Rosen



BMJ35 Mary-Jean Butler Soaring 60 x 36 Oil on Canvas- web


Oil on canvas  36 x 60


“I feel very fortunate to live within walking distance of Lighthouse Park which is also in West Vancouver. It is an extremely popular park with both locals and tourists alike, and is well used throughout the year. There is an extensive trail system that works it way throughout the old growth forest to the coastal bluffs. There are a number of spectacular arbutus trees perched on the cliff that I keep coming back to, time and time again in my paintings. “Soaring” is a cropping of one of the most majestic trees in the park, and has all the attributes of what I feel makes an arbutus tree so special. My focus was to move inward, and explore the texture and subtle variances of colour both in the twisting bark of the trunk as well as the dappled light highlighting the branches.” – Mary-Jean Butler




John Charnetski Grey Lustre Raku with Naked Raku Shoulder The Avenue Gallery Victoria BC Canadian contemporary art

Grey Lustre Raku Vessel with Naked Raku Shoulder

Raku  11.5″ diameter


Based in Nanaimo, John enjoys creating one-of-a-kind vessels using a modified raku firing process.


Susie Cipolla Towed Ashore 16x20 The Avenue Gallery Victoria BC Canadian contemporary art

Towed Ashore

Acrylic on canvas  16 x 20


Colourful against the clear blue sky, Susie masterfully captures a weather-beaten commercial fishing boat upon the shoreline.


Nancy Street Watchful Eye II 12.5 x 9 x 5.5 The Avenue Gallery Victoria BC Canadian contemporary art

Watchful Eye II

Soapstone  12.5 x 9 x 5.5


“In my youth, one of my favourite pastimes was taking my canoe up the little creek early in the morning, past the beaver dam and willows into the lake. It always felt like a magical time and place to me – this was the inspiration for many of my sculptures.”  – Nancy Street


Dorothee Rosen Onefooter Ring with Aquamarine The Avenue Gallery Victoria BC Canadian contemporary art

Sterling Silver Onefooter Ring with 0.75ct Aquamarine

set in 18k Yellow Gold  size 6.5


“My new passion is making rings in the Onefooter series and setting them with coloured stones! In this one, I use an Aquamarine. As in all Onefooters, the sterling silver is first forged in various directions, then wound repeatedly into a continuous loop, wrapping around the finger many times without beginning or end.” – Dorothée Rosen

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