Sharing a springtime vista from Beacon Hill Park looking across the ocean to our American neighbours. (Photo courtesy of Kyla Graham).

Spring’s energy has inspired new works by many of our gallery artists. We’re also delighted to introduce Darlene Letendre, whose sculptural, floral jewellery is truly wearable art.

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Artists Included in this Newsletter…

Darlene Letendre
Jonathan Gleed
Corre Alice
Lisa Samphire
Kimberly Kiel
Sandra Dolph
Hisao Matsui
Linda Freedman Katz
Ron Parker



LD003 Darlene Letendre Bronze Leaf Necklace with Silver Calla Lily $595- web

Leaf Necklace with Calla Lily

Bronze & Silver


My jewelry is inspired by nature. Working with semi-precious metals, my designs transform them into one-of-a-kind sculptural necklaces, earrings, and rings. Each creation uses hand forged, fused, cast or reticulated elements. Each composition becomes a unique handmade piece of wearable art.  – Darlene Letendre


Jonathan Gleed Cement Valley 36x24 $2200

Cement Valley

Acrylic on canvas  36 x 24


For whatever reason, the scenes I paint are often diffused or obscured somewhat forcing the the viewer to look beyond and almost through the scene before them. Almost as if the scene is only an afterthought, less important than something…else. – Jonathan Gleed


AC50 Riot of the Day60x42 $4100- web

Riot of the Day

Acrylic & mixed media  42 x 60


I paint freely but with formal restraints, respecting the integrity of the structure in the attempt to create tension. – Corre Alice


Lisa Samphire Switch Axis Vase 11x8x4 The Avenue Gallery Victoria BC Canadian contemporary art

Switch Axis Vase

Glass  11 x 8 x 4


At its most basic, glassblowing is an art form reliant upon heat, pressure and movement. It’s physically demanding, an intense and complicated dance (often requiring a partner or team, in the form of trusted assistants), and Lisa Samphire excels at it.


KK81 May You Always 12x16 $490- web

May You Always

Oil on canvas  12 x 16


Kimberly continues to explore the human form with this lyrical dancer painting. A taste of what’s to come in her solo exhibition opening June 2nd…


DS27 Sandra Dolph Red Brown Moonrock 12x17 $1600

Red Brown Moonrock Vessel

Ceramic  12 x 17


The vases that Sandra makes are inspired by her trips to Japan, where she is exposed to many different styles of pottery. Her environment on Galiano Island also influences her work: the textures and colours of the forest and ocean shoreline are the inspiration for each piece.


tulips #0116 28x22 $1750

Tulips I

Acrylic on canvas  28 x 22


Spring’s palette is alive in Hisao’s newest floral paintings. Tulip and plum blossoms burst into bloom.


FL139 STRIATION Necklace Argentium Silver & Bronze $595

Striation Heavy Chain

Argentium Silver & Bronze


Linda combines classic form with artistic sensibilities in this exquisite silver and bronze link necklace…earrings to match!


PR203 Winter Trees 24 x 14 $2100 unframed

Winter Trees

Oil on canvas  24 x 14


Spring’s wet snow rests peacefully in this homage to the last few day’s of winter.

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Heather, Catherine, Kathleen & Amber