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.
Artists Included in this Newsletter…
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
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
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
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.
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…
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.
Acrylic on canvas 28 x 22
Spring’s palette is alive in Hisao’s newest floral paintings. Tulip and plum blossoms burst into bloom.
Striation Heavy Chain
Argentium Silver & Bronze
Linda combines classic form with artistic sensibilities in this exquisite silver and bronze link necklace…earrings to match!
Oil on canvas 24 x 14
Spring’s wet snow rests peacefully in this homage to the last few day’s of winter.
Heather, Catherine, Kathleen & Amber