This lovely change of season brings fresh inspiration in the forms of jewellery, sculpture and paintings. Enjoy the latest from our fabulous artists…
Included in this Newsletter are new works by:
West Coast Wanderings III
Oil on canvas 30 x 40
Kimberly’s newest series was inspired by her visit to us in the fall. It embraces her mastery of the palette knife, which is a perfect instrument to capture the rugged beauty of our coastal environment.
West Coast Wanderings I
Oil on canvas 30 x 20
Of A Botanical Nature
Oil on canvas 16 x 60 (diptych)
This energetic diptych would be an elegant addition above a bureau or side table.
Sterling Silver, 18kt. Gold, Rutile Quartz
I am motivated by originality from the inspiration of an idea to the finish of the design execution and process. Each piece becomes a creative statement, a visual poem; unique in shape, colour and texture.
– Andrea Roberts
Gold Wrap Ring
Sterling Silver, 14kt. Gold, 0.025ct Diamond size 8
Walk, Talk, Walk
Oil on canvas 36 x 48
Near the end of a winding, lakeshore road in the Okanagan, a bluff of metamorphic rock protrudes from the silt cliffs. An array of angular and rectangular rocks in brown, pink and purple hues stud its buff surface. I have always been fascinated by its incongruence and the many colours and patterns within it… (continue reading Joan’s Artistic Statement on our website)
Saltspring Island Big Leaf Maple Burl; Quartz Base 24 x 14 x 6
“Homeward Bound” is an homage to Tony Gooch for his (and his wife Coryn’s) spirit of adventure. Particularly inspiring was Tony’s 2002/03 solo, non-stop circumnavigation of the planet. He did so at the middle-age of 64, the first person to do so from a North American west coast port, in this case Victoria.
Their boat, now sold, the 44 foot cutter Taonui, had been the means of worldwide adventures, throughout their marriage. In this case Coryn monitored his progress and communicated with him when and where possible, posting his progress on a website. Once asked what sustained him throughout, he said it was the beer. 178 days and 7457 miles later Tony came home. – Bruce Edmundson
Oil on linen 8 x 12
With her classic style, Tanya has developed a clear focus and is recognized for her traditional depiction of realistic images touching upon timeless and universal themes.
Sterling Silver Chain Necklace
Dietje’s jewellery creations are inspired by her passion for European sensibilities and clean design. Her distinctive style is recognized across Canada.
Sterling Silver and 14kt. Yellow Gold Earrings
Acrylic on panel 24 x 24
As a contemporary impressionist and expressionist artist, my desire is to create paintings which bring energy to the canvas… more an expression of the mood in the scene rather than a realistic picture. I use depth of colour and form to balance realism and abstract. My hope is that viewers connect emotionally with my paintings in their own way.
– Eunmi Conacher
Acrylic on panel 24 x 24
Viking Knit Necklace
Textured and Crocheted Sterling Silver Pendant, Garnets, Pearls
I have a life-long knowledge of knitting and crochet which gives an endless supply of inspiration for stitches, pattern and colour. This medium holds seemingly unlimited possibilities and, for over 10 years, I have explored more textural and sculptural directions, as the crocheted wire allows for strength and form while still maintaining a delicate beauty. – Veronica Stewart
Oval Textured Earrings
Sterling Silver, Garnets, Pearls
Dusk At The Dinghy Dock
Oil on canvas 9 x 12
Maria’s ability to capture the mood of our coast is beautifully expressed in this newest arrival.
Heather, Catherine, Kathleen, Barb & Elyse