Heather feels blessed to have the opportunity to be surrounded by spectacular art, artists and art lovers—as well as to live and own a business in Victoria. She is constantly in awe of how our beautiful geography influences the variety of work local artists produce. From exciting abstractionism to stunning classicism, she believes all genres of art bloom in this creative environment.
With management experience and the wisdom of mentors she values deeply, Heather opened her first art gallery in 2000 in Downtown Victoria. In 2002 she expanded and moved to a new venue in the prestigious Oak Bay Village. Today the area, dubbed “The Avenue”, continues to be the most interesting and eclectic gallery row on Vancouver Island.
A dedicated cat fan from the early age of four, Heather gave a kitten to her mother for Mother’s Day. She and her husband share their home with two rambunctious Ragdolls.
Catherine was born and raised in the “Beach” area of Toronto and has a background in education and community service. Art and design have always intrigued her, as well as been an integral part of her self-expression—she often finds herself altering clothes, furniture and her garden. In the gallery Catherine is always fully engaged with people. Her passion and detail-orientated sensibilities help our clients to find the perfect piece that speaks to their aesthetic vision for their environment and most importantly, makes them happy.
Recently celebrating her 15th anniversary at the gallery, Catherine’s boundless enthusiasm keeps all the gallerinas energized.
With B.A. (Hons) and M.A. degrees in History in Art from the University of Victoria, Kathleen is well versed in art. Kathleen completed a Graduate Internship at the Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery and later worked at the Legacy Art Gallery. She has volunteered at the Royal BC Museum and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Born in Ottawa and raised in the heart of Oak Bay, Kathleen has an affinity for 20th-century Canadian art, particularly the work of Emily Carr and The Group of Seven.
If you are a Céline Dion fan, Kathleen is your girl—she has seen her Las Vegas show seven times.
A recent arrival from Ontario, Barb brings a wealth of arts-related knowledge. With her background as both an artist and a gallery owner, Barb’s experience will share a balanced perspective and be a valued resource for our clients and artists alike.
Claire was born and raised in Victoria, BC experiencing the quintessential West Coast upbringing on her family’s local marina.
Claire completed her BFA in Visual Arts at the University of Victoria in 2013 focusing solely on studio portraiture. She is currently finishing her second degree at the latter institution as a double honours major in Art History and Religious Studies. Additionally, Claire is completing a Diploma in Cultural Resource Management, also at UVic.
In her spare time you can find Claire Olympic lifting, honing her boxing skills or spending days at the beach with her sweet golden retriever, Theo.
Teresa knows how personal art is. As a graduate in Fashion Design from Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, with an eclectic career path behind her, Teresa is excited to bring her unique mix of talents to The Avenue Gallery team.
An artist herself, Teresa brings her love of travel, art, laughter and lifestyle to everything she does.