Alpen’s work is a kaleidoscope of her travels and experiences. She works in a broad spectrum of media but keeps a core of natural elements throughout.
Caroline’s work has continuously changed and evolved along with her own changes and personal growth but certain things remain constant. Presently she is obsessed with mixed media collage, the reinvention of recycled media and their transmogrification from detritus to ‘distinction’.
Dana Statham uses vibrant colours to invoke feelings of perpetual summertime, and aims to represent her idyllic island lifestyle through acrylic paint. A lifetime connection to Hornby Island has provided no shortage of inspiration when it comes to her creative process. Coastal landscapes, arbutus trees, and underwater kelp gardens are common themes in her work.
Though more illustrative than traditional, Glen’s ability to capture the spirit of his subject makes his prints much sought after by both Northwest Coast and Wildlife collectors.
Inner Light refillable rose candles are handmade on Hornby Island from the finest quality beeswax and paraffin and come in a rainbow of colours and a bouquet of scents. Custom candles are also available.
Michael Williams uses both new and reclaimed wood as the canvas for rustic representations of national pride. Each piece is handcrafted and individual, ranging in size from small ornaments to large wall hangings. Every piece is suitable for either indoor or outdoor decoration.
West Coast ceramist Rachelle Chinnery uses a unique sculptural technique to hand carve porcelain with an organic repeat pattern found in coastal geography. Her porcelain work is in museum collections in Europe, Asia, and Australia; in 2007 she was a recipient of the Carter Wosk British Columbia Creative Achievement Award for Applied Art and Design.
The pieces made by Roberta Pyx Sutherland seek to engage the global perspective and broad view of landscape inspired by satellite imagery. She’s trained as a printmaker overseas and some of her prints are extremely large. Apart from Hornby, Roberta also has a studio in Victoria.
Robin de Lavis has been the recipient of many awards including a full scholarship to Vancouver Film School, as well as scholarships to study under Russian Iconographer Vladislav Andrejev and visionary artist, Alex Grey. Her work is collected worldwide and has been exhibited in Canada, the United States and Rome, Italy.
Elspeth and her husband moved to Hornby in 2007 – a landscape painter’s paradise. She uses bold and dramatic colour to capture the beauty and wonder of the Canadian landscape, focusing mainly on BC’s coastal terrain. Elspeth’s acrylic on canvas paintings express her joy and awe of the richness around her. Her paintings can be found in corporate and private collections in Canada, the U.S. England, Norway and South Africa.
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