September 6, 2021 Craig Spence

Rainforest Arts members don’t often get to display their biggest works because of limited wall space, but for September through to Nov. 13 the BIG Art show will give them, and art patrons in the region, an opportunity to think BIG. The BIG Art show takes up all the wall space at Chemainus Valley’s community gallery. Works currently…

August 4, 2021 Craig Spence

As children many of us played with paper dolls, carefully cutting out with scissors the paper costumes, placing them over the cardboard dolls and folding down the white tabs.   In this series paper dolls become the metaphor and fabric a new palette, which I use to explore physical, emotional and intellectual perspectives about what it…

August 1, 2021 Craig Spence

Sarah Brunt is a self-taught artist who finds inspiration through nature and the endless beauty of Vancouver Island. She has worked in several mediums over the years, including watercolour painting, crochet, and pottery. But working with paper has become her passion and medium of choice. The 3D, textured effect that the paper gives is unique….

August 1, 2021 Craig Spence

Robert Cerins is an exuberant and inspiring soul who delights in expressing his love for life through art, music, and other collaborative journeys.  He savours the mediums of acrylic & watercolour paints. His lines of jewelry he is creating right now are called “Original Art To Wear” original hand-painted earrings and “Art In Miniature To…

July 31, 2021 Craig Spence

After sailing thousands of nautical miles, Margot Page has established her studio in Duncan, British Columbia. Her process, enamelling on sheet steel, typically depicts marine topics including mammals, birds, and the exotica of faraway places, which she has mounted on a variety of media.  Use of this medium creates a work of art, which is…

July 31, 2021 Craig Spence

Lori Schiersmann lives with her husband in beautiful Deep Bay, on Vancouver Island, B.C. In the Mid 1990’s, Lori became a self-taught artist and started decorative painting, as a hobby. After more than 14 years, Lori has retired from teaching and has started to dabble in Oils and Water Colour painting.  However, her favorite medium…

July 31, 2021 Craig Spence

A life-long and mostly self-taught crafter Lorraine has always enjoyed working with colour. “When I saw the vibrancy of the dyes moving about on silk cloth I immediately knew that this was to become my new passion. It is play as well as therapy for me!” More Demos

July 30, 2021 Craig Spence

Brenda Isaak Takao is a multi-media artist living on beautiful Vancouver Island. Brenda explores many media for her work.  Canvas, paper, paint, wood, mild steel and felted wool all make their home in her art. Brenda’s infatuation with nature and her love of colour, as well as her obsession with the organic line are evident…

July 30, 2021 Craig Spence

Author, Photographer, Painter, Teacher – Cim MacDonald is the Curator of the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society. She is also a signature member of the Professional Photographers of Canada, the Northwest Watercolor Society, and an Associate Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Painting accolades include awards of excellence and merit since 1985. MacDonald was…