June 13, 2022 Craig Spence

“The joy of it is simply pulling it off the press,” Mary Ann Gerwing said when asked why she chose printmaking as an art form. “It’s the great reveal.” What she means is you never know exactly what’s going to emerge in the transition from artist’s vision, to plate or stencil, to print on paper….

May 3, 2022 Craig Spence

When you buy any work off the wall at Rainforest Arts during the months of May, June and July, not only will you have something wonderful to display in your home or give as a gift, you will also be supporting humanitarian aid for the people of Ukraine. Between 100 percent (for works with an…

April 29, 2022 Craig Spence

Ukraine Blue & Yellow the palette at Rainforest Arts It’s hard not to feel helpless, watching the horrors and devastation in Ukraine, and there’s not much the average person can do to help. But if all the millions around the world who are opposed to the war pitch in even a little, a tidal wave…

March 1, 2022 Craig Spence No comments exist

Sarah Brunt & the fine art of quilling ‘Circles of Colour’ When Sarah Brunt first saw a YouTube video about quilling she was intrigued and wanted to give it a try. Seven years on, the little known technique has become a passion, and her colourful compositions have taken the form in a new direction.  “Ever…

January 1, 2022 Craig Spence

 Artist Jack Duckworth: “I love the West Coast scenes. Those are the ones I stick to…” ‘Our Island’ the subject of Jack Duckworth’s art For Artist Jack Duckworth life has come full circle. He grew up in Duncan, and as a youth took up art and music, but put his brushes aside for ‘an extended…

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…