September 2017 – Tracy Harrison

September 2017 – Tracy Harrison

Tracy is a self-taught, multimedia artist working with a variety of materials which include clay, paint, charcoal, found objects and fibre optics. Images are created from the heart and their essence is of a spiritual, emotive and organic nature. Inspired by her travels in Asia and a course on black ink brush painting in Thailand, Tracy began developing her own style of collage using black ink brush strokes with liquified acrylic orbs. She uses handmade paper from Thailand and developed both scroll like presentations and framed floating work in shadow boxed frames. Tracy also pursued a line of animal forms using a few strokes as possible to render the animal form. Check out the the two-stroke bear or the one stroke geckos. Tracy has also written poems to accompany some of the...
August 2017 – Gillian Gandossi

August 2017 – Gillian Gandossi

Gillian is inspired by nature’s timeless and ever-changing beauty. Observing natural rhythms and harmony in our world provide an endless source of wonder for her. Whimsical compositions, with a unique style of visual representation, develop in her home-studio as she explores memories and photographs. The process is intuitive and imaginative. What begins as observing and sketching evolves into rhythmic layering of colored, acrylic paints. The images grow, as brushes follow the flow of forms and explore the repetition of patterns. Observing nature’s timeless and ever-changing beauty and trying to communicate it through painting is a constant reminder for me of that great mystery – the source of creation and...
Gulf Island Spa Break

Gulf Island Spa Break

Combine  a  2 night stay at Hedgerow House with some island inspired spa treatments from our therapist, a private yoga class in our in house studio  and relax in the sauna. Ahhhhhhh !  Special prices in the low and shoulder seasons !   Two nights in best available room 60 minute massage therapy Private yoga class Unlimited use of Infra Red sauna Locally sourced light spa breakfasts from: $ 375 +GST(5%) per person * Prices based on double...
July 2017 – Florence Roberge

July 2017 – Florence Roberge

After an early career as a printmaker/artist, florence returned to university and became a social worker. Later, she obtained a law degree and worked as a lawyer in the field of aboriginal law, all the while continuing to paint and draw. Since 1999, she has been able to work as an artist full-time. For the last 15 years, she has lived and worked at ‘Bunbury’ on Salt Spring Island. It is an idyllic setting with an ocean view, a large garden and a beautiful studio. Florence does not have a formal fine arts degree but makes no claim to being self-taught. She points to many, generous mentors and colleagues as inspiration. She has also spent several weeks a year in Europe for the last 12 years and has been exposed to the best of European art, both historical and contemporary. Florence’s work has been purchased by private collectors across N. America and in Europe and Australia and is part of several public collections, including that of the Burnaby Art Gallery and of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation in...
Sniffing the air…..

Sniffing the air…..

Now this is the way I like to travel ~ in classic car style –  head out the back, sniffing the air and spotting the deer. Today we drove to the beach in the “72  ‘B” , and while I dived for rocks, ( my all time favourite activity )  my owners swam in the ocean for the first time  this season ( can you believe it as I of course swim  year round – bunch of whimps!) . Here is to a great summer of rock gathering and off course picnics on the beach  and island drives in the “B” top down.  Woof woof...

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