May 2017 – Ilse Leader

May 2017 – Ilse Leader

Ilse’s formal training in Germany was in the fashion industry, learning the art of designing, pattern making and the making of garments. With that background she decided to make garments from hand spun, hand dyed and hand woven fabric. Inspired by the beauty of Salt Spring Island and the range of colours one experiences, colour and the finishing of the garments became my trade mark. After about 35 years of making hand woven garments, she switched to knitting, which she had used to create “one of a kind” garments. Her next step was to make garments from hand felted materials, and from there she moved to integrating the full size of the felted garments in her artwork. View more of Ilse’s artwork and garments at Salt Spring...
April 2017 – Janice Parker

April 2017 – Janice Parker

The Artist of the month for  April 2017 is Janice Parker Janice’s formative years began with pencils, charcoal, pencil crayon and watercolour as she explored subjects, birds and animals, in great detail. Today her focus is often on flowers in gestural strokes with acrylic paints on canvas. Her desire is to bring beauty out with bright colours and movement, using bold strokes. Janice loves experimenting and it is the wonder and process of creating art that draws her attention to her craft. www.janiceparkerart.com (250) 538-7487  ...
September & October 2016 – Stefanie Denz

September & October 2016 – Stefanie Denz

Stefanie Denz, MFA University of Auckland (1989), is primarily a painter and interested in body language and spatial relationships. She is influenced by Eduard Manet, the earlier sculptures of Alice Aycock(b.1946) and filmography. Stefanie has received numerous awards; Canada Council; 1999, 2003, BC Arts Council collaborative grant 2010, and has exhibited in New Zealand, Germany, USA and Canada. Most recently she enrolled in Transarts Institute 2014 Berlin residency. Stefanie teaches and is involved in community arts on Saltspring Island, BC, Canada, where she lives with her...
Lisa Lipsett

Lisa Lipsett

July & August 2016 Lisa’s work as an artist, author and teacher focuses on sharing the transformative power of painting with Earth and heart. She nurtures joyful creative connection and authentic personal expression through art. Lisa does this via in person and online art courses, experiential nature art encounters, and thoughtfully crafted self study resources because she believes art-making is our birthright. Everyone has the ability to create with natural ease. Her photo-art and mixed media paintings bring natural pattern to life.  Each painting is a passionate expression of feeling into another life.  Lisa holds a Doctorate in Transformative Learning from the University of Toronto and here’s her CV. She lives, works and plays on Salt Spring Island, BC.  ...
Gillian McConnell

Gillian McConnell

April & May 2016 Gillian began painting in 1997 and developed a unique visual signature incorporating photography and collage. An interdisciplinary artist, she has produced representational, abstract and symbolic work in a variety of media including acrylics, gouache, pastels, graphite, photography, textiles, poetry and found objects. In 2009, she co-founded OXOgraphy, a conceptual art collective. She has curated, promoted and staged many group and solo exhibitions locally and in Australia. Gillian lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada, where she also teaches art classes, models for drawing groups and frames pictures for Pegasus Gallery of Canadian...
Josephine Fletcher

Josephine Fletcher

February  & March 2016 Josie is from Hornby island. She has painted most of her life,usually out in the landscape with oils on canvas. Graduating in 1983 with a Diploma of Arts from the Emily Carr College in Vancouver,BC. She has travelled extensively, returning to show her works over the years at the Hornby Island Community Hall as well as on the islands of Haida Gwaii and Vancouver. Josie now  makes her home on Salt Spring Island.   Contact information:...

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