Inspired by our beautiful natural surroundings, British Columbia is the perfect home for thousands of artists, writers, sculptors and painters, who produce handmade products, unique house hold goods, art on canvas and some of the finest works in glass, fabric, paper, wood and metals. A collage of their work and experience is shared here in photography on our site. To visit their studios, learn about tours and locate where you can find these BC gifts to pick up during your visit.
Canadian Contemporary Artist
My paintings are often visual metaphors for abstract ideas and concepts, within the context of much or little identifiable realism. I work in acrylic, oil, collage, and encaustic ( wax ).
Ian Garrioch BFA MFA: Ian served on the Visual Arts Faculty of the University of Vancouver Island for 27 years. Now retired, he continues to explore visual imagery via acrylic painting and mixed media drawing as well as producing funky clocks.
Kelly Irving:Visual Artist
Kelly is a Pender Island based visual artist producing paintings, sculptures and mixed media artworks. Since 2010 he has been exploring 3D, multi-layered mixed media pieces, often framed in shadow boxes.