Published voices tell Historic tales about British Columbia’s origins and our long list of creative authors bring life to imagination, difficult or sometimes sensitive subject matter, create awareness to their abounding thoughts about our world, and the pure enjoyment of life’s lessons. Find out more about our local authors.
Painter/Poet Ann McLean works in watercolour, acrylic and pastel. She explores different mediums and a variety of subjects. Her work presents a spectrum of diversity and colour, with paintings ranging in size from miniatures to large vibrant acrylics.
Katherine Palmer Gordon is the author of six non-fiction books and a freelance writer, contributing to publications such as Canadian Geographic, BC Business, British Columbia Magazine, Focus, Action Asia and North and South among others.
International award winning artist, Patricia Banks is inspired by the magnificence and splendour of the natural environment. Patricia shares her special connection to the land and the sea with others through her detailed acrylic paintings.
More than 100 artists have made Quadra Island their home. On the first weekend of June every year, some 30 artists open their studios for the annual Artists Studio Tour. Website features a complete listing of artists, musicians, writers and healing arts.