Lighthouse Recreation

Route 19a Fine Art Exhibition – ARTISTS

 

Amy Baxter
Anouk Jonker
Brenda Milne
Brittany Rhoads
Cara Weisner
Cindy Mawle
David Kasprick
Esther Sample
Helen Utsal
Joe Smith
Karin Schieber
Kelly Corbett
Kira Neumann
Lori Schiersmann
Randy Hall
Marianne Enhorning
Peggy Logan
Sandra Lamb
Sharon Lennox
Sharon Stone
Sheena McCorquodale
Sylvie Bart

Amy Baxter

My texture layer photography is done using multiple images with textural elements. I do not use filters. The images I use as textures are anything from a portion of a painting on canvas to the lichen on a stucco wall. Each layer acts like a tube of paint.

I’m an artist/photographer who loves capturing the beauty of nature and finding zen in the chaos. I use photography to tell stories and capture moments that can never be repeated. My texture layering technique is unique. I fall outside the normal parameters of either medium of painting or photography. It is not a matter of clicking on a button to reach the result of my pieces.

https://cutebutstupidbyamybaxter.ca/

Anouk Jonker

Anouk currently resides on Vancouver Island, where she continues a studio practice and pursues a Ph.D. in art history from Queen’s University. Her academic interests include the history of art collecting and art connoisseurship, as well as painters in the Low Countries between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her studies into the history of painting deeply influence her studio practice through her choice of subject matter and narratives.

http://www.anoukjonker.com

Brenda Milne

Acrylic paintings and papier mache, resin, cement sculptures

I have been making art most of my life and express myself in multiple mediums and techniques. I just love to create.

http://indigomoongallery.com

Brittany Rhoads

Large scale works in both acrylic and multimedia. My acrylic works are mainly wildlife portraits, while my multimedia pieces are mainly alcohol ink and resin mounted on metal. Through my art, I hope to inspire a deep reverence for the Earth and all its inhabitants, fostering a sense of wonder and respect for the natural world that transcends borders and cultures. May my work serve as a testament to the enduring power and resilience of nature, reminding us of our inherent connection to the web of life that sustains us, and motivating

http://brhoadsart.com

Cara Weisner

I create bright and joyful mixed media paintings with acrylic paint and hand-painted paper collage.

Cara Leanne creates bright and cheerful paintings. If you look closely, you’ll see hand-painted paper collage featured prominently in much of her art, adding unique elements of texture, detail and bits of printed text and musical notes. Collage papers for each work are chosen carefully, then individually torn and added to the painted canvas. A mixed media artist from the Comox Valley, Cara is inspired by gorgeous flowers, serene seascapes––even quirky chickens!

http://www.caraleanneart.com

Cindy Mawle

As a Vancouver Island artist who works out of her home studio, Cindy is surrounded by forest on the central island. Her acrylic paintings on canvas mostly depict her surrounding areas on the Canadian west coast. Her main objective in these collections of work is to express the calm and joy she experiences in each location. “I want my work to present itself as a touchstone to our natural world. I believe the more we connect to nature, whether in real-time or through art, the better off we are as human beings.”

www.cmawle.com/

David Kasprick

Vancouver Island metal worker describing his pieces as ‘Artistic Blacksmithing’.  David draws inspiration from his life on the West Coast “I am forever drawn to the BC Coast; it is very raw and rugged, just like the medium I have chosen for my art. 

https://www.facebook.com/RedCodForge/

Esther Sample

Using her experiences from a past career as a commercial fisherman, and the inspiration from British Columbia’s rugged and wild west coast, Esther’s oil and acrylic paintings come alive and reconnect the viewer to nature and life on the water. A self taught , the hours spent at the easel have lent themselves to a realistic style that has emerged as her preferred expression. Beginning her painting process with watercolours in the mid 90‘s, over the years Esther transitioned to acrylics and currently paints in oil.

http://www.esthersample.com

Helen Utsal

Helen Utsal is an award winning contemporary landscape painter living and working on Vancouver Island. 

Spending time in Nature is a critical aspect of her inspiration and practice; a space for meditation, creation and renewal.

 “I am entranced by the light in the forest and the diversity of moods and personalities of trees. I don’t seek to reproduce reality, but rather capture my impressions of colour, energy and light. Nature is a place of wonder and possibilities.”

http://www.helenutsal.ca

Joe Smith

Acrylic and watercolor paintings in a realistic style. Primarily landscape and seascape themes that focus on Canada’s fabulous West Coast scenery.

http://www.joesmith.ca

Karin Schieber

All of my work is designed by myself and hand crafted. It gives me great satisfaction to see my inner creative vision become an outer visible reality. In the process of transforming a piece of precious metal into something beautiful I aim to create as much joy and pleasure for the people who own and wear it, as I had creating it for them.

http://k-originals.com

Kelly Corbett

As a realist painter, my motivation is to share my visual experiences. To create paintings that speak both to me and to others about the beauty that exists in British Columbia. My style invites the viewer to recall their own past adventures and relive the sights and scents of BC’s natural environment. Through my artwork I try to bring the outside in, to pay tribute the natural world and remind us how rewarding it can be to take the time to reconnect with nature.

http://www.kellycorbett.ca

Kira Neumann

All my monoprints are framed in 12×12 frames (black and some white). I plan to exhibit these along with some 12×12 acrylic on wood panel paintings. I also plan on bringing a few larger pieces of work that are 30×30 (or others that are 12×24) and hang as there is room.

http://kiraneumann.ca

Lori Schiersmann

In the Mid 1990’s Lori began decorative painting in acrylics. Over the years she has dabbled in acrylics and watercolour painting but her favorite medium will always be ceramic paste painted on glass or porcelain. “Colour is what it’s all about in my choice of medium..and functionality of the glassware for everyday use”.

https://tincupart.com

Randy Hall

Randy Hall is a Vancouver Island photographer specializing in nature photography, whether it is capturing natural settings such as seascapes or forest landscapes or the plants and animals that inhabit this part of British Columbia.Randy considers himself a landscape photographer first, but also an opportunistic wildlife photographer. “My photos are my interpretation of works by a true master – Mother Nature”.

Randy has developed a style that shows enhanced colours and contrast. When many people think of contrast, they think colours and tones. There can also be contrast in content. An example of this can be seen in some of Randy’s early morning images of Parksville Bay. Towering or threatening clouds can instill the feeling of unrest, while the calm waters of the bay say serenity. “It’s this type of scene, and the incorporation of weather, that interests me the most”.

1-randy-hall.pixels.com

 

Marianne Enhorning

I use a variety of different mediums; acrylics, oil, chalk, charcoal, conte, pencil, ink and/or water colour. By throwing paint, writing, wiping, and scraping, I get playful with texture and colour, always finding the fun in painting!

Originating from Sweden, Marianne Enhörning is a West Coast Canadian artist, creating from her studio in Comox, BC. Her work is deeply influenced by her family heritage and the natural world that is so prevalent in her daily life. Marianne draws great inspiration from the tremendous beauty of nature, and how small humankind is in comparison. Her art emerges from her deep sense of longing for a world that is inclusive, equal and just; a world that is simple and kind.

http://enhorningdesign.com

Peggy Logan

The visual art I make is jewellery, enamels, and paintings. The jewellery is all sterling silver mixed with enamels, precious stones, and pearls. Champleve copper enamel wall pieces plus acrylic on canvas paintings are the other forms of art I make.

www.peggylogan.ca


My art process involves creating dramatic scenes and placing characters at their crisis moments. Humor often appears in my work to communicate and provoke thought. Over time, my images have become simpler, capturing the beauty and innocence of the human spirit.

www.sandralamb.art

Sharon Lennox

Sharon is an established scratchboard artist, specializing in birds, wildlife and pet commissions. The detail is what drives her to create the most photo-realistic paintings possible.

https://sharonlennox.art/

Sharon Stone

Award winning artist Sharon Stone paints in both abstract and representational styles. Her latest work “Bridging the gap” combines her two styles. Sharon has been in many solo and group shows on Vancouver Island, accepted into many FCA juried shows and exhibited her work in Taiwan and Shanghai. After spending 6 years as artist in residence at the Laurel Point Inn, she was honoured by having a conference room named after her. She is currently represented by Aquamaris Gallery in Duncan and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

http://sharonastone.com

Sheena McCorquodale AFCA

Sheena’s wire sculptures depict dancers, swimmers, and horses with captivating realism. Her bold acrylic paintings bring to life the lush forests around her, bursting with vibrant colors.

Sheena McCorquodale’s art captivates with its intricate wire sculptures and bold acrylic paintings. Her masterful portrayal of dancers, swimmers, and horses, alongside vibrant depictions of lush forests, makes her a standout artist. Enjoy her artwork and the Route 19A exhibition and be sure to drop in to her workshop on the Studio Tour

https://www.cathousegallery.com/

Sylvie Bart

I am a Qualicum Beach painter with a passion to create and explore. My practice follows contemporary themes using acrylic and mixed media. My work reflects my love for nature, patterns, colors, and whimsy. I am an exhibiting member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (Nanaimo and Arrowsmith Chapters). I am the chair of Arrowsmith Fine Arts and the Vice President of the DeCosmos Fine Art Society.

https://www.sylviebart.com/