Jeanette Ardern, Abstract Artist Jeanette designed patterns for cross stitch for many years. About 20 years ago, she wondered if she could do the same thing with paint and paint brush….so Jeanette got a book out of the library, and became a decorative artist. After 6 years as a decorative artist, life got in the […]
I awakened on a February morning in 1966, knowing that I could learn how to paint and draw. It was an overwhelming feeling. My fourth baby in five years had been born the previous October and I knew that because I was a stay at home Mom, I would find the time to learn. And […]
Marj was introduced to art glass and discovered a lasting passion. She has continued working on her techniques for both stained glass and kiln-formed glass to discover her own whimsical style.
My husband and I spent thirty seven years in the outdoors owning and operating three remote wilderness resorts. After retiring in 2010, I was able pursue some life long interests, pine needle basket making was one. A friend gave me some basic instructions which sparked my desire to learn more. Much of what if […]
Karen is a ceramic artist specializing in softly textured functional ware, distinctly carved lanterns and luminaries. Originally trained as a graphic designer, she graduated from Kwantlen College in 1982. Her strong sense of design and layout has pulled her through several careers and now benefits her again a she returns to her passion…artist and studio potter. […]
For the first few years I worked with glass, most of my items were made using the Tiffany Technique of stained glass construction. In the past few years my primary focus has turned to working with hot glass. Using a kiln allows me to combine colours and manipulate them into shapes that wouldn’t be possible […]
My line of fine crafted wearable art is born out of an ongoing love affair with silver. “Silver is both malleable and strong, a wonder to create with and a joy to design.” I search the local landscape and as far away as the American southwest for remarkable stones and crystals which are then housed […]
Patricia joined the Courthouse Gallery in 2011 and currently holds the position of secretary. She moved to Kamloops in 2006 and started taking workshops in acrylics, watercolour and plein air. Patty’s work in the gallery is mostly coloured pen and ink which is her favourite medium.
Completing a three year fine arts program, Pat worked mainly in portraiture and illustrating human interest stories for the French and English newspapers in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Moving to BC in 1982, her focus became clay sculpture and pottery, taking courses and workshops in Kitimat and North Island College on Vancouver Island. Pat continues to take […]
Ed’s work is based on the traditional knowledge and oral history of the Secwepemc people. His art forms, obsidian pendants, deer and elk antler earrings, and finely crafted knives mimic tools and implements used for generations within the valleys surrounding Kamloops.
Sheila Macdonald has been in the art community since 1958. Textiles, mainly silk painting, was her main focus for many years. Since the 1990’s her passion has been ceramics. Both functional and sculptural pieces, usually brightly coloured and whimsical, are in collections throughout Canada, USA, Asia, Africa and Europe. Galleries that have carried her work […]
Colour is my inspiration. One of my first shawl warps was purple, fushia and red for the rhododendrons I saw on the Sunshine Coast. I wear fall colours and warp with those colours at least once a year. My warps contain cotton, acrylic, and novelty fibers in related colours that blend into each other. The […]
Dave is a photographer living in Kamloops, B.C., specializing in Scenery and Floral photography. Dave has lived in B.C. almost all of his life. Born in Vancouver in 1948 re relocated to Prince George in 1972 and relocated to Kamloops in 1999. Throughout that time Dave has had an ongoing love of the outdoors. […]
One of the first American-Canadian dual nationals (1947), I left New York for Halifax in 1968 and asserted my Canadian citizenship, never to return. The summer of 1965 was my first serious introduction to painting outside of public school, at The Manchester Art Center, Manchester, Vermont. After learning that I was most attracted to pursuing […]
My fascination for the arts began early when, as a toddler, I ate all of my sister’s finely crafted mud pies that she left to bake in the hot Kamloops sun. My interests and skills have improved since then. I have journeyed through many adventures in creativity, from sewing “turn-of-the-century” costumes to flower arranging, macramé, […]