The central island arts guide
is a directory of artists in the central island region

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Sean Reilly

Sean Reilly is a B.C. based artist. Sean grew up in an art filled environment. From an early age, he explored art through various mediums.

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Mixed Media

Torn Edges Studio

Torn Edges Studio is the creative laboratory of mixed-media artist Pelka Wiltshire. This artist explores the use of paint, print, fibre, stitch and found objects. Come visit and get inspired.

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Glass

Gallery222

Gallery 222 invites you to visit our garden and studio. The studio is filled with whimsical original fused glass, paintings

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Joanne Ayley Art

Joanne Ayley Art I paint bright and colourful landscapes, wildlife and fun flowers using acrylics. I love visual drama and

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Painting

VAL NELSON STUDIO

In quantum mechanics, it’s said that when an object is looked at, it is changed. I think the reverse is also true. The sustained observation and rendering of things in this world stir in me a deep sense of affection for my subjects; at times I feel my eye and brush are really touching them. This feels special. This feels important. I am changed, because I look. I am changed, because I make.

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Supporting Business

North Island College

Develop core skills and gain hands-on experience as you build an industry relevant portfolio that showcases your artistic talent and

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Screenprinting

Wachiay Studio

Wachiay Studio is a screenprint shop operated by the Wachiay Friendship Centre in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. We

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Mixed Media

Sylvie Bart Studio

Contemporary artist using a variety of media. Sylvie’s style is both expressionist and impressionist. Her work is process driven, intuitive, bold and energetic and includes abstracts, figures and florals.

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Gallery

Silver Bowerbird Gallery

West Coast themed artwork by local artists. Gallery rentals for seminars, meetings, book launches, group events. Creative workshops. Open for special events, by appointment and art tour. Email for details.

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Acrylic

Tracy Kobus Fine Art

Tracy Kobus’ acrylic paintings give a thoughtful and imaginative perspective on the connection between humans and the natural world. Her colourful collection of prints and cards are collected world wide.

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Fibre Arts

Fabric Artisan Creations

Fabric quilts, embroidery, home decor and custom basket making.
All items locally created in Royston with local fabrics, cotton and jute rope for baskets.
Baskets are all unique and different and custom made for every client.

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Oil

Madeleine Wood Studios

Painter of natural delights Madeleine, creates a range of magically realistic colourful pieces. Fine Art Woodworker Don, offers handcrafted furniture from breadboards to dressers in yellow cedar, arbutus, western maple.

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Arts Collective and Studio

ARTWRX Studio/Gallery Society

ARTWRX Studio + Gallery Society is a member funded not-for-profit art collective located in downtown Courtenay that exists to facilitate its members with studio space, professional collaboration and creative support.
ARTWRX Artists: Sharon Lalonde, Maggie Ziegler, Anouk Hartwell, Mary Gorman, Shea Kotilla, Larissa Mclean, Lynn Farwell, Jean Cockburn, Elaine Smith and Nicolette Valikoski

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Silvina Lanusse Art

Silvina Lanusse is a mixed media creative originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina now living in Parksville. Her work is inspired by animals and nature around her. Her painting begins the moment the first drop of colour falls on her substrate. It starts with a swirl, then another. Layers of pure colour dance in rhythm with textures. Her painting varies from colourful abstracts to whimsical stories. Organic strokes held together in a symphony of radiant paint bursting like her life tango.

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Art Cards

L’ArcheWorx Collective

We are artists with and without developmental disabilities! We work independently and collectively to create work that celebrates our unique gifts. Multi-media and fabric collage originals, canvas prints, art cards.

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Trish Malcomess Art

Reflecting contemporary culture through her work, Trish’s research-based practice has evolved into two distinct streams, Social and Environmental. Resiliency within

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From the office

Mabel Ceramics

Maddison is a queer 22 year old self taught ceramic artist with ASD and ADHD, coupled with MDD and social

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Framing

Studio369 Picture Frame Design

Studio369 is known for high quality custom picture framing. ??We take pride in our ability to professionally frame your collectibles so that you can enjoy them for years to come.

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Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery - Courtenay artist
Indigenous

Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery

Explore Comox Valley’s largest variety of authentic Northwest Coast Art and Jewelry. Enjoy original Silver and Gold Jewelry, Masks, Prints, Paddles and Carvings from local Indigenous Master Carvers.

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Metal

Brad Allen Metal Art

Allen’s Metal Art creations are borne of Imagination, re-claimed metal and the pleasures of expression. Cut freehand with an old-school cutting torch, they reflect our genuine love of life here.

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YQQ Art in the Airport

The Comox Valley Airport is a civilian air terminal situated on 19 Wing Comox. A vital transportation hub for the region, the facility is operated as a non-profit to provide access to scheduled air service from Air Canada, WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airlines.

The terminal features a gift shop, cafe and current works from the ArtWrx Collective one of two annual art shows featuring local artists.
Works may be purchased by contacting the artists directly.

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Acrylic

Joe Smith Fine Art

Paintings in a unique realistic style, inspired by the natural beauty of BC’s coastlines, forests & landmarks. Open year round. Commissions accepted. Studio located at rear of property.

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Acrylic

Gallery VanIsle

Calum paints from images taken while exploring Canada, Mexico and New Zealand. He works with a palette of bold, saturated colour with a strong concentration on light and shade.

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Gallery

Artful : The Gallery

West coast contemporary art and artists; come visit as a collector looking to buy, an artist looking for inspiration or an art lover!

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Supporting Business

Sid Williams Theatre

Entertaining Comox Valley culture lovers, one audience member at a time! The Sid Williams Theatre is a fully equipped and

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Acrylic

Heather Soos – Nature In Art

Heather Soos – Nature in Art. Original, detailed wildlife art in acrylic, oil and scratchboard. Limited edition gicl?es, plaque-mounted prints; art cards. Member of the Society of Animal Artists and 2008 Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year. Juried into International Exhibitions.

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Gallery

Pearl Ellis Gallery

The Comox Valley’s only volunteer-run, non-profit art gallery featuring paintings, sculpture, photography and much more, all by new, emerging and

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Illustration

Cora Silvestru

Cora Silvestru is an illustrator & digital designer born in Romania working primarily with watercolours, inks and lino prints. Growing

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Glass

Lori Schiersmann

Imagine… 3 layers of a ceramic paste, then metallic paste and then piping all around each leaf, all hand stroked on to glass, then baked in an oven to set and harden so it’s dishwasher and microwave safe. Lori’s the only artist in Canada that does this technique for over 19 years. She’s also a decorative painting on canvas, and wood with acrylics, that’s perfect to fill anyone’s little niche in their home.

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Acrylic

C Mawle Fine Art

Cindy Mawle has spent half her lifetime self directing her art education and has created a prolific portfolio of subjects

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Painter

Swift Rivers Studio

Visit Swift Rivers Studio and share in the joy of painting on silk. Revel in colour and west coast inspired subjects. Call for a viewing or lesson with Dianne.

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Printmaking

Wendy Morosoff Smith Studio + Gallery

Wendy is a painter and printmaker whose work reflects the spiritual aspect of her environment. Blending abstraction and landscape symbolism, Wendy creates meditations on place, time, memory and perception.

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Jan’s Glass by the Sea

Meet Vancouver Island Glass Artist, Jan Lindstrom, owner of Jan’s Glass By The Sea, a working Gallery and Studio that offers unique glass art & classes. Not only can you find Jan’s Glass work around the world, but she also has students come from a far away as England and Africa!

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Wet Paint Art Group

Six Comox Valley to Campbell River artists create art together year round, as inspired by the beauty of the west coast. Representational and abstract paintings in acrylic, watercolour, oil, and as well as monoprints, collage, encaustic, and mixed media.

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Oil

Elissa Anthony Studio & Gallery

Elissa’s earliest influences were Georgia O’keeffe and the Group of Seven. She studied both graphic and fine Art. Her entire life has been dedicated to art, and she became a full time fine artist 20 yrs ago. She is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and teaches art throughout the year. Open Sun- Monday, or by guess or by golly.

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Performing Arts

Caresse Nadeau

Caresse is a multifaceted performing and visual artist. She has been passionately honing her skills in all aspects of live

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Textile

The Spool Sewing Studio

The Spool is Downtown Courtenay’s sewing space, featuring classes, quality fabrics and indie patterns to help you sew your own wardrobe. We teach all ages, and welcome guest teachers from across Canada!

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Jewelry

Sámi Ronan Craft

Traditional Sámi-inspired reindeer leather bracelets and necklaces. Unique hand-forged silver and copper jewellery designs, incorporating gemstones and fresh water pearls. Woven beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

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Cold Wax

Sofie Skapski

Beautiful textural paintings rendered in oils and cold wax. Sofie uses nature as her inspiration. Her studio, in its lush garden setting, is open year round by appointment.

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Contemporary Acrylic

Lois Goodnough Art Studio

Contemporary expressionist acrylic artist using a unique painting technique to produce imaginative and eclectic figurative and floral artwork with a ‘fabric-like’ appearance. I am inspired by textures, patterns and colour.

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Supporting Business

Compass Gallery + Gifts

Compass Gallery + Gifts is a wonderful destination in beautiful Downtown K’omoks (Comox)! Featuring an All-Canadian lineup of products and

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Mixed Medium

Art Mates

We are a group of artists that enjoy working together and we draw inspiration from each other. Covering a wide variety of subjects, we each have our own unique style. Our work is mostly in acrylic and we feel you will enjoy our collection.

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Kathi Rudko ArtWorks

A dynamic painting and teaching studio at Miracle Beach. Artworks, both representational and abstract, are expressions of coastal beauty, imagined environments and the figure. Ongoing classes, workshops & drop-in sessions.

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Mixed Media

Sanctuary Craft Studio

The Sanctuary Craft Studio offers a wide selection of handmade arts and crafts that are inspired by the incredible natural environment found on British Columbia’s West Coast.

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Figurative

Marianne Enhorning

My art emerges from a deep sense of longing for a world that is inclusive, equal and just: a world that is simple and kind.

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Photography

Kim Taylor Co Photography

Kim Taylor is a digital and film photographer using imagery to tell the story of creatives and creative brands. Using natural light she photographs in a narrative style to capture creatives in their element.

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Acrylic

Bev Byerley Artworks

A passionate landscape artist in love with the west coast. I like to paint the areas where I walk and ride around my home in the Comox Valley.

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Illustration

Clive Powsey

I make hand pulled intaglio prints on paper from a small press. After training for four years at the Ontario

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Scratchboard

Sharon Lennox Studio

Specializing in scratchboard, detailed paintings of birds and animals. Member with the International Society of Scratchboard Artists . 2019 Sharon won “International Artist Award” in Berea, Kentucky with “Fishing on Stilts”.

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Indigenous

I-Hos Gallery

I-Hos Gallery – Award winning Indigenous Art Gallery, band-owned and operated by K’?moks First Nation, presents a collection of NWC artwork. Masks, prints, gold and silver Jewelry, wood carvings and much more.

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Metal

Peggy Logan

Margaret Peggy Logan Colour and the plant forms that one can find in the natural world are the largest source

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