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

See the 2024 STUDIO TOUR MAP & FULL LIST of Studios in THIS FLIPBOOK

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Elke River's art reconnects us with nature's beauty, inspired by daily forest and shoreline walks, celebrating its intricate forms and
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Rob Kerr's art journey, from kindergarten cartoons to wildlife painting, is fueled by nature's intoxicating inspiration, weaving in joy and
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A variety of fused glass like garden art, dishes, wall art and sparkly dichroic glass jewelry.
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I paint abstracts and landscapes, teach acrylics, and create wearable art. Inspired by imperfection, aiming to evoke joy and beauty.
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Margaret Peggy Logan finds inspiration in nature's colors and forms for her jewelry, enamels, and paintings, showcased internationally and locally.
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Jan Lindstrom, Vancouver Island Glass Artist, owns Jan's Glass By The Sea, offering unique glass art and classes, and attracting
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We are artists with and without developmental disabilities! We work independently and collectively to create work that celebrates our unique
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Sean Reilly is a B.C. based artist. Sean grew up in an art filled environment. From an early age, he
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Fabric quilts, embroidery, home decor and custom basket making. All items locally created in Royston with local fabrics, cotton and
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Corina Menz, originally from Germany, resides in Comox, Vancouver Island. Alongside her IT career, she explores various art forms, mainly
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Penny Eder crafts whimsical ceramic and concrete sculptures inspired by nature, showcased globally in various public and private collections.
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Nancy Morrison has been designing and constructing original works of stained glass for homes, businesses and churches for over 30
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Julie Sabey, once a screen-focused creator, turned to drawing and painting during the pandemic, reflecting personal and global uncertainty with
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Tracy Kobus' acrylic paintings give a thoughtful and imaginative perspective on the connection between humans and the natural world. Her
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Peggy Simpson, retired nurse, explores art in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Comox Valley, finding rejuvenation and awards in painting.
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Exploring Alcohol Ink led Isabelle Durand to vibrant, emotive art. Evolving through workshops and exhibits, creating landscapes and abstracts with
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Step into Daniel Boot's diverse studio, where inspiration from nature fuels his multi-disciplinary works, embracing spontaneity and creativity.
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Artful : The Gallery features a wide variety of Vancouver Island artists, with a strong focus on the artists of
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Channing Holland, is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art with a major in Drawing and Painting. She is
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Wendy is a painter and printmaker whose work reflects the spiritual aspect of her environment. Blending abstraction and landscape symbolism,
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Madeleine Wood, MFA, magnifies her photorealist painting subjects, inviting observation and reflection to a wide audience. Don Cunningham paints bold
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Soft Gallery Pop-up showcases diverse artists celebrating ecology, symbolism, and spirituality: Summer Scott, Sarah Thorneycroft, Janis Blyth, Kari Pieterse, Sue
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The Comox Valley Art Gallery is the mid island area’s regional art gallery. We are dedicated to presenting and fostering
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Donna, a lifelong creator and educator, found her next creative adventure in building Beachcombers Creative Arts Studio, her seaside sanctuary.
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Helen Utsal's award-winning art reflects her deep connection with nature, capturing its moods and vitality, showcased both internationally and locally.
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Mary McMahon is a BC artist. Through using different mediums & techniques she draws her inspirations from nature, lifetime experiences
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After a 35-year graphic artist career, I pursue landscape painting, inspired by Canadian wilderness beauty, enjoying plein-air and studio experiences.
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Laurie Martz, retired doctor turned abstract painter in Comox Valley, finds solace in art, exploring landscape and intuition, with an
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Nicola North is a lifelong artist, specializing in pen and watercolor, drawing inspiration from the enchanting West Coast and whimsical
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Lori utilizes a rare technique, layering ceramic and metallic paste on glass, to craft stunning, dishwasher-safe artwork.
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My art emerges from a deep sense of longing for a world that is inclusive, equal and just: a world
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NIC School of Fine Art & Design will be showcasing the talents of emerging artists. Exciting and original artwork will
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Sylvie Bart is a Qualicum Beach painter with a passion to create and explore. Her practice follows contemporary themes using
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Maggie Ziegler: Vancouver Island artist and designer inspired by nature's beauty, blending realism with abstract backgrounds, driven by gratitude.
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The Spool is Downtown Courtenay's sewing space, featuring classes, quality fabrics and indie patterns to help you sew your own
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I like to photograph subjects that I feel passion for. I need to connect to what is in front of
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The Campbell River Art Gallery exhibits the work of professional visual and media artists from across Canada in our Main
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The Comox Valley Airport is a civilian air terminal situated on 19 Wing Comox. A vital transportation hub for the
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Unique, bold paintings with breathtaking, passionate colors and style.
Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery - Courtenay artist
Explore Comox Valley's largest variety of authentic Northwest Coast Art and Jewelry. Enjoy original Silver and Gold Jewelry, Masks, Prints,
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In Corre Alice and Sue Pyper's studio, creativity ignites: wood slabs whisper, acrylics dance, artistry blossoms in every corner.
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The Happy Painters are … well, Happy for the most part! If you show up in a grump, within 3
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Cara Leanne paints bright, cheerful scenes, often incorporating hand-painted paper collage. Inspired by nature, she aims to spread joy through
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Abstract painter Scott Bertram explores improvisation, perception dynamics, and transient form in his internationally exhibited artwork.
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A passionate landscape artist in love with the west coast. I like to paint the areas where I walk and
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Inspired by an early love of printmaking, Kiley Granberg crafts unique jewelry, balancing clean lines and nature's essence, evolving her
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Trish explores contemporary culture through interdisciplinary art, focusing on Social and Environmental themes, blending various mediums to express resilience.
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I-Hos Gallery - Award winning Indigenous Art Gallery, band-owned and operated by K'?moks First Nation, presents a collection of NWC
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Anne Wuitschik creates nature inspired fused glass and photography, crafting vibrant garden art and immortalizing moments in the Comox Valley's
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ARTWRX Studio: Downtown Courtenay art collective, supports artists, hosts events, workshops, and offers unique gifts.
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A dynamic painting and teaching studio at Miracle Beach. Artworks, both representational and abstract, are expressions of coastal beauty, imagined
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Enjoy browsing my studio filled with original works. (All year by appt.) Marie will join me during the studio tour
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Wendy creates flameworked art glass jewelry. Her beads are made by melting rods of glass over a propane/oxygen torch. Using
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Christine Boyer's art melds nostalgia with contemporary vision, reimagining the past to ponder evolving meanings and the essence of change.
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Beautiful textural paintings rendered in oils and cold wax. Sofie uses nature as her inspiration. Her studio, in its lush
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Specializing in scratchboard, detailed paintings of birds and animals. Member with the International Society of Scratchboard Artists . 2019 Sharon
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Traditional Sámi-inspired reindeer leather bracelets and necklaces. Unique hand-forged silver and copper jewellery designs, incorporating gemstones and fresh water pearls.
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Throughout my childhood and into my mid-twenties, I was a ballet dancer. That intense training of spatial awareness and interpretive
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Wayne, of Métis Ancestry, as a child could always be found exploring the Natural World, near the junction of the
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Silvina Lanusse is a mixed media creative originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina now living in Parksville. Her work is inspired
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West Coast themed artwork by local artists. Gallery rentals for seminars, meetings, book launches, group events. Creative workshops. Open for
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Heather Soos - Nature in Art. Original, detailed wildlife art in acrylic, oil and scratchboard. Limited edition gicl?es, plaque-mounted prints;
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Calum paints from images taken while exploring Canada, Mexico and New Zealand. He works with a palette of bold, saturated
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Rodney Wilson, woodworker, shifted focus to crafting durable furniture, sharing skills, and living his dream in his Vancouver Island studio.
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Emily Thiessen- illustrator, muralist, and screen printer- blends restless heritage with creative mischief, honing skills from Singapore to the K’ómoks
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Paintings in a unique realistic style, inspired by the natural beauty of BC's coastlines, forests & landmarks. Open year round.
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Toni Johnson, Matsqui First Nation, discovered her glass passion through her mother and she believes it is her answer, her
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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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Abstract

Cumberland Studio

In Corre Alice and Sue Pyper’s studio, creativity ignites: wood slabs whisper, acrylics dance, artistry blossoms in every corner.

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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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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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Fashion

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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Furniture

Saratoga Woodworks

Rodney Wilson, woodworker, shifted focus to crafting durable furniture, sharing skills, and living his dream in his Vancouver Island studio.

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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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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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Abstract

Scott Bertram

Abstract painter Scott Bertram explores improvisation, perception dynamics, and transient form in his internationally exhibited artwork.

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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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Acrylic

Mary McMahon Art

Mary McMahon is a BC artist. Through using different mediums & techniques she draws her inspirations from nature, lifetime experiences & self.

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Contemporary

Madeleine Wood Studios

Madeleine Wood, MFA, magnifies her photorealist painting subjects, inviting observation and reflection to a wide audience. Don Cunningham paints bold abstracts and designs elegant woodworking projects in locally sourced wood.

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Blown Glass

TideLine Gallery

Toni Johnson, Matsqui First Nation, discovered her glass passion through her mother and she believes it is her answer, her path!

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Laurie Martz Art

Laurie Martz, retired doctor turned abstract painter in Comox Valley, finds solace in art, exploring landscape and intuition, with an evolving process.

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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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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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Nature/Animals

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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SabeyJ Art

Julie Sabey, once a screen-focused creator, turned to drawing and painting during the pandemic, reflecting personal and global uncertainty with SabeyJ Art.

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Jan’s Glass by the Sea

Jan Lindstrom, Vancouver Island Glass Artist, owns Jan’s Glass By The Sea, offering unique glass art and classes, and attracting students globally.

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Impressionist

VAL NELSON STUDIO

Throughout my childhood and into my mid-twenties, I was a ballet dancer. That intense training of spatial awareness and interpretive questioning is still deeply stamped in my DNA. A painting to me is a kind of choreography; there’s a haptic dance that takes place from my optical experience of an image, through to the way my nervous system signals to my body how to translate and record it. As painter/dancer I tease out meaning through working and reworking, coming up to speed as I gain understanding, and making the last strikes with absolute commitment.

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Acrylic

Elke River

Elke River’s art reconnects us with nature’s beauty, inspired by daily forest and shoreline walks, celebrating its intricate forms and colors.

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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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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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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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Collage

Sylvie Bart Studio

Sylvie Bart is a Qualicum Beach painter with a passion to create and explore. Her practice follows contemporary themes using acrylic and mixed media. Her work reflects her love for nature, patterns, colors, and whimsy.

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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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Photography

Red Thread Photography by Janice Hayward

I like to photograph subjects that I feel passion for. I need to connect to what is in front of the camera. While the beach is my happy place, I have had the opportunity to travel Canada and numerous countries. If just one of my photographs stirs emotion in you then I will be overjoyed.

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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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Contemporary

Campbell River Art Gallery

The Campbell River Art Gallery exhibits the work of professional visual and media artists from across Canada in our Main Gallery and Satellite Gallery. Our specific focus is on supporting artistic projects from under-represented positions within contemporary art practice.

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Contemporary

C Mawle Fine Art

Map #19 Cindy Mawle has spent half her lifetime self directing her art education and has created a prolific portfolio

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Trish Malcomess Art

Trish explores contemporary culture through interdisciplinary art, focusing on Social and Environmental themes, blending various mediums to express resilience.

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Soft Gallery Pop Up Collective

Soft Gallery Pop-up showcases diverse artists celebrating ecology, symbolism, and spirituality: Summer Scott, Sarah Thorneycroft, Janis Blyth, Kari Pieterse, Sue Minchin, Arleta Turnbull.

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Channing Holland and Friends

Channing Holland, is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art with a major in Drawing and Painting. She is also also a current Studio member of the Comox Valley Printmaking Association together with her studio guest artists, Terri Stelfox, a graduate of North Island College and Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Maggie Norman, a student of North Island College Fine Arts.

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Happy Painters

The Happy Painters are … well, Happy for the most part! If you show up in a grump, within 3 minutes of arriving you should be pretty jolly and ready to paint.

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Acrylic

Havers Art

After a 35-year graphic artist career, I pursue landscape painting, inspired by Canadian wilderness beauty, enjoying plein-air and studio experiences.

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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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Enamels

Peggy Logan

Margaret Peggy Logan finds inspiration in nature’s colors and forms for her jewelry, enamels, and paintings, showcased internationally and locally.

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Abstract

studioDB3

Step into Daniel Boot’s diverse studio, where inspiration from nature fuels his multi-disciplinary works, embracing spontaneity and creativity.

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Contemporary

Comox Valley Art Gallery

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is the mid island area’s regional art gallery. We are dedicated to presenting and fostering contemporary work created by artists from the region, the country and beyond.

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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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Acrylic

Tin Cup Art

Lori utilizes a rare technique, layering ceramic and metallic paste on glass, to craft stunning, dishwasher-safe artwork.

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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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Helen Utsal Fine Art

Helen Utsal’s award-winning art reflects her deep connection with nature, capturing its moods and vitality, showcased both internationally and locally.

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Just Drifting Art

Wayne, of Métis Ancestry, as a child could always be found exploring the Natural World, near the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers in Manitoba. His art, mainly Freshwater Driftwood, honours Mother Nature’s creations, reflecting his roots.
All are welcome to come and visit the Electrified Driftwood Forest in his studio located in beautiful Qualicum Beach, where he is still close to the bosom of Mother Nature.

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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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Acrylic

Original Fine Art by Rob Kerr

Rob Kerr’s art journey, from kindergarten cartoons to wildlife painting, is fueled by nature’s intoxicating inspiration, weaving in joy and frustration into every piece.

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Drawing

Nicola North Art

Nicola North is a lifelong artist, specializing in pen and watercolor, drawing inspiration from the enchanting West Coast and whimsical themes.

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Acrylic

Emily Thiessen

Emily Thiessen- illustrator, muralist, and screen printer- blends restless heritage with creative mischief, honing skills from Singapore to the K’ómoks territories.

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Gallery

Silver Bowerbird Studio

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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Abstract

Christine Boyer

Christine Boyer’s art melds nostalgia with contemporary vision, reimagining the past to ponder evolving meanings and the essence of change.

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Acrylic

Cara Leanne Art

Cara Leanne paints bright, cheerful scenes, often incorporating hand-painted paper collage. Inspired by nature, she aims to spread joy through art.

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Abstract

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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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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Acrylic

Albion Studio

Corina Menz, originally from Germany, resides in Comox, Vancouver Island. Alongside her IT career, she explores various art forms, mainly acrylic painting.

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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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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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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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