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Ceramic artist Samantha Dickie works away happily in her home studio. Dickie designed the house and expansive second-floor studio herself upon settling in Victoria after the birth of her second child. (Photo by Cathie Ferguson)

Best of the City: Victoria ceramic artist contemplates space in work and life

Frequent trips around Canada’s north have inspired Samantha Dickie’s work

 

Much of O’Keefe’s artistry is inspired by works of the renowned Group of Seven. (Courtesy of Shawn O’Keefe)

Graffiti to greenery: Shawn O’Keefe’s journey as a visual artist

Maple Bay graphic designer has been won over by the landscapes around him

 

Artist and UBC art instructor Samuel Roy-Bois with some of his artwork in Kelowna, British Columbia. Photography by Lia Crowe

Artist Samuel Roy-Bois on story and the built environment

Exploring architecture and space with sculpture, installation and sound

  • Jul 28, 2021

 

Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography

In Studio with Artist Elizabeth Cross

The colour of passion

  • May 11, 2021
Artist Elizabeth Cross. Lia Crowe photography
Artist Sandra Meigs will be the next speaker in NIC’s online 2021 Artist Talk series, appearing virtually on Friday, March 5 at 1 pm. For the full schedule and link to attend the Artist Talk Online Series, visit https://nicart.tickit.ca/. (Photo: The Glass Ticker (2017) — 15’ X 9’ X 5’, wood, enamel, lights, aluminum, glass, automata. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.)

Celebrated artist and mentor Meigs joins North Island College Artist Talk series

Vivid, immersive, and enigmatic style combines the complex with comic elements

  • Mar 4, 2021
Artist Sandra Meigs will be the next speaker in NIC’s online 2021 Artist Talk series, appearing virtually on Friday, March 5 at 1 pm. For the full schedule and link to attend the Artist Talk Online Series, visit https://nicart.tickit.ca/. (Photo: The Glass Ticker (2017) — 15’ X 9’ X 5’, wood, enamel, lights, aluminum, glass, automata. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.)
An airbrush painted version of the viral Bernie Sanders’ mittens meme catches the eye of a pedestrian walking past the Archer Airbrushing art studio on Fort Street Jan. 28. (Don Denton/News Staff)
An airbrush painted version of the viral Bernie Sanders’ mittens meme catches the eye of a pedestrian walking past the Archer Airbrushing art studio on Fort Street Jan. 28. (Don Denton/News Staff)
<em>Chinook Salmon: Breaking Through</em> by B.C.’s Mark Hobson was selected among 13 entries as the winner of the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Salmon Stamp Competition.
<em>Chinook Salmon: Breaking Through</em> by B.C.’s Mark Hobson was selected among 13 entries as the winner of the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Salmon Stamp Competition.
The City of Victoria’s artist in residence, Kathryn Calder, created a toll-free phone line designed to give people a calm escape during COVID-19. (Photo by Steve Calder)

Victoria’s artist in residence creates toll-free ‘Be Calm’ phone line

Phone line offers meditation, poetry, children’s laughter

The City of Victoria’s artist in residence, Kathryn Calder, created a toll-free phone line designed to give people a calm escape during COVID-19. (Photo by Steve Calder)
The monolith showed up in the Courtenay yard just before Christmas. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Monolith appears in Vancouver Island yard

Item in Courtenay showed up on Wikipedia list for a little while

The monolith showed up in the Courtenay yard just before Christmas. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Sharon Lam has been using art to heal since her mother passed away from cancer in December 2019. (Courtesy of Sharon Lam)

Saanich artist uses drawing to heal from mother’s death

Sharon Lam launched her art business in September

Sharon Lam has been using art to heal since her mother passed away from cancer in December 2019. (Courtesy of Sharon Lam)
In a whirlwind of a year, Sarah Shaw and her husband met, married, moved to Victoria and bought a sailboat that they plan to move onto in April. (Courtesy of Sarah Shaw)

Silver linings: Vancouver Islanders share their positive pandemic experiences

Health risks, social isolation and economic impact real, but some people have found a bright side

In a whirlwind of a year, Sarah Shaw and her husband met, married, moved to Victoria and bought a sailboat that they plan to move onto in April. (Courtesy of Sarah Shaw)
Driftwood artist Paul Lewis is placing the final touches on the newest driftwood art installation at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Kelly Road. Colwood mayor Rob Martin says the new sign will be lit up for the holidays. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Driftwood artist crafts custom welcome sign in Colwood

Art installation located at Veterans Memorial Parkway and Kelly Road to get lit up

Driftwood artist Paul Lewis is placing the final touches on the newest driftwood art installation at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Kelly Road. Colwood mayor Rob Martin says the new sign will be lit up for the holidays. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Local Indigenous artist, IceBear’s latest creation draws attention to the state of the world under COVID-19. (Courtesy of IceBear Studios)

Victoria artist hopes painting will boost frontline worker morale

IceBear wants to get copies of his painting into hospitals hardest hit by COVID-19

Local Indigenous artist, IceBear’s latest creation draws attention to the state of the world under COVID-19. (Courtesy of IceBear Studios)
Jamie Lee Hellard, a.k.a. the ‘chalk fairy,’ poses with one of her custom chalk drawings. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria’s chalk fairy brings smiles to kids with cancer

Jamie Lee Hellard surprises pediatric cancer patients with custom chalk drawings on their birthdays

Jamie Lee Hellard, a.k.a. the ‘chalk fairy,’ poses with one of her custom chalk drawings. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Writer Libby King is one of the artists in residence for 2020 at the Walter Morgan Studio. Photo supplied by Campbell River Arts Council

Two Campbell River artists take residency at Walter Morgan Studio

Writer Libby King and sculptor Orland Hansen to use studio space this summer

  • Jul 20, 2020
Writer Libby King is one of the artists in residence for 2020 at the Walter Morgan Studio. Photo supplied by Campbell River Arts Council
Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Tla-o-qui-aht carver Hjalmer Wenstob has enjoyed spending more time with his wife Annika, daughter Huumiis and son Cinkwa during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Hjalmer Wenstob)

COVID-19: Tla-o-qui-aht artist finds ‘wonderful moments’ in isolation

Hjalmer Wenstob can’t remember the last time he’s felt so connected to his family or his art.

Tla-o-qui-aht carver Hjalmer Wenstob has enjoyed spending more time with his wife Annika, daughter Huumiis and son Cinkwa during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Hjalmer Wenstob)
Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus artist puts her creative touch to COVID Angel

Lois Flach’s painting of a front-line worker a powerful image

Artist Lois Flach puts a realistic face to the COVID-19 war being waged by front-line health care workers. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Bateman Foundation’s Sketch Across Canada program encourages artists of all skill levels to go outside and capture their natural world. (Courtesy of the Bateman Foundation)

Sketch outside, connect with nature through Bateman Foundation program

#MyNatureSketch initiative encourages Canadians to become ‘bright-eyed three year olds’

The Bateman Foundation’s Sketch Across Canada program encourages artists of all skill levels to go outside and capture their natural world. (Courtesy of the Bateman Foundation)
Robert Bateman, renowned artist, conservationist and teacher has turned 90-years-old. (Bateman Foundation)

VIDEO: Trudeau, Atwood say ‘happy birthday’ for Robert Bateman’s 90th

Famed Canadian artist and conservationist celebrated milestone this weekend

Robert Bateman, renowned artist, conservationist and teacher has turned 90-years-old. (Bateman Foundation)