Sept 8 - October 1st 2023
Victoria Mitchell explores emotional, visceral, and environmental sensitivities, through abstract and representational drawings and paintings. She is in;luenced by extensive studies of body structure and kinetics, and is strongly inspired by connections with our natural surroundings. Since 2017 Victoria has been working from a Vancouver based studio, and has enjoyed sharing her work in galleries and exhibitions in BC and internationally. She reveals new avenues of introspection through her art work, and ;inds a great pleasure in the broadening communications with those who connect with what she creates.
‘While painting, I explore emotional dynamics, often relating to our natural surroundings. These expressions which might otherwise be unde;ined, demonstrate connections between these different realms of experience. The opportunity for introspection and sharing, brings me excitement and joy in the creation of each piece’.
December 1-24 2023
Joe Ritchie is an award-winning Canadian artist who is influenced by everything from historical Canadian Folk Art to modern Abstract Art. He paints with both acrylic and oil paints (usually on the same piece) using brushwork and palette knives on canvas. Paintings are inspired by the West coastline, where the artist lives, and the East coast where he is from and still spends time in the summers. Those rough turbulent Canadian waters and the eternal mountains – they call to us all.
March 22- April 14 2024
Barb Jost is an award winning artist
She currently lives in Vancouver and is a member of the Vancouver Art Guild.
Barb is primarily a plein air painter working mostly in oils and gouache. She exhibits in shows around Vancouver and online. Barb paints in the impressionist style having found her love of painting from the Old Master Impressionist painters.
She loves being outside and draws great inspiration from nature. Barb always takes her paints with her when she travels, hoping for painting opportunities. Many of Barb’s paintings are small and intimate. The small paintings can tell a large story and Barb has many stories she wants to paint.
May 21st June 23
Carolyn Bell began her work as a painter with a series of traditional and modern icons, drawings, and watercolours. Her modern icon series ranges from jazz legends like Blossom Dearie, to Canadian writers Jane Rule and Margaret Atwood, New York writer Fran Leibowitz, philosopher Michel Foucault, and legends the likes of Amy Winehouse, Bette Midler, Dusty Springfield, Julia Child and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
While Carolyn has exhibited in venues around Vancouver, (The Havana Gallery, Full Bloom Flowers to name a couple) most of her exhibits have occurred on Gabriola Island where she now lives. She has participated in the Gabriola Art’s Council’s Thanksgiving tour, exhibited with Deborah Dallyn at the Free Spirit Gallery, the group show, “Salon” at the GAC venue, joint studio exhibits with Elizabeth Shefrin, and solo shows at The Hive and the Gabriola Health Centre to name a few.
I will create a series of abstract paintings that resonate with some of the themes embedded in Dorothy Dittrich’s sung-through musical “When We Were Singing”: alienation, what is home, denial/addiction, longing, authenticity, deflection, the city as an entity.
I am planning a series of icons that include the traditional 24K gold halo of musical theatre legends with such luminaries as Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, and Stephen Sondheim.