Joan Barrington, owner of Barrington Brolly, creates her custom umbrellas and personal parasols, in her home-based workshop, where she is surrounded by fabrics, trims, frames, and handles. You will also find less glamourous, but equally necessary items, such as nails, pliers, snips, wires, and a hammer. Joan’s international clients, have Read more [...]
BC’s dynamic cultural landscape and supernatural beauty create the ideal home to over 100,000 cultural workers, of which about 30% report their main source of income being their own art practice. The scenes of natural beauty found throughout the regions of British Columbia are awe inspiring, but what makes BC exceptional as an epicentre for artists is the communities that support the arts through local programs, events and engaged tourism efforts. Communities showcasing their local artists and studios create an environment of creative authenticity that draw in locals and visitors seeking to connect with the artists and visionaries in every corner of the province.
Acrylic paint has always held a great appeal for me because of its wonderful versatility. It allows me to work in several layers of transparency which often develops in unexpected ways. I am also attracted to the intensity of undiluted colours and the moods they evoke. I work on both Read more [...]