100 Braid St Studios is an inclusive co-working art studio for New Westminster and Lower Mainland artists that allows visitors to be inspired artistically and to learn from the artists practicing in the studio. Studio artists produce fine art & craft in the form of paintings, sculpture, fiber, jewellery making, photography, Read more [...]
With over 30,000 working artists, British Columbia has the largest percentage of its labour force in the arts, well above the Canadian provincial average.The Gulf Islands hold a particular allure for the artist, many of whom come for a visit and remain there for the rest of their lives. An excerpt from a 1955 issue of National Geographic sheds some light on this phenomenon:
“The calm leisurely atmosphere of the islands works its charm upon people from all walks of life. The person in worn clothing whom the newcomer mistakes for a beachcomber or country bumpkin as often as not prove to be a famous scientist, novelist, admiral, politician, or other notable… The sympathetic outsider may find himself being initiated into what may be one of the last truly civilized ways of life remaining in English-speaking North America.
Once that happens, it is unlikely that he will ever want to leave.”
A full service photographic studio and gallery showcasing award winning photographer Gabor Gasztonyi’s classic black and white photographic prints and the oil paintings of Judith Copland, plus other artists. Gabor specializes in black and white studio portraits of children, families and individuals including intimate engagement photographs.
The translucent softness of Margaret Halsey’s watercolors portrays the sensitivity of the artist. The personality and spirit of each animal is captured in her portraits. To view her work call 604.527.9976 to schedule a visit to her studio in her home in New Westminster. Margaret paints in several mediums including Read more [...]