Check out the great photos of some of the most inspiring places to paint in the world. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home to enjoy the treasures of the world when you look at the photos of the wonderful places where artist Angie McIntosh has 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 cultural tourism feast! We are an art gallery, sculpture garden and B&B. Seeking the unusual, then you’ll find it here, Lawrence Cormier sculpts steel and Kena Cumming Cormier creates fun, brightly coloured mixed media wallart. We are open most days from 12pm to 5pm, or call for an appointment Read more [...]
The amazing natural beauty of the Okanagan inspires and shapes my Acrylic on Canvas original paintings. I feel a sense of joy when sharing some of the stories regarding my plein air experiences, and the the history and culture of the area which is celebrated in my art work. Many Read more [...]
Martin Street Art and Music Gallery is an “Art Experience.” Featuring the new home of Kindrie Grove Studios, it houses a world class art gallery, music performance and rehearsal venue as well as the Paris Cafe and Lounge and 9 private art studios. Come down for a cappuccino or tea Read more [...]