With an impressionistic style in oils and acrylics, artist Angie Roth McIntosh connects to the landscape and people of the Okanagan, northern BC, Mexico, Italy and China. She organizes plein air outings and teaches “Pillars of Painting” workshops. McIntosh’s art is found in galleries in Penticton, Stewart, and Puerto Vallarta. 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. Our newest art adventure is our foray into the world of fused glass! We Read more [...]
Martin Street Art and Music 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 Read more [...]
The Long Gallery + Studios is a 3-part hive of creativity: a contemporary gallery, resident artists studios where the public is open to peruse and chat with all the artists, and a venue for holding classes on a regular basis to educate, encourage and inspire artmaking in the community with people Read more [...]