Visit any 1 of over 50 Artists & Artisans on our Artwalk! The working spaces of Granville Island are a special feast for you to discover and enjoy. Meet the artists and artisans whose skill and passion create a diverse culture that makes Granville Island an exciting and unique space.
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.”
Originally from Estonia, via Sweden, Enda Bardell is a Canadian Artist living and working in Vancouver. Artist Statement I paint landscapes and skyscapes in watercolour, whether it is outdoors on location or from reference photos, from places that I have experienced. My work is about the feeling of having been Read more [...]
British Columbia Resources for the Creative Individual Art Materials, Digital Printing, and Picture Frames Videos, Demonstrations, Workshops, and Community Events Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff Locations across BC plus a National Mail Order Service Opus Art Supplies BC Locations: Downtown Vancouver Kelowna North Vancouver Coquitlam Granville Read more [...]
Shelly Floyd is an Austin, TX based artist that has been making art since she was old enough to hold a paintbrush. Being the youngest of eight children, she learned to express herself by painting. Shelly Floyd leads the typically unconventional life of an artist. Working with a wide array of Read more [...]