Jane Richardson is a BC artists who focuses on acrylic painting and textile production of her artwork. She also publishes the books Artists of British Columbia which can be ordered through your local bookstore. Leighdon Studio Gallery is presently a home-based studio with yearly salon exhibits open to the public.
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.”
Monica’s artwork is inspired by the Pacific Northwest landscape and Indigenous symbolism. Her beautifully imperfect textured paintings are semi-abstract compositions described as ethereal landscapes and forms of the mind. Their aim is to engage and seduce the viewer in a visual, tactile and emotional experience, to create an encounter, a Read more [...]