Click here to visit The Artful Suite Website. Click here to visit Robert Waddell’s Studio The Artful Suite is a unique holiday accommodation centrally located in popular North Nanaimo near Piper’s Lagoon Park. Just a 10min. nature stroll down through the forest to one of Nanaimo’s most popular Oceanside parks 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.”
I have been an artist for over forty years and a teacher for thirty ! I have taught in public, private, Outreach and First Nation Schools, as well as developed and delivered art curriculum for numerous community agencies and public education courses for all ages. I also work with the Read more [...]
I love to paint. I love to design. “Art and Design are part insight, part inspiration, and a lot – of invention. In my studio, accidents happen, and that moves my work forward. It is always exciting to watch work take on a life of its own. I begin with Read more [...]