Bly Kaye, artist, resides on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, and writes that throughout her artistic practice… “…I have moved through many mediums… my early works used painting, drawing and printmaking. Later I incorporated weaving, paper mache and fabric based materials. About ten years ago, I began experimenting with collage and have developed techniques of working that I continue to explore today.”
I am a conceptually based sculptor, mixed media and installation artist. I also draw and paint often recycling images I have found or have seen in my head. To me, waste is just lack of imagination. This belief carries beyond the boundaries of my art production and permeates most aspects of my life. Everything I encounter presents possibilities for my art; from obsolete circuit boards to my father’s shoe, to broken chainsaws and old ice skates, all materials present a possibility to resolve an idea. Most of my home and studio, and much of everything in them, is recycled.
Over the past 35 years the artists has been living and working on Salt Spring Island with both functional and sculptural stonework. These newest paintings bridge the gap between the real/ imagined, natural/ deliberate, physical and spiritual.
Few would argue that Norval is one of the most important artists this country has ever produced, native or otherwise.
The exact year of Norval Morrisseau's birth is not known, but is thought to be between 1931 and 1933 in Northwestern Ontario. Norval started to paint in 1959, after he received a “vision” telling him to do so. He was the first Ojibwa to break the tribal rules of setting down Indian legends in picture form for the white man to see.
Morrisseau was dubbed the "Picasso of the North" by the French Press in 1969 and is considered one of the most innovative artists of the Century.
Jack Shadbolt has long been recognized as an artist of international stature. Shadbolt is a respected and loved artist, teacher and benefactor who made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Canada and particularly in British Columbia. He was born in England in 1909 and came to Canada with his parents in 1912.
Abraham Anghik Ruben was born in Paulatuk, Northwest Territories in 1951 and has become a major innovative force among Inuit sculptors. Abraham has always thought of himself as part of the world of contemporary sculptors and has had to break down many of the subtle barriers that constrain the Inuit artist. He has proven that an Inuit can root himself in the south without losing his cultural Identity. Abraham has been exhibiting his work since 1973.
Dan Varnals makeshis home in Vancouver BC where he createsmarine paintings in oils.
He studied in London, England at the St. Martin's School of Art between 1953 and 1957 and graduated with a National Diploma of Design in Painting. In 1957 Dan emigrated to Canada settling in British Columbia.
My search has been one of seeking the 'elegance of simplicity. Of late, I have made several significant strides towards that goal. First is the principle of color economy based on a personal theory of tones and chromatic scale that I have been mulling over for two decades.
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