Our store has long supported the work of local artists and crafters, but we are now beginning to develop a genuine serious art focus. A few renouned artists and some up-and-coming ones have chosen to display works for sale at our little shop. Here are a few of the artists we feature, presented in alphabetical order, with links to their websites if possible.
"Butterfly" - prints available
Tammy is a spiritual artist with a love of the natural world and bright colour in her work. Most recently, she was commissioned by Sable to create the cover art for her up-and-coming CD, "Songs of a Pirate Lass." We feature some of Tammy's lovely work as prints on photopaper. She lives in Vernon.
"The Exultation of Joan of Arc" - prints available, glicee on canvas coming soon!
While working to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at UBC, Dani was encouraged to produce abstract and conceptual artwork by her instructors, which she found was not the artwork that she felt passionate about producing. But after teaching Secondary School Visual Arts in London, England, Dani found herself inspired by the classic art and architecture that surrounded her there. She returned to Canada with the desire to establish herself as the type of artist that she chose to be. She returned to painting in acrylics on canvas, concentrating on portraiture and the personification of allegories. As her study of historical artists continued, she began to reference Pre-Raphaelite subject matter. Her paintings took on a more narrative, illustrative display of the figure based on classical literature of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Alfred Noyes, and William Shakespeare. She became involved in the Society of Creative Anachronism, which allowed for a range of models appropriate to the historic timeframes that she chose to depict. We are pleased to offer three of Dani's original works, two framed and several unframed limited edition prints. You can find her website at http://www.daniworks.com/. Dani lives in Kelowna.
"Dancing the Flames" - SOLD
Cheryl is a mixed-media artist who focuses on Goddess, Pagan and Heathen themes. She finds inspiration in capturing the essence of the myths that move her and depicting them in simplistic, often primative allegorial forms. We feature several of her works as limited edition prints, two fabric and mixed-media pieces, handmade felt bookmarks that are beautiful works of art, and a mixed media sculpture. Her most recognizable piece that we have featured is her painting "Goddess of Fire," which I purchased personally. Cheryl lives in Vancouver, BC.
"The Initiate" - SOLD
Acclaimed Canadian artist Adele Woolsey has received worldwide attention for her work. She obtained her Fine Arts diploma at Okanagan University College, Kelowna (where she made the Dean's List and received two other awards of recognition), and her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary. Her work has been featured in several exhibitions and she has presented three solo exhibitions, and has received several awards for her work. Recently she has finished a stint as artist-in-residence at the Calgary Children's Museum. Adele's background in biochemistry creates a unique viewpoint in appreciating the finer details of her subject matter, an element even present in her portraiture, as she captures the nuances of expression and personality. The subjects that capture her imagination are somehow related to the larger themes of nature, science, form, space and mystery. Foundational to these broader themes are the enticement of discovery through experimentation and the subsequent transformation of an idea or concept into a material reconfiguration often mediated by a sense of tension or contradiction in the way the object interfaces with its environment or the space surrounding it. Currently we are pleased to feature five of Adele's original mixed media works on a rotating schedule, three gift boxes constructed in her unique paint-and-plaster medium, and a line of T-shirts featuring her work. You can find her website at http://www.adelewoolseyart.com/.