Hornby Artists

Rich with inspiring natural beauty, Hornby Island hosts a thriving community of artists and crafts people. There are several galleries on Hornby Island which present a wide spectrum of our diverse local talent. In the summer time many of our local studios are open to the public as is a pottery shop at ringside by our co-op.

Elaine Savoie

Elaine Savoie

An artist and farmer on her native Hornby Island, Elaine has been painting since 1978. Her work emerges out of a colourful family history of early settlers, farmers, church and boat builders. She combines influences from this gulf island community which has shaped her with her own particular humour and joie de vivre.

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ROBERTA 'PYX' SUTHERLAND

Roberta 'Pyx' Sutherland

Internationally acclaimed artist, Roberta 'Pyx' Sutherland's multiple talents shine through all her work whether it be drawing painting or mixed media collage.

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Cedar's vast experience in many areas of fiber art including basketry, paper making, leather work, carving and the spinning and dying of wool, all come together in these stunning gourd creations.

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Linda Jane SchmidLinda Jane Schmid

An active member of the Hornby Island arts community, Linda Jane has gained local renown for her vivid acrylic paintings of big skies and dramatic cloudscapes. Other ongoing series include “Portals and Thresholds”, paintings based on the vernacular architecture of Crete and of other islands in the Aegean Sea. Linda Jane also constructs wall sculptures from found materials, creating a startling impression of weather-worn ancient artifacts, painted with a very contemporary sense of colour.

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Louise Jarvis

Louise celebrated the Millenium bymoving to Hornby Island from Ontario, just in time for New Year's Eve in the Community Hall. Her jewellery is inspired by nature, accompanied by a love for form, balance and movement.

 
Mandala

Robin de Lavis

Robin has been practising art for over thirty years. Her explorations into sculpture, painting, filmaking and design have culminated in the creation of beautiful digital mandalas, an integration of all of her disciplines. These, along with her abstracted landscape paintings gives her a unique voice in the language of art.

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Bair M. Polischuk - Artist-Photographer

Blair Polischuk

The majority of my work is inspired by and created on Hornby Island, B.C. I hope to convey my impressions of this magical place and to provide the viewer with a diversion from the stresses of modern urban life."

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Caroline James
Ma Jouissance

Caroline James

A prolific painter and mixed media artist who works in a variety of scales, and styles from an expressive, gestural language of heroic proportions to the smaller, elegant and more minimal in form. Caroline is represented by galleries in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and her work is included in many private and corporate collections across Canada and the United States.

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Vaughn Neville

Vaughn Neville

Vaughn Neville has had many solo and group exhibitions over the past 20 years, and his work hangs in various private and corporate collections throughout the world.

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Susan Cain

Susan Cain

Artist, Susan Cain's unique line of beautifully designed cloth hand puppets are loved and collected by children and adults alike. Every puppet is individually handcrafted and their bright colors, tactile qualities, and comfortable fit create an exceptional expressive tool

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Raku Blue TemplePurple Feet Studio


Purple Feet Studio sprang from Hornby’s creative force and love of arts. A dedicated artist, Ekta Nadeau has committed herself to clay, a malleable medium that takes the form of pots, sculptures and unique works of art.

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