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Finding Inspiration in Every Peck
About the Artists
Before I retired, I taught elementary school music. In my career, I made music; in retirement, I paint. I've found subjects in Vancouver Island's diverse flora and fauna. I have found community with other artists in Artsphere. I paint boldly and vividly in an impressionist style. My process is spontaneous and restless. I express myself through paint and the result can be either be whimsical or serious.
Ann Zanbilowicz is a Comix Valley artist who’s work reflects her joie de vivre and sense of humour
Life is a succession of fleeting moments. Thé outstanding ones we want to preserve forever. I am painting for the pleasure of evoking these moments in my minds eyes and relive my emotions. If they speak to someone else I know there are others who feel the same.
Art needs to be shared. It’s one thing to paint and create for the pure pleasure of oneself to calm one’s mind or to dissolve in the moment of creating.
Yet, as communal beings, sharing art is an essential part of this process I feel,
however difficult it appears at times. To share one’s art with others creates not only a visual connection but also an emotional one.
The nature in my chosen home forever inspires me. Be it a new path I’ve never been on or the connection with the landscape I encounter on my walks every day. It’s so familiar and wondrous at the same time to notice any minute changes in the seasons, observe plants and landscapes or creatures encountered. I attempt to touch on this in my forever evolving personal art journey.
From a young age Jenny has shown an aptitude for crafting. She aspires to have more proficiency in creating drawings and paintings.
Basket of Wooly Chicks
As a founding member of Artsphere of the Comox Valley (formerly Art Group of the Comox Valley), Marlet works in acrylics and mixed media. She has had success in showing and selling her art at the Pearl Ellis Gallery, the Red Art Exhibit at the Muir Gallery, Artsphere shows and sales, many venues in the Comox Valley, and to private collectors.
April Cotton Dyck
April Cotton Dyck is a visual artist living on Vancouver Island, BC. As a self-taught contemporary artist, her artistic style is uniquely original to her. Her exceptional life experiences shapes her artwork. Her colourful paintings are a varied selection of abstract, representative and figurative subjects. She is known for her playfulness with perspective and enjoys trying to provoke a feeling in the viewer. Her work can be found in private collections in Canada, United States and Britain.
Kate hails from Scotland, studied design in London UK and had a full career as an interior, product and apparel designer and a business woman in Vancouver. Now living in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, Kate is involved in illustrating children’s books, producing TV shows, developing art in the community and leading art events and workshops for Artsphere Comox Valley Society.
In 2019 Kate was presented with the “Local Hero - Arts Ambassador Award of the Comox Valley.”
Bonnie Luterbach's artistic interests range from fused glass creations and making jewellery from stones she shapes in the lapidary, by beading, by silversmithing, wirewrapping and viking knit. She has always enjoyed photography and lately is learning about making pine needle basketry.