Thistle by Wendy Stok
Wendy crafts her line of sterling silver and bronze jewellery using traditional silversmithing techniques and tools, combined with a contemporary aesthetic. She continues to explore her craft in the form of eclectic, mixed metal objects. Originally hailing from Montreal, and with a background in woodworking, Gabriola Island has been her home for the last 14 years. Her jewellery can be found in various boutiques in British Columbia and Alberta.
Tyrrell Clarke - Tyrrell Clarke Studio
Tyrrell Clarke, BFA is a Canadian artist who has enjoyed a thriving studio practice and art career for thirty five years. Her artwork is an evolving stream of expressive paintings that are all about capturing the energy of her subject. When spring arrives she can’t resist painting big bouquets of flowers and gardens, and the viewer feels the love. She is known for her use of vibrant jewel tones and and her signature style. She has a keen interest in abstraction as is seen in most of her work.Tyrrell’s move to Gabriola Island, BC. is inspired by the deep resonance of nature she feels in the West Coast landscape and her new paintings mirror the forests, ocean and flowers that now surround her. She exhibits both locally and internationally.
Laura Handford - Moonshine Studio
Laura’s original designs feel powerful and elegant when worn. Her trademark pieces showcase the vibrancy of the gem with simple potent lines, letting the stone speak for itself. Other intricately worked silver and gold pieces will excite and enrich you to behold and experience. As Laura’s creativity is refreshed by the forces of nature, she continues to share with us her special brand of Inspiration.
Tammy Hudgeon - Wild Spirit Studio
Visual artist Tammy Hudgeon grew up under the wide and endless sky of the Canadian Prairies, a place where the open landscape became deeply rooted in her soul.
Tammy travels widely and finds herself awed and inspired by the traditional and tribal cultures she’s visited and their spirited use of colour, adornment and sacred rituals.
Many of Tammy’s collectors know her art for her themes of nature, vibrant living colours and exuberant wild spirit.