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Alex Duparis

I was born in Montreal Canada in 1944 and was placed in an orphanage, later adopted by the Jeau family at age two and was raised in northern Ontario. As a self taught artist, highly talented and with a great deal of determination, I received a great deal of commission work from all walks of life.

After teaching art in Ontario I moved to British Columbia, Canada where I discovered an intense interest for it's grand beauty of landscapes, wildlife and historical landmarks. it is my ambition that my art will reflect the need to preserve the beauty of our land and wildlife.

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Amanda Jones

Amanda was born in England, emigrated to Canada in 1968 and lives and paints in Richmond, British Columbia. Primarily self-taught, Amanda has studied with several well respected Canadian artists. She is a senior member of the Federation of Canadian Artists with SFCA signature status. Amanda is best known for her West Coast landscapes and her distinctive impressionistic style. " Forever changing yet always a constant in our lives, I am both humbled and energized by the landscape." 

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Andy Everson

Andy Everson was born in Comox, BC in 1972 and named Na̱gedzi after his grandfather, the late Chief Andy Frank of the K’ómoks First Nation. Andy has also had the honour of being seated with the ‘Na̱mg̱is T̓sit̓sa̱ł'walag̱a̱me' name of Ḵ̓wa̱mxa̱laga̱lis I'nis. Influenced heavily by his grandmother, he has always been driven to uphold the traditions of both the K’ómoks and Kwakwa̱ka̱'wakw First Nations. In this regard, Andy has pursued avenues where he can sing traditional songs and perform ceremonial dances at potlatches and in a number of different dance groups, most notably the Le-La-La Dancers, the Gwa'wina Dancers and the K’umugwe Dancers.

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Arabella Young

Arabella’s reverence for BC’s Westcoast is reflected in her choice of subject matter and expressionistic style.

Form and tones are emphasized, in an attempt to capture a single, fleeting moment that has occurred in the natural environment. Light and perspective translate through palette and material, to bring the viewer into the mind and emotions of the artist.

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Arturo Huerta

Throughout his life he has enjoyed working with his hands and especially with wood which he feels is a great medium to work and express himself.

His work is a reflection of the many places he has visited around the world and especially the westcoast and the Saanich Peninsula, the land that he calls home.

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Barry Tate

Noted for his unique interpretive style and bold use of colour, Barry’s paintings of coastal scenery reflect his passion for life and the sea.

Using a fine long haired brush called a rigger and acrylic paint Barry often defines and outlines unique abstract shapes and color hues in his work to create very interesting and special effects.

His work has been collected in over 120 countries around the world and in every state of the USA. Barry was born in Victoria BC Canada and has lived near the ocean throughout his life. He currently works from his home-studio on Piers Island near Victoria, and in Mexico.

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Billy McElwain

I don’t know if I am an artist or not, I have no idea if what I do actually looks like a real work of art. But I am a colorist and that is something for me. The more I worked with color, the more intoxicating it became.

The entire experience of buying my first tubes of oil; the smell; the texture and the absolute ecstasy of blending and applying this smooth and beautiful medium to the supple, yet taught surface of canvas was as natural as breathing.

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Bob Parnham

Bob was born in Ontario and raised in the small community of Owen Sound. Fascinated with the compositional possibilities presented by the west coast’s ocean, mountains, and nature, Bob moved to British Columbia.

Working with many different mediums, Bob’s artwork incites a feeling of connection. Connection to one another, to nature, and to oneself. Being self-taught, Bob has honed his techniques through years of experimentation and innovation.

Drawing inspiration from his love of life and his intuitive understanding of his fellow man, each of Bob’s pieces has its own story to tell. A story that is as unique to the perceiver as is Bob’s one-of-a-kind art pieces.

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Brian Buckrell

My paintings are reflective of my love of the outdoors, agriculture and rural communities. The more I paint the more my work moves towards abstracted impressions of my subjects. My collectors tell me that they share the joy I experience in interpreting the Canadian Landscape.

I retired as Professor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Guelph,  in 2001 and relocated from Ontario, with my wife Cathy, to Comox B.C., on Vancouver.


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Cameron Thurbide

Art has always been a very big part of my life. I love to admire other artist's artwork, and I also love to create my own. For the past three decades, I have been capturing the beauty of coastal Canada in my ongoing series of acrylic paintings.

Through the Village Gallery canvas giclee reproductions are also available of favorite past artworks.

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Carole Goodwin

Carole was born on Vancouver Island and has lived there her whole life. Although she has always loved art, it wasn’t until 1986 that she enrolled in classes at North Island College, taking courses with Chris Wooten in watercolour. For about two years she attended John Millhill’s weekly studio classes and he was instrumental in instilling the understanding of the art process – “know the rules before you break then.” This she heartily remembers, and studies to know where the “theories” can take her, so that she can develop her own rules! 

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Carolyn Watt

Carolyn has been working with fabric, learning to sew at a young age, for dolls and for her teenage self and later her young daughters then moving on to silk scarves, quilting and now hand dyed 3D felted pieces such as embellished vases and lamps. “Some years ago I discovered the art of needle felting, and subsequently wet felting.

There is something magical about turning wool fibre into a fabric, and I continue to be inspired by its many possibilities.” After finding a suitable studio space for both they continue to be involved with local art groups enjoying many good friends with similar interests.

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