Susan Schaefer has been a professional artist for the past 17 years. Her style is recognized as bright, bold and fun. She has organized and attended workshops by some of Canada’s best artists. Susan is happy to share her knowledge, tricks, tips and passion for acrylic painting.
Susan will be at the MAC every second Tuesday starting Feb 18, 2020.
An emerging artist, Deborah Nicol works primarily in Acrylics. Deb started her artistic endeavours with pencil portraits, quickly moving into Oil Pastels and Oils and expanding into landscapes and paintings of children. The art slowed as her family grew but she continued with pencil sketches of many subjects. In recent years she has moved into Acrylics and finding her true passion in Abstract venues. She uses many colours that are emotive of the sea, the shore and the woods. She is influenced by her surroundings, family and friends. The thoughts and feeling of the artist appear in the work and hope to strike a chord with the viewer.
Deborah will be at the MAC Tuesday mornings.
“We live on an incredibly beautiful planet. The beauty surrounding me is my muse. Our trees, flowers, rivers, oceans and mountains inspire me.”
Mary Unger was raised on the east coast of Canada and moved to BC in 1970 after six years in Montreal. She studied fine arts at Mount Allison University and took classes and workshops in Montreal, Calgary and here on Vancouver Island.
“Travel to Mexico, Hawaii, Hong Kong, South Africa, and Europe has been a feast to the eyes and soul.”
Mary will be at the MAC Tuesday afternoons
William Allen holds a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree with Photography as his fine arts concentration. He has traveled extensively in Canada, and always has a camera with him.
“I want to communicate my emotional response to those who see my photos. To do that I feel that the photo must speak for itself, it must capture some essence of how I see the subject, and not be manipulated artificially to create or enhance that response. I try to see and capture the moment and the emotion.”
William Allen will be at the MAC every second Tuesday afternoon starting September 10th.
Ina-Griet Raatz-von Hirschhausen
Ina’s goal is to add smiles and beauty to the world with her art. She is convinced that creativity feeds the soul, thus being essential for mental wellbeing. With the approach “Do what you can with what you have “(Theodore Roosevelt), “Onward ever- backward never”(Eisabeth Gilbert) and “Give me color” (Ina) she paints, makes puppets and marionettes, creates medieval style scrolls, makes “stuff” and writes poetry. Her preferred media is paint, paper, fabric and wood … often happily used together.
Ina will be at the MAC every second Tuesday afternoons starting October 1, 2019.