Tuesday Artists in Residence

 – Kelly Corbett –

Nanoose Bay artist Kelly Corbett presents her expression of majestic British Columbia. Holding diplomas in both Fine Art (UFV) and Photography Academy, Kelly combines academic training with her natural talent, painting with acrylics. Kelly’s style invites you to take a step outside; a trip through the forest; or an outing by kayak to commune with the natural world.

 – Brenda Castonguay –

Brenda Castonguay is an award-winning published photographer with over thirty years of extensive experience in photojournalism and fine art.

Brenda has combined her vast experience in photojournalism, portrait photography and art by printing her digital images on an aluminum substrate, (via dye sublimation transfer) hand painting the textures and details with acrylic textured gel mediums, resulting in a highly detailed tactile experience of her stunning landscapes and macro florals.

-Art you encouraged to touch!

Red orchid tin painting

 – Deborah Nicol –

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.

Abstract painting by Deborah Nicol

 – Mary Unger –   

“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.”