Artists & Artisans: women in their creative space

For the past several months I have been visiting various women in their studios here on Salt Spring Island to record some of their incredible work and amazing processes. Each artist/artisan has a unique space, style and approach to their art but they all share one thing in common: discipline. Day in and day out they can be found in their creative spaces exploring new visions, refining delicate, subtle details and continuing their learning as they create new and exciting pieces.

From ceramic artists to fine art painters to metal sculptors, bronze sculptors, found object specialists, recyclers and more, the diversity of media in this project is quite astonishing. I will continue to work with our island’s creative women until I have a large enough body of work to mount a show and/or a book.

Stay tuned for more! In the meantime, some ongoing photographs will be included on my Project page, click the photo below to visit

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2013 Fall Fair

This year’s Fall Fair certainly did not disappoint! The numerous volunteers organized an incredible event that stretched over two very busy days.

The weather held perfectly for both days: not too hot & dry with just a sprinkle of rain as it all wrapped up on Sunday afternoon. Highlights for me this year were the sheep shearing & sheep herding, the vintage cars, kids 4H livestock show & Odette & Fiera the piggies!…the Lady’s Auxiliary pies were, as usual, out of this world!

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Chance Encounters

On a recent visit to Burgoyne Bay I was fortunate enough to meet a group of travellers who had decided to camp on the shoreline during their visit to the island.

They were from all different parts of Canada, travelling on a whim and enjoying a period of freedom that may never return to their lives. They invited me to sit, chat and photograph for a while as they went about their morning routine…such a friendly group!

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