Arts & Culture
Our Creative Community
A haven for artists, Hornby Island is enriched by the creations of painters, musicians, photographers, potters, sculptors, and wood and metal workers. Learn about their artistic practice, schedule a studio visit, and find out where you can experience or purchase their work.
Meet Our Island’s Artists
Angel-Blue is a Hornby Island artist who has been prolific in her creation of all things visual.
Elspeth focuses primarily on landscapes, especially BC’s varied coastal terrain: using colour and the play of light and shadow to express her joy of the richness around her
My passion is creating interesting and colourful pieces of art, be it a vibrant, colourful pillow cases, skirts, dresses, dog jackets and tablecloths.
A charming studio visit will find Waldorf toys made from all-natural materials, such as silk, wool and felt. Beeswax candles and creations are made from pure, local product.
Dan is an independent scholar who attended the University of California, Los Angeles and Berkeley, where he majored in astronomy then art. Furniture making, figurative sculpture, and published scholar name a few of his artistic endeavours.
Jack Comer – House of Sunshine
House of Sunshine was created by Jack Comer as a space to explore and display personal sculpture work as well as found objects of anthropological importance. The studio and archive is located on Hornby Island.
Lynne’s work was chosen as one of many to represent Canadian artists in the World Conference on Women, Beijing, China and was then selected for the permanent collection of Women in the Arts, Washington DC. She has also shown in England, the USA, South Africa and Australia.
Bridget Catchpole is an art and wearable sculpture artist living on Hornby Island.
West Coast ceramist Rachelle Chinnery uses a unique sculptural technique to hand carve porcelain with an organic repeat pattern found in coastal geography.
I try to paint what I see and my work is quite realistic although I also strive to achieve some mystery and impressionism.