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
Robin de Lavis
Robin de Lavis vacillates between formal graphic illustrations to expressionistic abstract paintings.
Karen paints from the heart using oils, acrylics and watercolours. Her love of nature is apparent in her paintings whether they are landscapes, seascapes, trees, animals or flowers.
Louisa ompleted a Bachelor of Education specializing in Visual Arts Education and then went on to study at the Victoria College of Art completing a Summer Immersion Program as well as many courses in painting, drawing, design, printmaking and sculpture.
My art is inspired by the beauty I find in the simple everyday moments of the sun playing off the land and sea.
Drawing primary influence from natural surroundings, Indika's body of work is unified by a style of layering, representative of humanity's complex relationship with our environment.
Ted enjoys a collaborative process and how stained glass can enhance your buildings and landscapes. Ted is eager to expand the presence of contemporary stained glass on Vancouver Island.
Amanda Hale is a novelist and poet, and has written for theatre and worked in journalism, publishing articles on theatre, film, literature and various cultural and political events.
Paramount in Tina’s work is the surface texture. The building of layers and subsequent palette knife strokes help set the mood of the painting coupled with light playing on the uneven surface all contribute to the overall impression of movement, adding more depth and meaning to her work.
Cornelia Hoogland is a Canadian poet how has performed and worked internationally in the areas of poetry and theatre.
Gina-Rae Horvath is a Canadian photographer, and visual artist who enjoys the slow life on beautiful Hornby Island.
Don feels strongly that form in sculpture speaks of the values and intuitive spiritual world of all people.