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
Photography is my calling and it has opened my eyes to the world. I don’t photograph subjects, I photograph the way they make me feel.
When light passes through glass something magical happens. The richness and beauty in the light, texture and colour of glass, both stained and fused, are beautiful.
Glen Rabena began carving in Northwest Coast style in 1970. During 1975 and 1976 he studied at the Kitanmax School of Northwest Coast Art at K’san. Glen is an accomplished carver, jeweller, painter and instrument maker.
Bernice Ramsin-Firth splits her time between Chemainus and Hornby, where she paints, works in stone and writes stories for children and young adults.
Regular explorations of the Hornby culture and landscape inspired my creative process. Large and small abstractions on canvas and paper.
"Inner Light Candles owe much to the efforts of the many folks on Hornby Island who helped me realize a dream I first had in 1975 of creating beautiful candles. I believe that these candles help to realize my wish to project a spirit of peace and compassionate understanding into the world."
Through thoughtful observations of her natural surroundings, Dana captures vibrant west coast landscapes with acrylic paint.
John Struthers has been an active photographer for over 30 years in the UK and Canada. During that time, he has worked in the commercial, editorial, event and fine-art genres.
Roberta Pyx Sutherland
Roberta Pyx Sutherland uses a wide range of media in her work and focuses on the relationships of cosmic patterning, divine intelligence, the environment and the interconnectivity of all life forms.
Always one to deliver a solid honest tune, Ted Tanner has a large repertoire to draw from. Available for weddings, events and private parties.
The Rudiments, a six-piece band playing ‘old-school Jamaican-style’ soul, reggae, ska, dub, and rock-steady, hail from Hornby Island, B.C.