Artists

BAUER, Ilka

Originally from Germany, Ilka came to Canada in her mid-twenties to study biology. Her art explores the world through a variety of lenses, from scientific-descriptive to critical, intuitive, and surreal. Current projects involve large-scale works in acrylic ink, as well…

BORIS, Leroy

Leroy Boris has been painting in earnest since 2005. His work as a gemmologist and a high end jewellry designer as well as a punk rock singer in the eighties, has definitely influenced his craft. Bold colors, broad firm strokes…

BOYD, Anita

I paint abstracts with strong calligraphic influences because I was seduced by lines and colours and space in a previous life. A career in the practical world did not prevent me from erupting into artistic expression at regular intervals. I…

BUB, Tanya

Every piece of driftwood contains the unique and secret story of its origins and journey in its curves, colors and contours. The found-wood in these portraits, some of which comes from trees that lived to be hundreds of years old,…

CAREFOOT, Elizabeth

I call myself a fibre artist, but I enjoy working with many other media such as acrylic painting, ceramic sculpture, papier-mâché, altered books and large installations. I prefer to work with recycled materials – I feel they bring an energy…

COOPER, Margo

Gage Gallery Board Member. Margo is a former resident of Penticton, B.C. There she was a member of the Tumbleweed Gallery, where she enjoyed the camaraderie and support of a small artists’ collective. Her family relocated to Victoria in 2006…

FAUNT, Marnie

Marnie Faunt is an ink and acrylic artist based on Vancouver Island. Her paintings are an expression of an inner world filled with movement, colour and space. Her pieces convey the stories from within, stories we all know from our experience…

FEELEUS, Laura

Gage Gallery Board Member Laura is a multimedia practitioner who utilizes a rich colour palette in her paintings, embroideries, and textile collages.  Persistent themes in her work include animals, plants, and birds, reflective of her love of the natural world.…

GAUTIER Jacqueline

Jacqueline is a multi-disciplinary expressive artist. She is interested in various forms of artistic expression such as painting, music, drama, movement, storytelling and writing. She is a trained Expressive Arts Psychotherapist, obtaining her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology at the…

GRANT, Anna B

Anna B Grant (formerly Anna Curtin) lives in Victoria, BC. Her paintings, drawings, and fabric work capture a felt sense of the land as an energetic force beyond language and boundaries. At the same time, her work acknowledges the reality…

HIGGINS, June

June Higgins is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Victoria. In addition to creating paintings, she enjoys making sculptures from unusual materials, large format paper works, and playing with clay. June’s art work is non-representational and ambiguous in its subject matter,…

HIRT, Gabriela

Gabriela Hirt is a full-time German-Canadian artist who came to Victoria more than twenty years ago as a professional travel journalist. Drawing from her long relationship with words, paintings often start out with stream of consciousness writing. Large gestural moves,…

HOLMS, Shannon

Capturing the light is everything! It is my inspiration. Light can transform a figure or a landscape in just a matter of seconds. I strive to convey the special aspects of my paintings by capturing its fleeting magic. I studied…

HUGHES, MJ

MJ Hughes has spent 30 years working as a curator in public galleries across the country. In recent years she has focussed her time on exploring her own painting practice in her studio high up on a cliff above Montague…

KAISER, Karen

Karen Kaiser creates richly coloured urban scenes and landscapes. Her quirky portraits reveal a wry sense of humour and ability to capture amusing microexpressions. Originally from Atlantic Canada, Karen is a self taught artist and former educator. website: karenlynnkaiser.net instagram: @karen_lynn_kaiser_art Artist’s…

LAW, Donna Rose

Donna is a representational artist whose main focus is nature. Even as a child, living in North Western Ontario, she remembers being captivated by the images of scraggy jack pines against the northern sky. She has lived most of her…

MCCARTHY, Anne

Ever since my introduction to a darkroom during my BFA at Queens University, I have been interested in the incorporation of photographic images into painting, printmaking, and sculpture. At various times I’ve worked with watercolour, collage, photocopies, oil and acrylic…

MICHIEL, Jane

Gage Gallery Board Member I work primarily with acrylic paint on canvas and often incorporate collage with paper and fibre, with gold leaf. My work shifts from total abstraction to landscape and figurative impressionism. I do not plan a painting but…

YAMADA, Heather Midori 

Heather Midori Yamada returned to the Gage in September 2021 with Solo Show “Shards” of mixed media paintings featuring hand-painted Japanese washi paper. This exhibit showcased Heather’s decades long use of collaged washi, Japanese hand painted paper. This exploration began…

YOUNG, Arabella

Arabella Young is a contemporary fine artist, currently living and working in Sidney, BC, traditional WSANEC territory. Arabella grew up on the North Shore of Vancouver, BC, where she hiked with her family through the beautiful forests, skied in the…