Artists

BELL, Leslie

Leslie Bell paints large-scale oils based in landscape. She keeps a studio and workshop in Victoria, her second home since she was young and where she now resides. web: lesliebell.com Artist’s work

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…

EDMONDSON, Martina

Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Edmondson arrived in Toronto in early adulthood and later in life studied Material Art and Design, Fibre at the Ontario College of Art and Design. For the past two decades, she has participated in many…

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.…

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…

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,…

HOFFECKER, Ira

Gage Gallery Board Member Gage Gallery Board Member Ira Hoffecker is a German-Canadian artist.  Relocating from Germany to Canada in 2004, now a Canadian citizen, she resides and maintains her full time art practice in Victoria, Canada. She is an…

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.netinstagram: @karen_lynn_kaiser_art Artist’s work

LEIGH, Deborah

Deborah is self taught, and creates only from her imagination, instincts and intuition. Her work reflects a deeper understanding of reality as perceived by the subconscious and springs from personal challenges faced during a time of recovery in hospital. She…

MAYOH, Leigh

Leigh grew up in Saskatchewan and studied art at the University of Regina. After graduation he spent many years working as a home designer in the West Kootenays before eventually starting Mayoh Design. He moved his business to Victoria in…

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…

PETTIT, Joanna

Gage Gallery Board Member Joanna grew up in Vancouver, studied art at UBC, and became an art teacher before moving to Victoria  where she has lived most of her adult life. She has worked in papier maché, done hand building…

SILVERMAN, Jo-Anne

Jo-Anne Silverman was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She studied with and was especially influenced by Ivan Eyre, Don Reichert, George Swinton, and Arnold Saper. Silverman has participated in numerous exhibitions (Toronto,…

SIROIS-SILVER, Michelle

I work with the hand hooked surface, surface design, and soft sculpture. My large-scale textile works are often presented in diptych and triptych form, as well as groupings, where dialogues and stories are exchanged. I integrate both reclaimed and new…

VAKIL, Haren

Haren Vakil was born in Mumbai, India, and holds a degree in Architecture as well as a post-graduate diploma from the Victoria College of Art, Victoria, B.C., Canada.  Haren worked as an architect and urban designer in India and the Netherlands.…