Artists

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…

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…

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…

SLAGHT, Nancy

I am inspired by life experiences like witnessing the birth of my grand niece and nephew. How could this not infuse my art. Muse and the quietening of my excitable nature comes from books, walking along the waterfront, cycling, music…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

DEROUSIE, Barb

Barb spent her early childhood living on coastal light stations on Vancouver Island. Being on or around the ocean is still where she feels most inspired, in her art and in her life. Even though Barb has always been artistic…

THREADKELL, Mary-ellen

Mary-ellen works primarily with oils, inks and watercolours to express her fascination with reflections, refractions and shadows. Catching those fleeting visual moments and expressing them abstractly is her ongoing challenge and joy. Never bored, she finds her connected presence and inspiration…

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…

POPE, Katharine

I like to paint figures and patterns with a vibrant palette. My paintings portray social theory with an objectified gaze and social ritual. I have a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Architecture…

DUBO, Arlene

Painting is how I breathe life into my understanding of the world. Since I discovered joy in the artistic process as a child, I never stopped. I continue creating art for personal happiness, to enter where time doesn’t exist, and…

GUIBAULT, Karen

Karen Guilbault enjoys painting birds she sees on the Gorge Waterway each day while paddling. She loves to create an abstract, multimedia landscape with realistic birds superimposed. Karen also paints local landscapes, rock compositions, and small wildlife paintings with highly…

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…

JOSEPHSON, Royden

Recently moved to Victoria, Royden can claim to have lived on all three of Canada’s coasts. He grew up on the prairies and graduated from the University of Manitoba School of Art (BFA) and later studied at NSCAD in Halifax.…

GEDDES, Katharine

I enjoy plein air painting in all seasons and being outside in nature. Capturing the freshness and impression of a scene is most important to me and is the foundation of my work in the studio, where I create larger…