Christopher Smith is a passionate artist and environmentalist, and both his art and his work in the community, revolve around fish. As an artist, he creates life-like and life-size salmon and cutthroat trout in glass. And out in the community, Christopher works with local organizations to assist in the restoration of our rivers and streams. Right now, the focus is on Shelley Creek, in the Parksville area of Vancouver Island.
Having a chance to see Sue Pyper's work in person is an extraordinary experience, because her technique is so incredibly detailed. Here's a little more information about what Sue does, and how she does it! I encourage you to grab a cup of tea and watch the short videos!
New to the Salish Sea Market, Janine and Brett Sibley have brought back the art of letterpress printing right to Bowser!
Mike Yip is known all around Vancouver Island for his stunning bird photography. He is passionate about sharing what he sees and what he knows, so he has put together Volume 4 of his bird images ... this time with some "technical" data on each bird.
We are so fortunate at the Salish Sea Market to witness how much this community offers to its residents. The story of Alex McLeod is one story that warms all the parts of your heart!
Janet McDonald, Esther Sample and Joshua Hansen are giving back to protect our natural world.
Every week the market grows with new artists ... here are a few of our "new arrivals."
There are always stories to tell, and unless someone writes them down, they are at risk of being lost. This was the motivation behind Lighthouse Country, a pict/oral history of Deep Bay, Bowser, Qualicum Bay and Horne Lake. Authored by Rita Levitz and Leah Willott
Dan Davies creates his beautiful driftwood collages to bring peace to his world and support for Mars Wildlife Rescue Society.
Kevin Mackenzie, metal artist and resident of Quadra Island, decided to use his time and talent to give back to his community! And the results are amazing.