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Denman Island Artists

Denman Island provides art lovers and collectors with a large selection of local, handmade arts and crafts. Many nationally renowned artists and writers call Denman Island their home, where they are inspired by the area's awesome natural beauty. The artists of Denman Island produce pottery, jewelry, textiles, woodwork, paintings, sculpture, books, and music. Below is a listing of some of Denman Island's top artisans.

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Stofer Gallery
Stofer Gallery

This welcoming studio/gallery at 5305 East Road, Denman Island is en route to the Hornby Ferry. Open year round, it offers a large selection of paintings by Dawn Stofer as well as featuring sculpture by Michael Dennis. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Email: stofer@telus.net
Web: www.stofergallery.com
Phone: 250-335-3246

 

 

Leslie DunsmoreLeslie Dunsmore

Leslie Dunsmore is a BC-born painter whose recent work captures the simplicity of silence. Inspired by years of observing forests, marshlands, lakes, and oceans, Leslie’s paintings explore distant and magnified images of nature. Largely self-taught, Dunsmore has studied at a number of prestigious institutions including London School of Art, Vancouver School of Art, North Island College, and Italy's Santa Reparate Graphics Studio in Florence. She's had numerous group and solo exhibitions.

To visit her studio, please call the number below to arrange an appointment.

Email: dunsmore@denmanisland.com
Web: www.lesliedunsmore.com
Phone: 250-335-2918

Lorraine MartinuikLorraine Martinuik

Lorraine Martinuik is a multi-dimensional artist whose work explores the act of mark-making, the origins of language and visual art, and the inner workings of creative process. She questions the impulses that lead human beings to record things, to use visual markings to express ideas, to build elaborate systems of communication. Her work has been exhibited over the past thirty years in both group and solo shows all over British Columbia—Vancouver, Richmond, the Fraser Valley, Courtenay, Denman Island, Wells—in South Africa, and in New Zealand.

Email: info@martinuik.com
Web: www.martinuik.com

Richard MenardRichard Menard

Richard Menard is a sculptor and carver who works from his studios on Denman Island and Tofino, BC. Inspired by First Nations and Buddhist traditions, as well as the beauty of nature, Menard's pieces exude a contemplative and serene presence.

Email: info@richardmenard.net
Web: www.richardmenard.net

MiMa Fine Art Publishers and GalleryMiMa Fine Art Publishers
and Gallery

MiMa Fine Art Publishers and Gallery was established in 2005 by Internationally established artists, Mitra Ghaffari and Mark Prior. Mima presents a variety of contemporary art works, including original water colors (using Chinese ink, vegetable and mineral colors on rice paper), calligraphic ink and brush paintings, and limited edition giclée prints from originals, photographic and digital art work. Subjects vary from abstract to realist wildlife and landscapes, social documentary and travel photography, monochrome and color.

Email: contact@mimagallery.com
Web: www.mimagallery.com

Cynthia MindenCynthia Minden

Cynthia Minden is a well-known mixed media artist who takes the art of basketry to new heights by integrating collage and non-traditional materials. A Denman Island resident for over a decade now, Cynthia shares her passions for basketry and paper making by teaching workshops.

Email: mixedmedia@cynthiaminden.com
Web: www.cynthiaminden.com

Devotional FurnishingsAvigdor Schulman

Handmade Judaic & Buddhist furniture and glass pieces designed and crafted by Avigdor Schulmanm who has been designing furniture and cabinetry for over 20 years. His work has been shown and sold in Marin County, CA, New South Wales, Australia, Vancouver Island and the lower mainland of British Columbia.

Email: avigdor@denmanisland.com
Web: www.devotionalfurnishings.com

Annie SiegelAnnie Siegel

Annie Siegel's figurative and landscape paintings are rich in colour and movement. She works in acrylic, as well as conte watercolour crayon, pencil and pastel. Her work is currently showing at galleries in Tofino and Parksville, BC. To view her work, please see anniesiegel.com.

Email: annie@denmanisland.com
Web: www.anniesiegel.com

Arts & Crafts Stores

  • Denman Island Craft Shop; over 70 local artisans shown
  • Denman Island Art Gallery; open seasonally, Jun 22 - Aug 28
  • Abraxas Books & Gifts; pottery, books, glass
  • Down to Earth Gallery; ceramics

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