When are you an Artist? Interesting how people have varying opinions on this question. I found Deborah Christensen’s response, a writer and artist who looked at various “definitions” of an artist and whether there was any correlation with fact or history, one of the best responses I’ve seen to the question. Here is a link to her article. Am I an Artist?
We are lucky here in the Shuswap to have so many individuals interested in art that we are able to bring in some very talented artists to host workshops. This fall we first had the Jonn Einerssen workshop at Shuswap Lake Estates, organized by Carol Warkentin, a Blind Bay Painter. Jonn always shows you how you can make your painting the best it can be and offers much experience and knowledge with using acrylics and oils.
Jonn pairs up with his also talented buddy, Vance Theoret, who teaches the fine art of soap stone carving while the painting workshop is going on for Jonn. Its always amazing to see how quickly these lumps of stones become fine works of art!
All participants are pleased to go home with a piece of art that they love which is why we keep coming back again and again. You can see some of Jonn’s art on his website – www.einerssen.com and Vance Theoret’s on https://www.vancetheoret.com
We also had a new artist from Comox, Brian Buckrell, come in to teach a workshop at the Blind Bay Hall, organized by Agnes Nykiforuk. Brian is a very talented acrylic painter and the hall was booked to capacity for his class.
Brian’s known for his abstractified landscapes full of colour and provided both great technical information as well as sharing his practical experiences. You can see more of his work on his website https://www.brianbuckrell.com
We look forward to what fall of 2019 brings!