Somehow I have failed to tell you that I am now part of a local cooperative art gallery on Gabriola! I joined the Pier Gallery Artists Collective at the end of May and since then I have been selling paintings, cards and calendars to visitors from all over the world! Today a group from Australia left with my teacup calendar and a couple from Vancouver bought 5 of my art cards (which I imagine will travel to others who will discover my art from a distance)…and three of my paintings have already sold.
During my shifts at the gallery (located at the Silva Bay Marina), I really enjoy chatting with locals, visitors, and so many boaters. Raena came down to help out one day and cannot wait until her next chance to help with the cash register (living math and another successful homeschooling moment for her). Alex is hoping to come down for my next shift!
The gallery is open 7 days a week. Find out more about the collective and see some of the art on our Facebook page. Creations made by two dozen artists await you! There is something for everyone…..organic lotions and soaps, herbal teas, pottery, jewellery, fused glass, paintings, photography, art cards, quilted art, tie dye clothes, handcrafted leather, pillows and aprons and more. We even have fun filled grab bags just for the kids!