KAMLOOPS ARTS COUNCIL

Arts Directory

Carmen Teixeira-Derksen
Canoe, BC
 
Acrylic
Carmen's Artful Imagery"
Carmen Teixeira- Derksen has always had a passion for Art in her life. Born, raised and still living in Salmon Arm, BC with her husband Ryan, they love the beauty, abundance of outdoor activities and inspiration that the area provides. They are also very fortuate to live near their loving and supportive parents.

Carmen's Artful Imagery is showcased with her absolute love of colour, texture and layers of Acrylic paint. "It's important that my work portrays movement and emotion's". She describes her Style as her own form of Impressionism. Her imagination and creative style draws from ideas of reality that are recognizable and relateable but are seemingly illusive in reality.


painting

Carol Chambers
Kamloops, BC
watercolour pencils

drawing
painting
writing

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Caroline Miller
Squamish, BC
  
Jewellery
Although essentially a jeweller, I consider myself a metalsmith. The techniques of metalsmithing that have evolved for generations form the basis of my work. And what I aim to do with them is to create pieces that hold a meaning as peculiar as the individual that may wear, look or touch them.

My work revolves around two distinct techniques- forging and construction. Along with my love of construction, I am progressing my interest in making modern forms and sculpture by traditional methods such as; raising, repousse and blacksmithing. These pieces range from small intricate constructed jewellery to larger copper hollowware vessels. I am interested in exploring all creative avenues between these points in metal.

The materials I use are primarily malleable metals: silver, gold, copper and steel. However, I like to meet the precious with the non-precious and I also use plastics such as formica and plexiglass. Additionally, I often incorporate semi-precious stones and materials I have found. Cast components are a frequent feature of my work.

Many of my pieces are narrative, where others are simply aesthetic and perhaps more simply classical in style. I would say, in one sense my work is a microscopic study of the world we live in. In another, it is simply part of the world we live in.

The price point of my work that I sell at shows starts at $40 and extends to $500. The majority of what sells is between the $85 - $250 range.


jewellery

Casey
Kamloops, BC
 
Acrylic prints
I am a forester and have worked in and enjoyed the forests in the province for many decades. Recently, I began taking cuttings from trees that were knocked down during the 2021 wildfires and turned them into print art. The result of this work is a series of acrylic prints from a variety of tree species, showing the inner growth patterns and rings, forming a snapshot of the history of each tree. The response to this work has surprised me but shows that people really want to connect with nature and forests.

print-making

Cathie Flahr
Kamloops, BC
Painting
Cathie Peters
Kamloops, BC
Arts Group
Cathie Peters
Cathy Healey
Coldstream, BC
Painting
Cathy Tetarenko
Kamloops, BC
Oil
A creative, curious and fun loving person by nature, My art speaks to my love of things I enjoy in life, peacefulness, spontaneity, laughter, nature, animals, family, friends, social connections, good coffee and, just those small random pleasures. Life is good!

arts-group
decor
painting

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