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Tarling, Tracey

  • Person

Tracey Tarling is a Vancouver-born artist who creates paintings, sculptures, and photo-based mixed media works. Her art has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Smith, K. C.

  • Person
  • 1924-2000

Keith Cornock Smith was a Canadian artist raised in British Columbia. After serving in the Canadian Navy in World War II, he began his artistic career as an apprentice sign painter in B.C. He later moved on to oil paintings and pencil sketches, which comprised the majority of his work.

Sigal, Elana

  • Person

Elana Sigal is a Vancouver-born textile artist and jewelry designer specializing in hand-felted artworks. She has been in practice since 1992.

Shinkai, Miyuki

  • Person

Miyuki Shinkai is a British Columbian artist who creates blown glass and mixed media art pieces. She works with her husband, Wayne Harjula.

Poynter, Jan

  • Person

Jan Poynter is an artist, illustrator and instructor from the B.C. Sunshine Coast with expertise in watercolor and acrylic painting, pastel, and traditional scratchboard.

Nelson-Moody, Aaron

  • CA-BC-NMA001
  • Person
  • b. April 14, 1967

Aaron Nelson-Moody, also known as Tawx'sin Yexwulla (splashing eagle), is a Squamish carver and jeweller working in the Coast Salish tradition. Since beginning his career as an artist in 1998, he has worked with community groups and schools across Canada and in Japan and Scotland. Nelson-Moody's works include the doors to the B.C.-Canada pavilion at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, several large pieces for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, four house boards for the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, a housepost at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and a repousse piece for the "Here and Now" exhibit at the Burke Museum in Seattle. He graduated from the Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts program at Vancouver's Native Education College in 2008.

In addition to his art career, Nelson-Moody has worked for Kahtou Native Newspaper and Adbusters Magazine as a writer and photographer. He is an active storyteller and dancer, and has volunteered for 10 years with the Uts'am Witness Project designed to reconnect city-dwellers with nature. Nelson-Moody has participated in two Tribal Journeys canoe trips using the Squamish Nation's 50-foot canoe, and one trip using Xwlacktun's family canoe, the Pekultun.

Neel, David

  • Person
  • 1960-

David Neel is an artist, photographer, and author belonging to the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation. His work includes carvings, paintings, and jewelry.

Massey, Vincent

  • CA-BC-MV001
  • Person
  • fl. 1985-present

Vincent Massey is a potter and longtime Whistler resident. After graduating from Farnham Art College and completing further apprenticeships in the U.K. and Canada, he and his wife Cheryl moved to Whistler in 1985 and built a house in Alpine Meadows. They currently run the Vincent Massey Pottery Gallery out of their home. Massey's works include the dinnerware for the Wildflower Restaurant at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, as well as pottery on display at the Four Seasons Hotel and Araxi's Restaurant. Cheryl Massey is also an artist, specializing in woven baskets.

Massey, Cheryl

  • CA-BC-MC005
  • Person
  • fl. 1985-present

Cheryl Massey is a Whistler artist who weaves baskets, hats, bags, and wall-hangings out of natural materials. Her art is influenced by First Nations weaving traditions. Her husband, Vincent, is a potter. The Masseys settled in Whistler in the 1980s and run the Vincent Massey Pottery Gallery out of their home.

MacLaurin, Isobel

  • Person
  • c. 1932-

Isobel MacLaurin is a long-time Whistler resident and painter whose murals can be found on Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains, on the Valley Trail, in several Whistler Parks, at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, in various Burnaby Parks, at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, and in the Cook Islands. She received the Citizen of the Year Award for the Whistler Chamber of Commerce in 1991. Isobel is a charter member of the Whistler Public Arts Committee, the Whistler Arts Council, a trustee of the Whistler Museum and Archives Society, and a long time member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She has volunteered her artistic talents for many years for the children of Whistler, and recently for the children of an East Vancouver school. At her Alpha Lake studio, Isobel provides art courses to groups by appointment.

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