Her earlier work was primarily Fabric Sculpture. In past years, she has created many unique, one-of-kind pieces on rocks, driftwood and ‘treasures’ rescued and recycled. While she still enjoys working with this medium, Susan has devoted more of her time to hand building clay flowers on wood. She believes that wood has its own special beauty and the flowers created are designed to enhance that.
When asked which sculpture is her favourite, Susan has been heard to say she has not created it yet! She plans to continue getting her hands dirty building pieces she is passionate about!
Growing up in a creative household in Britain, Rebecca was never short of supplies or inspiration to explore her own natural creativity. However, rather than follow a traditional art education she decided to be practical instead and went to university and acquired a degree in Geology and Biology, with which she has done nothing practicalsince.
On emigrating to Canada, Rebecca started to paint seriously earning a living painting portraits and teaching art privately.
For the last few years she has become increasingly more enamoured with clay. Creating both hand built functional art and sculpture. The allure of hand built functional ware as opposed to the wheel thrown equivalent was the ability to manipulate forms in the moment with little pre planning. All Rebecca’s clay creations have a whimsical and often a anthropomorphic feel to them.
Rebecca has both paintings and sculptures in private collection around the world. She was selected for the Canadian Society of Artist National Show in 2014, and invited to show in the 2014 Dark Nights exhibition in Salmon Arm’s public art gallery. Rebecca lives in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Her work is currently showing at Gallery 421, Kelowna, British Columbia.
B-Line design is a husband and wife partnership creating wrought iron objects for the home and garden. Our designs and creations are representative of our way of life; fun, functional and adventuresome.
Bettina studied design and architecture at BCIT in Burnaby B.C. and at Cyamaca College San Diego, California. After achieving a certificate of building technology she was employed by a Vancouver based architectural firm. Bettina’s experience gave her the bases for design in which she creates objects that show proportion, function and uniqueness. Bettina incorporates varied metals and organic materials.
Mark is a journeyman stainless steel fabricator and managed a custom stainless steel shop in Vancouver B.C. Experience through the stainless steel industry gave him an opportunity to fabricate a varied array of projects from industrial pieces to public art.
Finding in 1998 that the area of metal artwork intrigued Mark most, Bettina and Mark moved to the country searching for a less stressful and more meaningful lifestyle. In this new peaceful environment both create functional, fun and unique objects for the house and garden.
Their work has been shown in Vancouver, the Okanagan Valley, Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon. Participating in art sales they have been successful in maintaining an artistic lifestyle with their unique creations.
Lynda has been keen to work with her hands from childhood. Venturing through many crafts from needlework, quilting, stained glass and lampwork beads, she has now settled with the love of working with silver.
Primarily self taught, she has pursued challenges and is enjoying the endless possibilities that jewelry making has to offer. Her work can been seen year round at The Old Courthouse Gallery & Giftshop in Kamloops.