Tofino based artist, Mei, has been creating unique expressions of art since 2015. Self taught, she discovered a unique painting process that is reminiscent of cloud gazing and inspired by her wild imagination. After dropping a multitude of watercolors onto paper, she lets them dry as shapes and images reveal themselves to her. Trusting the process, she then traces the images and creatures, which create one-of-a-kind illustrations. Just as each painting evolves and expresses her current state of mind, she hopes viewers will find their own unique story reflected.
In addition to her watercolor illustrations, she infuses her art with nature through working with local Vancouver Island wood and wild flowers from Tofino to create botanical pieces of art to hang on a wall, a table centrepiece, a hanging mobile, or a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece.
As an experienced woodworker, I am fascinated by the journey in every piece of wood and believe the aim of every project is to craft well-designed works of art that are beautiful and functional. I enjoy testing the limits of what materials can do, but above all my passion for design and creation comes from the desire to make incredible ideas come to life and share them with the world. I am currently obsessed with LED ambient table lamps. Each one is a unique gift from nature, handmade to highlight the beauty, form and function of each piece.
Joey Fortin was born in the Cowichan valley in 1956 and grew up between Victoria and Sayward mostly, mostly in forested areas.
Joey’s early love for nature such as the forest creatures ,trees ‘creeks and watersheds. Has now magically matured into his art with his woodcarvings.
Joey caters to the birds with houses and fairies plus Accessories for such.
Joey is guided with his art by the wee fairy folk and forest creatures in his abstract art of nature.
Hello! We are Hilltop Wood and Resin out of Nanaimo.
We are a husband and wife team working out of a small basement shop and love incorporating epoxy resin into our woodworking products to give them a big pop of colour. These products include serving boards, trays, plant pots and, our most popular item, cribbage boards.
Unique carefully crafted woodworks made with love on Quadra Island.
These pieces are a perfect balance between art and function. Using a fluid pouring technique, I create pieces that combine food safe epoxy resin with functional pieces you can (and should!) use in your home. Resin by nature is transparent, and the ability to see the organic movement, layers, and hidden treasures that become captured in the resin as it cures while touching its hard glass like finish is fascinating and very appealing.
Experience the enchanting beauty of Vancouver Island’s coastal scenes through the eyes of a dedicated wood artist. Our pieces are freehand drawn using pyrography and paint, resulting in functional works of art that capture the essence of the Pacific shoreline.
What sets us apart:
Functional Art: Our collection includes coasters, keychains, bookmarks, and more that not only look fantastic but serve a purpose.
Festive Charm: Explore our delightful Christmas ornaments that infuse a touch of coastal magic into your holiday decor.
Unique Wall Art: Elevate your space with original, one-of-a-kind wall art inspired by the coastal landscapes of Vancouver Island.
Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the coast and let our creations transform your living space. Join us in celebrating the captivating beauty of Vancouver Island’s coastal nature.
Shop with us to bring a piece of the coast into your home today!
Natural and painted wooden bowls made by hand from regional materials.
I’ve been a woodworking crafter for most of my working life. After “real” jobs as a teacher and wildlife biologist, the woodworking hobby became a full time occupation and my husband and I spent many years on the craft show circuit all over western Canada. Several years ago I discovered the fun of woodturning. After 40 years I still love what I do, crafting pieces of beautiful wood into items that people can use and treasure for many years.