Claire Watson

Claire Watson is a ocean inspired Artist, Illustrator and Graphic Designer currently living with her family in Tofino. Recently relocated from Gabriola Island, her love of the nature, and the wild west coast lifestyle brought her family further west.

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Dan Telosky

Dan was born and raised on Northern Vancouver Island. From a young age Dan has been doing pencil sketches of the tugs, small freighters and fishing boats passing his home on Discovery Passage, then experimenting with water colours and oil paints in landscapes and seascapes. Working for many years as a fishing guide, boom man and commercial fisherman created a strong link to the sea.

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Patrice Gibson

Patrice Gibson attended Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in the late 70’s with a major in sculpture and a minor in design. She left before completion of her BFA to move to London ON for a unique position running a community art school. From London ON, Gibson has lived and worked in all parts of Canada and some of the U.K. in the arts, theatre and film.

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Robinson Cook

Robinson Cook, well known local wood carver, lives with his family on an island off of Tofino BC.

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Monique Schmaltz

Monique Schmaltz was born in Quebec City, moved to Calgary in 1973. She had training in clay work and attended the Alberta College of Art (1976 – 1978) studying painting & printmaking. After moving to Beiseker Alberta, Monique raised a family and continued through the years her interest in painting, drawing. She attended various workshops at ACAD, Red Deer College & MISSA.

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Andrew Talbot

Andrew Talbot grew up exploring and photographing the far corners of
the island from an early age. Inspired by years of surf trips, hikes,
and kayaking along west coast, his canvases offer a glimpse into those
sacred places that connect us with nature. Each painting starts with
an image and a vision and ends telling a story and capturing a

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Mark Hobson

Mark has lived and painted in Tofino, B.C. for over 30 years. He was drawn to this outer coast community by the dramatic beauty and variety of the landscape. He is best known for his use of light in his portrayals of the coast and especially for his accurate underwater scenes.

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Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada

Canadian Heritage

Government of BC

BC Arts Council

District of Tofino

District of Ucluelet

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust

Tourism Tofino

Tourism Ucluelet

Tofino Parks and Rec

Tuff City Radio

Ukee Radio

Ahousaht First Nation

Ucluelet First Nation

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Black Rock Ocean Front Resort

Jamie's Rainforest Inn

West Coast Motel

Thornton Motel


Tofino Arts Council / Tofino Board Walk

Reflecting Spirit Gallery

Mark Hobson Gallery

Mark Penney Gallery

Tofino Botanical Gardens


Westerly News

House of Himwitsa

Dockside Smoked Fish Store

Sea Monster Noodle Bar

Tia Travis - Re/Max Realty

Marla Thirsk

Dian McCreary

Sean Deakin

Kelly Carter

Karen Gamble

Sherrie Pawluk




The Pacific Rim Summer Festival Wrap Up!

Jul 13 2016

The Pacific Rim Arts Society would like to Thank Sue Payne of SLP Solutions for coordinating a successful 2016 Summer Festival. 

ArtSplash 2015 THANK YOU!

May 31 2016

Thank you to everyone who contributed to making our Annual Spring Art Show, ArtSplash!, another great success.

Public Art - CCCU

May 31 2016

The Ucluelet Branch of the Coastal Community Credit Union has generously offered the Pacific Rim Arts Society wall space to display local artists work.

BC Arts Council Scholarship Application Deadline is April 30

Apr 13 2016

BC Arts Council Scholarship Application Deadline is April 30

2016 Arts BC Conference

May 6 2016

Arts BC and Heritage BC, two provincial service organizations working to power the arts, culture and heritage leaders in our province, are collaborating ​to present: Placemaking: Where Arts and Heritage Collide


Jun 23 2015


Employment Opportunity

Jan 3 2015

Coordinator Positions 

Welcome to PRAS Adrienne Mason

May 21 2014

The Pacific Rim Art Society would like to welcome new member Adrienne Mason!   Adrienne is a long time resident of Tofino who has written several books including "Long Beach Wild" and "Planet Ark: Preserving Earth's Biodiversity".

About PRAS

PRAS is a volunteer-based, non-profit society serving the districts of Tofino and Ucluelet, and First Nations communities in the Clayoquot Sound/ Long Beach area, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Our goal is to help build happy, healthy communities by bringing people together through arts and culture.


Pacific Rim Arts Society
Box 468 Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0

Phone: 250-726-2443
General Email:

Executive Director: Jacqueline Chamberland