With a wealth of subject matter at hand, I learned the joys of capturing the beauty of both the close-up macro world and the vast west coast landscapes. I am a self-taught photographer -- my skills have been honed through the sharing of knowledge and ideas exchanged in photography clubs, and I was also fortunate to be the staff photographer for ''West Coast Country'' magazine for 3 years.
I didn’t set out to be a landscape artist. However when I moved to Vancouver Island it became obvious to me where I should head on my artistic path. I started with painting the flowers in my new garden, but soon started exploring landscapes. My first being a seascape of Botanical Beach. My paintings took on a life of their own ~ not really realism but not exactly expressionism.
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 feeling.
John Westwood lives and works in Tofino, BC. A graduate of the Fine Furniture and joinery program at Camosun College in Victoria, BC. Returned to Tofino in 2009 to design and build unique pieces of furniture. Inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and the designer Sam Maloof. Also influenced by the form and function of surfboard design, and flow in general.
Colin was born in and became an architect in Argentina, immigrating to Canada in 1965. His artistic training began in Buenos Aires, studying drawing, composition and colour with Julia Perea Muñoz. In Canada he participated in many workshops with renowned artists. He is a member of various art organizations, and has participated in numerous group and solo shows.
Ariane Terez I grew up in a rural area of Vancouver Island and have been exploring the outdoors my whole life. Inspired by nature and the beauty of the coast I’m driven to paint some of the last remaining remote and wild places of the island. My acrylic paintings are a journey into this land. I strive to paint the untold stories and the mysteries of these places and convey the feeling of the elements in each one.
Fueled by her interest in how art can be used to communicate science, Robi is writing and illustrating a book about the glass sea sponge reefs in Hecate Strait. She has shown her artwork in Canada and the United States and has recently completed commissions for the BC Children's Hospital and Vancity Credit Union.
Ucluelet Community Centre
Sep 14 2017
Jul 11 2017
Pacific Rim Arts Society had another successful Summer Festival and would like to thank our supporters: Creative BC Government of BC BC Arts Council District of Ucluelet Clayoquot Bioshphere Trust
Jul 4 2017
The Summer Festival is well under way.
Mar 31 2017
Thank you to all the youth from Tofino and Ucluelet that participated in the 2017 Missoula Children's Theatre 'Peter and Wendy'
Apr 4 2017
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to EVERYONE Artists, Volunteers, Visitors and Art Collectors for helping us celebrate another successful ArtSplash! Art Show! We had over 4000 visitors during our 16 day Annual Art Show held at
Mar 6 2017
PinHole Camera Workshop Learn the classic art of capturing photographs using a pinhole camera in this four day workshop with international award winning photographer Ron Smid.
Feb 22 2017
New Member Information: Membership Type:
Nov 6 2016
46th Annual General Meeting Sun., November 6th, 2 - 5pm at the BEST WESTERN TIN WIS in Tofino
Sep 6 2016
A big THANK YOU to our sponsors who helped make this celebration of Emily Carr possible. Parks Canada, Parcs Canada Province of British Columbia District of Ucluelet District of Tofino Tourism Ucluelet
Feb 22 2017
Membership works in mysterious ways!
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
General Email: email@example.com
Executive Director: Jacqueline Chamberland