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Artist // Hobbyist // Traditional Art
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My Bio
I studied fish. Not those charismatic mega fauna better known as whales. Everyone wants to be a marine biologist and swim with the whales. I never studied whales. I studied fish, weightless in a three-dimensional world. A beautiful biodiversity, each with a niche carved out perfectly in time and space, their bounty made scarce in man’s ever increasing technology and the gaping maw of humankind. I spent my whole life listening to the tides, the wind, the water, and halyard clanking against wooden masts. And in that time I never really liked the out of doors, instead I drew pictures and painted and I collected fruit stickers, those little things that painstakingly get put on ever piece of fruit, and then have to be peeled off again so you don’t choke on them. I would put them in my sketch book, like a colourful flat plastic fruit salad. But somehow the further I got from my aquatic beginnings, the deeper entrenched into the scholastic world of paper, and ink stains, desks and computer screens.... the more the earth called to me and I ended up studying fish, living in field camps, loving the out of doors and getting really wet and muddy chasing fish.

“But remember always, as I told you at first, that this is all a fairy tale, and only fun and pretense; and, therefore, you are not to believe a word of it, even if it is true. “
- Charles Kingsley (Water Babies)

Tools of the Trade
Black Ink. Old fashioned Watercolour.
Other Interests
Water, Fish... the live slimey floppy kind, a glass of red wine & a good book,
Jack Shadbolt was one of those artists who never flagged in his pursuit of variety. A great reader, writer, speaker, teacher, wanderer, visitor to museums and observer of nature. While an artist's hand may naturally slip toward homeostasis and repetition, the human heart reaches for variety and novelty. Whether our work is representational or abstract, monumental or modest, here are a few of Jack's thoughts... : Make a little thing and then a large one. Make a simple shape and then a complex one. Make conjoining edges soft, hard, run over, or falling short. When repeating motifs, vary size and direction. Don't fear winking, blinking, te
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Fabric Designs.

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So I don't exactly have a fabric line – but I've taken my paintings, I've done my best using the incredibly complicated photoshop to create a repeat pattern without any hard lines.  I've tweaked, and played and soon I hope I'll have 6 prints available for sale at What? You want a look at them…  ok.  Here is the link.
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Postcards from the Edge of the World - Art Show Fire up your glue-gun! Thread your needle!  Sharpen your pencils! We want your artistic interpretation of: Postcards from the Edge of the World - The Prince Rupert Community Arts Council Postcard Art Show Artists, crafters, and creative people from Prince Rupert and the outlying communities are invited to submit their work for this non-juried, everybody- welcome event as part of the BC Arts & Culture Week. The collection of submitted work will be displayed at the Ice House Gallery on Atlin Terminal for the entire month of April, with a Meet the Artists reception on April 24th. All submissio
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Beautiful gallery
Great journal.

Thank you for appreciating missing child 9.
Thanks for the fave :sun:
Thank you very much!
Hi,thanks for the fave on Glacier. I love your gallery. :)
Just wanted to thank you, sorry this is late - and you work is BEAUTIFUL - love your watercolors especially
Thank you for your comment! You have an awesome gallery!