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The Arts Council supports artists in the Slocan Valley to encourage a vibrant arts community.
Evelyn Kirkaldy has an extensive background in design and visual expression. She has an Honours Diploma from the Ontario College of Art and has spent over 20 years working as a graphic designer, illustrator and art director. Her work has won several awards.
Since moving to the Kootenays, Evelyn has produced a large body of fine art, which she exhibits regularly at local venues as well as at the coast. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with others and has instructed both children and adults in many disciplines of art and design. She now gives classes privately as well as through the Slocan Valley Recreation Commission.
Evelyn is also known as the ‘Bear Lady’. Her intense passion for these creatures and the outdoors is reflected in the large portion of her work that depicts bears and their wilderness habitat. For the past six years throughout bear season, her cartoons – each one complemented by a safety tip – appear in the Nelson Express. They promote the Bear Smart Hotline that she manages as chair of the Kootenay Chapter of the Get Bear Smart Society.
For more information call: 250 359-6611
Evelyn’s flickr page
I paint for the journey. Each stroke leads to the next, and in turn, each image and painting gives birth to the next. My work is more emotional than cerebral in nature.
For more information you can visit Stephanie Kellett’s Website.
Robyn is a visual artist working in acrylics at Black Dog Art Studio in Winlaw, BC