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 Cedar Christie's Artwork

The Art of Cedar ChristieTownsend 
paintings and sculpture by a talented artist.

 Jim McKenzie - Mayne Island Artist

Jim McKenzie
Extraordinary realist,  who paints and makes his home on Mayne Island.  Jim's work can be found in his new gallery at the Fernhill Centre

Terrill Welch

Welch's quick sure painting strokes, and photographic images arrest Mayne Island forest, sandstone, sea and sky.

 Painting by Terrill Welch

Leigh-Anne Maxwell

Landscapes in oil. Leigh-Anne's paintings can be found at TreeFrog Gallery.

Piggott Bay - a painting by Leigh-Anne Maxwell

Sculpture by M.D. Hennessy

Sculpture by M.D.Hennessy

M.D. Hennessy

My art making spans some thirty years. I have worked in many mediums but for the past seven years I have been developing life size, tall, thin, human forms made from plaster bandages, bamboo and found objects. These sculptural pieces start with shoes I discover at Thrift stores. The figures are brightly painted, exhibit a sense of humour and often make a statement in response to the world around me.

Red Chair Studio
Mayne Island,B.C.


Jim Marsh

The majority of the artwork I create is  representational, painted images in acrylic and watercolor. The subjects I choose to investigate are the actual places and things that I see around me and that inspire me. Hopefully they trigger a similar memory or feeling on the part the viewer.

The Sweater Curse by Leanne Dyck

Leanne Dyck

Leanne Dyck is a woman's fiction author. Her stories are about strong women and the challenges they face. To learn more about Leanne's writing, please log on to...


Cathy Ford - Poet

 Cathy Ford
A prolific and thought provoking poet who has 7 books of poetry in print at present. Although Cathy is not physically on the island these days, her spirit is definitely here.

Terry Glavin's A Voice Great Within Us

Terry Glavin
is a bi-weekly columnist for the Georgia Straight. His books include-
A Death Feast in Dimlahamid, Nemiah:the Unconquered Country, A Ghost in the Water, This Ragged Place, & A Voice Great Within us (with Charles Lillard). Terry also edits a series of books about this part of the world called Transmontanus. He is currently working on a book about the Pacific (due to be published in the spring of 2000) and a novel.       Available at Miners Bay Books (natcherally) 250-539-3112

Robert Harlow - Author Robert Harlow 
Has so far published eight novels. His newest book, Necessary Dark, is semi-autobiographical, and is based partially on his WWll experience as a bomber pilot. In February 2002 it will be made available through the new Print-On-Demand technology, widely thought to be the way more and more books will be published as time goes on. Others of his novels available now are The Saxophone Winter and FELICE: A Travelogue. Available at Miner's Bay Books. 250-539-3112
Amber Harvey - writer of the Magda Mysteries on Mayne Island

Amber Harvey

Mayne Island is filled with exciting adventures for Magda and her pals as they meet mysteries head-on.  With four books on the shelves, Amber Harvey continues to bring a group of Mayne Island kids and their exciting adventures to readers 12 years old and over. You can find them at our library and at Miners Bay Books whenever you're on Mayne Island, or go to for an e-book. 

Sally Ireland 
Sally's first novel  "Fox's Nose" was greeted with many kudos from the critics.  It's a great read.   Published by Cormorant Books, Dunvegan, Ontario.   Available at Miner's Bay Books. 250-539-3112.

Unraveled by Celia A. Leamon

Celia A. Leamon

After Celia moved from England to Canada in 1980, she was published in the UK, Canada, the United States and South Africa. She wrote and co-directed an English farce that was performed on Galiano Island, BC, and now writes novels that are published by Twilight Times Books. Celia tutors for Writers Online Workshops, Writer's Digest School.


Terrill Welch - Photographer

Terrill Welch is a Mayne Island nature photographer showcasing the beautiful, mysterious and rugged southwest coast of Canada.

Photograph by Terrill Welch of "Reef Bay" on Mayne Island.

Hatake Farms Mohair Yarns and Knitting Kits

honour the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi. They are simple, earthy and unpretentious.


Mayne Island

Mark Lauckner
currently operates the Mayne Island Glass foundry, where discarded scrap glass is melted and pressed or blown.

Check out his imaginative glassware at his gallery and at Treefrog.

Glass Slugs by Mark Lauckner - Glass Artist
Pouring Glass
Glass dishes
Quasimodo Pottery

Quasimodo Pottery

Offering a versatile line of functional & decorative stoneware: “oven to table” cookware and stylish dinner ware and serving dishes, and ... our unique collection of whimsical character decanters and goblets.
For more information go to the Quasimodo website

Toby Snelgrove is a freelance photographer living on Mayne Island, BC, Canada.

Toby's images are available for sale individually or in a variety of forms.

He is also available for photo assignments.


Wayne Thomas
Native Carvings

Wayne works in wood and in silver. He has exhibited his work in galleries in the Gulf Islands and in Victoria. His works have travelled to many parts of Canada  and to other countries: Australia, Japan, Ireland and Europe.

Designs on Life


Cards, italian granite tiles, and bookmarks - Sydney & Keith DeCoursey




Gail Noonan of Cartoonan Films

Gail Noonan of Cartoonan Films makes engaging short animations on everything from body image, menopause, square dancing to lost mittens.

Coming Home Films is a Mayne Island based Production Company founded in 1995 by Beverley Reid and Peter Kellington with the intention of producing quality programming for television.

Coming Home Films



Jaiya Firedance - Songs for Winter Solstice

Jaiya's sound is a rich blend of Celtic, Early Music, Jazz and Worldbeat influences. Soaring vocal harmonies, lyric harp and haunting penny whistle combine with the earthy tones of accordion and drums to bring us music that speaks of the land and its seasons.

Modern Accordian

Accordion virtuoso and composer Kim Darwin presents a vibrant new sound for today's accordion. This rich, expressive music contains compelling melodies, adventurous harmonies & searching improvisations.


Mayne Island Music Society

bringing quality live music to Mayne Island

- providing performance opportunities for local musicians

- supporting local musical education.


Treefrog Gallery and Natural Clothing

Treefrog features men's and ladie's hemp, organic cotton and bamboo garments from casual to dress, as well as a wide range of hemp products. The exquisite work of talented island artists enhance the shopping experience featuring pottery, glass art, aboriginal art, candles, jewelry and much more.

Visit us at Fernhill Centre and discover for yourself the many benefits of hemp and organic products available.

Phone for hours. 250 539-3551


Treefrog Gallery
The Trincomali Community Arts Council of the Southern Gulf Islands [TCAC]. Chapters on Mayne, Pender and Galiano. [Saturna Island has no members at present]. Our mission: “to enhance the cultural and social well being of the Southern Gulf Islands.” A non-profit society, and a long-time member of the association of BC Arts Councils, the TCAC has never received tax-funding, and covers expenses through membership fees and other local fund-raising. Volunteer directors, elected by the general membership, serve on the pan-island board, and on their home islands. The Mayne Island chapter of the TCAC is very active. Local directors for 2010 are Toby Snelgrove [also the current president for TCAC] and Tina Farmilo. Anyone may join the group--$15 year. Write to for more information.

Pender Creatives - The Pender Creatives web site features the artists and artisans of Pender Island, BC, Canada, including painting, animation, graphic design, photography, fabric arts, the performing arts and litery arts.


More artists  - coming soon.

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