Meet some of Bowen Island’s Artists

Painting by Claudia Schaefer

Meet some of Bowen Island’s Artists

We are extremely lucky on Bowen Island to have an exceptionally high number of talented artists! There are sculptors, painters, ceramicists, writers, performers, photographers, jewellers, textile and metal artists, among others.

It’s been said that Bowen has one of the largest artist populations per capita in Canada!

If you’re an artist on Bowen and want to be included here, please email

Kathleen Ainscough

Kathleen is a mixed media artist and actively creates, exhibits, and teaches in these areas. She is co-owner of Catching Stars Gallery where her work is represented.

Kathryn Beals

Kathryn Beals is a self taught painter with a background in forestry. She now lives on Bowen with her three kids.

Lea Allen

RoxSea Studio, 538 Hilltop Place, Bowen Island
Instagram: leaallen3

Jean Bradbury

Jean offers fine art workshops and fun, creative ways to connect with nature through art. Private and group lessons are available. What a treat!

Instagram and Facebook: jean.bradbury

Art by Di

Acrylic on canvas of contemporary landscapes, seascapes and wildlife. Bowen Island, BC. Prints, cards and gift certificates also available.

Diane Buchanan

I grew up on Bowen Island. Graduated from The Vancouver School Of Art (Emily Carr) and did two years at the Honolulu Academy Of Art.

Find Diane’s contact info in the printed Bowen Book.

Lisa Arthur

B.A. (Hons), B.Ed. Artist, teacher, gardener

Lisa is a Member of Arts Pacific Gallery, Artisan Square and her artwork can be viewed at the gallery.

Jani Carroll

Fibre Artist. Creating conventional knitwear as well as home décor pieces and special art pieces on occasion. View her work at Arts Pacific Gallery.

Find Jani’s contact info in the printed Bowen Book.

Laurel Bailey

I am an actor, predominantly stage, but also branching into film and television, with a strong background in workshopping new plays.
Find me on IMDb

Kathy Clark


Unique creations, designed and handcrafted on Bowen Island from sterling silver, featuring the Earth’s natural treasures.

Carol Cram

Carol is the author of several award-winning novels including The Towers of Tuscany and Love Among the Recipes. She offers writing and mentoring services.

Susan Hillman

I am a non-objective painter, an Emeritus Professor of Emily Carr University of Art & Design, working on why painting is still important in 2022/23.

Mike Epp

Custom Miniature Houses

Pauline Le Bel

Emmy-nominated screenwriter, poet, playwright, singer/song-writer, author of Song Spinner and Whale in the Door, creator of Knowing Our Place Reconciliation Initiative.

Janet Esseiva

Visual artist, painter, teacher, paint night facilitator.

Paula Love

Paula Love is a Visionary artist inspired in nature and the energy that flows around it. She expresses her spirituality and visions through her art.

Christie Grace Designs

Certified GIA Jeweler Custom, Commissions & Repairs.

Serving the Bowen community for 26 years. Wedding Rings, Pearl Stringing, Engraving, Gemstones & Canadian Diamonds. Available at Out Of the Blue in Snug Cove.

Jacqueline M. Massey

Jacqueline (Truffletree) offers a full spectrum of writing and publishing services. Specializing in family histories, memoirs and other self-published books.

Sarah Haxby

Sarah is a community-minded visual artist, writer, folk dancer, and supporter of community cultural events such as the Farmers’ Markets, Halloween, Slug Races and Applefest.

Find Sarah’s contact info in the printed Bowen Book.

Cindy May

Internationally known film portrait photographer and master B/W printer. Cindy is also an abstract acrylic and mixed media painter and paints on wood and canvas.

Loredana May-Brind

This oil is part of an ongoing series of women portraits I started a long time ago. My first teacher had been a student of Matisse and he taught me to look at faces and their expressions. I was 10 yrs old. And am still fascinated by the mystery and the story.

Find Loredana’s contact info in the printed Bowen Book.

Gregg Simpson

Gregg’s work is included in several international museum collections, and in art books, exhibitions and documentaries.

Karolina McMurray

Mixed media artist

Find Karolina’s contact info in the printed Bowen Book.

Jennifer Streckmann

Jennifer Streckmann is a self-taught potter specializing in timeless and functional ceramics.

Marie Neys

Instruction, Fine Art Sales & Mentorship. Inspired by the Salish Sea. Please contact Marie for Art Sales, Home Decor Designs & Classes.

Emily van Lidth de Jeude

Internationally exhibited visual artist: social practice, installation, oil/graphite, portraits and murals by commission.

instagram: @emilyvanartist

Peter Robinson

Peter has lived on and photographed Bowen for the last 18 years. You can find his images and contact him from his website at

Jilly Watson

Jilly Watson is a Bowen visual artist who likes to create happy sunny colourful paintings. View her work at or on her website,

Claudia Schaefer

Contemporary, colour-rich abstracts and seascapes in deep resin layers. Paintings, charcuterie boards and sculptures can be viewed at the Arts Pacific Gallery in Artisan Square. Claudia’s jewellery, each an original miniature painting, can be found at The Hearth Gallery.

Instagram: @claudia_schaefer_studio

Alys Williams Fine Art

Alys Williams Fine Art helps busy professionals and their families reconnect to nature and relax with luxury fine art photography installations of wild and remote spaces for a meaningful escape.