Art at the Inn

Throughout the year, artists display their work for your enjoyment in the Gallery Room of the Inn and in Atrevida Restaurant and Orca lounge. Local artists are also featured in each one of our Oceanfront Suites.

To purchase any of the works currently on exhibit, please contact our front desk at 250.539.3388 between 9am and 5pm daily, or email our Art Gallery curator art@galianoinn.com.

Current exhibit- Nancy McPhee

ARTIST STATEMENT

This collection of work spans several years, starting from the early 1990s. The paintings reflect the evolution of my art journey through influence and experimentation with
a range of materials and surfaces.
Recently, I have been incorporating collage into the art. This is a way for me to expand or
embellish elements from a variety of sources – both hand made and mass produced – to provide
texture, depth, interest. Texture and colour are included, sometimes incorporating text or letters
and numbers, always striving to follow what I read Gordon Smith once said “paint the emotion
of what you see”. Sometimes the collage stands alone, the intersection of shape, colour and
texture. A few quiet words between the pieces to make a conversation. Listen closely, you might
hear their whispered murmurings.
I strive to change things up while maintain my artists voice to reflect my reverence for nature.

Rolando Lampitoc art at the Galiano Inn

Rolando Lampitoc- Now Closed

ARTIST STATEMENT 

I try to capture the now, whether it be on a trail, or cultural observation.  To me, art is like a language, not fundamentally based in speech. Rather, it is an emotional or spiritual communication. I hope that my art speaks to you the same way as the subject spoke to me. 

Keith Carlson- Now Closed

I work in a variety of painting and graphic styles as well as in wood carving and sculptures. I feel equally at home creating art that is abstract or realistic, large or small, colour or black and white.

I work in a variety of painting and graphic styles as well as in wood carving and sculptures. I feel equally at home creating art that is abstract or realistic, large or small, colour or black and white.

Bruce Dolson

Bruce Dolsen - Now Closed

ARTIST STATEMENT

My sketchbooks from the past winter are full of images of  “nurse stump” forms in the forest; these are the remains of the virgin forests that covered the coast and were brutally logged off well over a hundred years ago. The stumps remain: they decay, yet give testimony to the girth of these giants of the past, and continue to nurture new growth that clings to them and grows out of and around them. I came to realize (looking to learn, that is) that while we may have our way with nature, it has its own way, and if we don’t respect it—if we don’t learn to look—we are the poorer for it. In saying this, I am indebted to the wisdom and the patience of the indigenous peoples of this coast on whose unceded territory this exhibition takes place.

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Buttercup Gang - Now Closed

On the Wild Side features paintings from local artists Eleanor Coulthard, Yasemin Demir, Drezden Dee Ford, Joan Henriques, Susan Lambert, Dianne LaRonde and Annette Shaw