The Sunshine Coast has one of the highest concentrations of artists in Canada. It's one of the reasons why our backyard is so vibrant and inspiring. If you've ever done the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl or followed the Purple Banner Tour, you know what we mean.
#IntoTheStudio is a virtual, raw and unscripted look inside the home studios of Sunshine Coast artists. We are sharing a behind-the-scenes look at what our artists are currently working on and how they're staying inspired. Maybe you'll get a glimpse of a studio pet (fingers crossed!) or a home garden; watch the five videos below to see for yourself.
More than anything #IntoTheStudio is a celebration of the enduring spirit of our local arts community.
Marleen captures the beauty of landscapes and expresses this with incredible large, textured oil paintings. She works out of her home studio in Gibsons, surrounded by the rainforest.
Lucas Kratochwil is a third-generation painter raised in Patagonia who now calls Roberts Creek home. He creates large-scale, high realism oil paintings that capture the essence of nature.
Lucas went live on the @sunshinecoastbc Instagram account, showing us around his home garden and art studio, all while answering questions on his process as he worked on his latest painting.
Marlene Lowden is an abstract painter and educator living in Gibsons. She shared her studio with us during her virtual tour which ends with an incredible time-lapse of her process. There is even a surprise appearance from Bob Ross.
Jan is a designer, illustrator, and painter living on the Sunshine Coast. She has been spending her days getting outside to paint plein air on location and work on larger works in her studio. She trying to balance her time between working in the garden and on the computer.
Prashant Miranda is an artist, animator, and scribe. He is the artist in residence at the Tidal Art Centre in Lund. He has been working on watercolours and wood sculpture while being inspired by his natural surroundings in Lund.
To check out more of Prashant’s work, head to his Instagram.