September 5 – October 1, 2023

Artist Talk:  September 23, 1-2:30pm

Opening Reception:  Saturday,September 9, 2023, 1-3pm

Meiling Lorenz is thrilled to have the opportunity to give a talk on “Chinese Fine Line Painting” during her exhibition September 9 – 30, 2023 in the Ocean Side gallery. Having the privilege of growing up and receiving education in Taiwan, Meiling absorbs much heritage of Chinese art and culture.  She developed her love for art in her early twenties. She traveled and worked extensively in art related fields. Currently she resides in Lantzville and devotes herself in developing a unique blending of traditional Chinese Fine Line and western water colour painting. The talk on Chinese Fine Line Painting will present a brief history and ways to understand and appreciate traditional Chinese Find Line painting.…

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September 5 – October 1 2023

OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, September 9th, 1-3pm

Ronei was raised on the edge of the wilderness. She has lived her entire life on Vancouver Island, bathed in the light and water of the Pacific landscape. Her family home sat on a farm by a lake near the ocean. In this quiet habitat, she explored forest trails, paddled canoes, and collected sand dollars. The natural world permeated her DNA. Much of her painting inspiration evolves around our personal and emotional attachment to place – our memories and feelings that animate specific landscapes. Her paintings are coloured with perspective, gratitude and a sense of purpose.

Primarily self-taught, Ronei began her creative outlet with pencil and watercolour portraits, transitioning to acrylic landscapes in 2018 after a profound life event. Caregiving for her elderly parents who…

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September 5 – October 1, 2023


Mary comes from a creative Maritime family of quilters, rug hooking, knitting and sewing handcrafters. She grew up in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and attended Mt. Allison University in the Fine Arts Faculty. After becoming a Registered Nurse and living in Montreal for six years she moved to Vancouver and spent the following years living between the lower mainland and Calgary, moving to Parksville in 2001.
Here in Parksville, Mary’s art evolved into what it is today. Painting primarily in acrylic, she is inspired by the glorious scenery surrounding her, and loves her garden which provides subject matter for her florals. She teaches workshops in a variety of…
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The Accidental Artist

August 2 - September 3, 2023

Felice Mazzoni was born in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada.   Having grown up both next to the sea and in close proximity to the Pacific Rim National Park, his love of the outdoors grew tremendously. Throughout his life, Felice has always been fascinated by landscape and urban images, and recreating the breathtaking beauty of the west coast.

Westcoast beaches, sunsets, ocean and forest landscapes are all brought to life through Felice’s use of intricate detail and manipulation of light. With contrasting and harmonious colors and bold compositions, including monochromatic works, Felice captures the essence and feeling of the west coast in every…

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