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YQQ Art Collection

Comox Valley Community Arts Council

"Expressions of Gratitude", November 2018 to May 2019

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is pleased to offer a wonderful selection of local art to enhance the passenger experience in the terminal building.

Partnering again with the Comox Valley Arts Council entries were selected based upon the artist's interpretation of the theme "Expressions of Gratitude".

"Living on Vancouver Island, we are blessed with magical surroundings, a vibrant community and vast creativity", states Dallas Stevenson, Executive Director of the Comox Valley Arts. "We are fortunate to have the Comox Airport place a high priority on showcasing the talented artists in this area."

"It's important to create that great first impression," comments Fred Bigelow, CEO at YQQ. "This exhibit allows us to showcase the unique and spectacular beauty that surrounds us in the Comox Valley to the thousands of people who pass through our airport."

Please browse the image gallery below, which features the carefully selected works of talented local artists.

See something that you would like to purchase or want to learn more?

www.comoxvalleyarts.com
Dallas Stevenson, Executive Director
Comox Valley Community Arts Council
250-334-2983 info@comoxvalleyarts.com

Gallery of Art

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Joy
Bette Kosmolak
30"x40"
Acrylic on Canvas
Joy
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Artist Name:Bette Kosmolak
Medium:Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions:30"x40"
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'Joy' is an expression of gratitude for all the flowers that will bloom in the valley - cultivated and wild. It's also an expression of my gratitude for other community artists because this painting flowed onto the canvas with ease the day after being inspired by Art Alchemy's Square Foot show.
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The Fog Has Lifted
Bev Petersen
24"x36"
Acrylic
The Fog Has Lifted
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Artist Name:Bev Petersen
Medium:Acrylic
Dimensions:24"x36"
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When I moved to the Comox Valley twenty four years ago there was something hauntingly familiar about the panoramic views from Back Road, but it was not until a year ago I was compelled to take a few photos and capture the scene that constantly fills me with gratitude ��gratitude for the history, culture, diversity and beauty I call home.
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Turquoise Kitchen
Carol Schinkel
24"x24"
Acrylic
Turquoise Kitchen
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Artist Name:Carol Schinkel
Medium:Acrylic
Dimensions:24"x24"
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The kitchen is the heart of the home and where many family gatherings for meals and good conversation begin. I am personally grateful to live in a home where my kitchen offers that safety and love.
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Long Weekend
Christine Boyer
Triptych 3x12ft (each panel 3x4)
Acrylic on Canvas
Long Weekend
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Artist Name:Christine Boyer
Medium:Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions:Triptych 3x12ft (each panel 3x4)
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Gratitude for our beautiful surroundings and a body of water that hosts so much life. Gratitude for the people who work so tirelessly to raise awareness on ocean issues and protect the species who live in these waters. Gratitude for our stunning coast and the days we get to enjoy it.
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Under Currents
Corre Alice
74"x37"
Mixed Media
Under Currents
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Artist Name:Corre Alice
Medium:Mixed Media
Dimensions:74"x37"
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I have overwhelming gratitude of all that the ocean gives us. I spent my childhood on the beach and it's salt, I'm sure, has become part of me.
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March
David Ballantyne
30"x30"
Oil on Canvas
March
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Artist Name:David Ballantyne
Medium:Oil on Canvas
Dimensions:30"x30"
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As the cold and and wind of winter storms wind down we are thankful for the return of spring and the promise of flower filled gardens.
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Point Holmes Rock
Deb Salmon
30"x40"
Oils on Canvas
Point Holmes Rock
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Artist Name:Deb Salmon
Medium:Oils on Canvas
Dimensions:30"x40"
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Feeling blessed for the gifts of Mother Nature! This gentle tide pulls back a wet blue blanket revealing earthshine-gold sand and unearths it�s hidden treasures of the majestic rocks of Point Holmes.
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Thanks for The Light
Fran Goldberg
24"x24"
Acrylic
Thanks for The Light
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Artist Name:Fran Goldberg
Medium:Acrylic
Dimensions:24"x24"
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I am ever thankful to see the beautiful light and colours that shine through our skies and reflect in our waters. �Thanks for the Light�, although not consciously planned, seems to capture these feelings of awe and gratitude.
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A Dialogue of Forms
Grant Cameron
4'6"x6'9"
Acrylic on Canvas Diptyche
A Dialogue of Forms
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Artist Name:Grant Cameron
Medium:Acrylic on Canvas Diptyche
Dimensions:4'6"x6'9"
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My work often engages with ideas, topographies and trajectories hidden from ordinary awareness. At first glance the piece I offer for your consideration may seem highly abstract and only remotely connected to your theme, it is in truth a work that was inspired or rather inspirited by Charles Edenshaw, the renowned Haida artist and chief. I was blessed to see and study his work at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Although, he is long gone from this world, I entered into a sustained "Dialogue of Forms" with a fellow artist whose spirit none-the-less communicates something otherworldly, living on through his work.
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Gwaii Haanas
Ian Fry
22"x60"
Acrylic on Canvas
Gwaii Haanas
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Artist Name:Ian Fry
Medium:Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions:22"x60"
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I was sailing off the west coast of Gwaii Haanas ,looking over the glassy swells to the archipelago and feeling that if I were part of the first people who had the same view thousands of years ago , this would be a good place to call our home.
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Oceans Alive
Ingrid Bollegraaf
20"x 36"
Photography
Oceans Alive
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Artist Name:Ingrid Bollegraaf
Medium:Photography
Dimensions:20"x 36"
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As a compound, oxygen is present in water. Water releases oxygen to the marine life and into the air for all to breathe. This is my expression of gratitude, the oceans that keep all living creatures alive.
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Breach
Jayson H. Fuerstenberg
31"x50"
Graphite on Paper
Breach
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Artist Name:Jayson H. Fuerstenberg
Medium:Graphite on Paper
Dimensions:31"x50"
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The breaching of whales has been studied for years. Why they leap high into the air and crash back into the water with their massive bodies remains a mystery. Perhaps it is some form of communication or has an other utilitarian purpose but I like to think that it is an expression of joy or thankfulness. For the companionship of its pod, the ocean itself, or simply the joy of life. It is this feeling that I have tried to capture in �Breach�.
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Babs
Lisa Joan
48"x60"
Acrylic on Canvas
Babs
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Artist Name:Lisa Joan
Medium:Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions:48"x60"
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Gratitude isn't a concept we often think about in relation to wildlife. Anthropomorphism is something we try to avoid when talking about animals, but there is something beautiful about the idea that a creature could feel similar emotions to us. It's a common practice as humans to give thanks for the food that we receive, after all it keeps us alive and thriving. So I think the idea that an animal could be thankful to the Salmon for their meal is a really interesting concept.
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Lost in the Fireweeds
Marilyn Peeters
30"x36"
Acrylic on Canvas
Lost in the Fireweeds
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Artist Name:Marilyn Peeters
Medium:Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions:30"x36"
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Within the Comox Valley�s beauty you can find fields of fireweed within our local mountain sides during early summer. This wild flower gives off an amazing fragrance and sheen of colour in areas that were once logged or an area where there was a forest fire. Not only is this weed beautiful to look at they create food for the local people. Many of our local farmers set up honeybee hives within our local mountain areas to collect the honey and sell this organic product in our local markets.
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Homage to Yemaya, Ocean Goddess
Marsha Mackinnon
40"x28"
Photo Gicl�e on canvas
Homage to Yemaya, Ocean Goddess
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Artist Name:Marsha Mackinnon
Medium:Photo Gicl�e on canvas
Dimensions:40"x28"
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Living on Vancouver Island, we often take our clean water and fresh air for granted. The Ocean Goddess Yemaya, the mother of all, is the source of all waters including rivers. Yemaya is the protector. Her colours are blue and white and one pays homage to her by tossing white flowers into the sea. Rocks, painted blue with white flowers, are respectfully dedicated to Yemaya in appreciation of her protection and guardianship for those who venture into our oceans. We are so grateful to her.
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Paradise Found
Martha Ponting
48"x60"
Acrylic on Canvas
Paradise Found
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Artist Name:Martha Ponting
Medium:Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions:48"x60"
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Often I hear people spontaneously referring to life in the Comox Valley as "paradise". For instance, I'll say "Nice day!" to a passing stranger who then replies "Another day in paradise". This painting captures some elements of the bountiful life I am so grateful to enjoy here in the Comox Valley, such as the magnificent views, the abundant wildlife, the rich contributions of the First Nations, the sea and mountains, the lush agricultural lands, and the amazing talents of numerous artists.
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Water Series #6 Rain
Mary Madiline McMahon
29"x21"
Oil on Canvas
Water Series #6 Rain
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Artist Name:Mary Madiline McMahon
Medium:Oil on Canvas
Dimensions:29"x21"
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Thankful for rain. An emotion we felt.
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Filberg Lodge
Richard Farrington
24"x36"x1.5"
Photo Giclée on canvas
Filberg Lodge
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Artist Name:Richard Farrington
Medium:Photo Giclée on canvas
Dimensions:24"x36"x1.5"
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As a digital artist, I?m thankful to be blessed with the ability, the technology, and the accessibility to the seductive environment of the fascinating corner of the world which is Vancouver Island. I hope this gratitude is reflected and communicated to the viewer in this piece of photographic art
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Comox Glacier
Richard Farrington
16"x48"x1.5"
Photo Giclée on canvas
Comox Glacier
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Artist Name:Richard Farrington
Medium:Photo Giclée on canvas
Dimensions:16"x48"x1.5"
Additional Information
As a digital artist, I?m thankful to be blessed with the ability, the technology, and the accessibility to the seductive environment of the fascinating corner of the world which is Vancouver Island. I hope this gratitude is reflected and communicated to the viewer in this piece of photographic art.
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Salmon Fishing On The Puntledge
Ron Coutts
44"x 30"
Enhanced Photo on Canvas
Salmon Fishing On The Puntledge
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Artist Name:Ron Coutts
Medium:Enhanced Photo on Canvas
Dimensions:44"x 30"
Additional Information
On Vancouver Island there is an abundance of activities, festivals, art and culture to enjoy. We have clean air to breathe,clean water to drink ,a variety of marine life and an abundance of fresh food.The image that I have chosen shows sports fishing for salmon on the Puntledge River. The picture was taken in the middle of October and also shows some fall colours as our season prepares to change over to winter. For all this and more, we are thankful to be able to exist in this region of Canada.
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Pot of Gold
Saskia King
30"x30"
Oil
Pot of Gold
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Artist Name:Saskia King
Medium:Oil
Dimensions:30"x30"
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Nature is such a wondrous miracle that it gives me deep joy and makes me grateful for its generous gifts every single day.
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Traces, Walking Point Holmes
Stephanie Wood
13"x17"
Colour Photography
Traces, Walking Point Holmes
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Artist Name:Stephanie Wood
Medium:Colour Photography
Dimensions:13"x17"
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These footprints and bike marks in the sand are made over and over again, in time, by whole varieties of people who often walk the footpath at Point Holmes in gratitude and joy. Our traces, walking the beauty and grace of the eastern edge of central Vancouver Island
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To the West Coast
Susan Schaefer
24"x24"
Acrylic on Canvas
To the West Coast
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Artist Name:Susan Schaefer
Medium:Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions:24"x24"
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Each day I wake up and I think how truly grateful I am to be at this stage of my life and to live on the west coast of Canada. We are surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty. Through my artwork I try to show and emphasize how it?s the simple things in life that mean the most. All you have to do is open your eyes and take a look. My art represents my life and it is this kind of beauty that I see each day and pass it onto the viewer.
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The Sound of Colour
Trish Malcomess
24"x24"
Oil on Linen
The Sound of Colour
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Artist Name:Trish Malcomess
Medium:Oil on Linen
Dimensions:24"x24"
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The Hills and Vales of this region are alive with sound and colour that stirs an appreciation of this place we call home. Colour has the potential to create an atmosphere and feeling through a work of art and the colours in this painting were carefully selected to provide a sense of appreciation, expectancy, warmth and welcome into the Pacific NorthWest experience of discovery of what lies beyond this point of entry.
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Sweet Summer
Trisha Scarlett Milne
28"x14"
Watercolour
Sweet Summer
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Artist Name:Trisha Scarlett Milne
Medium:Watercolour
Dimensions:28"x14"
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Summer light and heat come so briefly to the Comox Valley. Savouring each moment, feeling the sun on our skin, is a rare treat. This boat sat on this beach for many years, trusting the neighbours to allow this addition to the public access. Gratitude for the brief moments of warmth and beauty, is embodied in this work.
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