It has been quite the journey this year, exploring Canada.
From the most rural to the grandest; I am cultivating a visual language that is distinctly Canadian. Most recently I visited Toronto for the Art Toronto
International Contemporary Art Fair, with stops in Montreal and Ottawa. Working as a full-time professional visual artist, on remote Vancouver Island, comes with it’s challenges as I have worked to establish myself nationally and internationally. My travels of this past year help to keep me connected to the national discussion about Canadian art, and through this I have extended my reach across the country. This brings me to a print magazine my work was included in recently. Salt Magazine Fall/Winter 2016 issue – A publication produced on Vancouver Island by Page One Publishing Inc.
, that promotes fine living and travel on Vancouver Island. Distributed in Alberta, Vancouver, and to subscribers across Canada. The feature, ‘Island Inspired’ written by editor Carolyn Camilleri
, features three Vancouver Island artists, including my ‘Canadianisms’, whose work has gained exposure beyond the island market. Full article here
. Keep on exploring and creating; vive le Canada! and bravo Vancouver Island artists! ~ Brandy Saturley