Faces of the 2017 KCST Part 1
Save the dates – Saturday, June 10th & Sunday 11th
Sue is an artist, a teacher and co/runs “Art at Hooper Studios” in Hampton, NB with her mother, Kathy who is also an artist. Sue Hooper is also a Certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and and has always been interested in the benefits of the healing power of nature and meditation. All of this experience and her spiritual journey deeply informs her art.
Whenever I open my studio door In some deep way I feel like I am walking into a place I wish I was more like. It is a clear, open, light place, quiet and full of possibilities. I love to be up there. Mostly I think I will have work on paper this year and some painting and clay pieces. I hope that you will be able to come and visit me on the Tour weekend!
All things textile have always been a fascination and a creative outlet for me. Colour, texture, and the manipulation of fibres are more than passions, they are a way of life. Hand dyed, handspun, handknit, handwoven items and yarns in luxurious fibres and vibrant colours. Demoing weaving and dyeing all weekend during the Tour.
Brent Rourke’s enthusiasm and education with wood began during school shop classes. He completed his formal studies as a Master Woodworker and now has more than 20 years experience in creating beautiful, functional, handcrafted quality wood products. Experience the Craftsmanship
For Helen painting is a celebration of life and how light and colour interact. The real joy is in the challenge and complexity and getting it right. She constantly strives to hold herself to the highest standards. Contemporary realism in watercolour and acrylics.
Anne’s appreciation of the outdoors is evident in her art work. Having fallen in love with the many beaches along the Bay of Fundy, she spends most weekends scouring the shores where she finds new inspiration and treasures every visit. Whimsical art from beach finds that is bound to put a smile on your face!
Joe and Pach
Our company name “TerraBijou” means “earthy jewelry”, using local pebbles and rocks from the Bay of Fundy as well as Sterling Silver, Copper, Brass, Bronze and Gold. We also use findings from travels around the globe, which is our biggest hobby.We love to travel around the globe and get always lots of inspirations by other cultures. It shows also in always changing design
What is your favorite time of day to work?
I like evenings because it is quiet and my day to day job is done.
What would your dream project be?
To create an entire wardrobe using my skills.
What is the one tool you could not do without?
Some form of knitting needles. I knit in the dark, while a passenger in a car, while flying, relaxing……..
How do you recharge your creative juices?
Meditation and drum circles, walking in the woods, spending time with my animals.
What would you do with a million dollars?
Pay off my debts, help family, develop a creative healing centre
What are you reading right now?
Voices of the Earth by Clea Danaan
What kind of music do you like to listen to when you are creating?
Classical, instrumental music
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate, of course!
In the morning I get up and have coffee with my husband and catch up with the current events – HLN – Robin Mead. During this time I work on crossword puzzles and the Sudoku in the paper. After this, I can hardly wait to pick up the hook to work on my current project. In the afternoons I open my Gallery and continue to work on my projects.
What are you currently working on?
I just finished a piece I call “Spirit Drums”. It was inspired by a photo I took in the Dene Community of Fort Good Hope, NWT. My current project is a fun piece based on a photo I took in a fishing community – coffee cups arranged in a row on the dock. When I took the photo, I wasn’t sure what I would do with it as a photo, but it lends itself perfectly to rug hooking.
What would you like people to know about you, your creative process or your work?
Over the years I have worked on fibre arts, creating pieces using stitches such as Hardanger, Florentine canvas work, Stumpwork and cross-stitch. I discovered a passion for design and discovered rug hooking. I use my photography to create unique hooked mats. Using Photoshop, I create a line drawing from my photograph and transfer it to linen backing. I use some artistic license to fill in details and add color.
In the next five years you would you like to accomplish. Dream big!
I would like to have an exhibit with my hooked mats.
Dream vacation? Where would you like to go and why.
Greenland. I have been to most of the northern country in the western hemisphere. I have been to Alaska, Yukon, NWT, Nunavut and Iceland. I would like to complete the picture with a visit to Greenland.
What music do you listen to when you are working?
I prefer silence actually. I am so totally focused on my work, that everything else doesn’t exist.
Blue! Always has been.
Web Site: http://www.btlens.com. The site includes several galleries of my photos, and one with my hooked mats.