Two local Comox Ladies, Elvy Gustafsson and Bev Michaluk, have joined forces to create a show at the Pearl Ellis Gallery from March 5 to 17 that will delight the eye.
Elvy began to develop her artistry a few years after her retirement. She started quilting and joined the Schoolhouse Quilters Guild. After having made a few bed quilts in 2005 she took her first workshop in thread painting and it has been her passion ever since.
She does a combination of acrylic painting, applique and thread painting. She gets her inspiration from nature and photos and feels very privileged to be able to live in the beautiful Comox Valley. Over the past five years, she has taken numerous workshops with Judy Farrow, Coreen Zerr and Gloria Loughman.
Bev has always been interested in expressing her unique creativity. Her passions include photography, quilting, machine embroidery, dressmaking, sewing and fabric arts involving mediums such as thread painting.
Since moving to the incredibly picturesque Comox Valley, She’s been inspired to capture its beauty through her photography. She prefers a digital camera, which allows her the freedom to aim, shoot and download all my photos instantly.
Her subjects include nature, wildlife and landscapes. She’s especially proud of her pictures of faraway countries that she visited on her “bucket list” — many exotic and sacred places that she tried to capture in her photos.
Experimenting with various methods and different techniques, while trying to capture the subject, using macro and abstract photography as well.
The gallery is at 1729 Comox Ave. in Comox. For details, visit www.pearlellisgallery.com or the Pearl Ellis Facebook page.
— Pearl Ellis Gallery