‘Island Inspirations’,Work by Carole Bondaroff & Stan Phelps Oct. 2008

“ISLAND INSPIRATIONS” at Insight Art Gallery
Carole Bondaroff and Stan Phelps

Carole Bondaroff and Stan Phelps have been visiting and painting on Galiano Island; which has been both a holiday and work destination for thirty years. They have painted on location at many of Galiano’s picturesque locales, often sharing these hours with noted local painter, Keith Holmes. The island’s beauty and serenity have been an inspiration for a number of Carole’s etchings, and Stan’s oil paintings.
The island has provided a summer playground and a winter retreat.

Carole Bondaroff, born in Montreal, has lived in Calgary, Alberta, for over 30 years. She is a visual artist and art educator, and an active member of the Alberta Printmakers’ Society and Alberta Society of Artists.

Stan Phelps was born in Calgary, Alberta, where he works as a painter, muralist, printmaker, and freelance designer. He painted the outdoor mural on Daystar Market on Galiano Island with Keith Holmes. He is presently managing the “Historic Perrenoud Ranche Art Centre” near Cochrane Alberta where he is “Artist in Residence”.

During Carole and Stan’s extensive travels as painters and printmakers, they have had the opportunity to work as visiting artists at several internationally renowned etching studios, including St. Michael”s Printshop, Newfoundland; Escuela Nationale des Bellas Artes and Taller Jose Galindo both in Murcia Spain; Taller de Grabado Tarasco in Uruapan Mexico; and Atelier de L’ile in Val David Quebec.

Since 1978 they have been co-proprietors of THE HEART STUDIO, of Calgary, a multi-disciplined art facility which features art exhibitions as well as art programs and classes for children and adults.

They are both represented nationally and internationally in private and corporate art collections including The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council Art Bank in Ottawa, The Biblioteque National in Quebec, The Royal Palace in Monaco, and here on Galiano Island!

The artists are pleased to present this collection of oil paintings, watercolours, and etchings, that in some respects, represent a visual summation of their 3 decades, as fascinated and inspired visitors to the Island that they have come to love.

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