All posts by Joanne Nemeth

Featured Artist: Linda Greig

Tulips in the Rain – Acrylic, torn paper on 18″ x 24″ canvas – by Linda Greig

I love texture and colour. And flowers! My paintings are inspired by rambling, colourful gardens or vases overflowing with brightly coloured blooms. I paint in acrylic and often embellish with torn paper and fibres.

In my previous life I owned a book store, worked as a teacher-librarian, reviewed books, and taught future teacher-librarians at UBC.  I retired and thought I would write a book. But no! I took an art course at TOSH and was hooked! Many courses later, I still find joy in painting!

Circles of Blooms – Acrylic, fabric, torn paper, fibres on 11″ x 14″ canvas – by Linda Greig

My art is intuitive. No plan. No drawing. I may begin with an idea or a colour. After years of working within a strict timetable, I find that I deeply appreciate the freedom of simply responding to a painting as it progresses.  

I used to teach art to little kids. Now I get to be that little kid, and play!

You can see more of my art at

I have several pieces hanging at Adam Walker’s (MLA) office at 184 – 2nd Avenue W. in Qualicum Beach.

In March 2022 I will have an exhibition at the MAC in Parksville.

Featured Artist: Roselyn Scott

Wind in Beach Grasses by Roselyn Scott
Moving the Flock by Roselyn Scott

“My early years were spent in Australia prior to moving to Canada; both countries influence my paintings.  After retiring to the Island I took advantage of the wealth of artistic talent and teaching here to further my painting knowledge.  I work in acrylics and mostly paint from photographs in a fairly loose and sometimes slightly abstract style.  TOSH, MAC and DeCosmos have been great support to me along the way…..the journey continues…”