Linda and Art Campbell have their artwork at the Rollin Art Centre until Oct. 12. SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO

Port Alberni couple showcases artwork

Linda paints in oils, while Art carves in Coast Salish design

SONJA DRINKWATER

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

Although artists Art and Linda Campbell work in different mediums, they totally complement each other.

The husband and wife team currently has a display at the Rollin Art Centre. Linda paints in oils, while Art carves in Coast Salish design.

Linda was born and raised in the Valley and can remember being interested in art from an early age. Sketching and drawing were her mediums of choice—then life interrupted. She didn’t get serious until some 20 years ago, taking workshops and attending seminars and evening classes with renowned Canadian and international artists.

Linda works in oils on canvas, and her subjects are often the Mexican landscape and the West Coast. Linda has exhibited in multiple group shows and displayed her works in local galleries and cafés both in Mexico and Canada.

“I work to find that magic balance of contrast and light while developing a feeling of warmth and happiness in my paintings,” she said.

Art was born in Elliot Lake, Ontario and is part Ojibwe First Nation on his mother’s side.

He grew up in Ladysmith and enjoyed drawing and carving faces on bars of soap with a butter knife. While in grade five, he became friends with Perry Lafortune. This developed his lifelong interest and love of Coast Salish Native Art, a style he has continued to this day.

His medium of choice is red and yellow cedar, pine and alder. He also adds abalone to some. His display at Rollin features a selection of masks, rattles, plaques and so much more.

“My aim is to create mystical, strong and powerful art in Coast Salish design. I always strive to achieve my best and beyond,” he said.

The Port Alberni couple enjoys spending winters in Mexico.

Their must-see show will only be at the Rollin Art Centre until Friday, Oct. 12.

Just Posted

Organizations helping Alberni’s marginalized feel the pinch

Operational demands, wage hike put hole in Bread of Life budget

Port Alberni votes to change way council pay is increased

New way will focus on Consumer Price Index, future councils

Port Alberni’s Salvation Army kettle campaign needs help

Dec. 15 is matching day at Walmart kettle

Emergency notifications coming to the Alberni Valley

ACRD will expand the ‘Connect Rocket’ community alert system

‘Ghost bikes’ installed to remember teen cyclists who died in Port Alberni

Cycle Alberni installs memorials to remember teens, remind all about road safety

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

Of the 105 current senators, 54 are now independents who have banded together in Independent Senators’ Group

Canada’s ambassador meets with second detainee in China

Global Affairs says John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to China, met with Spavor Sunday

B.C. VIEWS: Andrew Wilkinson on taxes, ICBC and union changes

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

5 tips for self-care, mental wellness this holiday season

Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions urging British Columbians to prioritize self care through festive season

Rescued B.C. cat with misshapen legs in need of forever home – with carpet

Mirielle was born with misshapen back legs and after a tough life on the streets, is looking for a forever home.

VIDEO: Craft growers will add to recreational market, cannabis producer says

Two B.C. men say their expertise in running small legal medical grow-ops a benefit to recreational market

World Sikh Organization demands Canada prove Sikh extremism is a threat

Sikh community says this is first time such extremism has been mentioned in federal terror-threat assessment

Risk of catching the flu increasing in B.C. this holiday season: BCCDC

Dr. Danuta Skowronski with the BC Centre for Disease Control says influenza will pick up during the holidays

Boeser has 2 points as Canucks ground Flyers 5-1

WATCH: Vancouver has little trouble with slumping Philly side

Most Read