tara higgins oil painter, curator, and owner of h squared gallery in Fernie, BC, Canada

tara higgins
Painter, Curator, Founder

"I have painted in some form or another all of my life. It is a process where I feel most at home and where my curiosity is always piqued.

In each painting I explore the evocation of mood through texture and colour.  With blatant overlapping strokes and under mixed colours I aim to reflect the unrefined, richly textured landscape that is my backyard."

juliana rempel
Ceramic Artist

"Growing up in Southern Alberta the influence of the Prairie landscape is strong within my work. Through sculpture, wall art and pottery my work focuses on the study of process and progression, exposing the accumulation of form and surface over time. My work is greatly influenced by the process of making within the discipline of ceramics."

Juliana Rempel's new prairie mugs with a bubbly shape and the original prairie landscape design by Juliana Rempel
wood-fired ceramic Cruet by Heather Dynes Smit at h squared gallery in Fernie, BC

heather dynes-smit
Ceramic Artist

"The pots I make are an exploration of how sculptural form, function and simplicity can exist in the everyday, utilitarian object.  The soft slab, hand building process is a direct reference to the construction of old-timey, worn tin ware. Surface created through wood firing helps evoke a sense of nostalgia, creating a dialogue of memory between user and maker through everyday use."

meghan bellamy
Wood Landscape Artist

"I believe that artwork should be both calming and beautiful. As someone with anxiety I know how it helps improve your overall wellbeing to decorate your home with items that make you feel good. After several people told me that my art is calming, I realized I was trying to soothe my anxiety through art. I’m so happy to extend that peaceful feeling to the walls of your home."

Meghan Bellamy calm wood landscapes by BC Canada artist
Tundra Drinking Glass with thumb divot by Dougherty Glassworks in East Vancouver at h squared gallery in Fernie, BC

dougherty glassworks
Glass Artist

"My work utilizes a mid-century modern aesthetic combined with a contemporary twist, and so is focused on making functional art pieces that make a statement. Hand-making each item with individual care and focus, I aim for our products to add a sophisticated and eye-catching polish to any space."

beverley hawksley
Mixed-media Artist

"Maybe we can only give momentary substance to time. Situations, feelings and emotions shift and a new moment shows up with its own agenda. This impermanence requires us to gather up the residue from previous moments and tuck it in our cells for future reference. Our individual and collective stories are alive in this residue, just waiting for the telling. My practice is based on the responsibility I feel towards giving substance to this understanding."

See You Later by Canadian mixed-media, figurative artist Beverley Hawksley
Bronwyn Arundel large serving or salad bowl for side dishes with green landscape and fox illustration

bronwyn arundel
Ceramic Artist

"I’m making art but I’m also making something that’s practical that people take into their homes and use day after day. I feel like having craft in you home elevates it and makes your coffee taste better!"

lucy schappy
Painter

"The greatest joy comes from the act of discovery, of finding new ways to express my sense of wonder for the world. I love to explore many subjects in my work and find the beauty and magic in them. I strive to make work that is innocent and childlike, fresh and from the heart."

Gathering at lone Tree or Spring Thaw horse painting by Lucy Schappy artist at h squared art gallery featuring Canadian artists
pursuits jewellery designed in Toronto, ON - minimalist, light, geometric earrings - haloes ear studs

pursuits - vanassa chan
Jewellery Designer

"I aim to bring the allure of bold shapes and striking forms to the everyday. Designing every season's collection begins by hand with paper and brass maquettes. Each piece undergoes many stages of testing and material exploration and all of the designs are developed with the wearer in mind."

katriona drijber
Ceramic Artist

"The paintings and drawings of animals that live in the Rocky Mountains alongside humans disrupt the infinite patterns that cover my ceramic objects. They appear upon and inside of objects that normally reside in the domestic space such as cups and bowls, functional objects that themselves are central to many everyday patterns of human behavior. The animal depictions are, I hope, a reminder that we share this world with other beings who we so often forget about."

New ceramics by Katy Drijber, Canadian potter at h squared gallery
Kerri Holmes stoneware honeypots with wood dipper stick wheel thrown by Canadian Potter Kerri Holmes

kerri holmes
Ceramic Artist

"I love the endless challenge that clay and everything to do with pottery provides. Clay is the medium through which I reach out to community and inwards, to create peace."

angela morgan
Painter

Her human figures express the poses of life; the jubilation of dance, the contemplation of parenthood, and the melancholy of summer’s end. Colours fuse and meld to achive gesture; transforming abstract images into living moments.

Angela Morgan's new paintings The Clouds Are Clearing of two girls walking outside in tall grass Canadian oil painter
Sam Sedlowsky's framed quilt art, hand pieced and stitched at h squared art gallery in Fernie

sam sedlowsky
Fibre Artist

"I am excited to share my love of fabric in a unique medium."

shantael sleight
Painter

"Similar to how a poet employs metaphor and allusion, my goal is that each painting inhabits a space between representation and abstraction."

h squared gallery and design offering work by Canadian artists uch as Shantael Sleight from Victoria, BC - Swept Away large floral painting
Skyline copper bowl by Topo Pots

topo pots - janet ng
Ceramic Artist

"A collector reached out and told me they use one of my mugs every day. It makes me happy to hear that a piece I thoughtfully made with my hands is used for someone's everyday ritual."

erin stelmaschuk biegel
Gyotaku Print Artist

"I have loved making these pieces, taking the fish that my family has caught, and making art from them!  Each print is an original, and the fish were caught in Southern Alberta."

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discovery ceramics 
Ceramic Artist

"I'm Brenda, the heart and hands behind Discovery Ceramics. I’m a self taught ceramic artist living and creating on Vancouver Island, Canada."

lisa roy 
Painter

"Every painting is an intuitive experiment in layers of colour, shape and texture. I draw inspiration from my surroundings, my memories and the dialogue in my head. My work combines a tension of gestural mark making and consciously executed elements with layer upon layer of colour. There is a definite chaos as each painting evolves until eventually a visual order seems to emerge."

Where I Want To Be - small works by Lisa Roy for the Beautifully Tiny holiday group show at h squared gallery this 2023
Cloud Drifted Waters large works by artist Oksana Alekseeva at h squared gallery in Fernie, BC - Canadian contemporary landscape paintings

oksana alekseeva 
Painter

"As a contemporary landscape artist, I strive to capture the essence and beauty of the natural world through my paintings. My works feature sweeping brushstrokes that evoke the movement and energy of the landscapes I depict, while also emphasizing the interplay between light and shadow.

Ultimately, my goal as an artist is to create works that inspire and uplift, that bring a sense of peace and wonder to those who view them. Through  sweeping brushstrokes and striking color contrasts, I aim to convey the majesty and magic of the natural world, and to encourage others to appreciate and protect the precious landscapes that surround us."

chantey dayal 
Painter

"I am beyond grateful to have my little home studio. It is a humble happy working space. It houses paint and brushes and piles of mess and tea cups and candles. It has stacks of rejected work that patiently waits for a second chance. It is warmed with music movement and a pellet stove. It loves it when friends hang out from time to time. Making art in this space is a privilege and a joy."

Beautifully Tiny group art show at h squared gallery birds of a feather II by Chantey Dayal
Leah Petrucci cheeries, donuts, blown glass sculptures from Calgary in blue and green

leah petrucci
Glass Artist

"We believe that being surrounded by beauty is vital to our well being and that nature’s spectacle is an ideal source of artistic inspiration. We aim to create beautiful objects that respect our planet by using upcycled materials and the latest low energy LED technologies. We thus hope that generations to come can continue to admire nature’s beauty."

barter design
Handcrafted Furniture & Dinnerware

"We are dedicated to creating beautiful, functional and timeless pieces that reflect the power of natural. From handcrafted furniture to beautiful serve and dinnerware, every item we create is designed to help you connect with nature in your daily life and last for generations. .

A balance between learning from local craft masters and local sustainable material potential, we strive to make products that are beautiful and purposeful, becoming valued family pieces that can be handed down over the generations, gaining the patina of time, our most valuable resource.
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barter design from Vancouver furniture designer's solid wood lift stool
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umbra & lux
Lighting and Suspended Art Artists

"We believe that being surrounded by beauty is vital to our well being and that nature’s spectacle is an ideal source of artistic inspiration. We aim to create beautiful objects that respect our planet by using upcycled materials and the latest low energy LED technologies. We thus hope that generations to come can continue to admire nature’s beauty."

jamie mccallum
Painter

"My work is a reflection of my inner spirit and the journey of my creative purpose. It speaks of my return back to Canada, the farm girl I have always been, and the Prairies that called me back home."

new small works by Jamie McCallum at h squared gallery - oil on canvas 'Charisma' bison or buffalo in full bright colour
Nadine Johnson Simply The Best floral abstract painting in dusty rose, light violet, and white

nadine johnson
Painter

"Painting feels like my own personal language. I communicate using a juxtaposition between layers, lines, marks, and shapes. Drawing inspiration from my environment, I identify most strongly with flowers, books and food because of the deep connection between family and community. Using paint, collage, crayons, and pencil, I explore interesting compositions that reflect those relationships and their diversity."

eryn prosporo
Ceramic Artist

"Minimal Pottery made to be used on the daily and enjoyed for life."

Eryn Prospero Pottery large ceramic mugs in turquoise and blue made in Nelson BC Pro Pro pottery
black and white clay vessel or bud vase by This and That pottery studio at h squared art gallery

this and that - steve cho
Ceramic Artist

"Clay, Earth’s most common substance, often slips our notice, akin to air. Amid Elk Valley’s landscapes, shaped by mountains and rivers, I find myself immersed in the tectonic saga of shaping clay. In those fleeting moments, the vastness of time echoes through the malleable masses within my hands."

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jackie impey
Painter

"I love abstraction as it allows me to be intuitive and expressive.  Non-objective painting is soul nurturing for the artist and viewer. I don't subscibe to one particular style or approach with my art.  Exploration is key."

she felts too much
Wool Needle Felter

"I am a self-taught fibre artist. My pieces are created through wet and needle felting. While I have been expressing myself through art since I was a child, I began working with wool in 2016. I love the tactile nature of bending wool to the picture in my mind."

She Felts Too Much felted animals of small Canadian critters
Stemhouse Floral Studio flower bouquets at h squared gallery downtown Fernie, BC

stemhouse floral studio
floral bouquets

Pick up a beautiful floral arrangement from Stemhouse Floral Studio at h squared gallery from Thursday to Saturday. Arrangement will be in the front window when they're available.