Bayside Gallery Exhibitions
April 1 - June 30
April 1 – June 30, 2022
Purchase Inquiries: McMillan Arts Centre (250)248–8185
Tony Grove has always loved discovering new ideas and creating artwork, which has led
him into several careers – one of which is boatbuilding. Tony completed a four–year
boatbuilding apprenticeship that started in 1980, and over the years has honed his skills as
a shipwright specializing in wooden boat restoration and construction, working for various
companies and private clients around the West Coast.
Tony has also worked as a commercial illustrator and artist, producing work for Vancouver
clients and magazines. One of his largest illustration projects was a book for the United
Nations through the FAO, which has since been published into several languages for
distribution around the world.
Teaching is something Tony also enjoys, which has led him to publishing articles, lecturing
for various groups and classes and consulting on boat interior design and construction. This
chain of experience led Tony to leave Vancouver in 1999 and start instructing at the Silva
Bay Shipyard School on Gabriola Island B.C. In 2003, he became the school’s head
instructor, teaching traditional Boatbuilding and Ship cabinetry/joinery.
Tony left the boat school in 2005 to begin working full–time for himself as an artist, writer,
part–time teacher, custom woodworker and boatbuilder, working at his home shop/studio
tucked amongst the trees on Gabriola Island
Dawne was born in Kelowna B.C. surrounded by lakes, orchards and the four seasons. From an early age she has
always loved the arts, immersing herself in art classes all through school. Drawing and composition classes at The
Alberta College of Art solidified the desire to take it to the next level.
Floral design and horticulture became a passion where she spent most of her adult career. The floral arts teach all about
composition, texture, design and color that influence her paintings today. Retirement from floristry has allowed the time
commitment to paint.
Dawne is a member of The Federation of Canadian Artists and has received numerous awards for her work in juried
shows. She displays her work at The Old School House Gallery at Qualicum Beach and Tutt Street Gallery in Kelowna.
Her work has been published in numerous publications including Arabella Art Magazine.
“I love to work with color and pattern, layering the paint for rich effects. The pieces are always evolving. The force of
nature especially in flowers and trees always inspires me. Plants have such incredible beauty, strength and
Patt Scrivener AFCA
Patt Scrivener was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan and grew up on a grain farm
along with her four siblings. Although there was always lots of work to do, there was
time to create too.
Patt’s first childhood memory of art was colouring on any paper that was around
and although she does not remember she has been told she coloured on walls too!
Patt works in many mediums including acrylic, encaustic and cold wax with oil. Her
work includes imagery of people, landscape and abstraction. The layering of a
variety of media offers an assortment of possibilities within her work.
“My work is about the process – I love layering, scraping, sanding, pouring and
dripping. I use many unorthodox tools and love going to the hardware store!
In 2007 Patt studied life coaching and this was instrumental in her decision to
becoming a full time artist and to help others develop their creativity. Patt devotes
her time creating original works and teaching others.
She facilitates workshops and a mentorship program in her Parksville Studio. Patt is
a Signature (AFCA) member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and a member of
the DeCosmos Fine Arts Society