“Creative Inspiration” & “Capturing the Moment”
Alice: Alice Hale fell in love with the beauty of this valley as a young woman and decided to make Invermere her lifetime home. It is here that she found the love of working with clay. At the age of 85, she has now been working as a ceramic artist for nearly 50 years. She draws her inspiration from the beauty of this place she calls home and from her many world travels.
Her work has been shown in many galleries and is in collections worldwide. Her work has often been chosen for the BC festival of the Arts and also for the BC Potters Guild 50th Anniversary show at the Burnaby Art Gallery. Alice works in stoneware, porcelaine and has a special love for raku and alternative firing methods.
Art runs in the genes in the Hale family. Her grandaughter Kate has been gifted with the same love of art and creativity that Alice has. While they have each chosen different mediums, the inspiration and motivation runs similarly through both of them.
Kate: It fascinates me, the way some things can be so beautiful, you want to live in that moment for the rest of your life. My art is an attempt to savour those moments and capture that beauty. There is something about nature that is so exceptionally amazing and beautiful. So, when I paint mountains, I do not want to just paint what mountains look like, but also what they feel like. My goal is to stir our hearts by bringing attention to the places that are threatened from our changing climate. I am painting places that we as people of the Columbia Valley enjoy and spend time in, the places we love.
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