Vancouver Sculpture Studio visit to China

Sculpture Trip to China

I’m back from my very memorable sculpture trip to China. For the first week, I was working with my Vancouver Sculpture Studio partner, Geemon Xin Meng, at a…

monumental figurative sculpture of cat by ellen scobie, vancouver sculpture studio

The Making of a Sculpture

These images show the steps taken from the intial modelling in clay of the sculpture through to the plaster cast. The final sculpture is the enlarged 3-foot tall…

female nude torso - plaster sculpture by geemon xin meng and ellen scobie, vancouver sculpture studio

Figurative sculpture

Our bodies tell a story of our lives — where we’ve been hurt, where we hold love, signs of childbearing, signs of age. These sculptures create a narrative…

Portrait Studies

photo of old warehouse to be converted to artist studios in Vancouver

New artist studios in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver announced that an unused City property will be leased to the Arts Factory to convert into shared studio space. The Arts Factory is comprised…

donating to an art auction, is it bad for artists

Donating to a charity art auction – Is it bad for the artist?

Charity auctions frequently ask artists for donations. It is a common request as every community has many charities who rely on events where donated items, including art, are…

101 Prints Gala and Draw

Friday, November 30, 2012, from 7 to 11pm Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, Canada Tickets 604 688 1724 101 Prints Gala & Draw…

ellen scobie, digital mixed media artist, working in studio

Interview

Interview reprinted from the Opus newsletter Layer by Layer: Is it a painting, a print, or a photograph? Vancouver artist Ellen Scobie talks about blurring the lines between…

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New Artist Studios

Great news from Vancouver City Council! Cultural amenity space for new artist studios at 1265 Howe Street has been approved. Under the agreement, the City will own the…

photography, nature, leaves

Down by the Water

Reflections on Abstract Art I was listening to Tom Allen’s radio show, Shift, on CBC2, as I usually do weekday afternoons. Tom commented on the song Down By…

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Process and Materials

A client recently asked me about my artistic process. This client is an avid collector of serigraphs, lithographs, pastel drawings and original acrylic paintings but my work is…

mixed media artwork of spring flowers in a meadow with view of lake and mountains, mostly blue with some red and yellow

Bid on Original Art at Timeraiser Vancouver

The Timeraiser is tonight! Timeraiser Vancouver is an inventive idea to put original art in the hands of people who are willing to volunteer for a charity. At…