Tug Ghum Gallery

Located in the Historic Lund Hotel is the Tug Ghum Gallery. Strong Coastal imagery is the theme of this gallery, with over 40 local artist's represented and stone carvings created on site by wildlife artist and gallery owner, Debra Bevaart.

A self taught artist, Debra Bevaart, has painted and sculpted since she was very young. Some of her earliest memories are sketching and drawing British Columbia's landscapes even as a child. Upon entering high school, she began to explore three dimensional art by sculpting in clay and then carving in a variety of mediums.

Pure pleasure is to take a rough stones, realize the form within and then allow that form to emerge. Through years of experimentation and creation, Debra has honed her artistic skills and earned great respect for her ability to capture the essence of her subjects. Her keen eye allows her to recreate not only the form and look of the wildlife in their natural habitat, but Debra Bevaart sculptures go one step further and capture the spirit of her subjects.

Working with hand tools, Debra carves most of her sculptures from a single block of stone. This is a difficult and time consuming procedure, but one which she has perfected.  aartcreations@shaw.ca

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