June's Featured Artist: Jane Ostenstad:
This month's artist feature in the gift shop is silk painter, Jane Ostenstad.
I'm sure many of you are already familiar with Jane's graceful work on silk but this month is a great opportunity to share the secret with your friends.
Jane hand paints each design individually on silk material stretched over a wooden frame. She's inspired by what she sees around her and isn't afraid to experiment. Currently her colour palette is fresh and lively, just right for accessorizing your summer wardrobe.
On a purely practical note, Jane's silk scarves make excellent carry-on adds to your luggage for holiday wardrobe styling as well as hostess gifts to pack, send or mail since they take up very little room and are so lightweight.
Jane's work can also be seen at Port Moody library this month, in the Blackberry Artist's "One Hundred" show, celebrating Port Moody's Centennial.