Celebrate Community Inclusion Month this October with the return of BC’s largest disability art show! posAbilities’ 16th annual show moves online this year to safely celebrate creativity, community and diverse abilities. Visit us at www.inclusionartshow.com during October and purchase artwork directly from participating artists.
The show features 100 artists with diverse abilities, both new and returning. We would like to introduce you to a few of our newer artists who recently joined INCLUSION!
Creating is my way of expressing my soul-voice in a way to which others can hear and respond. When I create art, it feels like something spiritual guides me. I need to continue on my spiritual path, and that is through expressing my Spiritual Self. My art flows from my Spiritual Self. My passion is creating pet portraits and abstract art, using ink, charcoal, chalk pastel, and watercolour. I received a certificate from Emily Carr University in Fine Arts Techniques and Drawing.
Hello, my name is Alex. I am an artist. I’m 24 years old, and I live in an apartment with my brother in Port Coquitlam. I work at Gabi & Jules Bakery. I like my job as a Baker’s Assistant decorating cookies and other tasks using my artistic skills and strengths. I do clay modelling, acrylic painting on canvas, wooden sculptures and pencil sketching drawings in my art studio at home.
My work is about cities, shapes, objects and patterns. Sometimes the buildings look all the same, and sometimes they are different. It’s all drawn freehand, and helps me pass time if I’m bored. The pieces aren’t real cities, but ones I’ve made up in my head. Some of them are based on other projects, like cities I create with dominoes. When I’m drawing, I feel relaxed and calm. I get to focus on something that’s enjoyable, and every piece is different.
Ricky Sugars is a seasoned professional artist with a unique style of painting in abstract cubism expressionism using bold colours and black outlines. Showing a talent in art at a very young age, Ricky found painting and drawing gave him peace while also offering an outlet to express himself.
Ricky is a classical animation graduate from Vancouver Film School. He started creating animated characters well before graduation resulting in a partnership in an animation company that went on for many years following graduation.
Continuing to pursue his artistic path, Ricky began tattooing in 2004. This led to starting his own tattoo shop and the beginning of designing sculptures created from broken toys.
Today you will find Ricky painting on canvass (or any surface, really), crafting stickers, postcards, high-end wall murals, and interior/exterior commissioned graffiti. With a never-ending imagination that is generously seasoned with wide-open creativity, Ricky is always learning, evolving, re-inventing, challenging, and trying new forms of art.
Brenna is an artist who lives in Surrey, BC. She loves being creative, taking photos and making cards. She specializes in flower photography, but wants to expand into photos of things that move, especially people and animals. Brenna has been a participant with Semiahmoo House Society since December 2005. She is a student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and is currently in the English Qualifying program, to qualify for the Fine Arts program, where she’ll be learning more about the different types of photography and editing techniques. Upon graduating from the Fine Arts program, Brenna wants to set up her own business and become a portrait photographer. She has been learning to work with the challenges of autism, depression and anxiety, vision impairment, etc., and has struggled with lots of health issues all her life.
Like what you’ve seen so far? Check out these artists and many more at www.inclusionartshow.com. This year’s show features photography, paintings, illustrations, pottery, glasswork, jewelry, fabric art and cards all for sale directly through the artists.