Fire Art

While on a trip to Inuvik in 2015 and I met a First Nations artist who introduced me to the mysteries of fire and ink.  For three years I experimented with it and developed a new method of working with the ink and fire that give it the freedom to express itself in vibrant aurora life effects.  I call it Fire Art.  There is a wildness that I have to allow when working with fire.   I work with each piece over and over again, using different techniques to allow the alchemy of fire to transform the ink until it surprises or moves me.  Once the burning process is complete I get to interpret what the fire and ink has created and hand paint or draw in what I feel its speaking to me. It’s a two-step creative process that allows me to combine my skills as artist and adventurer (as I’ve been guiding in the Canadian Rockies for almost 20 years) to help tell stories through each piece.  This past year was my first year in getting my art out there and it has been an incredible experience!

Artist’s Web Site:
Artist’s Hometown: Cochrane, AB

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Kari Lehr Art

Kari Lehr lives and paints in the beautiful Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada.  A graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design, she spent 20 years illustrating for various agencies, studios and corporations around North America. Today she pursues her own vision, working primarily in acrylic, often incorporating mixed media.

“I am endlessly fascinated by the textures and layers which are found not only in the landscape, but which comprise our relationships with each other and the mental and physical environment in which we live.
In this frenetic society we live in, I cherish the  quiet solitude I often feel in my community which allows room for peaceful contemplation. Through my work, I seek to impart a sense of that stillness which allows us to feel connection to each other and the natural world.”

Artist’s Web Site:
Artist’s Hometown: 
Crowsnest Pass, AB

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Kyla Jayne Photography

Kyla Gent (nee Brown) is a local freelance photographer, artist and writer. A graduate of Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia, Kyla completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography in 2003 and started her photography business Kyla Brown Photography (now Kyla Jayne Photography). As an innovative and creative artist, she enjoys traveling and finding inspiration for her artistic creations along the way. Kyla invites her camera to become an extension of her eye as she connects and celebrates the world before her.

In addition to her photographic work, Kyla is also passionate about automatic writing and drawing where she explores her creativity joyfully. ‘Lucent Imagery’ a line that takes her creativity into new and creative realms with her writing and personal artwork. This line brings Kyla’s journal drawings and writings out into the world where she sets them free.

“My intention with this work is to share it with others… I see each piece as a thread that offers a connection.
A place where you might share a moment and feel a stirring that touches or inspires you. I believe that art is an opportunity to awaken. I hope that when you look at my work you see something of your own life, your own history and walk away trusting the profound discovery of every moment…”

Artist’s Web Site for Photography:
Artist’s Web Site for Lucent Imagery Art Cards and Prints and Gently Drawn Original Paintings:

Artist’s Hometown: Invermere, B.C.

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