Gloria Masse


Gloria Masse lives in Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast. She paints that which thrills her to be alive, the things that touch her deeply. Her brushes are drawn to the wild: fur and claws of bears and wolves, feathers and scales of birds and fishes, and the silk and raw linen of wild flowers and grasses. In some of her paintings she uses familiar vegetation as a path by which to approach the mystery of an animal.

The sculptural quality of the animals interests her. She sees the light reflecting from the transparent hair on the massive back of a bear as being similar to Monet’s haystack paintings. She is fascinated by texture: grass and hair, so similar, provide the opportunity for thousands of brush strokes, often in transparent layers. In this way, a bear or wolf in motion becomes grass running. Her love for colour is seen in the warmth of earth in raw sienna, burnt sienna, the ochres and umbers. Greens, reds, blues and purples are used for expressing emotion or simply for their raw or delicate beauty.

“The cedar, fir and hemlock trees tower over my studio; the winds from the north and music help to keep me in touch with the muse, the earth and the animal within.”

Suzy Arbor

Kevin Arnold

Karen Bagayawa
Josefa Fritz Barham
Mark Berens
Mary-Jean Butler
Todd Clark
Kelly Corbett
Vicki English
Lisa Geddes
Victor Goertz
Lori Goldberg
Warren Goodman
Taralee Guild
Gary Haggquist

Diane Hanna

Cathy High
Jeff Holmwood
Tammie Hunter
Marilyn Hurst
Burns Jennings
Jenny Keith
Kandice Keith
Patrick Leach
Wayne Leidenfrost
Lloyd Major
Gloria Masse

Heidi Mattson

David McColm

Lori Meeboer

Bruce Muir

Christina Nick
Feral Nifty
Dianne Ostoich
Anders Petersen

Ben Poechman

Tracy Proctor
Kris Robinson
Dieter Schlatter
Peggy Stel
Lorraine Surcouf
DonnaJane Tarazona
Richard Taylor

Helen Utsal

Jenn Williamson