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Maggie Ziegler artist and graphic designer Art Alchemy Courtenay BC

I am a mixed media artist, web & graphic designer. Originally from Alberta, I felt the call of Vancouver Island more than 10 years ago and made the move to this paradise. I have been transformed and inspired by the easy lifestyle and natural charm of my island home. My art is a reflection of the beauty that surrounds me and the deep sense of gratitude I feel for the experience of creative expression. I have had a life long passion for creating art and feel so truly blessed to be pursuing what I love. I don’t feel compelled to limit my exploration of whatever appeals to me as a subject matter; I’m happiest when I’m using bright colours and lots of layers. As with all things in life – there is no guarantee of the outcome so I try to remain optimistically curious and enjoy the process!

Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste and smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key elements, and life itself is grace.
Frederick Buechner

The only difference between a rut and the grave is the depth of the hole. May as well enjoy the ride… the big dirt nap comes soon enough!

Upcoming Shows and Events.

You can find me and my work:

  • COMOX VALLEY AIRPORT  May 15 – October 15, 2021
  • RICHARDSON WEALTH  Offices at Suite A – 2440 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay
  • SQUARE FOOT SHOW 2021  In person November 19 -21, 2021 & Online November 19 – December 20, 202
  • ELEVATE THE ARTS Christmas Market  December 3 – 4, 2021 Courtenay Legion
  • ARTWRX Studio / Gallery 362 C 10th Street Courtenay – Saturdays from 11 am – 4 pm  and weekdays by appointment

Past Shows and Events.

  • RIVERDALE ARTWALK  August 2021
  • ART IN THE VINES  September 2021
  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN FAIR  Cumberland Sept 2021
  • COMOX VALLEY AIRPORT 2017 – 2021
  • HOT CHOCOLATES Courtenay Spring and Fall Shows 2019
  • SQUARE FOOT SHOW Art Alchemy Studio 2016 – 2020
  • INFINITY ART SHOW Art Alchemy Studio 2018
  • CVAC STUDIO TOUR 2016 – 2020
  • KI FITNESS Fall 2019
  • MERCEDES LANE  Comox October 2019
  • KITTY COLEMAN ARTISAN FAIR September 2019
  • NAUTICAL DAYS  Comox BC August 2019
  • ORIGINALS ONLY  August 2017 -2018
  • 5TH STREET MURAL  Courtenay  2017
  • MISTLETOE MARKET Campbell River 2019
  • COMOX VALLEY CURLING CLUB CHRISTMAS MARKET 2019
  • CVAC ELEVATE CHRISTMAS MARKET Courtenay Legion December 2019

ARTWRX Studio / Gallery SPRING 2021 Newsletter

 I love spring on Vancouver Island! Everything blooms and renews itself. This year the colour    and change of season is especially welcome after a long winter of isolation and Covid. The pandemic has been hard on everyone. I feel especially fortunate to live where I do and have my art practice to keep me focused (or distracted lol!). Creativity is endlessly therapeutic.
My process continues to evolve as I shift into multi-media, combining digital platforms, traditional paint and mediums to create small original works.
I’m still loving my fluid acrylics and koi and have started a new farm animal series of works. To say I’m having a good time would be an understatement.
I really miss Artisan Markets and connecting with people at the shows. I’m hopeful that we will see a return to art markets soon! In the meantime I’m embracing the virtual world. I’m looking forward to 2 online shows later this summer and fall – look for links on my website later this spring. I’m busy getting work ready for this plus the Comox Valley Airport in May and of course the annual Square Foot Show in late fall.
I started at Art Alchemy Studio in 2013- 2014, left briefly and returned in 2016 and have been painting here ever since. I’m so grateful to Lucy Schappy and Helen Utsal for the amazing opportunity to be included in this creative space. I’m excited to be part of the transition to ARTWRX Studio / Gallery with Sharon Lalonde and the rest of the beautiful creative souls – my studio tribe! 

FALL 2021 Newsletter  PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING!

I love that Autumn is an entire season here on Vancouver Island. Originally from Alberta I had only experienced fall as an early frost, the leaves turning yellow very quickly and then gone in short order after a big wind. Fall is truly my absolute favourite time of year. The colours are rich and inspiring, the scent of pumpkin spice fills the air and my studio is calling. After a long and very hot summer I’m really appreciating the cooler temperatures. It was amazing to be able to spend some time long overdue with my family.  READ MORE

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Original abstract art by Maggie Ziegler artist and graphic designer Art Alchemy Courtenay BC

Teal Water Series 2 Original art and prints by Maggie Ziegler artist and graphic designer Art Alchemy Studio Courtenay BC

Original artwork and prints Maggie Ziegler Website and Graphic Designer Mixed Media Artist Courtenay BC

Original art work Maggie Ziegler Art Alchemy Courtenay BC

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