Golden Otter Gallery

Art Galleries

Things To Do, Arts & Heritage, Art GalleriesCentral Vancouver Island, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island

34 Nicol St Unit 4, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9R 4S8


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Golden Otter Gallery features a curated collection of art that reflects our shared Island values of conservation and respect for nature. Here one can find a place where they can support local artists in the acquisition of original, locally made artwork for their homes. The owners’ love and respect for nature comes across in their pieces, designed to be appealing to all manner of animal enthusiasts, from hikers to hunters to conservationists. Featured artists Nicholas McMaster and Kara Dee Harrison both enjoy painting animals, and recently completed a series of 1.5 by 8 feet tall pieces that greet visitors as they enter the gallery. Nick’s paintings are complimented by three dimensional busts of land and aquatic animals, some with their habitats sculpted right into the piece. Kara explores the third dimension with collage pieces featuring hand cut wooden figures, and enjoys using thick glossy finishes. She is currently preparing a series of pieces featuring sharks, fish, and other marine animals. Agnes Gnutek’s insect and bone displays capture natural scenes in glass frames and globes. Watching her meticulously prepare and present her pieces is unlike anything you’ve seen.