Kathleen Blohm – June Artist Spotlight

Oceana is on view from June 1st to 30th, showcasing works from nine Malcolm Island artists, each exploring the ocean’s beauty, its inhabitants, and the intricate relationship between the sea and our island community. Throughout the month we’ll be chatting with each artist participating in our latest summer exhibition.

A special thank you to Kathleen for being our artist coordinator for this summer’s art exhibitions! We value you so much as an artist and a Museum board member! Below is our first a rapid fire Q&A with Kathleen Blohm.

What prompted you to start creating art?

Started in my early childhood – couldn’t stop.

What were the inspirations for your art piece?
– Under the sea.
– Books of my childhood: Between Pacific Tides by Ed Ricketts, Animals without backbones by Ralph Buchsbaum
– Exploring tide pools has been a lifelong passion. As an adult gunkholing along the B.C. coast in search of our of the way beaches, islands, and coves just perfect for beachcombing. 

Can you tell us about the materials you worked with?
Ceramic clay, glazes, and pigments.

What’s your favourite style of work?
No particular style – sometimes objective, sometimes abstract, sometimes realistic. It all depends on the concept.

What would you say to an aspiring artist?
Look, see, think about possibilities and act upon your ideas.

Thanks Kathleen!

Above photo: Kathleen Blohm

On view

Click below to see a video of the exhibition’s reception, the artists, and the art on view. If you’re interested in purchasing any of the works on display, pleace reach out to us at info@sointulamuseum.ca by text or calling 250-230-9650, or contacting us through Facebook or Instagram. Thank you to all of our artists, and Jim Blohm (videographer) for putting this lovely video together.