Maya Batke with Joanie Mccorry

Oak Bay artists celebrate next generation

Oak Bay High Fine Arts students awarded $750 each by Oak Bay Community Artists Society

The Oak Bay Community Artists Society celebrates its 15th anniversary by supporting two young artists.

Maya Batke and Nicole Reiter, Fine Arts students at Oak Bay High, were awarded $750 each in recognition of the 150 Celebration of Canada’s Confederation and their artistic achievement while students at the school.

Both intend to continue art studies at the post secondary level.

Batke started arts in middle school with the basics of art, learning colour wheels and how to shade.

“Over the years I have grown as an artist and gravitated towards creating imagery with strong presence of human bodies; particularly the face,” she says. “My studies have been focused on learning proportions on the face and body, especially within the past year. One of my favourite things about portraiture is that a simple expression can be read in so many ways by the viewer, creating a different experience or connection for everyone.”

Reiter has always had a passion for art, a passion nurtured by environment, friends, family, and teachers.

“I have never had a shortage of inspiration from the world around me,” she says. “Many of my pieces are of Cattle Point and Willows Beach, or of the Rocky Mountains where I vacationed in the summer. The art I create often comes from things I have seen; a single moment that motivates me to create something from it. The goal of my artwork is to capture the viewer’s attention, whether that is through a detailed landscape or an emotion stirring image.”

The Oak Bay Community Artists Society is a group of over 40 amateur, professional and emerging artists, living and working in Oak Bay and each year the society invites its members and guest artists to take part in the annual Bowker Creek Brush Up Art Show and Sale. More than 2,000 attended this summer. Learn more about the art society at oakbayartists.com.


 

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Maya Batke’s work.

Nicole Reiter’s Angel in a Graveyard. (Submitted)

Just Posted

Wait times for ICBC road tests increase in Victoria

Increase has no connection with tests becoming more challenging: ICBC

Meet Your Candidates: Oak Bay candidates outline the issues

Deer, infrastructure and more among top concerns

BC SPCA sees successful weekend from adoption sales

On Saturday animal shelters across the province reduced their adoption fees

West Shore RCMP tape off Langford law office sent suspicious substance last month

No confirmation as to why police were back at Hemminger Law Group Monday afternoon

Two drivers crash through Victoria homes in two weeks

VicPD say alcohol is believed to a factor in both incidents

Campers near Saanich municipal hall await response from transportation ministry

MOTI expected to decide Monday when campers need to leave

Advance voting begins Oct. 10 in Greater Victoria

The polls open at 8 a.m. for the 2018 municipal election with the general election taking place Oct. 20

Find your future at Black Press career fair in Victoria

More than 70 booths expected at Bay Street Armoury on Oct. 25

Trump: Saudi king ‘firmly denies’ any role in Khashoggi mystery

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is travelling to the Middle East to learn more about the fate of the Saudi national

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Allen died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Transport Canada to take new look at rules, research on school bus seatbelts

Canada doesn’t currently require seatbelts on school buses

Sockeye run in Shuswap expected to be close to 2014 numbers

Salute to the Sockeye on Adams River continues until Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m.

Michelle Mungall’s baby first in B.C. legislature chamber

B.C. energy minister praises support of staff, fellow MLAs

Canucks: Pettersson in concussion protocol, Beagle out with broken forearm

Head coach Travis Green called the hit ‘a dirty play’

Most Read