About the maker
Jim and Pat Montgomery have lived in Ladysmith, BC since 1990. Well into retirement, their art has taken them on a continuing creative journey. As the founder of Duncan’s annual Christmas Chaos craft fair, Pat’s focus on textile art has expanded to include pearl (Pearls by Pat) and sterling silver jewelry. By her own admission she is a fibre-holic: quilting, weaving, spinning, knitting and sewing. Her jewelry features a wide variety of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings while her interest in working with sterling silver and copper jewelry is featured at the Ukama gallery on Granville Island.
Jim’s focus has been on using colours, shapes, and emotions to capture a story within his paintings. His exploration into hyperbolic crochet art led to his interest in working with the colours and textures in wool. He has displayed at the Sooke Art Festival, Victoria’s Moss Street Paint-in, the Greater Victoria Art Gallery, Victoria’s Look Show, Ladysmith’s Fine Art Show, Nanaimo’s About Us 16 Show, the California Imperial Valley Art Show, and is a frequent contributor to the Ladysmith Art Gallery’s monthly shows.