This site is a work in progress, as are all things artist, there
will always be a little more to do, or a new work to add,
or to move.
Please come back from time to time, we will try to post notice of changes in this box to make it easy to
stay up to date. Click on a photo below to go
directly to the related page.
Welcome to IceBear’s world, a place where imagination rules, wonder and curiosity are the order of the day.
Translation and meaning is often left entirely to you the viewer; interpret and take away from any individual piece of art what you will.
Some will find magical beings, spirits or imaginary creatures floating through, others will find nothing but the most obvious.
There is no right or wrong. But we have been told by many collectors that even years after living with a painting, one day when they look at it, they find something they have never seen before. Perhaps it is a trick of the light in the room, a shadow, a fleck of dust, but that original sense of wonder is recreated, and we receive happy posts of thanks and appreciation!
These past few years have had us restricted to studio, and delivering the occasional new piece to one of our galleries, without fanfare. There have been no exhibitions. so with this site, we hope to replace the exhibition experience, answer some of the myriad of questions the artist gets, and hopefully, replaces a bit of the personal experience of attending an opening. This website is really a photo album, or, if you will, a short book like we would have available at exhibitions, with a retrospective look at IceBear art in all its variations, and to help you know more about the artist himself, a few stories, and a few highlights of his long career. If there is something else you would like to know, please go to the last page and send us a question by email.
‘A Gathering of Friends’, IceBear’s most recent sculpture, done in red cedar with yellow cedar accents, a commissioned work completed and delivered to a client’s Vancouver home. Ultimately destined for their home in the interior of BC, Covid restrictions plus smoke from massive fires that closed highways meant the artist was not able to deliver the Friends to its ultimate destination. It arrived home last fall, and a photo of it now hanging, in the company of another IceBear work completed two decades ago, was happily received by the artist.
A Gathering of Friends (L)and Four Winds in Cedar (R)
For currently available original art, please visit the portfolio.
Much of the art on this site can be specially ordered as limited edition prints from a gallery or the artist.
Public Art Nil/tu,o . Sidney, BC
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