Telling stories with art

Coombs-Art exhibition this weekend features paintings with Northern scenes and history

An Impressionistic Tsimshian artist who’s work has been compared to work from the Group of Seven is holding her first solo show at Coastal Carvings Fine Art and Home Design Gallery in Coombs this weekend.

Dorothy Jarvis captures scenes from her Northern village in her work, including great canoes, fishing, bark collecting, historical sites and family gatherings.

“I have had one of the top galleries in Canada show great interest in her work and would expect her soon to move into the national fine art scene,” said gallery owner, Jeremy Humpherville.

Jarvis was born and raised in Prince Rupert and has enjoyed travelling to other Tsimshian and Gitxsan villages, sharing stories with elders and learning about her family’s history. Her work is in private collections across Canada and the United States.

Jarvis will be in attendance for the show running June 21-23 at the gallery located at 2340 Alberni Hwy in Coombs.

Coastal Carvings specializes in fine art and custom home design and features aboriginal art from the Northwest Coast as well as select artists across Canada.

For more information visit www.coastalcarvings.com or call 250-954-0554.