The New Alm Studio & Home gallery.

I’ve lived in Vancouver’s False Creek community for 43 years, watched the city grow and for 14 years my Alley Gallery was in an ideal location. However, putting up with the noise and fumes from 5 garbage trucks a day past my door, grew onerous. Adding to the mix was the 22 degree Alder hill, an ever increasing cacophony of fire trucks, ambulances, general traffic congestion, even noise from the VGH bound helicopters. it was time to move on.

We’ve relocated offshore to a quaint island, slightly bigger than England. It’s only twenty minutes by seaplane to Vancouver. We’ve found a wonderful home gallery and studio situated on the first hole of the Fairwinds G&CC. For our visitors, there are no customs and immigration impediments to worry about.

The view opposite: Looking from billiards game room to new studio and outdoor concrete patio.

View of studio from office area

The studio and patio overlook the 150 yard marker of the first hole at Fairwinds. Windows or sliding doors on 3 sides for great light.

Looking into studio sliding doors from patio.

The studio now has a polished ceramic tile floor that even with paint splatters, cleans up in a jiffy.

The outdoor patio is great for guests to relax beside the golf course in an Audubon Protected bird sanctuary and watch the deer keep our grass trimmed

I wheel out my portable easel in front of the seating area

A great place to paint. No fumes, no traffic noise, just the birds yapping and the occasional “crack” of a golf ball heading down the fairway. We’re protected from flying balls by the trees but I do manage to find a dozen per week in the OB area right in front my easel.