My interest began with a neighbour’s mention of Liz’s husband, Bill Buxton … a creative phenomenon in his own right. I was disappointed to have missed his Amazing Gadgets Show last April at Studio 888, but Liz said he might do another one in 2018. I’m on the mailing list, now.
At present, Liz has the works of three local artists on display: Sculpture by Rhonda Svarich Kosowan, abstract paintings by Anne-Marie Olczak and photographs by Felicity Somerset. All are producing high calibre, professional work and prices are surprisingly modest, because Studio 888 does not apply commissions.
In a wide-ranging chat, I discovered that Liz Russ and I share a past history as B.C. West Coasters and we both love linocuts. Liz has done many of them and was kind enough to show me the studio countertop workspace where she makes them.