Inspiring artists to reach new levels of creative expression and artistic skill.
Established in 2003 by artist Mirja Vahala, the studio is housed at Windborne Bed & Breakfast, purpose-built by Mirja and her husband Marc Conacher.
Mirja Vahala – Art Instructor
Having spent 20 years working in the field of graphic design, Mirja Vahala now directs her energy towards her passions: painting and art instructing.
Since 2003 Mirja has instructed hundreds of satisfied students in the Lower Mainland and the West Kootenays. Her classes are method-based and fun. Mirja’s methods allow students to easily learn techniques in a relaxed atmosphere.
Instruction is provided for a myriad of fun techniques as well as drawing, acrylics, pastels, watercolour, composition and colour mixing. Feedback and resources are provided to advance creativity, self-development and personal style.