Paint Box Studio

The Paint Box Studio is located in Black Creek, British Columbia. Black Creek is a rural community on Vancouver Island half way between Courtenay in the beautiful Comox Valley and Campbell River, the Salmon Fishing Capital of the World. There are many fabulous things to do in the Comox Valley such as hiking or skiing on Mount Washington, boating, fishing ,whale and bear watching is close by, kayaking, horseback riding or just going for a walk by the ocean or in one of the many nature parks in the area. The famous Long Beach is a moderate  drive away through old growth forest and the West Coast Trail, well, that is for experienced hikers only. The Comox Valley has numerous bed and breakfast accomodation as well as motels and luxurious hotels with spa and elegant dining as well. The area has numerous shops and events including Music Festivals, Craft Fairs, Fall Fairs and Farmers Markets. In short it is a vibrant community with a great deal for visitors to enjoy.

The Paint Box Studio is nestled in many old Douglas Firs and deciduous trees such as alders and maples. All are nesting sites for many birds such as nut hatch, brown creepers, junkos, chickadees, verios, wrens, sparrow, barn swallows, gold finches, pine siskins, evening grosbeaks, towhee, ravens, woodpeckers, doves  and many many raptors. I must not omit  water fowl such as trumpeter swan, thousands of ducks, geese and the spectacular sandhill cranes that fly through on their migration.

There are  wolves, cougar and bear here too and the Roosevelt elk plus numerous deer right in our communities. Did I mention tiny mammals too!

The Paint Box Studio is  open by appointment only as Kathleen is often on location en Plein air painting. The studio is available for small groups of two or three persons wishing to privately learn the fine art of oil painting. Information for classes is available by email at ten.suletnull@dsgvm. Instructor is Kathleen Dawson.