artquest_logoArtquest. Just over a year ago Gary and I were traveling on the ferry toward Quadra Island, B.C. on our way to interview Terry Phillips at her studio. Terry is a textile artist who incorporates mixed media in her work to bring out the colours and texture of a diverse group of subjects.

Her other interests include gardening and baking. She took us on a tour of her vegetable and fruit garden which was enough to make me drift off dreaming of the garden I will tend to one day. When the garden tour and the interview were done Terry invited us to stay for some lunch.

She had prepared a homemade split pea soup with fresh-out-of-the-oven homemade bread. I have been waiting all my life to find a bread recipe like Terry’s as I have tried many but have never been completely satisfied with the results. Needless to say I requested the recipe and asked if I could feature it in a Culinary ArtsQuest blog. Luckily for me and you the answer was yes!   — Artquest

I have to pinch myself everyday just to make sure I’m not dreaming!

Balance.jpgApril 23, 2013, another simply gorgeous day. The air has just the right amount of chill and the azure sky is soothing on my morning eyes. Today we will visit Terry Phillips at her home and studio, Hopespring Studio, on Quadra Island, B.C.

Terry is our 81st interview since we began in August of 2011. I sometimes wonder if traveling and interviewing artists will become routine and just another day but it never does. It holds as much intrigue and excitement today as it did right from the start.