Today’s featured artist is Melanie Thompson!

With her basketry and mixed-media pieces, Melanie takes us on a nature tour like no other. Using natural materials, interesting sculptural shapes, and unexpected lighting features, Melanie invites us to discover the living world in new ways.

In Melanie’s own words: “It is my desire that my work inspires others to find beauty where they may not have looked.”

Melanie lives and works on Salt Spring Island, and also in a tiny cottage at the Finn Slough on the Fraser River.

This is part of a series of featured artists exhibiting at Artcraft this summer. Visit the artist’s website at, or contact them through the Arts Council here.