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Welcome to Whalebone Studio
"Nature and art have become synonymous in my vocabulary. I believe Nature and her creations speak through me."
We're pleased to have you visit our web site.
Whalebone Studio is operated by Pam Tempelmayr,
who has been painting watercolor images for more than 40 years.


The Atlantic Cod
This first in the Fish and Whale series


     This painting of the Atlantic Cod was inspired by a trip to Prince Edward Island on the Atlantic Coast of Canada where lobster were being harvested by the millions, everywhere the cod had been fished to near extinction. It became the first in a unique Fish and Whale series. Within different fish and whales are woven historical and environmental tales.   





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We are proud members of the following organizations:
Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest
 Gabriola Arts Council

Cutthroat pair
Tsimshian Natives in their ceremonial Chilkat blankets are one of the features within

 Pam has been living on the west coast of B.C. and Washington since she was a teenager so it was natural that the fish and whales soon started representing and telling the stories of the region. 

Sockeye salmon
Coastal totems glorify this fish

The Dancers
Steelhead trout in all their glory

    We're here to serve you seven days a week by appointment only. Please call ahead to arrange a time to visit.
We don't keep normal business hours but will be happy to accommodate your visit.
Just call or e-mail us at whalebonestudio@shaw.ca to make sure we're here.
 Pam's work was part of the Ancient Among Us:The Art and Science of Sturgeon
 exhibition at the downtown Nanaimo Art Gallery.

White Sturgeon

Pam was recently featured on CBC's North by Northwest radio program. The segment aired on Oct. 10 and can be found at cbc.ca.nxnw. You'll have to scroll to the bottom and get past archives to see the Oct. 10 information.



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