Clare Mathias - Kōya Shōsei
Watercolors, Sumi-e Brush Painting, Haiku and Zen

Past Events

11 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018 Sea Star Winery Group Show Category: Show/Exhibit Venue: Sea Star Estate Farm and Vineyards, Pender Island, British Columbia, Canada Reception: 10 Aug 2018
This will be a group show in which I will be exhibiting my watercolours alongside Sandy Shreve (visual artist), Monica Bennett (felt artist), and Nancy Silo (ceramic artist)
3 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018 Exhibition of Watercolours by Clare Mathias (Kōya Shōsei) Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Venue: Slow Coast Coffee, Schooner Way, Pender Island, BC, Canada
I am delighted to announce my exhibition of watercolours which will open on Tuesday, April 3 for the first time at Slow Coast Coffee, and will be hanging for the whole month. When you drop by for your delicious coffee and snack I hope you'll enjoy my eclectic display. My watercolours reflect my Zen practice and my interest in nature and our fading species that are facing extinction.
16 Jul 2017 - 13 Aug 2017 Featured Artist - Clare Mathias (Kōya Shōsei) - Flowing Inspirations Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website:, Venue: Talisman Books & Gallery, Bedwell Harbour Road, Pender Island, BC, Canada
This exhibition will feature my recent water colours which have been inspired by my Zen practice and studies. I have used symbols and words to convey the essence of each piece and have included some of my Sumi-e brush work and calligraphy.
18 Jun 2017 - 18 Jun 2018 ENSO GALLERY OPENING Category: Show/Exhibit Event Website: Venue: 3784 Privateers Road, Pender Island, BC, Canada
I am delighted to announce the opening of Enso Gallery - Circle of Serenity on June 18, 2017 at 3784 Privateers Road. When you see the above sign the Gallery will be open. It will be open most weekends throughout the year and also viewings will be available by appointment. Please ring 250-629-9965 or Cell: 250-508-0034.
2 Sep 2016 - 16 Sep 2016 Intuitive Harmony - Oriental Watercolours and Ceramics Category: Show/Exhibit Price: Free Event Website: Venue: Talisman Books & Gallery, Bedwell Harbour Road, Pender Island, BC, Canada Reception: 3 Sep 2016
Intuitive Harmony

An art exhibition featuring the harmonization of the beautiful ceramics of Nancy Silo ( with the transparent, spacious oriental watercolours and sumi-e brush paintings of Clare Mathias

Opening at Talisman Books & Gallery, Pender Island on Friday, September 2 through September 16, 2016. Artists'reception Saturday, September 3 from 1pm-3pm

1 Aug 2015 - 2 Aug 2015 Pender Islands Arts Society Summer Show Category: Show/Exhibit
The Pender islands Arts Society will be holding their annual Summer Show featuring many prominent Island Artists. I am delighted to be a part of this show and will also be exhibiting my art cards and posters. Please come and see our show and enjoy the high standard of art produced by Pender Island artists at the Anglican Parish Hall, Bedwell Harbour Road, Pender Island on

Saturday, August 1 at 10am-4pm

Sunday, August 2 at 12pm-4pm
1 Aug 2015 - 2 Aug 2015 Category: Show/Exhibit
23 Jul 2015 Pender Islands Art Show and Sale 2015 Category: Show/Exhibit

Pender Islands Arts Society is a remarkable group of artists, who not only produce some excellent artwork, but also willingly offer their experience to mentor new members and volunteer to take on-going workshops to foster new ideas, new styles, and new techniques. The Society offers members, annually, two major opportunities to take their art to exhibition in a professional and supportive environment. Please come and see our upcoming Art Show and Sale and see for yourself. You will also be able to observe art demonstrations and the wonderful music of guest vocalist and guitarist, Denis Dion on both Saturday and Sunday. See you there!