IceBear Studio

Four Winds

Unveiled on Aboriginal Day, 2001 by the Mayor of Victoria and local MLAs. Commissioned by the Amadon Group for the Mermaid Wharf development; it was a year in the making.  

Mixed media: resin, fibreglass, structural foam, winterstone, wood, Featherlight, bronze powder, acrylic paint . Every few years it needs a good clean and some damage repair due to people climbing on it, or scratching it to see what its made of .  

This website is really a photo album,  with a retrospective look at IceBear art in all its variations, and to help you know more about the artist himself, with a few stories, and a some highlights of his long career. If there is something else you would like to know, please go to the last page and send us a question by email.

Newest works

To take a virtual tour of last summer’s

exhibition: just click on this photo :

Welcome to IceBear’s world, a place where imagination rules, wonder and curiosity are the order of the day.

Translation and meaning is often left entirely to you the viewer; interpret and take away from any individual piece  of art what you will. Some will find magical beings, spirits or imaginary creatures floating through, others will find nothing but the most obvious. There is no right or wrong. But we have been told by many collectors that even years after living with a painting, one day when they look at it, they find things  they have never seen before. Perhaps it is a trick of the light, a shadow, a fleck of dust, but that original sense of wonder is recreated, and we receive happy posts of  thanks and appreciation!

Abstracts                  ‘Fermi’ at Ukama Gallery

Nature       The Mother Tree


Clicking on any of the small art photos,

or names on the menu will take you to

the related page. Short videos and slide shows will expand the viewing options

Checking the fitting of glass to base for IceBear’s most recent commission, a sandblasted glass version of Nautilus in a wood and metal base frame  Glass work by glass master John Nutter of Granville Island in Vancouver.


Dance of Eagles

Native                    Hoka Hey!

Public Art    Ocean Mural,  Sidney, BC

Welcome ~ Abstracts ~ Native ~ Nature ~ Public Art ~ Sculpture ~ Stories ~ About the Artist ~ Events ~ Gallery & Contact

IceBear was awarded a Canada Council Grant to aid in the publication of the catalogue and video of last summer’s exhibition . Work is now underway on an expanded book length version .

A book launch will be held later this summer

This website was built on a Mac using Sparkle



This website makes use of cookies. Please see our privacy policy for details.