Eric and Tracey Kutschker moved to the Shuswap in 1994 after graduating from University of Lethbridge. They work in their studio on their 5-acre organic farm, “Highland Farm,” with the welcome assistance of their two young daughters.
Eric creates sculptures using steel and found metal objects. His rusted farm implement works speak to the relationship between landowners, farmers, the agriculture industry and the land. It is so critical that we tread lightly on this earth. Eric tries to communicate some of the ways we utilize, abuse, respect, abandon and connect with the earth, causing viewers to rethink their own impact on this fine soil. Eric emphasizes what is at risk in our delicate environment here in the Shuswap by creating assembled works about spawning salmon, nesting birds and disappearing wildflowers.
Tracey paints in a fun, whimsical style in acrylics and mixed media. Her subject matter is often townscapes, which provide an easy target for manipulation. She enjoys putting her own spin on buildings, architectural details, and the passing public. Ramshackled houses become funky communities where anyone would want to live. She occasionally incorporates her writing into her works, wanting to tell the story of how she got to this place, or what it means to think back on the journey. Her children and other family members are often the subject of these written works, as they weave their way in and out of her art.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Little Earth Studio
4360 – 30 Street NE
Salmon Arm, BC
Open every day in July (during cherry season).
Other times of the year, by appointment.