About Us: Nanci and Tracy

Nanci Cook
Nanci Cook

Nanci Cook lived on Quadra Island for 26 years with her husband and partner Tracy Tomlinson but moved into nearby Campbell River in November of 2016. Nanci blends her love of art and the beauty of the islands with her colour use and painterly style.

Nanci Cook was a studio potter for 16 years on Hornby Island, BC after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Arts & Crafts and their History from the University of Santa Cruz, California. After arthritis, and chronic pain made pottery impossible in 1990, Nanci took studied drawing, painting and graphic design at North Island College in Courtenay BC for two years. Nanci created Firesign Art & Design Studio and B&B and hosted painting workshops taught by guest artists for 8 years.

Please have a look at her paintings!


tracy-RSpit-May2012Tracy Tomlinson  lived on Quadra Island for more than 40 years. He worked more than 21 years as deckhand and engineer on the Quadra ferry to Campbell River.

Now disabled due to total knee replacements, he has been making cigar box guitars-it has become his passion! You can learn more about this soon on his website www.tracytomlinson.com (still in design mode

and on his facebook page

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