Anne Miller began creating her delicate collection of watercolors in a small studio aboard the family sailboat as they cruised the Caribbean from 1982 through 2000. Traveling throughout the islands, Anne found inspiration in the local lifestyles. Anne’s appreciation and sensitive interpretation of the diverse features of life in the Caribbean have won her the affection of many islanders she has painted.
Now Anne has returned to Canada and the Okanagan Valley, where she is hard at work painting scenes of this beautiful land. She is featuring one of the industries of the Okanagan - wine. In doing so she hopes to capture the beauty of the vineyards, the workers, and the valley they live in.
Anne divides her time between painting Caribbean and Okanagan scenes. Her subtle use of light and shadow and extraordinary use of detail have gained her immense popularity as a watercolourist.
Born in England, raised on the banks of a river in the Sussex countryside, Jim Scott from a young age developed strong spiritual connections and respect for the natural realm.
This respect is presented in his writing where, not shy to criticize what he considers the artificial worlds of cities, industry and reliance upon financial success, he champions environmental causes, bucolic lifestyles and indigenous groups following the Old Ways of natural balance.
Jim is founding director of Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) and has previously been honored by the BVI Governor for his work.
A father of three, Jim now lives in Ontario, Canada, and spends as much time as possible in the British Virgin Islands where two of his children were born and where he feels most at home.
Since 1987 Mauricio Handler, based in Maine, has photographed the natural word with a particular interest in the marine environment, both tropical and temperate.
Mauricio was for many years a part of the premier underwater photography team at National Geographic Magazine.
In 2012, Mauricio launched Aquaterrafilms to expand his visual work into film. Through video and still images Mauricio produces natural history documentary shorts for the commercial and documentary market while also creating and leading extraordinary global expeditions for underwater photographers.