Kirkby X 3
February 09th, 2016
To improve wildlife habitat on Vancouver Island, the Nile Creek – Qualicum Bay Watershed Renewal Program is a collaboration between Trout Unlimited Canada, Vancouver Island University and Nile Creek Enhancement Society. Self-described “warrior-painter” Ken Kirkby became Nile Creek Society president in 2006. Born during a London air raid in 1940, Kirkby migrated from Portugal to northern B.C. and the Arctic as a young man. The acclaimed painter has joined forces with poet Manolis for Chthonian Bodies (Libros Libertad $48). 978-1-926763-42-2 Also see Goody Niosi’s biography, Ken Kirkby: A Painter’s Quest for Canada (Libros Libertad 2009) and a biography by gallery operator Patricia M. Fraser of Salt Spring Island, Ken Kirkby: Warrior Painter (Libros Libertad 2013 9781926763286 $20).