Artists Week Introduction
The Annual Artists Camp is run in conjunction with the ACC’s General Mountaineering Camp. The GMC is a helicopter-accessed remote basecamp for hiking and climbing, set in the Hallam Glacier area of the Northern Monashee mountains of British Columbia. The Artists Camp gives access to the same terrain as the GMC, and is fully guided, but with generally more modest climbing objectives. Participants can choose their daily outings – from climbing peaks to short hikes to waterfalls and meadows – and focus on capturing the natural beauty of the mountains in their art. You can find out more about this year’s General Mountaineering Camp at Hallam Glacier GMC .
Phee Hudson artwork
Artists Week at Hallam Glacier
This backcountry mountaineering camp is designed for the artist at heart. Specifically held for artists to practice their craft, days are generally shorter than normal GMC days, but can vary in length and ability depending on the group’s motivation. During the wrap-up and take down of the GMC, you will experience the wilderness area like no other; combining a smaller group with a well-oiled camp makes it the perfect time for artists.
This year’s camp will take you to the beautiful Hallam Glacier area, north-west of Revelstoke, B.C. This is a rarely visited area, adding to the splendor of having it to yourself and a small group. Base camping in the area will allow you to work at your leisure, while having a full kitchen and cook at your disposal.
Phee Hudson artwork
There area a number of objectives in the area. The main peaks in the area are Hallam Peak, Deception Peak, Foster Peak and numerous other unnamed summits. Aside from these peaks, there are plenty of opportunities for glacier walks and easier mountaineering objectives. The hiking opportunities in the area are spectacular, with views of high peaks in all directions and alpine waterfalls and meadows accessible via short hikes from camp.
Whatever Your Art
Be it photography, writing, music, poetry, paint or any other medium, you will have time to be inspired by the majestic scenery of a rarely visited area. With a smaller group, time is on your side to spend as you see fit. Each day will provide you with an opportunity to get out and explore the surrounding area as well as time to commit to your personal creative objectives.
2018 - Resident Artist
Phillipa (Phee) Hudson will attend Artists’ Week of the GMC 2018 to encourage and mentor graphic artists and painters over the period. Much of Phee’s art is inspired by mountains, and many of her best known commissions have featured iconic peaks in the Canadian Rockies. Although known initially as a watercolourist, in the past decade her bold acrylics, full of clean colour and light, have evolved into a distinct style that has been in demand by both corporate and private collectors in North America and beyond. She is an Associate of the Canadian Federation of Artists. She joined the ACC in 1978 when she first moved to Calgary. Within the Club she has served in many capacities, most recently as Treasurer of the Vancouver Island section. Phee has attended many GMCs in the past and looks forward to sharing time with you in the Hallam Glacier region of BC’s Monashees, making daily excursions onto the surrounding mountains to paint en plein air or discuss potential paintings and composition by capturing scenes on your camera to use as material later in the studio.