Brushes & Lunch at Taghum Hall

Come join Steve Quattrocchi as he leads a watercolour painting session for all levels of painters, including beginners.  Paint study will begin at 10:00 am sharp, followed by a delicious lunch served at 12:30 pm.  Please plan to arrive early to gather your supplies and settle-in.  Advance ticket purchase is REQUIRED. Purchase at Cowan Office Supply in Nelson, or by e-transfer to There are limited tickets available for this workshop.

$45 all supplies included    $35 with your own supplies   $5 discount with Hall membership

See a complete supply list below.

The Secret of Snow

Snow is a challenging and variable subject.  From sunlight gleaming on fresh snow banks to dark and moody snowstorms, snow has an infinite variety of appearances.  Capturing these convincingly in watercolour involves many techniques from wet on wet to the use of salt and other additives.

Join Steve Quattrocchi at Taghum hall for an exploration of the various approaches to colour and mood in watercolour snowscapes.


Steve Quattrocchi

Nature is the primary inspiration for Steve’s art.  In his paintings, he tries to create the feeling of reality, though not in the photographic sense.  His paintings draw you in and make you feel that you are present in the scene, feeling the winds and smelling the pines.  His compositions are both bright and serene, which reflects his personal experience – Steve has spent his lifetime exploring and hiking the remote areas of British Columbia, and he brings the landscapes he sees back to the studio.

Steve’s visual impairment gives him an unique set of challenges.  For example, his astigmatism makes it difficult to use traditional techniques such as perspective, but he sees his disability in a positive light.  Unable to focus on detail, he has to interpret the larger scene and capture the essence of what he is painting.  He feels that his lack of depth perception gives him a huge advantage when transferring a three-dimensional scene into two dimensions.

Steve is a founding member and director (from 2008-2016) of Artists Helping Artists, an art co-operative based in Burnaby BC, dedicated to bringing together able-bodied and disabled artists in a collaborative workspace.  His works hang in private and corporate collections across North America.  He has been exhibiting his art for many years in both solo and group contexts.


Artist’s Statement

Art, to me, is a spiritual expression.  Through my paintings and photographs I am searching for the resonance that the subject, whether a natural vista or urban landscape, evokes in me.  I then try to communicate that resonance through the brush or the camera lens.

I work primarily in acrylics, pastels and watercolor and I use bold colors and direct, uncluttered compositions that speak strongly to the viewer.

Taghum Toonie-Tune Circle Jam


Enjoy playing music? Enjoy listening?

Come drop-in to a casual acoustic musician’s circle-jam every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at the newly renovated Taghum Hall. Circle Jam begins at 7 pm. All levels and ages welcome!

Bring along any instrument you like, just your voice, or even a tapping heel!  A toonie donation will cover hall costs.