Ocean Ulantia Willson
2004 – 2019 Custom installations and decor using mixed media, woven natural
fibres, leather and gem stones.
2002 – 2019 Custom Costumes and Accessories. Hand bags, belts, chaps, holsters,
Leather cutwork and silver set gemstones.
2013 – 2019 Custom Marine Canvas. Boat tops, dodgers, sail covers, sail bags etc.
Canvas, clear vinyl windows.
1998 – 2002 Custom Wedding Dresses, Cotton, flax and hemp.
Wearable art show Gibsons 2018
Art show Blondous Iceland 2017
Stage installations/decor shambhala music festival (living room stage) 2004-2010
Wearable art performance shambhala music festival 2006-2009
Art competition won at the maitreya festival in Australia 2009
Stage installation/decor bassnectar event at the commadore ballroom 2007
Courses and skills learned
2002 Introductory serger course
2002 Industrial and domestic sewing machine maintenance and repair
2003 Leather knots and braid workshop
2005 Introductory pattern making
2008 Flax basket weaving NZ
2010 hand embroidery
2017 introduction to weaving
2017 Icelandic weaving techniques
2017 artist residency in Iceland
2017 indigo dye workshop
2018 Cedar basket weaving
2018 Maiwa natural print and paint
2018 Maiwa/Tim Whitten marlinspike workshop
I am a Canadian artist currently based on the Sunshine Coast B.C.
I have been sewing and creating a wide
range of things for the past 20 years. From intricately detailed wearable art to custom
Anywhere my skills and interests take me. I use many different materials, some of my
favorites are natural fibres such as hemp, linen, silk, wool and leather i also love
gemstones and metals. I'm always looking for new inspiration, materials, and ideas to
create interesting works of art.
I grew up all down the west coast of Canada and the US reaching as far down as San
Diego. Also having my time in the east i lived in the bay of Fundy NS, Toronto, long
island and Brooklyn NY. I am now located in a small sea side town on the west coast of
Canada. I see the waves come rolling in every day from where i live and dream of far off
lands and all the beauty of the world. i am continually inspired by the sea and some
times i even get the honor of seeing whales and pods of dolphins..my studio is filled
with all the treasure ive found along my travels of the world.The name Ulantia is made
up of 2 things. Ula is for the gem of the sea and Atlantis for the lost city put together
I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows,
where ox lips and nodding violet grows;
quite over-canopied with lush woodbine,
with sweet musk roses, and with eglantine.
there sleeps titania, sometime of the night,
lulled in these flowers with dances and delight,
and there the snake throws her enamell’d skin,
weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in.
(william shakespeare, A midsummer nights dream)