Since 2005, Jane Eccles has painted dresses loaned to her by various women and their relatives because of the garment’s link to a significant event or memory.
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Artist Arthur Lismer, who would be a founder of the famed Group of Seven, was living 10 miles outside Halifax on Dec. 6, 1917 when he felt the shock wave of the largest man-made explosion the world had seen. The collision of two ships, one carrying munitions for World […]
Artist Ricardo Nunez shares these sketch-to-illustration combos from his travels around the world in 2018, stressing the convenience of the sketchbook as a canvas and a pencil as a tool while on the road. Many of these concepts turned into artwork for books, editorial and other projects.
Images of wildfires in western Canada prompted artist Phyllis Gordon to begin researching fires and creating artwork of burning forests, working on wood supports and making woodcut prints to depict the beauty and danger of fire. Then she was inspired to take a journey.
Andrew Downs’ Zoological Gardens opened in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1847, stretching over 100 acres that also housed regional and exotic animals. “The Memorialist” presents artist D’Arcy Wilson’s ongoing research into the gardens, which included viewing specimens prepared by Downs in natural history museums such as the Smithsonian […]
The sharp geometry and condensed colour in the paintings of Stewart Jones draw parallels to how a set designer or director would seek out scenes for a movie, searching for a place that commands the essence of a location.