Vancouver artist Ivea Baklane paints vivid colours and shapes with a vibrancy reminiscent of David Hockney. The Latvian-born artist, who has an MFA, comes from a family of artists, and exhibited in Riga, Berlin, Prague and Rome before immigrating to Canada in 2002.
British Columbia painter Mark Heine has been awarded the Haynes Galleries Award, part of the most influential competition for contemporary realism in the world, with his painting Labyrinth (above). Heine, based in Victoria, is the first Canadian to win this title, and one of only nine artists selected […]
Alberta artist Katie Barron aims to amuse in her first solo show, Odd and Unusual, with unique subjects such as toy horses suspended in bright blue Jello. On at Arts Place in Canmore through Sept. 15, her works at first appear to be photographs but actually are oil […]
Emerging artist Mel Gausden gives landscape painting a contemporary freshness with bold highlights and markers of Canadiana. The Toronto artist says the neon silhouettes and brightly hued accents in her works “take reference from pre-set Instagram camera filters, fashion and consumer trends.”
Jenn Thornhill Verma is a writer, artist and Newfoundlander descended from fishers, with a book about the disintegration of the Canadian cod fishery coming out this fall. She painted the cover illustration for Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland’s Saltwater Cowboys.
Alberta-based Steve Coffey represents the full scale of a multidisciplinary artist. He’s been an integral part of the Canadian art and music scene for many years. He has curated travelling exhibitions, created large-scale public sculptures, taught college, and conducted workshops and art residencies. He’s on exhibition at Fortune […]