It’s the appropriate time for a look at internationally renowned artist Peter Doig, who grew up in Canada and returned here briefly before settling his artist studio in Trinidad. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is the only Canadian stop for a critically acclaimed retrospective on Doig’s work.
I just caught up with Montreal artist Marina Dieul’s win for the People’s Choice award at last month’s Kingston Prize exhibit in Calgary. I have posted about her before (here) and she is clearly a rising star.
Vancouver artist Drew Burnham’s fluid lines and vivid colors have made him a top choice for Canadian collectors, who regularly buy out his shows. There’s a new exhibition – Silent Stories – opening today (Feb 22) at Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto.
For Valentine’s Day, it seemed appropriate to tap into the work of Toronto artist Stan Olthuis for a radical version of the Xs and Os we use as hugs and kisses.
British Columbia based Rudy Karel Schneeweiss is a Czech-trained artist who worked for years as an in-house architect for a series of chain stores after immigrating to Canada.
I’ve posted about this much admired Muskoka painter before (see that post here) but recently discovered Beverley Hawksley’s video on being an artist. It’s well worth watching