The inimitable Doris McCarthy (1910-2010), one of Canada’s foremost landscape painters, did much of her work in a Fool’s Paradise, or at least that’s what her mother called the house and studio McCarthy purchased on a bluff on Lake Ontario.
Artist Arthur Lismer, who later would co-found 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 War I […]
Vancouver-based Paul Morstad is an artist to watch. Painter, illustrator, musician, bird watcher, cyclist, he draws inspiration from dreams, folk tales, scientific journals, mythology and the natural world.
Kazuo Nakamura (1926-2002) was one of Canada’s most influential abstract artists. Born in Vancouver, he was among Japanese-Canadians interned during WWII. By 1953, he was a founding member of Painters Eleven, but his unique style
The late Maritime artist Peter Gough captured the magic of light and water, universal themes of the Canadian psyche. One of Atlantic Canada’s preeminent realist artists, Gough’s affinity for the outdoors pinioned his luminous paintings. Anyone who hikes or goes creek fishing knows about the entrancing light of […]
What could be more appropriate for Canada Day than the symbolic art of realist Brandy Saturley, whose works explore the Canadian consciousness. For five years in the lead-up to Canada’s 150th anniversary on July 1, Saturley sussed out the icons and settings that make us Canadian. Her works […]