Category: Painting-Canadian

Canadian Painters

Ward Schell: Dark Forests

Saskatchewan artist Ward Schell is on exhibit at Slate Fine Art in Regina with new forest works in his signature tangled undergrowth style. The paintings have a dark edge, a symptom of his battle with worsening Multiple Sclerosis that has affected his ability to paint. In an interview […]

21/150: Maud Lewis, The Movie

British actor Sally Hawkins is turning heads and creating Oscar buzz for her role as Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis (1903-1970) in a movie that also stars Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke.  (It opened April 14 in select cities). Maudie (trailer below) tells one of the most compelling stories […]

19/150: John Hammond, Adventurer

John Hammond (1843–1939): An adventuring artist, and an important chronicler of the opening of Canada’s railways, Hammond was a world traveller. This painting was commissioned by Canadian Pacific to show easterners (and investors) scenes of westward expansion.

Retrospective: Pat Fairhead at 90

The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto has just opened Pat Fairhead @90, a retrospective on the life work of this Muskoka-based artist. During decades of travel, she has captured the primeval majesty of the Arctic, the rhapsodic colours of Muskoka’s landscape and the hypnotic nature of Haida Gwaii.