Alberto de Castro’s painting – Christmas Dinner – captures the extended family excitement that many Canadians experience. The detail is remarkable, given that de Castro (1952-1995) grew up in a Portuguese family in Angola, then studied art in Spain. It wasn’t until de Castro immigrated in 1969 to […]
The vividly colored, stretched and tilted landscapes of Glenn Payan’s British Columbia are almost fairytale-like in composition. But there’s nothing childlike about this one-time teacher’s rising reputation as a professional artist. His stylish works have an ever-growing following, via the Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver and Hong Kong. (Detail, […]
Mario Doucette was an emerging Acadian artist when he was short-listed for Canada’s Sobey Art Award in 2008, and his reputation has strengthened in the intervening years. Doucette’s latest recognition is to be included among 60 artists selected by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art for the largest […]
Quebec artist Claude A. Simard has had more than two dozen solo exhibitions, designed stamps for Canada Post, completed a number of major mural commissions and published two books. His newest exhibit (just ended) at Galerie Walter Klinkhoff in Montreal describes a lifelong love of Provence, and gives […]
This recent graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design has her first solo exhibit through Nov 5 at Nicholas Metivier, one of Toronto’s top galleries, which has shown her work since 2009. She’s clearly a young artist to watch, especially since Metivier seems to have a […]
This two-minute time-lapse video covers 30 hours of Toronto artist Amy Shackleton creating her new work, Terraced City. She uses squeeze bottles to apply paint, spinning the canvas on an axis to guide the drips.