Category: Painting

Alberto de Castro’s Christmas Dinner

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 […]

Glenn Payan’s Stretched and Tilted Landscapes

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 – Revisionist History Tableaux

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 […]