Category: Painting

A Snowy New Year: William Kurelek

Editor’s Note: These paintings are a tiny portion of Kurelek’s body of work. He was remarkable and troubled, a major force in Canadian art who produced some of the country’s most iconic modern works.  If you want more, dive into the superb online version of a major exhibit […]

Jon Howlett: The Art of Skiing

I  happened to be in ski country  – although not in an area as challenging as Panorama, B.C., where Jon Howlett paints – when I thought of this transplanted British artist’s work.  His hyper-realistic acrylics wonderfully capture the magic of the ski hill, as well as the mountain […]

Rudolf Kurz: Delicate but Macabre

Rudolf Kurz originally trained as a medical doctor in his native Germany, switching later to painting as a student at the Art Students League in New York.  A well-known muralist, and an author and illustrator, he is a surrealist painter and master etcher. He’s on show at his […]

Elizabeth Lennie: Liquid Landscapes

Toronto actress and artist Elizabeth Lennie captures the fluidity of summer in these evocative works. She creates primarily with oil on canvas, layering thin washes with thicker impasto, occasionally working on wood panel and incorporating cold wax and graphite.

Paul Wackers: Custodians & Collectors

Brooklyn-based American artist Paul Wackers focuses on the small things that fill our intimate spaces in his first solo exhibition at Toronto’s Narwhal Projects.  In the new works (Almost Somewhere), Wackers explores the “current resurgence of the abstract,” the gallery notes.