Kyle Scheurmann – Land in Crisis

This powerful environmental art is from Kyle Scheurmann, who documents the incremental approach of climate change in his narrative paintings, while simultaneously working on conservation and activism efforts in Canada. (Above: Fireweed, 48 x 72,” oil and birch ashes on linen) His stunning, contemporary oil works paint stories […]

Shary Boyle – Anxieties

Shary Boyle’s major exhibition of new work (on now at Vancouver Art Gallery) expresses the Candian visual artist and performer’s ever-mounting anxieties about climate change and social crisis worldwide. The work was inspired by the lyrics in a 2016 song by UK poet Kate Tempest (see video and […]

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun – New Work

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, the renowned First Nations artist, presents new works at Macaulay & Co. Fine Art in Vancouver through March 25. (Exhibition images follow, but be sure to watch the video at the end of this post on his extraordinary 2022 painting about Residential School victims in […]

Fiona Ackerman – Spring Fever

Multidisciplinary artist Fiona Ackerman opens today in a group show called Spring Fever, celebrating the coming of the new season in brilliant color, form and pattern. The Vancouver painter – whose practice also includes large-scale murals, video projections and other public art projects – says she develops “a […]

Sketchbook Saturday – Detail, Detail

Source I am always amazed by how much an artist can include in a beautiful spread like this without ruining the aesthetic or making the pages too crowded to appreciate. A skill for certain, present in all these sketchbooks. The crisp symmetry of this stunning sketch is unique. […]