Tag: Christmas

Art of the Gift Card

Gift cards can be a scourge at Christmas, a lazy substitute for the beautifully wrapped present. But at least some are creative – like this one for Mister Lube.  It’s the replica of a dashboard light, by Dave Thornhill of Toronto.  The rest of these, much as I […]

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 […]