Tag: Painting

Lake of the Woods – Islands

What a fascinating project. Artist Randolph Parker and gallery owner Bill Mayberry spent five years scouting remote Lake of the Woods for inspirational sites, resulting in 220 paintings of islands in its maze of inlets and bays. They covered 2,800 km, there’s an interactive map of painting locations, and […]

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 […]

The Immigrant: Your Name is Linda now

REPOSTED FROM THE ARCHIVES –  Whenever I see an immigration news story, I think of this poignant series by Rosemary Sloot, still such a relevant work about the overwhelming consequences of immigrating, no matter the time frame or the family. Rosemary Sloot was shocked when her mother confessed […]

Béliveau – ‘Pictorial Archeology’

Quebec artist Paul Béliveau is a “pictorial archeologist,” who uses thousands of personal and historical photographs and mementos for his precisely rendered hyper realistic paintings. One focus that the artist steadily returns to is his depiction of books – book spines especially – some from his own book […]

Kirsten Sims – Passage

South African artist Kirsten Sims is back in Canada with Passage, a collection of 18 mixed media and acrylic paintings, at Toronto’s Alison Milne gallery through April 15. The scenes she paints are “often a self-aware and gentle parody of the lives people portray on social media,” the […]

Go Your Own Way

Who knows what lies ahead when you’re on a road trip? This series of paintings flows from the journeys of Vancouver artist Pat Service, recollecting the freedom of the open road, and getting lost and finding the way.