Original Paintings of Canadian Wildlife on Natural Slate by Patricia M. Mansell
Using slate from Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island as a background to the animals.
Mussels and More Pottery
Martin Kaspers Large Photography - for Large Walls
Martin Kaspers has been a photographic artist for the last 30 years, progressing from photographic prints to canvas giclées. In this time, he has learned to take his photographs and transform them using the dark room to works of art. In recent times he has also added the digital tools to his creations.
Martin’s work is now available in a number of galleries in western Canada.
West Coast Sunset;
Wickaninnish is the latest release from Mark Hobson that we have on display at the store, please drop in to the store and see Mark Hobson's new release.
When Angelina isn’t absorbed by her most recent project, she can be found in her gallery and store, Anarchy Gallery in Merrickville, Ontario.
Original works, including paintings and sketches as well as high quality reproductions, in many sizes, of her paintings are available there as well as on her web site.
Angelina’s signature style is reflected as she personally selects the complementary merchandise and designs custom clothing and jewellery.
Angelina has gained an international following with shows in recent years from North Bay to LA. Her original paintings are actively sought by collectors in North American, Europe and Australia.
Born in North Vancouver in 1913, E.J. Hughes studied under Charles H. Scott, Jock Macdonald and Frederick Varley at the Vancouver School of Applied Art and Design. After graduating in 1933, and following two years of post-graduate studies, Hughes undertook print and mural projects with fellow art students. In 1939, Hughes joined the military and spent six years expanding his artistic skills as an official war artist. After his discharge from the military in 1946 he returned to the west coast of Canada, settled in Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island with his wife Fern and began a lifelong study of the province and its landscape as a professional artist.
Always a quiet achiever, Hughes was the inaugural recipient of an Emily Carr Scholarship on the recommendation of Group of Seven member Lawren Harris. By 1951, Hughes was represented in public collections in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver - an achievement unmatched by his contemporaries at the time. For more than thirty-five years he was represented by Max Stern of the Dominion Gallery in Montreal. In 2001 E.J. Hughes received the Order of Canada and in 2005 he was awarded the Order of British Columbia. His achievements and rare success are due to his singular approach to representing Canada with passion and originality.
E.J. Hughes lived on Vancouver Island where he continuously refined his vision of life in the place that has been his inspiration and home for so long.
"I have painted in the Cowichan Valley for fifty years and it it the most beautiful place on earth"
Hughes remarkable career as an artist, which continues to this day, spans 70 years and encompasses his work as a gifted printmaker, successful muralist, outstanding Canadian war artist and prolific painter. His paintings depict land, sea and small moments of daily life with a rare clarity and vividness. Hughes has a distinguished reputation for work underscored by a passion for the beauty of the west coast of Canada.
E. J. Hughes 1913 - 2007"Hughes is at his best depicting British Columbia's unique beauty", said Ian Thom. "Hughes has a deep affection for the British Columbian landscape and a vision that is unmistakably his own."
Despite the changing face of the visual arts, Hughes has remained steadfast in his exploration of a unique and personal approach to realism. The artist's distinct style, marked by the use of flattened space, skewed perspective and simplified shapes, defies parallels with other artists or easy categorization within artistic genres.
"The Vancouver Art Gallery first exhibited the work of E.J. Hughes in 1935, acquired its first Hughes painting in 1949 and organized the first retrospective of his work in 1967," said Kathleen Bartels, Director, Vancouver Art Gallery. "It is therefore a great privilege for the Gallery to produce the largest exhibition of his work to date."
Fred Peters is a Nanaimo, BC artist who paints acrylics that are alive with bold colour. His landscapes and city scenes move with a sense of whimsy and style that has become recognized and sought after worldwide.
A self taught artist, Fred took up painting in 1996 as a diversion from his life working in road construction. This new creative outlet soon became a passion and changed his life dramatically.
"Painting has rejuvenated me. Through my work I have become more aware. Inspiration surrounds me. Be it the natural realm or the city street, I see a world full of life and energy. If there is a purpose to my art, it is to remind all of us to appreciate our lives and surroundings. My hope is that people who experience my art, derive as much pleasure from it as I get from creating it."
Fred's style of painting has captured the attention of many. Demand for his unique perspective of the ordinary has gained him successful showings and representation at home on Vancouver Island and abroad in such locations as Vancouver, Calgary. New York City, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Hawaii. His work now resides in many private and corporate collections around the world.
View some of Fred Peters Art at Yellowbird Arts Gallery;