Dina O'Meara

Fresh from a day downhill skiing west of her adopted city of Calgary, Gisa Mayer talks about the Rockies with palpable delight and affection. more

May 7, 2013 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Landscape artist Richard Cole doesn’t consider himself an illustrator. But the urge to tell a coming-of-age story based on his childhood blossomed into a collaboration with K. Jane Watt, a writer and fellow resident of Fort Langley, B.C. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

The organic vibrancy of Montreal-based artist Marie-Danielle Leblanc’s impressionistic landscape paintings strikes the eye on entering the Gerry Thomas Gallery in Calgary. more

Aug 31, 2012 12:00 AM ART TO COLLECT

Joan McConnell bought her first piece of art in 1947, one month after getting married in Australia. The piece, a copy of a luminous landscape by Australian Elioth Gruner, was all the young librarian could afford. more

Aug 31, 2012 12:00 AM COLLECTOR PROFILES

Since 1986, Lattimer Gallery in Vancouver has showcased work by Northwest Coast artists, carrying everything from silver jewelry and woven baskets to bentwood boxes and totem poles. more

Aug 31, 2012 12:00 AM ART TO COLLECT

Steven Friedman’s photographs of isolated landscapes may appeal to people who consider art a good investment in a recessionary climate, but also want to buy something they like. more

Aug 31, 2012 12:00 AM ART TO COLLECT

Regina-based sculptor and installation artist Kyle Herranen credits his parents’ hobbies of woodworking and sewing for his unusual mix of media — cotton fabric and wood. more

Aug 31, 2012 12:00 AM ART TO COLLECT


Aug 31, 2009 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Texture plays a large role in W.H Webb’s acrylic paintings — the tactile image of the many, deep ruts in a snowy, country road, or the craggy mountains of his realist landscapes. more

Dec 31, 2008 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

An avid backcountry hiker, Elizabeth Wiltzen has left the Rocky Mountains to explore the people and places of Peru. more

Dec 31, 2008 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Leslie Poole has spent the last three decades perfecting his hand in … everything from Expressionism, to faux Picasso modernism, to brash landscapes, to tongue-in-cheek photorealism. more

Dec 31, 2008 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

The mixed-media painter launched a unique perspective onto the Canadian art world as it entered the new millennium, with his richly layered abstracts anchored by solitary human figures. more

Dec 31, 2008 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

“I like to think of the early years as thesis,” Ted Godwin says. “The late 1950s and mid 1960s were times of big dreams and breaking temples." more

Aug 31, 2008 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

White retains a love of form in his oil-based explorations of mythical rapture, but departs visually from previous figurative works by layering the romantic classical figures with semi-abstract explosions of colour and script. more

Aug 31, 2007 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

You don’t walk into a landscape by Sean Randall, you manoeuvre your way through his vision of fields, scrub and bright skies, attracted by the artist’s use of texture and colour to build a sense of perspective the closer you come to the canvas. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Quebec-based artist Denis Chiasson, a self-professed perfectionist, first makes a sketch of his subject, transfers it to the canvas, then fills in the space inside the black lines. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

For Jane Zednik, the fantastic, often surreal images she puts on canvas represent an inner reality she’s mulled over, sometimes for days. more

Aug 31, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Not often does an artist release a CD and launch an exhibition at the same time. But Steve Coffey’s paintings and songs spring from the same inspiration – the glorious, spacious prairies. more

Aug 31, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Canmore-based Jan Kabatoff feels like an alchemist each time she creates an encaustic painting. Transforming beeswax from solid to liquid and back during the process is akin to the medieval science of transmutation, she says. more

Aug 31, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

There is a sense of anticipation in Greg Pyra’s night scenes, of being poised on the brink of an event brewing in the shadows of the parked cars and empty sidewalks. more

Aug 31, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS



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