About elissacristall

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far elissacristall has created 13 blog entries.

Gillian Richards New Paintings

GILLIAN RICHARDS LANDSCAPE ABSTRACTIONS JANUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 4, 2023 Gillian Richards was the first artist we featured in our Artist Spotlight Series which began in 2020.  We catch up with Gillian in her studio to talk about new developments in her urban landscape paintings. In these new small abstracts Richards explores colour relationships using collaged cut-outs which she layers over the painted image. The cut-outs are made up of what she calls "odd" colours of [...]

2023-01-24T10:59:48-08:00

Artist Spotlight | Randall Steeves

Encaustic, or molten beeswax mixed with pigment, is Steeves’ medium of choice. The physicality of the encaustic medium is reinforced in the form of large renderings of fingerprints layered over the canvas surface. The prints are often Steeves’ own — he had himself ‘processed’ by the Vancouver Police Department in preparation for this work — and they serve to remind us not only of the existence of the painter, but of the substance of the painting itself. [...]

2022-11-02T12:17:22-07:00

LESLEY FINLAYSON | REFLECT

LESLEY FINLAYSON "REFLECT" SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 8, 2022 These drawings and paintings were developed during the spring of 2022. They began with a trip to Yellow Point on Vancouver Island in February. Drawing conditions were not ideal for sustained periods, but the cold and logistical awkwardness contributed to a focus and intensity I really enjoy.  - LF LESLEY FINLAYSON REFLECT #1 ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 40" x 48" [...]

2022-09-12T13:25:23-07:00

Jose Jimenez | Boboli Gardens

JOSE JIMENEZ | BOBOLI GARDENS, ITALY JULY 14 - AUGUST 20, 2022 ONLINE EXHIBITION "His paintings are vibrant bursts of unconventional colours with shimmering dots of oil paint applied layer upon layer. Violet and aqua trees are set against a pale yellow sky. It's like experiencing nature through a kaleidoscope lens." JOSE JIMENEZ AN ITALIAN RENAISSANCE LANDSCAPE OIL ON CANVAS 31.5" x 23.6" $2600 INQUIRE [...]

2023-01-07T16:39:54-08:00

Artist Spotlight | Jose Jimenez

Why does someone become an artist? It's a big question that can yield seemingly inconsequential answers. Sometimes, it all comes down to a chance encounter — stumbling across a comic strip, accidentally walking into a band's practice session or visiting an artist studio for the first time. I ask our feature artist, Jose Jimenez, to tell us about the pivotal moment that inspired his desire to create and set him on his career path. [...]

2022-07-22T11:26:03-07:00

Rubeena Ratcliffe New Abstract Paintings

RUBEENA RATCLIFFE  New Abstract Paintings JUNE  4 - 25, 2022 Reception:  Thursday June 9th, 5 - 7 pm. Rubeena Ratcliffe's new abstract paintings follow a similar approach: a refined use of colour and spiritual aspects, both philosophical and pictorial. The titles are taken from children’s books and the collection is titled ‘Blub Bluuub Bluuuuuuub’. RUBEENA RATCLIFFE HERE COMES THE CAT ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 72" X 48" $7300 [...]

2022-08-21T15:56:15-07:00

Mara Korkola | small paintings

MARA KORKOLA:  SMALL PAINTINGS  MARCH 24 - APRIL 16, 2022 Mara Korkola's captivating works compress worlds of information into small intimate oil paintings. The featured sunset paintings are based on photographs taken from hiking trips along the west coast of British Columbia. The intimate night paintings are based on photographs taken from evening walks through tree-lined streets of Vancouver neighbourhoods. MARA KORKOLA NP 480 OIL ON ALUMINUM [...]

2022-10-01T12:53:43-07:00

RUBEENA RATCLIFFE ABSTRACT PAINTINGS

Why does someone become an artist? It's a big question that can yield seemingly inconsequential answers. Sometimes, it all comes down to a childhood chance encounter — stumbling across a comic strip, attending an art exhibition for the first time or an emergency trip to the hospital. I asked Rubeena Ratcliffe to tell me about the early art memories that inspired her desire to create and set her on her career path. [...]

2022-06-05T11:43:00-07:00

Title

Go to Top