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 [...]

2022-09-12T13:27:02-07:00

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

MARA KORKOLA

Elissa Cristall is pleased to present our Artist Spotlight interview with Toronto-based artist Mara Korkola. In conversations and email over two months in 2021, Mara spoke to me about her path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive her work. Korkola's captivating works compress worlds of information into small intimate oil paintings. The interplay between the landscape and the light is perhaps what excites Korkola most, prompting buttery brushstrokes in electric colour. [...]

2022-03-31T16:19:06-07:00

JESSICA KORDERAS

We delve into the meticulous three dimensional cast resin sculptures by Halifax artist Jessica Korderas. Film is a major inspiration for Korderas and we examine new work based on her recent discovery of 1970's genre of Italian movies called "Giallo”. Can you tell me about the process of making your work? I have been developing my unique methods of working with acrylic resin for over 15 years creating pieces so clear [...]

2022-02-07T19:19:59-08:00

GILLIAN RICHARDS

Vancouver artist Gillian Richards spoke to me about her path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive her work. Richard’s body of work including painting and drawing examines the beauty and banality of urban life.  Was there a pivotal moment when you decided to follow your passion for art? I've always been involved with art through both my painting practice and as a scenic painter in [...]

2022-01-30T20:18:31-08:00

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