Canada House Gallery is proud to host their second exhibition for Sheila Kernan. A former gallerina at Canada House Gallery, Sheila left the gallery eleven years ago to attend ACAD and earn her BFA. When she left the gallery, Kernan aspired to have her work hanging on the walls of Canada House Gallery one day in the future.
This dynamic and talented painter pushes her method and techniques to the limits. Her unique use of stencils, texture, glitter and airbrush allows her work to stand out across the country. Kernan firmly believes that her foundation of working at the gallery contributed to her success – she now shows in leading galleries in Banff, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg and Toronto. Always experimenting and looking for inspiration, this young artist's vision of the mountain, prairie and urban landscapes around her vibrate with energy. Exhibition continues to June 18
Award winning designer and goldsmith, Susan Kun will be here with a selection of stunning and unique gemstones, Canadian diamonds and her design book. Come meet Susan Kun, view her creations and work with her to design a piece just for you!
Coincides with Canada Culture Days and Alberta Arts Days
United by friendship Page Ough and Terry McCue are pleased to share an exhibition reflecting their mutual admiration and inspiration. Both have been part of the gallery roster for decades, and it is a pleasure to unite them with an exhibition featuring 15 paintings by each artist.
Both working with acrylic on canvas, each artist tends to isolate their compositions, committing to a bold and clear theme. Ough's work features wildlife, massive florals and still life scenes painted with detail and realism. Meanwhile McCue's work portrays animals and people within their aboriginal context painted with crisp, bold palettes and only the necessary details. Their work offers two very different ways to interpret what these artists experience.
Rugged and raw landscapes from across Canada continue to inspire Rod Charlesworth, a Canada House Gallery artist for over 25 years. Working with oil on canvas utilizing his hands, fingers, brush and palette knife Charlesworth's pieces are rich, vibrant and luscious.
For over 4 weeks, I have been preparing my motorcycle for my upcoming expedition to Baja and mainland Mexico. During my 5 week journey, starting on Feb 15, 2013, I will be sketching on location to capture in my drawings the beauty and unique culture of Mexico. In order to undertake such journey I had to slightly modify my BMW R1150 Rockster by installing touring handlebar and rerouting all the cables and lines. The factory plastic BMW luggage was replaced by Touratech aluminum cases and rear GIVI top box to be able carry all necessary gear for such a long journey. I also installed engine guards and GPS handlebar unit.
It is not much different from back packing or kayaking in terms of packing the gear. It has to be selective, limited choice of most necessary items. The weather and landscape will change gradually as I will be driving from Nanaimo to LA and on to Mexico. I am excited to capture ever-changing scenery in my work as I ride camp and hike on my way to Cabos and then on to Copper Canyon, Mexico.
This exhibition features 12 large oil on canvas works, a series of conté sketches from my travels, plus a series of en plein air from my various extreme travels. Please come see me, my paintings and my motorbike at the gallery on Saturday May 4!
Still & Longing, reception & painting demonstration
Laura Harris is well known across Canada as a powerful, energetic and vivacious painter. Intense. Vibrant. Honest. Beautifully imperfect. Harris' style is aggressively physical… her involvement is tangible, palpable. Her process is wildly unique… her imagery intoxicating. Join us for an unforgettable artist demonstration and fascinating talk with the artist. Painting demonstration at 2 pm. Exhibition runs until April 30.
Come meet celebrated artist Sheila Kernan for a glimpse into the first 10 years of her art career. In a short time Sheila has blazed a trail onto the Canadian art scene with a distinctive technique, bright palette and fresh perspective. Come meet this dynamic artist at Canada House Gallery, 201 Bear St, Banff. Free and open to the public. 2 pm
Stylized, sweeping forms grace the canvas from this talented West Coast artist. Payan's whimsical style combined with his refined technique create a visually stunning body of work. Having spent much time in the mountains climbing and hiking, Payan has an intimate knowledge of the strata and drama of the Rockies. His west coast scenes show confidence and appreciation for the vistas. His work is both endearing and captivating. Artist reception, Sat Apr 6, 1 - 3 pm
Wildlife + Wild Palette + Wild Design = WILD THING. Best known for his funky renditions of romantic dining scenes, Grant Leier is launching a fabulous new collection of BRIGHT, energetic paintings inspired by the wildlife of the Rocky Mountains. Combined with his spectacular, unabashed palette this Wild Thing Exhibition is not to be missed! Artist reception March 9
With soft brushstrokes, Richard Cole portrays the beauty and majesty of Mother Nature. Raised in the canola fields of Alberta and now living on the West Coast, Cole is primarily influenced by the Western landscape. Launching his first illustrated book, The Boy Who Paints, Cole will be available to discuss the creation of his book and the concepts within. Cole is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design.
Cole notes that "We found a lot of crossover between our vocations that we didn't really expect. But to be an artist or a writer means having confidence in your vision. It also means that sometimes inspiration is hard to come by, that sometimes self-doubt surfaces – and you need to just go on attending to your art in order to achieve your vision."
Artist Reception & Book Signing Sat Feb 23 1-3 pm Exhibition runs Feb 23 – Mar 6
Capture the spirit of winter fun with this group exhibition featuring 4 prominent, dynamic artists: Joan Baron, Bill Brownridge,Robert Roy and Peter Wyse. These four portray winter with gusto. Their work captures pure winter joy…. Smiles, giggles, fond memories & wintery inspirations.