Saturday, January 19, 2019

HIGH NOON at NOON: Andy MacDonald

There's a STORM coming!  Quick!  BUY some art to look at when the power goes out!
 
HIGH NOON is a time sensitive "sale" on  selected works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you. We feature ONE  piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! 
 
Today's HIGH NOON AT NOON features are two older works by Andy MacDonald. These works are very hard to photograph as they have lots of resin on them and even added texture and yes...sparkles in one. But they are so so cozy and almost glow from within! A must see in person.  Cozy homes for your cozy home? What a great idea!!!

Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work will sell for just $165! (it's regular price is $375)

"Victoria Road",  Acrylic and Resin on Board, 11" x 14"

Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work will sell for just $225 (it's regular price is $575)

"2635 Fuller Terrace in Red", Acrylic and resin and glitter on board, 32" x 24"

Friday, January 18, 2019

HIGH NOON at NOON: Jan Davison

It's FRIDAY!  MAKE IT AN ART DAY with these HIGH NOON OFFERINGS!  
 

HIGH NOON is a time sensitive "sale" on  selected works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you. We feature ONE  piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! 
 
Today's HIGH NOON AT NOON feature is by artist Jan Davison.  Jan is best known as the artist that paints local businesses around Nova Scotia, and with the art raises awareness of all the great small businesses that we live a hop, skip and jump from. But these works were from another time, when she was capturing some of her other favourite places to unwind and appreciate...like this tree series is from Point Pleasant Park.  They are soooo lovely in person! Come see!


Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, these works sell for $325 each and are regularly priced at $475

Point Pleasant #2, Acrylic on board, 12" x 12", Jan Davison

Point Pleasant #3, Acrylic on board, 12" x 12", Jan Davison


Thursday, January 17, 2019

HIGH NOON at NOON: Trevor Van den Eijnden

HELLO AND HAPPY THURSDAY! Here's today's HIGH NOON AT NOON OFFERING!

HIGH NOON is a time sensitive "sale" on  selected works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you. We feature ONE  piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! 
 
Today's HIGH NOON AT NOON is by artist Trevor Van den Eijnden. We used to carry a lot of works by Trevor but his artistic approach has changed quite a bit in the last few years, with a focus on installation art that is difficult for a commercial gallery as ourselves to sell. Lucky for us, we found the last remaining crow from a series he painted using a variety of mediums. This work is best enjoyed in person, as the silver and colours really shine in person. 


SOLD Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $685 and it's regular price is $1100

Wanderer from the Nightly Shore I", Acrylic and Transfer on Silver Leaf,  24" x 24"


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

HIGH NOON at NOON: Mary Garoutte

Another late posting BUT....here's today's HIGH NOON AT NOON....a gallery favourite! MARY GAROUTTE!
 
HIGH NOON is a time sensitive "sale" on  selected works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you. We feature ONE  piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! 
 
Today's HIGH NOON AT NOON features are by artist Mary Garoutte. All works are from 2013/14 and are even more stunning in real life.  Mary continues to explore her painting and just had a show with us in the Fall, but it's interesting to look at these works to see where she has come from and what is inspiring and influencing her painting now.  Architecture is a component that has stayed the same and her interesting use of colour and paint application is lush and alive.


Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON (5:30pm), this work sells for $485 and it's regular price is $700


"Yellow House; Tufts Cove", Oil on Board, 12" x 16", 2013

Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON (5:30pm), this work sells for $650 and it's regular price is $950

"Pink Clouds", Oil on Board, 20" x 16", 2013

 Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON (5:30pm), this work sells for $1500 and it's regular price is $2000

"Red Bicyle, Young Street",  Oil on Board, 36" x 36", 2014
 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

HIGH NOON at NOON: Caitlin McGuire

WELCOME TO A BETTER -LATE -THAN -NEVER COMPLETELY LATE HIGH NOON AT NOON! (but it's noon somewhere, right?)
 
HIGH NOON is a time sensitive "sale" on  selected works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you. We feature ONE  piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! 
 
Today's HIGH NOON AT NOON features are by artist Caitlin McGuire. These works are both from a popular theme in her art, highlighting ordinary urban scenes or the structures/signs that live on the streets and sidewalks.  BOTH of these works are on sale and even more lovely in person.

Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON (5:30pm), this work sells for $285 and it's regular price is $395

"Park Place", Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14"
  
SOLD  Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON (5:30pm), this work sells for $350 and it's regular price is $685

"Wish You Well", Oil on Canvas, 20" x 30"

Monday, January 14, 2019

HIGH NOON AT NOON: Briana Corr-Scott

Well it's January again, so we are sharing special artworks that you can enjoy from the cozy comfort of your  home or office at special prices each afternoon at NOON, for our annual HIGH NOON AT NOON event. Each January we do an inventory which also means we are finding some works that are still looking for homes that we feel are wonderful!  Our annual HIGH NOON AT NOON continues until January23rd, 2019.   

HIGH NOON is a time sensitive "sale" on  selected works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you. We feature ONE  piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! 
 

Today's HIGH NOON AT NOON features are by Briana Corr-Scott. There are 3 works on offer from different bodies of work over the last few years. They are all equally beautiful and we find ourselves constantly saying regarding each " WHY IS THIS PAINTING STILL HERE!" We think you may agree and hope that perhaps you can find a home for one of these works below.   

PS- We are excited to announce that Briana will be having a featured body of work with us in 2019 of new works, around Saint Patrick's Day this year, in honour of her upcoming artist in residence post in Ireland!

 
Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $385 and it's regular price is $500

Orchid and Mussel, 12" x 12", Oil on Board, Briana Corr-Scott
  
Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $740 and it's regular price is $925

Study for Spiney Oyster, 16" x 20", Oil on Board, Briana Corr-Scott
  
SOLD Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $1100 and it's regular price is $1400

Foreshadow #3, 30" x 30", Oil on Board, Briana Corr-Scott
 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

HIGH NOON AT NOON- Mirco Chen

Well it's January again, so we are sharing special artworks that you can enjoy from the cozy comfort of your  home or office at special prices each afternoon at NOON, for our annual HIGH NOON AT NOON event. Each January we do an inventory which also means we are finding some works that are still looking for homes that we feel are wonderful!  Our annual HIGH NOON AT NOON continues until January23rd, 2019.   

HIGH NOON is a time sensitive "sale" on  selected works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you. We feature ONE  piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! 
 

Today's HIGH NOON AT NOON is by Mirco Chen and is a portrait of his dog, called "Roos Van Elt", 12"x12", Oil on Board. It's from a cat and dog show we hosted a number of years ago and we can't for the life of us understand why these puppy dog eyes haven't won anyone over yet so..........

Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $195 and it's regular price is $325

Saturday, January 12, 2019

HIGH NOON at NOON: Mark Brennan

Goodafternoon and welcome to day two of HIGH NOON! 

What is HIGH NOON? HIGH NOON is a time sensitive "sale" on  selected works that the gallery. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you. This year we are featuring  works each day at  HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! 

Today's HIGH NOON features are TWO older works by Mark Brennan.

The first work is called "Fall,The Liscomb River", 20" x 24", Acrylic on Canvas, 2015  and "After the Thunder Storm", 20" x 24" , Acrylic on Canvas,  2016.  They were both inspired by his frequent visits to the wilderness of Nova Scotia. 



"Fall,The Liscomb River", 20" x 24", Acrylic on Canvas, 2015
"After the Thunder Storm", 20" x 24" , Acrylic on Canvas,  2016
  Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, these works sell for $885 each and their  regular price is $1200

Friday, January 11, 2019

HIGH NOON at NOON begins today: Gordon MacDonald


HIGH NOON AT NOON HAS BEGUN once again and will get into full swing each day at noon from today until January 23rd. This is an annual event where we do our inventory of works and try to find homes for selected works still here that we believe should be sold . And because we'd much rather sell them than return to the artist, we have reduced prices for 24 hours. Check our blog each day at NOON for a new HIGH NOON offering!

We're kicking things off with 6 stunning Gordon MacDonald paintings!  If you are interested in any of these, please contact us for payment. (no payment plans or combined with other special offers on these works, as they are already reduced)

We hope to hear from you soon! Details on each offering is listed below, but for further info or request for a larger image, just send us a message or call 902-425-9456. As always, these works are even more luminous in person!
"To the Right in Windsor", Oil on Copper, 8" x 10, Original price is $650
HIGH NOON PRICE is $295
"Young Street to East", Oil on Copper, 8" x 10", Original price is $650
HIGH NOON PRICE is $295
"Speed Trap", Oil on Copper, 8 3/4"" x 10", Original Price is $650
HIGH NOON PRICE $295
"Glow in Lawrencetown", Oil on Board, 20" x 20", Original price is $1500
HIGH NOON PRICE is $685
SOLD "Built to Last", Oil on Board, 30" x 30", Original price is $2900
HIGH NOON PRICE is $1200
SOLD "Gorm Mun Cuairt Orm", Oil on Canvas, 36" x 48", Original price is $4200
HIGH NOON AT NOON PRICE is $1800

Saturday, December 29, 2018

HAPPY almost NEW YEAR!

Hey there...just a quick hello to say HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at Argyle Fine Art. Make sure to visit us again, once we re-open after the holidays on Wednesday, January 2nd, 10am-5:30pm.

We'll have some sales, begin our HIGH NOON at NOON features, announce some new workshops and more! We'd also LOVE to hear from YOU and what you'd like to see more of in 2019! Please email us with your suggestions for shows or workshop ideas!


Friday, December 21, 2018

Last Minute Christmas Wish List


Did you save your Christmas shopping till the very last minute? Don't worry, no judgement from us! In fact, we'd be happy to help you get out of your Christmas shopping bind!

To make your life even easier, we've put together a list of some of our favorite pieces of local art that will help you tick off every person on your list.

1) A Piece of Home 

This painting by Lindsay Hicks conjures all the feelings of being at home in Halifax. We love the iconic smoke stacks, and how this piece perfectly capture the look of a chilly, damp day in the city.

Lindsay Hicks, Cold Day in Halifax 9" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas, Framed



2) Learning Through Art

My First Canadian Bird Book by Angela Doak is truly a book to be loved at any age. Through her beautiful collages made of intricately cut and layered colored paper, Angela introduces us to a wide range of feathered friends, all of which can be spotted in Canada.


3) Art from Re-purposed Materials

Kim Danio's whimsical and charming creations are also environmentally conscious; each of her pieces are made from reclaimed materials like old shoes, boots, and purses! From lobsters, to ski-doos, to fishing shacks, Kim's work will both impress and bring a huge smile to your face.

Kim Danio, VW Bug with Christmas Tree, Reclaimed Shoe and Mixed Media

4) Something Smelly (a good kind of smelly!)

We've been really obsessed with these Christmas-themed soy candles from the Wax Brewery. These candles are honestly unlike any others; they don't have that chemical and gag-worthy fake scent to them. They actually smell so delicious it's almost tempting to want to eat them!



5) Induldge in Some Nostalgia

Kim Floyd's work never fails to pull at our heartstrings! One of Kim's most recent paintings, "Lollipops on Blue" is a total trip down memory lane. Those glassy, fruit-flavored suckers were definitely a staple Halloweeen candy.

Kim Floyd, Lollipops on Blue, 9" x 12", Acrylic on Board
6) Colorful and Functional

Julian Covey's brightly-colored ceramics are such a welcome sight to the eyes, particularly during these short winter days. Julian's geometric designs are modern and playful, and also perfectly functional for everyday use. Choose a gorgeous vase, or a bowl for your cereal! You can't go wrong with any of these pieces.


7) Works on Paper

We have a fantastic selection of affordable works on paper by some of our gallery artists. The works range in price from $50-$175, and are all ready to fit inside a standard sized frame. These are a great option for those looking for a small, original piece of art!


8) Embroidered Delights!

Yoko White's embroidered hoops are technically impressive, and irresistibly charming. If you're a fan of cats, you'll love Yoko's work (especially this particular piece of a cat with strawberries!). Each piece is conveniently ready to hang, making it a great option for anyone looking for a truly one-of-a-kind art piece.


9) Streets of Halifax

Michelle St. Onge's prints of some of Halifax's familiar streets are digitally-printed on archival paper, and mounted on wood panels, giving them a clean, modern look that we think would fit easily into anyone's home. Her work is also a really great study of some of Halifax's historic buildings.

Michelle St. Onge, Granville Square, 12" x 12", Archival Print on Paper, Mounted

10) Mix and Match!

We're happy to help you pull together a few small items to create a lovely gift combo! We have prints, small pieces of folk art, and all sorts of tiny original pieces of art!

Clockwise from top: Print by Sarah Canon, Folkart Bird by Basil Doucette, Tiny Insect Dome by Damien Webb, Painted Cat Pin by Megan Fildes of Pin Action, andpainted leather change purse by Victoria Brumwell.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

To be Joyful

Well suddenly we're halfway through December, and I think it's safe to say that Christmas is really soon! Whatever way you choose to celebrate the season, (or not), it's hard to deny that it's a busy time of year for most people. The hustle-bustle of the city is even more pronounced by festive music, lights, and decorations. Messages seem to abound to "be merry", and to "be jolly"! But amidst all the busyness, are you taking the time to slow down enough to actually enjoy yourself?

Catherine Bagnell-Styles, Spring Poppies (framed), 10" x 13", Acrylic on Board


We recently recently received a new body of work by artist Catherine Bagnell-Styles , and her use of color and expressive brushwork seem to almost radiate joyfulness. Last Saturday, she was at the gallery with us for the afternoon to chat about her work and process. The pleasure Catherine takes in her painting practice is immediately obvious from the moment she begins to speak about her work, and it definitely translates through her paintings as well.



Catherine Bagnell-Styles, Juicy, Too, 10" x 10", Acrylic on Board


Catherine Bagnell Styles, "Profusion" 10" x 10" Acrylic on Paper, Mounted


The bright color palette used in Catherine's work gives them a playful and magnetic energy. From her plein-air paintings done in France, to familiar Halifax neighborhoods, floral still lives, and vibrant dancers, Catherine's work has a distinct style that she has made her own.


Catherine Bagnell-Styles, Blue and Green Dancers, 12" x 12", Acrylic and Mixed Media on Board

Catherine Bagnell-Styles, Field of Dreams, 12" x 16" , Acrylic on Board

Catherine Bagnell Styles, Farm Summer, 11" x 14", Acrylic on Canvas Board

Another one of our gallery artists who takes great pride and pleasure in sharing her creative practice is Kim Danio. Kim is known for her whimsical works made of re-purposed shoes, purses, and boots. It's really amazing to see how Kim is able to envision the potential of discarded items to take on a second life as charming works of art. With the addition of paint and a myriad of odds and ends, Kim transforms the mundane into creatures, little houses, fishing shacks, cars, and more!

Kim Danio, Barn, Reclaimed Purse and Mixed Media



Kim Danio, Light Up Turquoise Camper, Reclaimed Purse and Mixed Media


Kim Danio, Reindeer, Reclaimed Shoe and Mixed Media


It's so inspiring to see how artists who are really passionate about their work are able to share their joy through the inherently joyful quality of their work. At this time of year, it's worth reflecting on how what we do with a good heart and good intentions always comes through clearly to those around us. Throughout this season, consider whether you are giving from a true place of joy,  rather than for the sake of giving into the pressures of Christmas "merriment". As these two artist demonstrate, what is done with good spirit, spreads good spirit! Stop by the gallery to see the many wonderful new works that have recently arrived. You can also view a good selection of new work online here and smaller works from our Postcards from Home show here.

Kim Danio, White Ice Fishing Shack, Reclaimed Purse and Mixed Media

Kim Danio, VW Bug with Christmas Tree, Reclaimed Shoe and Mixed Media