Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Yo Rodeo Poster Co. Now in THREE DEE!

To the supernatural, fun and magical,
Three Dee exhibition by Yo Rodeo!
Just in time for your early march break holiday enjoyment.
3D glasses ARE included. 
This extraordinary art show needs to be seen in person for it's true effect, 
come and I'm certain you'll be delighted!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Many of you that visit Argyle Fine Art, have seen paintings by Mark Brennan. Here is a great video that was created featuring him about his painting. What many of you may not know, is that Mark also does a lot of capturing of nature sounds while out in the wild, creating his works. Enjoy!  Just click HERE to watch:

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Stacking Seagulls and Sinful Birds

Barry Colpitts
Barry Colpitts is an unassuming individual, 
but he's also a little (dare I say.....) eccentric??

Barry was nice enough to pay us a visit at our new gallery space a few days ago, 
and appeared with an arm full of new carvings. 
As always, this latest collection of folk art is playful, colorful, and unquestionably odd.   

Fox Who Ate My Chickens
Seven Sin Crows (in easy words)

A Pile Of Gulls
For more information on these works and others, visit Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street 
or contact us:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hey Argyle Fine Art! What's New and Shiny?

Well it just so happens... that we JUST received a shipment of super cool jewelery. 
We know you'll love it.
We sure do!

Here's a sampling of this latest assortment of "bric-a-brac" Jewelry by artist Tara Campbell.
 Wondering if you can afford them? here's the best part... prices range from $5 to $36!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Porter Fans - Prepare yourselves for a special treat!

It turns out that Brian Porter has a habit of squirreling away extraordinary examples of his artwork for years...DECADES even! I suppose we shouldn't have been surprised, I would have done the same - witholding one piece here, one piece there, so that I could
look back from time to time.   
Lucky for us, Brian has agreed to send a number of these treasures to the gallery and they're 
now available for viewing. 

     All works are on paper, ready to be framed, hung and loved out in the open.

These are just a sample of what we've received. Stop by the gallery from Tuesday - Saturday from 10-5:30 and have a peek at the entire collection in person.

And don't forget to visit to see more works by Brian Porter, 
along with many other local artistic treasures.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

LIGHT up your Life...with Upcoming show of Handprinted Silk Lamps by Andrea Saint-Pierre

Artist Andrea Saint-Pierre has shown her work at the gallery before...but never like this. This is an example of one of the original silk lamp works she has created- there will be a total of 8 in all shapes and sizes, in addition to her showcasing an amazing silk lounge which she completed  upon graduating from NSCAD University a short time ago.  Andrea is known for her urban imagery on silk and on skateboards. We can't wait to showcase these in our new gallery space..especially at night.

Stay tuned!  The entire show will be at the gallery for Friday, February 18th!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Don't be afraid of the basement...ummm LOWER GALLERY.

...and like all things Argyle Fine Art....things are changing all the time. This week is no exception. Adriana started to shift up the Lower Gallery this Saturday, and  continues to unpack. There is still so much left to do such as  more lighting and floors to get painted, but it's coming along. Here's a second attempt at hanging at our new space.

Seems a certain vibe has been created with this body of work by Marcel Kerkhoff, Sara Caracristi, Trevor Van Den Eijnden and Susan Malmstrom...amoung others. But don't be afraid of the Lower Gallery, ...we promise you the art will not bite.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Original Jewelry Making Hearts Grow on Valentine's Day

 If you're trying to find a tunnel directly into someones heart... how about presenting him / her with some original artwork by Mary Garoutte? Sweet and charming, without being over the top - these hand painted watercolours set in resin are sure to make anyone melt.   

Look at those eyes!!! (Amazingly, these hand painted earrings are only $32) Jeepers Peepers!

How about a 3-d bottle cap brooch? (sorry about the glare - the text says "Sing")

Mary Garoutte takes her work one step further by setting her 
watercolour paintings in 13 layers of resin in these beautiful boxes.

The Spectators II
Watercolor and Ink on Paper, Resin
4.5" x 4.5"
Mary Garoutte

The Spectators I
Watercolor and Ink on Paper, Resin
4" x 4"
Mary Garoutte

Sharing Spaces
Watercolor and Ink on Paper, Resin
4.5" x 4.5"
Mary Garoutte

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snowy Day of Valentines!

Well....we thought we may have had a "snow day" today in Halifax, but it's looking as if that could be tomorrow...SO....we're working away here, doing up some new displays in the Upper and Lower Gallery too...including featuring some new VALENTINES by Myndi Arsenault. They are just a little bit quirky...some are funny, some are dark and everything in between!  But all are wonderful. Come on by and see them. Here are a few examples:

Don't forget to ORDER personalized Valentines by February 10th from your choice of artists Ryan MacGrath, Nick Brunt, Jono Doiron or Lindsay Hicks!  Just go to our website and fill out the Personalized Valentine Form from the link on the main page!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY everyone!  Stay warm!