|photo by Chris Green|
We've met many new art lovers too and have even converted some into collectors (careful, ART can become addictive). Why, we've even attracted some wild life this year, such as Oliver the Owl, who visited the gallery one afternoon.
|Oliver the Owl who lives at Hope for Wildlife. His portrait by Melissa Townsend hangs behind him.|
We love our windows and have become known for our ever changing displays, which we try to make entertaining, beautiful, whimsical and thought-provoking...or just inviting. Sometimes we even use our windows at night for moving pictures.
|Looping short film by Mark Brennan about...Mark Brennan and his paintings. It shined into the night and stopped many in their tracks.|
We couldn't be here without ALL of YOU! So thank you for supporting Argyle Fine Art! Special thanks to our artists who work hard everyday to create such wonderful creations who are patient and thoughtful to us as well.
|Two of our lovely gallery artists, Gordon MacDonald and Mary Garoutte|
|One of the nooks of the gallery, filled with "Pre-Shrunk" paintings and sculpture and textile and everything! The only rule: the work must measure 4" x 5"|
|Two gallery patrons enjoying the latest works by artist Jennifer Harrison|
In March we celebrated this rather dark time of year with two shows that hightlighted "light". A beautiful collection of Nocturnal scenes by Gordon MacDonald, such as this one...
We even had light sculpture and lamps by Andrea Saint-Pierre.These shows brightened our March!
Before we knew it, April was here! Little signs of Spring were in the air with works by Shelley Mitchell. We also featured a very special Paper Dolls shows in memory of The Titanic.
|Painting by Shelley Mitchell|
|Paper Dolls by Bryanna Chapeskie for our Titanic Show...many of the works shown in an antique trunk of that period|
|Painting by Mark Brennan|
|Painting by Twila Robar-DeCoste|
We also were pleased to present new works throughout the Spring and into the coming months by Adrienne Godbout, such as this piece:
|Painting by Adrienne Godbout|
|Painting by Trevor Van den Eijnden|
Trevor was also joined by Nick Brunt, who was just recently named BEST ARTIST of Halifax by The Coast and it's readership. Nick,has won many awards this year actually and is excited about becoming a new dad in the Spring too! Hoooray!!!!
|Nick Brunt busy in the studio.....yes, his show this year was called "HOT DOGS HOT DOGS HOT DOGS!" He gets the gallery's vote for best show title ever!|
|Painting by Kathy Richards|
|Painting by Mary Garoutte|
|Painting called "From the 16th Floor" by Gordon MacDonald. Oil on Copper|
|Heaven's Gate by Steven Rhude|
We were also very excited to offer emerging artist Andy MacDonald a solo show in our lower gallery! Thanks to so many of you purchasing his works, he's been encouraged to continue creating lots of great works. Fingers crossed he gets something ready for Pre-Shrunk 2013...no pressure Andy...ha ha..
|Installation shot of Andy MacDonald's show in our lower gallery.|
|Panoramic view of Nocturne...early in the evening...the fun is just beginning!|
|Look! A Robot!|
|Even the Alien Life outside our windows had to stop and stare!|
|Having fun in our Photobooth with our Space Ponchos! Who knew people could have so much fun with an emergency blanket cut in half..ha.|
|Photograph by Steve Richard|
Until then, Happy New Year everyrone! Thanks for reading this far down...wow...didn't realize I had so much to share, but there ya go. Oh, one more thing...thanks for voting us BEST GALLERY this year...that was amazing. Let's make this year even more amazing!!!
|Adriana, Crystal and Nick Brunt Celebrating!|