Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Affordable Art for Everybody!

You can enjoy art at any budget! Add something special to your home or office with these affordably priced works, garanteed to brighten your day.  These selected works are all available for less than $250! 

New from Kerry Hodgson, we have this original hand drawn portrait of Greta Thunberg;

Kerry Hodgson, Greta Thunberg, 5" x 4", ballpoint pen on paper, $85

We also have an amazing collection of new textile works by Leah Mark.  These wall hanging artworks typically range from $95 to $200 each.  

Leah Mark, Lawrencetown 2, 11.5" x 12", fabric collage

Stay up-to-date with other New Arrivals HERE

Raquel Roth has been painting up a storm! Participating in both our "Get Outta Town" exhibition, and now in her own solo show (Now Showing). These popular floral paintings have been going fast, but there's still time to own one of your very own!

Be sure to check out Raquel's first ever solo exhibition "Petals" online HERE

Raquel Roth, Polka Dot Fun, 5" x 5", acrylic on canvas

We still have some amazing artworks available from our PreShrunk 2021 Exhibition. These 4" x 5" pieces are all $175 each, and make great gifts.  If you're starting a mini art collection or adding something special to an existing one, these small works would make a fine addition! 

You can view the 2021 PreShrunk Collection online HERE

Ursula Ryle-Gulliver, Light House No. 3, 5" x 4", rug hooking, $175


George Spencer, Study of 3 Clementines, 4" x 5", oil on canvas on board, $175

Maybe you're looking for something a little different? Consider a mixed media sculptural work by gallery artist Kevin Maclean. Each piece is made from recycled materials, and is sure to strike up a conversation with friends and co-workers alike!      

Kevin MacLean, The Taunter, 5" x 4.5" x 1.5", assembled found objects

You can also enjoy our "Art for the End of World" collection featuring selected artworks for only $85 each! You can view the complete series online HERE;


Rachel Ogden, Snake Plants and String, 4" x 5", acrylic on board, $85

Diane Rogers, Edible, 5" x 4", acrylic on board, $85

Fine art prints are another great introduction to art collecting! We have some amazing pieces like these original 3D screenprints by Yo Rodeo. We also have a fun selection of art prints and posters available for the budget conscious;

Check out other works on paper HERE 

Yo Rodeo, Hiding Islands, Wet Seas, 26" x 20", screenprint

Featured artworks are available for purchase, for details contact the gallery at
(902) 425-9456 or via email at gallery@argylefa.com


Monday, May 10, 2021

How Much is that Painting in the Window? New Show by Raquel Roth on NOW

This past weekend, we showcased the first solo show by emerging artist Raquel Roth. It's STUNNING! This exhibit called PETALS seems to have been just what the doctors ordered...in addition to staying home and staying 6 feet apart of course! 

The paintings are uplifting and filled with hope,beautiful colours and textures. Many have found homes but there are many more still waiting for you! They are professionally presented, affordable and would  make wonderful gifts for an upcoming special event.

 

 Pretty in Pink Peonies, 12" x 12", acrylic on canvas

 Springtime Tapestry, 20" x 20", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Due to Covid-19 we had to adjust our plans to celebrate these paintings with everyone in the traditional manner which was certainly disappointing but necessary to keep everyone safe in our community.

 

So we didn't cancel the show and instead hung the entire show in the gallery and invited Raquel to come in on Friday and do a walk-through the show, as if you were all here asking her questions about her paintings.  

Below is the video of Raquel taking you on tour of the show. If you have trouble clicking the image below CLICK HERE to go to the video instead. ENJOY! 


Once we completed capturing the video and installation shots, we quickly took the art off the walls and moved the entire show into our gallery windows to be enjoyed and purchased safely from outside the gallery walls. 


We have been encouraging everyone living near-by, to take a walk or drive-by and do some literal window shopping. We have also put the show online with pricing information  HERE. 

We are happy to arrange FREE LOCAL DELIVERY, curbside pick-up Wednesday- Friday 11am-5:30pm, and can ship artworks affordably and safely all over the world.

Please take a moment to visit the show online, in person from a safe distance outside our gallery windows or on our social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

Thanks for supporting local business and artists during these uncertain times. STAY SAFE and KEEP IN TOUCH!

Congrats to Raquel for all your hard work!
 Thank you for sharing your art with all of us:-)


Thursday, April 29, 2021

HERE WE ARE AGAIN....Update on Gallery Hours & Stuff

 Well well well.....here we are again! But at least we are better prepared this time and know how to handle this whole lockdown thing a little better. Of course, we are filled with anxiety and worry like everyone else, and are hoping that these restrictions will be lifted soon, our number of cases go down and we can all get back to doing business as usual. But until then...we wish for you all to stay safe, keep in touch and support local if you are financially able to do so.  

Here is a bit of info of our updated hours of operation and protocols and how you can continue to enjoy art from afar and purchase it too! Thanks for supporting local artists and our local business.

Obviously purchasing art online isn't as great as doing it in person. But we can offer virtual tours of the works in the gallery upon request. One-on-one appointments are possible by appointment only, but not for any lengthy browsing -please do that online on our blog here, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. So grab your device and start art looking! Do some art "take-out".

Above Artwork by Caitlin McGuire

 We are offering FREE HRM delivery on purchases $20 or over, curbside pick-up and shipping worldwide.We have lots of affordable options online right now, like our ARTMAIL FOR SHUT-INS ONLINE SHOW where everything is just $20  and our PANDEMIC POSTCARD SALE and we will be setting up mini shows in our gallery windows, so do a walk or drive-by if in our community to peruse that way and use the QR codes to find out more about each piece highlighted there.

You can also purchase a GIFT CERTIFICATE online or for curbside pick-up anytime for future shopping.They make great gifts for things like Mother's Day fast approaching...wink wink!



Our upcoming shows will go on!  Even if there is lockdown, we can all still enjoy art and in fact really need it more than ever. So we will continue to pivot and adjust to bring you art however we can do that safely now and into the future. 

Our next opening is happening on May 8th with Raquel Roth...just in time for Mother's Day. Beautiful paintings like this one will be featured- this one is actually called "Have a Sunshiney Day"! 


REDUCED GALLERY HOURS

 

OPEN WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

*TUESDAYS BY SPECIAL REQUEST OR BY CHANCE* 

CURBSIDE PICKUP AND LOCAL DELIVERY


CLOSED SATURDAY, SUNDAY and MONDAY



REMEMBER: WE ARE OPEN ONLINE ANYTIME HERE or over on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!
We can process sales via email or phone call. 
We can arrange mailing, delivery within HRM, and pick-up options.
 



Saturday, April 24, 2021

Enjoy Art "Behind Glass" with New Window Displays! Affordably Priced Art for Everyone...

Lockdown got you...down? If you're looking for something to do outside, we've got a great display of affordably priced artwork in our windows to put that pep back in your step!

First up, check these ever popular Art Prints by Christopher Hemsworth from the Heritage Minutes Series. $35 each, supplies are limited!

You can see the full collection HERE




Our ARTMAIL for SHUT-INS Series is sure to turn that frown upside down! These original art pieces, feature the creative talents of our local artists.  At $20 each, most will fit inside a regular sized greeting card. Share the love with friends and family who are also stuck at home! Makes a great gift idea for Mother's day!

You can also view the ARTMAIL for SHUT-INS collection online HERE

Sadie Perron, "Bird", 5" x 7", gouache and ink on paper

Mary Wiesner, Untitled (Jelly Fish), mixed media on paper

Amber Gillespie, Stylized Portrait, 4.5" x 6", acrylic and gouache on paper

You can spice up your lockdown with these newly added glassware by Jill Babcock. Each glass is engraved by the artist. Only $50 each! 

“A little bit about glass engraving! I draw on the glass with marker to place my design. A diamond bit or arkansas stone to place the outline, then onto deep engraving.  Once that is done, the glass is smoothed with other stones and shaded with rubber burrs. The shading brings back the grey scale, the rougher the glass the whiter it looks, the untouched cut glass is the whitest. In the end I place brighter white highlights. So…very much like painting! Only with diamonds!” -Jill Quinn Babcock.




Bored at home and want to learn something new? Spaces are still available in our upcoming online workshops! Get creative and develop some amazing new skills. Follow the link HERE for details, or contact us directly!




If we don't get to see you in person, be sure to drop by and enjoy our window display. We've got a great selection of artwork available online for your viewing pleasure.  Be sure to follow us on social media and stay up-to-date as we continue to navigate the great unknown that is Covid.

Featured artworks are available for purchase, for details contact the gallery at
(902) 425-9456, or via email at gallery@argylefa.com

Thursday, April 22, 2021

EARTH DAY 2021, Celebrating the Natural World in Art!

For Earth Day we'd like to take a moment to share some of our favorite artworks that celebrate our amazing planet!

RJ Marchand's "Wave" Series was a big hit at this year's Pre-Shrunk exhibition. There's still time to grab some of RJ's remaining pieces like this little gem;


RJ Marchand, "The Swell", 4" x 5", acrylic on board. 

Mark Brennan has always been a big nature lover, and an advocate for preserving our provinces natural habitats. His paintings continue to capture the beauty of the Nova Scotia's unique Landscape. 


Mark Brennan, Evening Shoreline, Melopsesketch Lake, NS, Oil on birch, 2021 8" x 10"

To see more of Mark's work, follow the link HERE

Back by popular demand, James Darley's wooded bird sculptures have returned! The Gallery is proud to have these little guys on display for your viewing pleasure. With Mother's Day just around the corner, these sculptures are sure to be a winner!  

We've got an amazing selection to choose from, to see more of James' work, follow the link HERE

Danny Abriel's paintings remind us of the joys of being outdoors. From hiking trails to our never ending beaches, each landscape is portrayed with bright vibrant colors. There's an energy to Danny's work that delights the senses, and captures the imagination.        


Danny Abriel, "Wilderness Bluff Adoration", 18" x 36", acrylic on canvas

To see more of Danny's work follow the link HERE

If you're not familiar with the amazing works of Dusan Postolovic, you will be soon!  Relatively new to the gallery, Dusan's been delighting audiences with his realistic pencil drawings of local wildlife. Be on the look out for a NEW exhibition of works this summer!

Dusan Postolovic, Spanish Orange, Coloured Pencil on Watercolour Paper, 11" x 14

To see more of Dusan's work, follow the link HERE

Michelle SaintOnge's watercolors really need to be seen in person. Her wildlife paintings are always rich in color, and capture the natural beauty of the animals they portray. 


Michelle SaintOnge, "Intercoastal Waterway, Florida, Blue Beauty", 20" x 24",
watercolor on paper mounted on board.

To see more of Michelle's work, follow the link HERE

As you can see, there's lots of amazing artwork to discover at the gallery. Just because it may not be displayed on the walls, it doesn't mean it isn't hiding somewhere!  If something catches your eye online, and you want to see it in person, let us know...we'd love to show it to you!

Featured artworks are available for purchase, for details contact the gallery at (902) 425-9456 or via email at gallery@argylefa.com

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Road Trip Time!

 Our current exhibit GET OUTTA TOWN, continues until April 28th and we are delighted with what the artists have put together for all of us to enjoy. It's a rather nostalgic group show, remembering what it feels like to travel to places far but also near-by! Where are you planning on visiting this Summer?

In fact, quite a few of the artworks submitted were inspired by local destinations that many of us living in Atlantic Canada can at still visit (but we miss everyone else and can't wait until you can visit too!) 

A new artist to us; Alicia Braganza, approached us with these two similar compositions of driving on a country road, with warm evening sun peeking through the trees and around the bend. This is inspired by her drive with family to a cottage in Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Alicia Braganza, The Road Less Travelled #1, 19.5 diameter, acrylic on canvas

A popular highway to begin your "escape" nearby, is the Highway 103. Here's a lovely painting by Craig Baltzer that captures a mood of the road trip. Maybe heading out to the airport to begin a longer journey or perhaps just heading home from a visit to a near-by park. 


Speaking of near by parks, have you travelled to the Thomas Raddall Provincial Park lately? The journey is lovely and once you arrive you are in for a treat! Go for a day trip or if you are lucky, camp for the night. There are lots of cottages for rent along this route too. We LOVE this new painting by Heidi Holloway of the area.


If you walk along the shorelines, make sure to take the time to look into tide pools. There are many inlets and coves to discover like in this painting that almost sparkles in person with sea-life. Just look at the colours and depth in this recent painting by Erin Hollingshead.


Make sure to add some ART to your life this Summer Season and support local culture in the communities you find yourself. Safe Travels!


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Seeing Is Believing, Take A Virtual Vacation With Art...

We're taking a virtual vacation this week, as we explore some of the amazing destinations represented in our "Get Outta Town" exhibition. Each artwork from the show was inspired by real places.  Favorite vacation spots and local getaways are all on display for your viewing pleasure. You can also experience the exhibition online HERE


For that exotic getaway, we have this warm and inviting Hawaiian inspired painting by Haley Toll. "Glimmers of the Ocean, Hope Through the Trees", 24" x 36", mixed media on canvas (Left). To the right is an image of the Banyan Tree in Hawaii. 














Pat Shattuck introduces us to the Lava Fields in Iceland with this stunning watercolour tribute. Approx. 10.5" x 14.5", framed and ready to hang (Left). Situated along Iceland’s south coast, Eldhraun (Right) is the largest lava flow in the world and one of Iceland’s biggest tourist attractions.


You can explore the wonders of the Mediterranean with this incredible painting by Amy Ordoveza. "View of Dubrovnik" is 5" x 7" gouache on paper. Dubrovnik is a city on the Adriactic Sea in southern Croatia, and is one of the Mediterranean's top tourist destinations, as well as a popular filming location!


Now for something a little closer to home. These two sets of images depict beaches in Nova Scotia.  Craig Gunn's "After the Hike", 18" x 24", acrylic on canvas (Above, Left), depicts the Refugee Cove Trail in Cape Chignecto Provincial Park. 
  
Kelly Mitchelmore's "Relinquish" features the scenic coastal wonders of Bayswater Beach. 11" x 14", acrylic on canvas (left). Bayswater Beach Provincial Park is located in Lunenburg County, along the South Shore.

Our "Get Outta Town" exhibition has something to offer everyone. Be sure to drop by the gallery and check it out!   


Featured artworks are available for purchase, contact the gallery for details,
(902) 425-9456 or via email; gallery@argylefa.com

Saturday, April 3, 2021

OPENING TODAY! GET OUTTA TOWN OPENS TODAY: SEE THE ENTIRE ONLINE NOW!

Get your Passports ready....you're about to go on an art journey with our latest show opening TODAY, April 3rd, 1:30-3:30pm if you want to venture down in-person to see the exhibit.  

 If you live out of town or would prefer to enjoy the show from home, we have the entire show online now. CLICK HERE TO FLY AWAY TO PLACES UNKNOWN AND KNOWN :-) 

Craig Gunn, After the Hike, 18" x 24", acrylic on canvas

 


Already a piece has sold from the show, so get in touch for more details on any works you see. We can also send more photos or take you on a virtual tour of the show if you`d prefer to see the works as they would be seen if you were here. Just ask us to help! It`s always best to see art in person but sometimes video can help too as it`s hard to grasp the size of works online sometimes. Shipping is easy to arrange and we also offer curbside pick-up and local delivery to some locations.

This painting by Gordon MacDonald is from 40,000 Feet above Manitoba.


The show will online and available in person until April 28th, so don`t delay!

Evgenia Makogon, Hit the Beach, 6" x 24", oil on board

Bailee Higgins, Franey Trail, 16" x 20", acrylic on board