Thursday, July 11, 2024

Argyle Fine Art- ART SCAVENGER FUN!

 Let's have some fun to coincide with our latest shows by DUSAN POSTOLOVIC and ZACHARY STEINMAN. 

Here are your ART SCAVENGER HUNT HINTS! 

EMAIL us your ANSWERS to : gallery@argylefa.com 

 Correctly Answer at least 5 of these questions and we'll enter you in our draw to 

WIN a LEGO Mini Figure! 

LAST DATE TO SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS IS FRIDAY, July 19th! 

WINNERS will be announced on Saturday, July 20th!

 

FIND ALL ANSWERS BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE , this blog page and our ARTIST PAGES on the website-  Follow links highlighted in the questions to make it a bit easier too! 

 

Happy ART HUNTING!  While you're there, take a look at lots of other amazing local art online!


 

1.  How many Skull Flags are flying on the coloured pencil drawing of the Black Sea Barracuda Pirate Ship by Dusan Postolovic

2.  What type of popular pasta is referenced in a title of one of Zachary Steinman's LEGO cubes?

3.  What month and year did Argyle Fine Art open it's doors? (answer found on our website)

4. Artist Emily Krueckl is a felt artist. Find a piece by her called MAXWELL and tell us what it is of?

5. Name two Argyle Fine Art artists that we showcase that love to paint BIG SKIES!

6. Artist YOKO WHITE makes art using what technique?

7. What artist's are hosting WORKSHOPS with us this Summer?  (answer found on this blog and our website)

8. Tell us a name of an artist that paints fruit? (there are a few artists that do this..just name one you find on our website?)

9. How many HOUSES do you see in the painting by Patrizia Berdkan called  "Better Days Ahead"? 

10. Argyle Fine Art is hosting a INSTA DOG DAYS OF SUMMER? What date is that happening? (answer on our website) 




 

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Take a Gander with Matthew Mongraw

New art is landing in the gallery all the time! 

This lovely painting of Geese at Sullivan's Pond by Matthew Mongraw flew in last week and we've been loving it's sweet serene energy... but it wasn't all sweet sereneness getting it here! Read below what artist Matthew had to say about his adventures snapping pics of the geese in the name of art!

Matthew Mongraw, Geese at Sullivan's Pond, Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 36"

 "I was inspired to paint these geese one day while walking by Sullivan's Pond. It was late afternoon and I noticed how the sun was glowing through the gees' feathers, so I stopped to take some reference photos. I obviously got carried away following them around onto land and got too close. One of them was fed up and after staring me down for a moment started charging at me. Luckily I was smart enough to leave before getting attacked, but only after I stayed just long enough to get a close up shot of the attempt!"

 

photo set from Matthew of the grumpy geese quickly losing

 Its not always sunshine and roses making art happen! Make sure you thank your local artists for the hard work they put into making your favourite works of art happen!


Saturday, June 29, 2024

Celebrating PRIDE with ART PRINTS in every colour!

 Happy Pride!

We are celebrating with ART ART ART! 

We're so lucky to have so many makers and artists working with us, we truly have something for every one! 

Check this collection of ART PRINTS & Original works on paper in every colour!

(psst... find a link to our entire selection of 
Art Prints & Original works on paper 
at the bottom of this blog)

RED/ORANGE/YELLOW

Greg Fownes, Couch, Digital Art Print, 12"x16"

YO RODEO, SERPENT' S HOLD PLAINS OF IZU, 3D SCREENPRINT, 26 x 20 inches



Daniel MacDonald, Love Stack

Geordan Moore, Rocket Lobster, Screenprint, 12"x24"

Elizabeth Ranger, Frog and Toad, 7" x 10", Watercolour & Gouache on paper


Lil Crump, Secret Obsession - Support Buddies



Janna Wilton, Pop of Strawberry, 9"x12", Art Print

Lil Crump, Secret Obsession - The Kiss

GREEN/BLUE

Deirdre Sokolowka, Pick Flowers Not Fights 5" x 7", print

Pat Shattuck, The Garden Gates, Halifax N.S. Watercolour print, available as 4.5”x5.5” matted print

Janna Wilton, Blomidon Nova Scotia, Watercolour print, 8”x10”

Lizz Miles, Famers Market, Available as an 8.5"x11" Art Print



Angela Doak, Collage Art Print 8.5”x11” and Greeting Card




Star Ships Start Here, Art Print, 8.5”x11”



Martyna Czub, Rainy Day by the Sea, Art Print, 9"x11"

Lizz Miles, Highlands,  Available as an 8.5"x11" & 13"x19" Art Print


PURPLE/PINK

Amy Crosby, A Very Halifax Summer print, 18" x 24"

Matthew Mongraw, Northumberland Strait, Print, 8" x 10"


Lizz Miles, Woodland Mushrooms, Available as an 8.5"x11" Art Print

Ed Beals, Artist Print



Follow this LINK to see our entire selection of Art Prints & Original works on paper!











Friday, June 28, 2024

We've been caught RED handed... with amazing local art!

Our gallery is FULL of incredible works of art. 

We're so lucky in Nova Scotia to have so many talented artists to work with! 

Scroll below to check out this RED HOT selection of artwork from various artists all with... 

You guessed it! 

The colour RED! 


ANNIE MURRAY 


Annie Murray, To Find Grace, Oil on Canvas, 20"x20"

Annie Murray, The Rich Reds of the Pomegranate, 6" x 6", Oil on Board,

Annie Murray, Forest Dweller, Oil on Canvas, 10"x10"


ELIZABETH RANGER

Elizabeth Ranger, Strawberry Girl, 8" x 10", Watercolour on Paper

Elizabeth Ranger, Fox, 7" x 10", Watercolour & Gouache on paper


CATHERINE BAGNELL STYLES

Catherine Bagnell Styles, Spring Poppies, 10"x10", Oil on Canvas

Catherine Bagnell Styles, The Barrens, Oil on Board, 14"x18"


MARK BRENNAN

Mark Brennan, Grey Dawn April, 7"x9", Oil on Board

Mark Brennan, October Dawn, Tobeatic Wilderness, NS, Oil on Panel 6"x6"


AMY ORDOVEZA

Amy Ordoveza, Running Fox, 8" diameter, charcoal/pastel on paper


Amy Ordoveza, Paper Swallows 1, Pencil & Charcoal on Paper, 9" x 12"


ANDREW MACDONALD

Andrew MacDonald, House +Truck, Acrylic on board, 18" x 24"

LEAH MARK

Leah Mark, Burger!, 7.5" x 9", fabric collage


RAQUEL ROTH

Raquel Roth, Poppies at Play, 16”x16” acrylic on canvas


GEORGE SPENCER

George Spencer, Sundae No 2, 6" x 8", Oil on Board

George Spencer, Peppers Study, 4"x5", Oil on Board


HELEN SHIDELER

Helen Shideler, Special Occasion I, 4"x5" Acrylic on Board

Helen Shideler, Special Occasion II, 4"x5" Acrylic on Board


HEIDI HOLLOWAY

Heidi Holloway, Northern Cardinal Flight (Cardinalis Cardinalis), Acrylic on Canvas, 12"x16"


Heidi Holloway, At Your Beak And Call, Acrylic on Board,  20"x16"



INAE KIM

Inae Kim, “ The Corner of Cogswell St. and Maynard St.” Acrylic on 18”x24” canvas


YOKO WHITE

Yoko White, Embroidery, 4”x5”

Yoko White, Scottish Fold and Apple, Embroidery, 5.5" Round

Yoko White, Royal Arms of Scotland, 7" x 6", hand embroidered cotton on canvas


We have so many more works to see! Follow this link HERE to peruse all our online albums!

Thursday, June 27, 2024

The hills are alive with... LOCAL ART

We are absolutely loving this time of year when everything is lush and green! 

There is something so special about the colour green... did you know its considered the colour of love and associated with the Goddess Venus?

We just can't help falling in love with these amazing works all featuring the colour GREEN! 


PATRIZIA BERDKAN


 JACK ROSS

Jack Ross, At the Park, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 6"x12"


Jack Ross, View from the Commons, Acrylic on Board, 10" x 10"


CHANTEL ELYSIA

Chantel Elysia, Symphony of Light, Acrylic on Canvas, 8"x10"

Chantel Elysia, Symphony of Light, Acrylic on Canvas, 8"x10"


MARK BRENNAN


Mark Brennan, The Big Woods, Whitesand Lake, Tobeatic 7"x9" Oil on Board

Mark Brennan, October Patterns, 7"x9", Oil on Board

Mark Brennan, Summer Lake, Perch Lake, Upper Stewiacke River, Nova Scotia, 14" x 18", oil on panel


ADELE WEBSTER


ED MACDORMAND

Ed MacDormand, Cod, 4"x5", Acrylic on Board

Ed MacDormand, Pollock, 4"x5", Acrylic on Board


NICK BRUNT


Nick Brunt, Home Heating, 20"x24", Acrylic on Board

Nick Brunt, Evening With The Crystal #1, 4"x5", Acrylic on Canvas

Nick Brunt, An Incomplete Morning, 16"x20", Acrylic on Board


GORDON MACDONALD


Gordon MacDonald, An Arrangement of Greens, Oil on Copper,18"x 20"

Gordon MacDonald, Back to the Span, Oil on Board, 12"x12"


ALEXANDER KOLTAKOV


Alexander Koltakov, Autumnal Park #1, 24" x 30", acyrlic on canvas

Alexander Koltakov, Autumnal Park #2, 24" x 30", oil on canvas

Alexander Koltakov, Shady Street, Bedford, 14" x 14", acrylic on canvas


DANNY ABRIEL


Danny Abriel, Cheticamp Gypsum Mine, 30"x40", Acrylic on Canvas


GEORDAN MOORE


Geordan Moore, Jumping Fox, Silkscreen Art Print, 8"x10"

Geordan Moore, BFWR, Monoprint, 8" Round

MARY GAROUTTE


Mary Garoutte, Night Garden, 12" x 12", oil on panel

Mary Garoutte, Night Garden, 12" x 12", oil on panel


MICHELLE ST-ONGE

 

Michelle SaintOnge, Temporary Housing, 12" x 16", watercolour on paper mounted on board


Michelle SaintOnge, Downtown Wolfville, 18" x 18", screenprint, hand colored on stretched fabric