Wednesday, February 29, 2012

THIS JUST IN: Stuart Melanson

Amazing. Just amazing.
Stuart was one of our participants in this year's Pre-Shrunk group show, and we now have a small collection of larger works from the artist. Incredibly enough,
Stuart is self taught, and uses acrylics to paint these fine examples of realism.
They'll be in our front window if you happen to be downtown Halifax.. COME SEE!!  

Friday, February 24, 2012


Have a look at these beauties by Nick Brunt! 

 The Fox 
Mixed Media on Board
16" x 20" 

The Zombie
Mixed Media on Board
18" x 24" 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Andrew MacDonald: Works On Display In Our Front Window

We do not overlook you folks who don't always have the opportunity to take a stroll into the gallery, but do make a point of walking (or driving) by our front windows to sample what's on display. 
At any time of day, be it 9:00 am, 2:00 pm, or 1:00 am, our windows are always 
shining with a selection of our our favorite local artists. 

And you guessed it...We now have Andrew MacDonald on proud display!!
Andrew's repeating boyhood symbols are coated in resin, giving them a super high gloss finish. They're also painted on distressed, re-purposed wooden panels, which adds to their wonderful nostalgic appeal. 
 Pleeease make a point to view these in person, because they're IMPOSSIBLE to photograph.
(sorry Andrew. I tried...) You'll all just have to take a stroll by our front windows and see for yourselves.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Jennifer Harrison - ON SHOW NOW!

One of our most recent additions to our roster of exhibiting 
artists is the wonderful Jennifer Harrison. Swing by and have a look at 
her first solo show here in the province, titled Canadian Housecapes.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Love Birds

Have a look at these hand carved love birds by Basil Doucette!!
Ever since groundhogs day, we've noticed that Basil's birds
have become more chirpy in their behaviour.
Not to mention all the bird pairs that are forming as we speak....
Why not take one (or two) home and allow them beckon the springtime into your homes and hearts? 

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Gathering of Artists

To the artists who joined us on Wednesday 
evening, for a brief chat and social on the 
challenges of working on the pre-shrunk 4" x 5" scale.

Look! It's ED BEALS!!

Twas a wonderful evening, and may be the first of other 
such artist events in the future. A special thanks to those who 
drove in from afar - we hope the candy guided you home safely... 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


With the addition of 5 miniature paintings by Jennifer Harrison to our Pre-Shrunk show, there is yet another reason for you to take a trip into the gallery this week. Jennifer (who is a newcomer to the province) has quickly captured our attention, with works that are painted with looseness and charm. Make sure you keep watch for information regarding her first solo show in Halifax, on February 18th  here at Argyle Fine Art.
(That's only two Saturday's away folks!!)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Argyle Adoption Agency

All our animals are available for adoption, starting today. They have been fully vetted and have had their needle felting from Angela Penton. Please take the time to consider taking one of these 
loving fur balls home with you *coughjennymark*

Never again will we underestimate the work involved with pet photography!! These critters could barely hold still long enough for us to take their picture...
Next time, we'll try using the video camera ;)        

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Something has changed through the gallery over the last week... 
It's seems that our gallery creatures are getting more and more snuggly by the hour, 
and artworks expressing romantic feelings seem to be 
popping up here and there.  

Ed Beals "The Atomic Oracle" Assembled Found Objects
Soraya Etemad, Scrabble Pins

Basil Doucette, Folk Art Birds

Joanna Close, Valentine Postcards

Mary Garoutte, Bottlecap Brooch

(right) Pamela Marie Pierce "Valentine" (left) Ed Beals

 It must be getting close to Valentine's day! 
Lucky for us, there is a lot to choose from at Argyle Fine Art.

This makes a great personalized valentine that fits perfectly in a 5" x 7" frame.

For more information on gifts for your valentine, or on our custom art card service, 
contact us at 902.425.9456 or