Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Basil Doucette

The ever charming Basil Doucette was by the gallery the other day, once again with his suitcase filled with new carvings to share with the world. Here's one of my favorite new pieces : a very expressive owl, perched high on a branch. 

"Owl on Branch" by Basil Doucette $65

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Rainbows Everywhere!

The pride parade has just ended, and now happy people are spilling out onto the streets on the hunt for ice cream and cold beverages. What a great reminder today has been, of how important it is to express your true self openly. Congratulations to all the participants (especially to the LGBT community) for putting on a great show!  

Friday, July 27, 2012


Tomorrow, downtown Halifax will play host to one of our very favorite events, 
Last year was our first taste of having a front row seat since moving onto Barrington, and boy - What an eyefull! We hope that every last one of you  will make your way out to the streets to cheer on this beautiful event.

If you're handy to Barrington Street, pop into the gallery and say hello!! We have a terrific array of artists on feature, including Becky Thompson's Boats (as seen below)
 and Steve Richards jaw dropping nudes. 
 Our window flag:  :)
 Becky Thompson's boats: PARADE!!

 Becky Thompson, Large Boat. "Love"

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Twila Robar-DeCoste

Artist Twila Robar-DeCoste will soon have two beautiful new pieces for us to admire, but until then, have a look at these watercolours still available at the gallery. Magnificent! 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

And then there was one.

If you ask me, THIS is the piece de resistance from Mary Garoutte's solo show "Backyards and Alleyways." It also happens to be the very last oil painting that remains from the exhibition...  It's such an evocative painting, with beautifully dramatic lights and darks. It's in our front window today, eliciting oooooh's and aaaaaaaah's from passersby.

"Sunset on MacKay Bridge" Oil on Board, 30" x 36"

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Gregg Tracey

Gregg Tracey is a man who turns all of his life's projects into incredible creative endeavors. He does it all, and works hard at perfecting each of his fine crafts. Here at the gallery you'll find his gorgeous indigo woodcut prints, but if you know Gregg, then you know that he also crafts remarkable guitars, ukuleles, is a dedicated farmer, and a talented painter.

Have a look at a few of the (hard to photograph) limited edition woodcuts we 
have here at Argyle Fine Art:     

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Little Mort.

So we're a week into our latest exhibitions by Melissa Townsend and Mary Garoutte, and both have nearly sold out. Mary has but one piece left  (an absolutely magnificent rendering of the the McKay Bridge) and Melissa has but a few lonely birds... One being Mort. Mort the seagull. 
Poor little Mort has to endure the tortures of gallery living until he finds a new home, and I don't think he's impressed. Won't you help him? 


 Mort with a french fry.

Mort with two french fries.

Mort, barely keeping his composure as we tease 
him with moving french fries.

"Mort" 6" x 6" Oil on Board, $375. By Melissa Townsend.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Welcome Home, Vaughn Gray!

We can't tell you how pleased we are to share that the tremendously talented landscape artist Vaughn Gray has reunited with our fair city, and is back to painting painting painting again!! He's been in Yarmouth for a few years, and wasn't in the position where he could paint freely... BUT! Now that he's returned, he has jumped back into the studio with fresh excitement, and we've already received our first collection of new works.

 Here's just a sampling of what's in store:


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tall Ships by Kathy Richards

Today marks the launch of the 2012 Tall Ship Festival here in the city, and we're happy to share these perfectly timed paintings by Kathy Richards. Rendered with incredibly clear bright skies, these pieces are exactly what you'll find on the Halifax waterfront today.  

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

UP. CLOSE. and PERSONAL: Meet the real-life OLIVER the owl and Hope from Hope for Wildlife this Thursday evening!


PLEASE CONTINUE TO BID ON OLIVER by emailing the gallery at gallery@argylefa.com or by calling 902-425-9456. Bidding closes on August 17th

Argyle Fine Art is very excited to announce that an OWL will be visiting our gallery on Thursday, July 19th, from 6-7:30pm with Hope from Hope for Wildlife and artist Melissa Townsend.
This is in celebration of the latest body of work by artist Melissa Townsend of animal portraits inspired by her visit to the Hope for Wildlife rehabilitation centre for injured wildlife. 

The owl, Oliver, that lives at the centre as an educational animal was painted by

That painting is up for silent auction throughout the duration of the show; will all the proceeds to be donated back to Hope for Wildlife.

You can see the entire show at www.argylefineart.com  

We look forward to seeing you at the gallery this THURSDAY, July 19th, 6-7:30pm

Thursday, July 12, 2012


You'll notice that our poor blog has been silent over the past few days... it's because we've been zipping around the gallery, preparing for two amazing new solo shows.  Melissa Townsend and Mary Garoutte. Many of you have been anticipating these shows for some time now, and we're absolutely thrilled to host these two tremendous talents. 

 Murray the Raccoon by Melissa Townsend. 30" x 30" $1400

Sunset on MacKay Bridge by Mary Garoutte 30" x 36" $1600

 Make sure you drop into the gallery tomorrow for these two outstanding shows. 
7-9pm here at Argyle Fine Art.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Bottle Your Friends

Have a look at these nifty necklaces that just arrived yesterday afternoon : Bottled friends by artist Tara Cambpell!!! These little figures would be happy to hang around your neck, and entertain all your admierers. 

Buy your very own friend here at Argyle Fine Art, for only $26.00

Friday, July 6, 2012

New Work: Christine Waugh!!

Christine Waugh was just in yesterday afternoon with these darling brooches - Perfectly irregular handmade ceramic pins with adorable little acorns. Swing by and fetch one 
while they're still in stock! $20 each. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

NEW WORK: Valerie Fulford

Adrianna and I are delighted to announce yet another addition to our roster of artists, Valerie Fulford. She's an exceptionally talented individual, who works mainly in oil pastel to create expertly rendered landscapes. Valerie Studied in London England at Hornsey College of Art, and now lives in beautiful Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, where she continues her full time art practice. 

Have a look at a few of the works currently at the gallery!