Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pre-Shrunk's Last Day! Come find an original Treasure for just $175!

Well it's hard to believe, but tomorrow will be the beginning of March already! Fortunately for us here in Atlantic Canada, we've been enjoying a much deserved series of "fake spring" days as of late and with that seeing lots of folks out and about, enjoying the sunshine, blue skies and snow-free sidewalks.

Pre-Shrunk painting by Gordon MacDonald still available!
 It's also the last day to see the Pre-Shrunk show miniature paintings, and although over half of the show sold  (thank you every one!)  there are still many gems remaining that require a first or second glance....and a home with you.

Here are just a few works, to showcase the diversity of this exhibit. But you find the entire show online HERE 

Pull up a chair! Megan LeForte from PEI submitted this work for Pre-Shrunk!

Perfect for any of you that long to walk on the beach again and collect all the glorious shells. This work is by Briana Corr-Scott who will be having a solo show with us in early April.
Hey, no BULL!   This painting would love to head home with you. This charcoal drawing by Abigail Lower is sure to delight!
As we said, this show is a collection of so many different styles, including this mini marionette of LEMMY from Motorhead. Surprisingly, he is still here but wants to hang out with you today! This work is by Darren Moreash.
Here's a work by Kim Eddy whom you'll be hearing about a lot soon from us, as she has a solo show opening THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd!  These works are painted with acrylic but also have many layers of resin that create a three dimensional quality about them in person. A must see!
What an unusual topic for a painting, but that's what we love about the artwork of Mirco Chen. This work is called Gas Lighting.

Crows crows crows!  There were so many crows at our show this year, but all were so wonderful. Here's one by Sharon Cave that looks as if he is prepping for a "selfie".
This Mini sculpture is made from a re-purposed baby shoe and found objects by Kim Danio. Always a delight..and these pretzels are making me thirsty!

Natasha Miller takes us to a quiet scene on a warmer day...with her unique "pizza" derived charcoal paintings. This one is still available!
This beautifully illustrated and painted work by Sarah Christie is still here!  Make it yours!
Anyway, as you can see...the variety and talent is endless. All the works measure 4" x 5" and are just $175 each. Shipping is minimal in cost as the works are small. So take some time to see what's still available and get in touch! These works make great gifts for any occasions...like Easter, graduation and wedding season around the corner!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The newest members of our flock!

Painting a portrait that not only portrays a likeness, but captures the personality of the subject itself, is no easy feat. It's even trickier when the subject is not human. Artist Sharon Cave manages to do both in her bird series' paintings.

Here we'd like to introduce you to some of our new fine feathered friends from her Rooster Series...

Oh Roland, always a little skeptical...

Sharon Cave, Roland, 5"x5", Oil on Board

Peabody has excellent focus which makes him a great listener, unless you're wearing shiny buttons...

Sharon Cave, Peabody, 5"x5", Oil on Board

Cooper is more of the silent type, but is a big softie once you get to know him.

Sharon Cave, Cooper, 5"x5", Oil on Board

You can see the full roost here in person or online HERE.

If you came to our Pre-Shrunk Show you might be familiar with another of Sharon's collections, the crows!

Sharon Cave, Crow 12, 4"x5", Oil on Board

While most have left the nest there are still a few of these inquisitive birds flying around the gallery. Come down and meet them today!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Have you heard about our Art Subscription Service? StART today!


Argyle Fine Art started a unique art subscription service which we lovingly call "Creative Editions" that features limited edition prints, signed and numbered by our gallery artists?!

We wanted to remind you all of this great opportunity to begin collecting art for yourself, your office, your family, special occasion gifts and more!  It's the gift that just keeps giving for as long as you like. Try something new while investing in Nova Scotia artists.


Find out all the details on the service HERE or call us!

***UNTIL END OF MARCH we are offering a 6 month subscription for just $75. ****

Here is  this month's selected art print, based on the original painting by Danny Abriel called "Susie's Lake Unity, 18"x24", Acrylic on Canvas. (the original painting is still available too)

Pick up an Art Subscription today, beginning with this beauty!

 If you end up loving it, you can extend the subscription to a full year at a special rate too. By the way, the regular price for a 6 month subscription is $135 or $175 with shipping.

So why not add a little art to your life!  Your eyes will thank you.

Friday, February 17, 2017

It's a Ticky Tacky World

Continuing our theme of tiny works over the winter months, we are so excited for the opening of Ticky Tacky, featuring miniatures by artist Damien Webb

Join us tomorrow, Saturday February 18th, from 1:30-3:30pm, to see Damien's work and to meet the artist himself! Of course, there will be snacks.

Damien Webb, Up!, Mixed Media

In the meantime we'd like to invite you to have a peak into Damien's magical little world...

Want to tuck away somewhere cozy during these chilly winter days? Welcome to the Chalet...

Damien Webb, Chalet, Mixed Media

Or perhaps you're in a need of a hot cup of coffee to warm you? Step into Joe's Cafe...

Damien Webb, Joe's Cafe, Mixed Media
Or maybe you just need a little retro retreat? Step down into The Basement...

Damien Webb, The Basement, Mixed Media

Stop in tomorrow to meet Damien, see these pieces and many more! See the work online HERE.


Friday, February 10, 2017

A Purrfect Valentine's Day

Do you ever wonder why they put Valentine's Day in the middle of the coldest, greyest, dreariest month of the year? While we're sure there's historical and religious roots for the reason, we like to think it's because by the time February rolls around we could all use a little extra love and kindness.

We're radiating with love down here at the gallery!

To help us celebrate this year we'll have our pals from the Halifax Cat Rescue Society here on Saturday, Feburary 11th from 1-4PM! Pick up a Valentine's Day gift for your favourite furry pal! There will also be games, cookies, draws and prizes, so don't miss out! It'll be fun for the whole family! For more information check out the event page HERE.

Mindy Harris, Frida Calico, 21"x25", Oil and Beach Sand on Canvas

In addition to gifts for your furry friends, what about a giving a furry friend as a gift? Dorothyanne Brown has brought in a new crew of her amazing felted animals. Here's a few furry couples celebrating the season.

Chuckles and Tangerine the Lovebirds

Vera and Stan the Pigs

We also have a lot of great Pre-Shrunks left for you to ogle. What snack would you prefer this Valentine's Day? Cherries or a Cherry Blossom?

George Spencer, Cherries on Cloth, Oil on Board, 4"x5"

Kim Floyd, Cherry Blossom, Acrylic on Board, 4"x5"

Don't forget to pick up a card. We have a great range of quirky cards that are blank inside for you to fill with your deepest sentiments or you silly love poems!

Beard Fetish Card by Allison Taylor

Darth Vader Card by Jodie Hansen

Love T-Rex Button Card by Assembly of Text

However you celebrate, or don't celebrate, Valentine's Day this year we're sending you all our love and good vibes for a positive year ahead!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

As Time Goes By:Shelley Mitchell at the Halifax Central Library

We're very excited to let everyone know that our gallery artist, Shelley Mitchell is the first artist to showcase original works of art at the new SUNROOM location on the 5th floor of the Halifax Central Library. Everyone is invited to attend the opening reception on Wednesday, February 8th, 6pm-8pm.  The works will remain at the library for approximately 2 months, but are available for sale through our gallery should you be interested.

Shelley speaks about these latest works in her own words:

The paintings in this exhibition are my way of capturing the integration of the historic
and contemporary elements of this city through which we move. The buildings we
inhabit and pass by affect who we are and inform what we plan to become. I have
explored certain iconic Halifax structures that have historic and personal value without
too much concern for their accurate placement in time or space. I believe this library is
already becoming a new Halifax archetype and is contributing to the happiness, well
being and community spirit of our city in company with the significant structures
surrounding it.

We're also very excited to share two sneak peeks at work that will be in the show. Enjoy!  We'll have all the images available upon request, once the show officially opens this week. 
"Tree of Knowledge", Oil on Canvas, 48" x 48", Shelley Mitchell
"Building Bridges", Oil on Canvas, 48" x 48", Shelley Mitchell