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