Thursday, September 21, 2023

Birds of a Feather & Blooms All Together

TONIGHT... join the Gallery Hop and give our window display of Dusan's birds a PEEP! 
We've made a special interactive display so you too can join the flock!

Our window display featuring Dusan's birds, with QR codes so you can learn & listen. 

 Last week before mother nature had chance to flex her muscles we held the opening reception for Dusan Postolovic's "Flock Together" bird centric colour pencil show and Raquel Roth's "Bloom" acrylic painting floral show. 
We were so pleased that so many folks were able to make it out to the opening even while the weather teased us all day with off and on rain! 

Dusan and Raquel discussing their works before the opening.

Dusan's colour pencil flock

Dusan describes his work as a way to "highlight the beauty of nature and wildlife that is all around us". The bird's from his show are collected from neighbourhood encounters while out walking his dog (as well as a few outliers and a sneaky & snoozy raccoon). Dusan hopes that through his detailed colour pencil work he can bring people together both through "a subject matter that everyone can relate to and recognize" and the use of coloured pencils, "as we all have at some point, held a pencil crayon or coloured pencil... and left our mark for someone else to see and enjoy" 

Dusan discussing his work with guests at the opening.

A wall of Raquel's Blooms

Raquel is an acrylic based artist inspired by "bold colours and the beauty of natural elements". She uses colour as "creative inspiration for (her) cheerful, bold and whimsical" artwork. Raquel's Bloom show features an assortment of floral images based off bouquet references submitted from local gardens and wedding receptions. Raquel's love for colour and nature informs her inclination towards floral work, where she is able to not only explore the many variations of colour relationships within the floral bouquets but also evoke an emotional response in her audience that is akin to her own joy and love for painting. "It definitely motivates me to keep creating art so that I can share those moments again and again, one painting at a time”. 

Raquel speaking with guests at the art opening. 

Friday, September 15, 2023

Flock Together with Dusan Postolovic!

 Dusan's show is all up and ready for you! SEE THE FULL SHOW ONLINE NOW

Come on by anytime between now and October 7th to join the flock! 

These gorgeous colour pencil works feature many different birds, both local and from far away, all perched on their very own colour pencil! 

See also with this show Dusan's older work including this gorgeously detailed owl and a very sweet sleeping racoon! 

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Blooming Blooms with Raquel Roth


Raquel Roth's show is in full bloom! FULL SHOW ONLINE NOW!

Left: "Hope in Bloom" 20" x 16", Acrylic on Canvas
Right: "Endless Blooms" 24" x 24", Acrylic on Canvas

Come by the gallery now until October 7 to catch a glimpse of all of Raquel's amazing paintings.


Top: "My Favourite Blooms" 12" x 12", Acrylic on Canvas
Bottom: "Rhapsody in Bloom" 14" x 14", Acrylic on Canvas

These works feature bouquets collected from near and far including wedding bouquets, local gardens and bundles put together by Halifax's very own Props Floral Design Inc.

Left: "Golden Blooms", 20" x 20",  Acrylic on Canvas
Middle: "Summer's Blooms", 16" x 12", Acrylic on Canvas
Right: "Just Keep On Blooming", 20" x 24", Acrylic on Canvas
On the table - Bouquet from Props Floral Design Inc.
Back: "Back to the Fuchsia", 8"x8", Acrylic on Canvas
Middle: "Spring Thoughts", 6"x6", Acrylic on Canvas
Front: "Polka Dot Summer", 5"x5", Acrylic on Canvas

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Back-to-School in Style!


Get your books together, it's the best time of the year! Back to school time is here already, and we are getting excited...The summer flew by but now it is time for the leaves to fall, cozy drinks, and decorating your new spaces, your school supplies, and your empty desks!

We have a lot of brand new work in the gallery, this is a great time to stop in and see what kind art speaks to you. 

Feeling studious? Grab a hand-painted book, pin, sticker, or card... We have so many items big & small to fit your studious vibes this school season.

Wooden Folk Art Owl by Basil Doucette, Textile Owl mounted on book by Sharon Cave,  Story Books Acrylic on wood panel by Kristina Galic, pins, cards, bookmarks and stickers by various artists.

Need a break from all the back to school hard work? Grab a drink (poster or painting), cuddle up with a hot drink in one of our gorgeous ceramic mugs, and snuggle in with a "Couch Potatoe" or a "Greeb" the plushy screen printed and hand sewn art friend! 
We also have fun stickers, buttons and creative goodies for you to relax, enjoy and recuperate your mind from all that pesky school work! 

"Nova Scotia Beer" print by Janna Wilton,"Pora Podwieczorku" print by Deirdre Sokolowska, "Couch Potatoes" by Gail Herner, "Cold Beer" acrylic on canvas by Rachel Ogden, Small "Greeb" by Troy Benoit, and ceramics, stickers and pins by various artists. 

This month is also full of many exciting art shows. Stop by between September 14th and October 7th to catch Duchan Postolovic's "Flock Together", a masterpiece collection of vibrant pencil crayon birds and Raquel Roth's "Bloom" a compilation of gorgeous patterns and floral arrangements. Both shows will have an opening on September 13th, come enjoy an evening of art, snacks and conversation with the artists themselves while you peruse their amazing art!

At the Oxford Taproom on Quinpool Road you can catch our "Coming Attractions" group show featuring artist created movie posters from September 17th to October 9th! Stop in on the 17th for the reception and enjoy a hot or cold drink from the Oxford Taproom, the exciting movie posters by our artists and snack on some tasty popcorn!
All proceeds form the popcorn sales go to Hospice Halifax. 

We can't wait to celebrate this new season with you! Let's get together between classes and enjoy some local art!

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

New Gallery Assistant Just Dropped...

     Hello! I'm delighted to introduce myself as Emily Krueckl (she/her), the newly appointed Assistant Gallery Manager at Argyle Fine Art. With a passion for art making, curation and community, I am thrilled to be taking on this position.

    Hailing originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, located on Treaty 6 land, I've since made my home in the vibrant artistic city of Halifax, also known as Kjipuktuk, for the last four years. I’ve been a lover of art since early childhood and have always found a way to get my hands on some kind of craft, paint or mark making tool!

    I initially started my academic career in Vancouver, BC where I lived and studied interior design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for four years. There I was exposed to the world of design, aesthetics and functionality. This foundation gave me the tools to explore and expand my personal artistic practice in unique ways I had never experienced before. My passion for creative expression and a deepening love for visual art pushed me to transfer degrees and move from Vancouver to Halifax where I proudly completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at NSCAD in 2021.

Self portrait, colour pencil 2023

    Nowadays my art practice consists largely of hand felting, painting and drawing. I am a sucker for portraiture, the expression of mundanity of life and finding different ways to abstract my ideas through my art!
Dubbed the “eyeball girl” in some of my social circles you’ll often find me talking about, sharing or selling my hand felted eyeballs at the occasional market.

Hand felted eyeballs

South End Vintage Market, 2023

    As Assistant Gallery Manager at Argyle Fine Art, I am excited to join and contribute to the arts community and connect with fellow artists and art lovers. Come down to the gallery to say hello, or add me on my personal or artpage instagrams, @emnetsia &, and send me a message!
I can't wait to get to know you!

Thursday, August 17, 2023


 Tonight we celebrate Gordon MacDonald, his exquisite art and 20 years of working together at Argyle Fine Art. If you are available to drop by this evening, please pop by and say hello to him and the latest 21 works by this "skymaster". We will have some special treats to mark the occasion. Everyone is invited to attend. If you can't pop by this evening, Gordon is planning on being here on Saturday afternoon for a bit too.



Not only is Gord an amazing artist but one of the best friends any one can have. We are so grateful to know him and hard to believe that so much time has passed so quickly. We've really been through it all..the good times, the bad times and everything in between. We look forward to many many more years together!

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Day to Night: Summertime Bucket List!


Alexander Koltakov, Morning Chores, Acrylic on Canvas, 18"x24"

Summertime is flying by, but there is still a little time left to cross a few goals off that summer bucket list! Let's spend a summer day and night together and see what we can do! Why not get all the chores over with in the morning so we can spend the rest of the day having fun...The beautiful painting pictured above is "Morning Chores" by Alexander Koltakov, the perfect place to start a summer day!

George Spencer, Two Peaches, Oil on Panel, 6"x6"

We can't start on the bucket list until we have some energy! What could be a more refreshing summer snack than a peach? Two peaches! Take a peak at the above painting, "Two Peaches" by George Spencer. Both nutritious and delicious, now we have energy to go for a walk in the woods and cross that off the list! The painting below by Mark Brennan, "Horse Tails Over Sporting Lake Stream", captures such a magnificent moment in the woods!

Mark Brennan, Horse Tails Over Sporting Lake Stream, Acrylic on Canvas, 30"x40"

Next on the bucket list: grab a paddle and take to the water! Isn't the painting below so sweet? This is "Stand Up Paddlers" by Deb Bromley! Such a fun summer scene...

Deb Bromley, Stand Up Paddlers, Acrylic on Board, 4"x5"

Maybe your bucket list includes just feeling the waves and the water! It's amazing how such a simple sensation can bring all the feelings of summer back...Below is a stunning painting capturing such a moment! This is "Thalassophile" by Erin Hollingshead! Did you know that a Thalassophile is someone who loves the sea, and they are intimately linked to the shoreline and coastal air. So cool!

Erin Hollingshead, Thalassophile, Oil on Canvas, 11"x14"

It is so magical to just sit where the waves meet the shore! Maybe this is exactly what is on your bucket list, and if so, take a peak at the painting by Lynn Johnson below, "Front Row Seat 1"!

Lynn Johnson, Front Row Seat 1, Acrylic on Board, 4"x5"

How about inviting some friends along on this summer day? The beach is better with buddies, as you can see in the scene below by Deb Bromley, "Beach Party"! This artwork is the perfect example of fun in the sun...

Deb Bromley, Beach Party, Acrylic on Canvas, 20"x20"

While we are at the beach, we must dive in and see what lives beneath the waves! Isn't the painting below, "The Mother" by Caileigh Lambie, absolutely mesmerizing? Just a glimpse into the wonders under the sea!

Caileigh Lambie, The Mother, Acrylic on Canvas, 16"x40"

Before getting into the evening festivities, let's take a moment to relax! Taking some time to kick back may be exactly what is on many of your bucket lists! The peaceful painting below by Craig Gunn, "Dog Days of August, Lac À la Tortue", captures such a moment of contentment.

Craig Gunn, Dog Days of August, Lac À la Tortue, Oil on Canvas, 16"x20"

What feels more like summer than a bonfire? The crackling flames and the warmth bring you right into those summer nights, and that is exactly what this painting below is called, "Summer Nights" by Matthew Mongraw!

Matthew Mongraw, Summer Nights, Acrylic on Canvas, 18"x24"

The city truly comes alive in the summertime once the sun goes down and the moon comes out! On the bucket list could be going for a walk down the boardwalk to see the lights and hear the sounds! Take a peak at the terrific painting below by Jack Ross, "Festival on the Waterfront"!

Jack Ross, Festival on the Waterfront, Acrylic on Board, 24"x30"

And finally, the night has to end eventually...The last thing to cross off the bucket list is gazing up at the amazing nighttime summer sky! We leave you with the incredible embroidered artwork by Yoko White below, "Peaceful Night"!

Yoko White, Peaceful Night, Embroidery, 8" Round

Thanks for joining us, and enjoy the rest of your summer!
-Argyle Fine Art

Saturday, August 5, 2023

All Weather Friend: Mark Brennan

 Today in Nova Scotia, our morning began with severe thunderstorms and rain again. It was a dark and dreary day...until Mark Brennan appeared with NEW PAINTINGS and brightened up the gallery and our day!

He journeys everywhere and anywhere he can kayak or hike in all types of weather. Here is a great video of him recently exploring and capturing new inspiration for future artworks. Chasing his passion! Turn up the volume a bit and enjoy the gaze from his kayak.

Below are just a few of the beauties that arrived today! But you can see more of his paintings right HERE anytime! Get in touch about pricing! Did you know that we are happy to set-up payment plans? And we ship worldwide.

Mark Brennan, Offshore Islands, Spring, Acrylic on Canvas, 20" x 24"

Mark Brennan, Caribou Wetland, Fundy National Park, New Brunswick, Acrylic on Canvas, 30"x40"

Mark Brennan, Quiet Morning in the Back Country, Acrylic on Canvas, 20"x24"

Mark Brennan, The Tangled Shore of the Liscomb, Acrylic on Canvas, 30"x40"

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Summertime in the Light: 2 New Shows at the Gallery!

Sabine Kearns, So Happy Together, Acrylic on Canvas, 12"x48", $575

Looking for something to make you smile on a Summer day? You have come to the right place! Last week, Thursday July 21st, two all new shows opened up at Argyle Fine Art, and we are so excited to share them with you! If you can't make it to see the shows in person, take a moment to explore the work below and meet the artists!

"Catching Light" - Catherine Bagnell Styles

Catherine Bagnell Styles, Quince & Bottles, Oil on Panel Framed, 8"x10", $585

"Catching Light" is a new show featuring breathtaking still lifes, seascapes and landscapes by Catherine Bagnell Styles! It has been fascinating to see the development of Catherine's work over the years, and "Catching Light" shows the beautiful place Catherine's painting has reached at this moment. Catherine is a Halifax-based artist who loves colour, texture, character, and light in places, people, and her paintings. Her influences include impressionism, fauvism and a number of Canadian artists such as David Lacey, Rod Charlesworth, and Mike Svob.

Catherine Bagnell Styles and a friend at the opening reception!

Catherine paints in an ocean side studio in Ketch Harbour, and en plein air, especially when travelling. Her creative career began in marketing, communications, and advertising, with her focus being on story-telling and engagement. Artistic endeavours have always played an important part in her life!

Catherine Bagnell Styles, Ahhh, Hirtles, Oil on Board, 18"x24", $975

Story-telling has found itself into "Catching Light" especially! Take a peak at the painting below, "Papa's Teapot"...The pewter teapot was Catherine's grandfather's. He lived in a small outport on the southwest coast of Newfoundland, and had a schooner called the Rose and Blanche. The teapot has many dents and scratches and tales to be told, and is rumoured to be from one of his trips to St. Pierre et Miquelon!

Catherine Bagnell Styles, Papa's Teapot, Oil on Board, 12"x12", $625

"My paintings are impressionistic. I try to give enough information to suggest what's happening with the story on the canvas but invite the viewer to fill in the blanks and their own story to my story." - Catherine Bagnell Styles

Catherine Bagnell Styles, If You Can Dream It, Oil on Board, 18"x24", $975

Catherine Bagnell Styles, Smell the Lilacs, Oil on Panel Framed, 10"x10", $500

Catherine Bagnell Styles, Through the Glass, Oil on Board, 12"x16", $700

Catherine Bagnell Styles, Turning Tide, Oil on Board, 18"x24",  $975

See the full show here!

"Feels Like Summer" - Sabine Kearns

"Feels like Summer" is an all new show by Sabine Kearns, and it is even her first solo showcase ever! Please join us in congratulating Sabine on this exciting time! "Feels like Summer" features bright and colourful landscapes that are sure bring the warm feeling of the sunshine into any room. Sabine was born in South Africa, moved to Canada in 1997 with her family, and now calls Nova Scotia her home. She lives in the seaside community of Hunts Point where she works from her home studio and is inspired by the local land!

Sabine Kearns, Among Friends, Acrylic on Canvas, 12"x12", $325

Ever since Sabine was a young child, she enjoyed drawing and making art. Apart from a few workshops, she is a self-taught artist, and enjoys painting in acrylics using bold, vibrant colours and clean lines. "Feels Like Summer" highlights this unique style of Sabine's, especially in the playful flowers dancing together, and beautiful patchwork quilt patterns.

Sabine Kearns at the opening reception!

Sabine loves nature, and one of her favourite pastimes is to find inspiration in beautiful hidden coves and white sand beaches, wildflowers, and old barns or craggy cliffs and sheltered harbours. However, her paintings are a mix of both inspiration from what she sees and her mesmerizing imagination!

Sabine Kearns, Softly Summer, Acrylic on Canvas, 12"x12", $325

"My art is happy art and reflects my peaceful life. It's a privilege to create something that brings joy to others and I hope that through my art I can make someone smile and maybe help make the world a little brighter." - Sabine Kearns

Sabine Kearns, Meet Me at the Beach, Acrylic on Canvas, 36"x36", $1250

Sabine Kearns, Penelope, Acrylic on Canvas, 5"x7", $175

Sabine Kearns, Stay a While, Acrylic on Canvas, 20"x40", $985

Sabine Kearns, Summer Dance, Acrylic on Canvas, 24"x24", $575

See the full show here!

Thank you for joining us for these two new shows that capture the heart of Summer! If you can make it to the gallery to see these in person, we would love to see you! The shows will be up until August 12th!