Thursday, December 7, 2023

Stick 'Em Up ... and Keep 'Em Up!

We have extended our STICK'EM UP Sticker showcase until DECEMBER 16TH!

Jennifer Sinclair "David" Sticker

We just love this group show so much that we couldn't bear to take it down yet... so visit us anytime before December 16th to see this full show of OVER 120 stickers, support AMAZING local artist and maybe find some INCREDIBLE stocking stuffers for your favourite sticker lovers!

Kassandra Lois "Boogie Nights" Sticker

There is something for EVERYONE in this great collection of ARTIST MADE STICKERS

Stickers for sparkle lovers...

Allieanna Ballagh "Spider Eye" Sticker, Dierde Sokolowska "Heads Will Roll" Sticker,
Katie Gorrie "Lipsmackers" Sticker, Emily Red "Devil Girl Heart" Sticker

Stickers with a bit of edge...

Evan Purney "Orange Cockroach" Sticker, Kelsey Borden "Punk Mouse" Sticker,
Noah Check "Fred's Collection" Sticker, Jamie Murdoch "Puppy Zag" Sticker

Special holiday stickers...

Oreon Yepes "Woody the Tree" Sticker, Haysley Kai "Silent Night Snow Globe" Sticker,
Cait Northey "Baba Yaga" Sticker

And stickers that are just plain FUN!
Medusa Metric " Abducted at Peggy's Cove" Sticker, Rose Kendall "Frog in Mulled Wine" Sticker,
Beatrix Van Leeuwan "Vampire" Sticker, Oreon Yepes "Barbie Garfield" Sticker
Kassandra Lois "Butterfly"Sticker, Kea Wassouf "Sea in the Sky Humpback Whale" Sticker

This is just a few of the OVER 120 stickers from the show! Click HERE to see the full selection!

Thursday, November 30, 2023

For the love of nostalgia... and ART!

 Did you grow up playing video games? 

Or spend hours watching your kids obsess over beating that crazy level?? 

Then you're going to really feel the magic behind Dusan Postolovic's latest piece!

Dusan Postolovic, Zelda, Ocarina of Time, Coloured Pencil 19"x24" 

Dusan Postolovic's long time love for video games has inspired his most recent AMAZING piece, "Zelda Ocarina of Time"! (19"x25" and framed!)
Partially completed.

This coloured pencil DRAWING is a tribute to the long adored video game The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary this past month. 

Dusan's process work, testing colours

Dusan captures not only the nostalgia of the game itself but also a real sense of deep love in the incredible detail of the worn out packaging. It's hard to believe this is all hand drawn!

The initial stages, starting the boxes edge.

This has been just one of a few nostalgic toy inspired works recently brought to us by Dusan. Earlier this year he shared with us some amazing and LARGE coloured pencil drawings of "Starscream the Usurper" and "Grimlock, Leader of the Dinobots" (both 24"x36"!!) which SOLD almost as quickly as they arrived! 

A close of up "Starscream the Usurper" SOLD

If you're a Zelda lover, a fan of nostalgia, a gamer, or love a gamer then this isn't one to sleep on folks!

 And if this is the sort of art that makes your heart sing we suggest you keep an eye out for more works from Dusan Postolovic... we expect amazing things to come! 

A detail shot of with artist's hand.

(psst... click HERE to see what other incredible coloured pencil drawings we have by Dusan!)

Wednesday, November 22, 2023


 The season of giving has begun Argyle Fine Art and we are DECKED out in holiday goodies for you!

Mini tree in the gallery decorated with Party Mountain Paper Co. animal hair clips, hand felted critters by Tacha Reed and assorted holiday themed goodies 

There are many wonderful NEW things to enjoy in the gallery including a great selection of handmade ornaments and cards perfect for anyone on your gifting list this year!

Looking for something for your loved one with a green thumb? How about this lovely holiday card by Seeds The Day? This card is not only filled with holiday JOY but it also comes with seeds to plant! 

Need something special for your favourite pop culture fanatic? How about these AMAZING ceramic ornaments...

Party Mountain Paper Co.

Party Mountain Paper Co.

Party Mountain Paper Co.

OR cards by Party Mountain Paper CO.!

Party Mountain Paper Co.

Party Mountain Paper Co. 

With many MORE awesome styles to choose from!

Looking for the perfect little giftie for your proud East Coaster? Share a little lobster love with JAMPY's Lobster claw ornaments

or one of Deb Bromley's handmade surfing moose!

We're always unpacking more and more goodies for you at the gallery! These Mr. Bean turkey head ornaments just arrived from Salt and Paper and they just might be just right for the perfect Christmas giggle!

Ceramic ornament by Salt and Paper 

If you visit between now and Dec 3rd you'll catch our amazing artist made STICK'EM UP STICKER showcase in full swing!
Buy 3 Stickers from the sticker show and get a chance to pull 1 FREE sticker from our surprise bag for our BLACK FRIDAY DEAL!

AND of course we are chock full of amazing other gorgeous works of art, the options around the gallery are endless! 
Visit us online and in person and get into the HOLIDAY SPIRIT!

Friday, November 17, 2023


 Hey folks!  We are super excited to be hosting the SECOND ANNUAL STICK 'EM UP show! 

You'll find 130ish stickers made special for the show, by local and Canadian artists. Each vinyl sticker is waterproof too! They make great gift ideas for anyone on your list. Pop them in a card or a stocking or just treat deserve it!



ORDER VIA THE INTERNET if you'd prefer, USING THE NUMBER NEAR EACH STICKER- just email or phone us with your selections!  Easy Peasy Shopping that Supports LOCAL!

Thursday, November 9, 2023


One of our featured artists for Nocturne this year was Patrizia Berdkan. 

Strange New Worlds, Acrylic on Board, 36"x36"

Patrizia is an artist we met through last years Pre-Shrunk group show, since then we have watched her work develop from the small 5"x7" PreShrunk show requirements to the amazing collection she brought us for Nocturne this year. 

Invasion, Acrylic on Board, 30"x48"

Patrizia's show HOME SWEET HOUSE (still up until early next week and available online HERE anytime!!) boasts an awesome assembly of both large scale works and a collection of 12"x12" squares. With all the pieces following the theme of housing, each painting tells an unexpected story of "home" through its bright and lively colour palette, objects in a state of motion and playful, whimsical titles. Patrizia also took fun to the next level with many of these works by including GLOW IN THE DARK paint! 

Break All The Rules, Acrylic and Acrylic Polymer on Board, 12"x12"

Break All The Rules, it glows in the dark! 

Sprinkled throughout the smaller works you'll find sections like special confetti lighting up these works even in the dark!

Patrizia Berdkan, at home in her studio.

Patrizia's has always been a creative person, often turning to pen and paper as a child to stay entertained. Her love for painting houses began in her youth where she would "draw them over and over again, almost obsessively" while spending Saturday afternoons tuning in to Bob Ross and getting lost in the magic of him creating his own imagined worlds. Ultimately this magic would inform the love and connection Patrizia has for the image of home and how her artistic practice would form.

Patrizia's home studio

It might surprise you to hear Patrizia's approach for these extremely structured paintings is one of complete freedom and emphasis on letting the work create itself.
"I rarely start a piece with a real concrete plan in mind and I like to see where the shapes of what I’m creating take me. I put on my headphones, put on some music, pick a color of paint that speaks to me"

A collection of Patrizia's paints

The inspiration for Patrizia's art stems from both pop-culture and vintage aesthetics, where she enjoys taking the "sharp minimalism of the fifties and sixties and mixing it with the brightness and optimism of the colors of the eighties and early nineties" To Patrizia this duality is rooted in nostalgia and the connection to her experience as a child and the influence of her parents generation before her. 

Picture This If You Will, Acrylic on Board, 36"x36"

HOME SWEET HOUSE may be at the end of it's gallery debut BUT fear not if you were not able to catch the full show! Many of the works will remain up and around the gallery (and available online HERE), as well as a few select pieces heading off to The Oxford Taproom in the weeks to come... grab a coffee or a drink at the Oxford and keep your eyes peeled for Patrizia's work!


Thursday, October 26, 2023



It's that time of year again...

It's Pre-Shrunk Voucher time again already!
PRE-SHRUNK 2024 will mark the 20th year for this small but mighty show
If you've ever wanted to own an original work of art at an affordable price, and be part of the pre -Pre-Shrunk show, this FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th, NOON 'til SOLD OUT,  is the day to drop by in person , phone or email your request to purchase one of our limited 40 Pre-Shrunk 2024 vouchers!

Read the details below and join in the fun!


Pre-Shrunk is an annual juried show of small works that measure 4" x 5" in varying mediums by artists from all over that happens on Friday, January 26th, 2024  Each work sells for $175 and last year we had over 300 works to choose from.  

But we pre-sell 40 vouchers at a special price of $150 in October and the number assigned to your voucher (in order of when we receive your visit, call or email) also puts you ahead of the line as well as gives you first looks and first choices the night of the show! You also get to attend our very special VIP reception before the show opens to the public to make your selections. So much fun! If you can't be here the night of, we can act as your proxy or you can send another person in your absence. These make wonderful "experience" gifts as well for anyone on your list who loves art! 
ONLY 40 vouchers are sold each year, and need to be paid for in-full at time of purchase. The price is the same as it's been forever- $150 + tax and can not be used in combination of any other offer, sale or paid for with gift certificates etc. NO HOLDS as these vouchers are in demand! CALL 902-425-9456 OR 902-233-0784

If you don't get an answer right away, leave a voice message  with your contact info and time of the call or email us ASAP  and we'll put your name on the list as we receive it and get right back to you for payment and contact info! Whether you are #1 or #40..there are so many works to choose from, no one is every disappointed and you'll already be ahead of the crowd. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2023


 It's almost time for spooky haunting times! We love Halloween at Argyle Fine Art. Check out our window display later this week!

We love to get folks having fun with art too, so Emily Krueckl who is the Gallery Manager did an extra special drawing for you all to COLOUR for the occasion!  


SHARE YOUR COMPLETED colouring sheets with us via email ( or bring in the completed masterpieces and we'll feature them online or in our gallery windows and enter you to win a ghoulishly artsy prize! GREAT FOR ALL AGES! deadline is October 31st.

To DOWNLOAD the PDF below, simply CLICK HERE and print on your favourite paper! 

We've got lots of other fun things for you to pick up for yourself or treat-or-treaters such as STICKERS! Here's just a few to tempt you...(ps...we are having a STICKER ART SHOW, opening November 17th...don't miss that too!) 

         Why not grab a GREEB!? NEW batch just arrived. Check them all out HERE!

Of course there's always new artworks arriving and many have a moody creepiness to this foggy night painting by Jack Ross or the larger Moon painitng by Erin Hollingshead. (dad joke insert: I used to be a werewold, but I'll right nooooooooooooooow...(howling)


                 Pop by and see the latest arrivals!

Thursday, October 19, 2023

About Last Saturday....

 Last Saturday night was AWESOME per usual because so many of you made the journey to the gallery to check out the latest new shows by artist's Nick Brunt and Patrizia Berdkan during NOCTURNE! Your support is so important to us and our artists, but especially on nights like this!  So much work goes into planning, creating and executing such an evening of art throughout the city. We're still tired from it all, but a good tired! :-) 

Upstairs Gallery with Patrizia Berdkan's latest exhibit "Home Sweet House"  SEE THE FULL SHOW ONLINE HERE

The beginning of the evening...the crowds begin. So exciting!

Lower Gallery with artwork by Nick Brunt in his show "Just Beyond the Porch Light"



It's easy to purchase a piece or a print! Payment plans are available and no interest!

 We ship worldwide too!

One thing we always like to remind folks that you can visit the gallery anytime for FREE! Treat yourself and friends to an art break over your lunch-break or on the weekend. We have so many other great shows coming up and holiday seasonal showcases too! 


One great show coming up is the STICK 'EM UP SHOW....hundreds of stickers designed by local and Canadian artists! Perfect for gift- giving for the holiday season approaching too!  

In December we'll be showcasing new works by gallery artists each week, beginning with a meet and greet with artist Jack Ross on Friday, December 1st, 6pm-8pm. Below is just one of the paintings that will be included in that showcase! So wonderful!

Oh, and if you are an artist, you can even submit art for our small works show that begins in January called PRE-SHRUNK.  Check out the SUBMISSION PAGE HERE.

Friday, October 13, 2023


 Hey everyone! NOCTURNE TIME IS HERE!   YAY!

DROP BY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th between 11am-11pm to enjoy TWO NEW SHOWS and lots of other amazing new art by local talent! Gosh we're lucky!



HOME SWEET HOUSE by Patrizia Berdkan 

will blow you away with colour that POPS and GLOWS in the dark!  



Just Beyond the Porch Light by Nick Brunt 

will immerse you into the wilderness with campy vibes! 




Tuesday, September 26, 2023


Now playing (ON DISPLAY) at a theatre (OXFORD TAPROOM, HALIFAX NS) near you!

Check out our COMING ATTRACTIONS: Movie Poster show up NOW until Oct 9 at the Oxford  Taproom on Quinpool Road, Halifax Nova Scotia!  While you're there enjoy some $2 popcorn, all proceeds go towards Hospice Halifax. 

This group show is chock full of awesome artist made movie posters! Our artists are from all over Nova Scotia and have proudly brought their best movie concepts to you through their fun, creative poster designs. 

We had a BLAST this weekend at the show opening! Thank you to every one who came by to see the show, enjoyed the popcorn and offered their support to local artists and local businesses.

Movie lovers and artists enjoying the poster show

All posters are $35 and available for purchase at the Oxford Taproom as well as our gallery located at 1559 Barrington St, Halifax, NS. Shipping is also available at cost of shipping.

Scroll to the bottom of the post for a link to the entire show.

We have a poster for every type of movie lover! 
Romantic fanatic? Have a soft spot for Dartmouth? Look no further than 

Daniel MacDonald's "Love Stacks" 

or "Will you Ferry Me?" 

Or maybe you're ready for the spooky season... Get spooked with 

Alice Woodbury's "Light House of  Horrors"

or Peter Lockerbie's "The Haunted Tooth"

Live to get lost in deep space? Like aliens more than people? 

Try Rowan Theakson's "Invaders!"

Or maybe you're after some family-friendly animal films like 

Lil Crump's "Catzilla" 

Or the old-school classic 

"M.U.T.T. The Rescue" by Stephanie Gustys

We were lucky enough to get photos with some of the actors from "M.U.T.T. The Rescue" at our show opening this past Sunday! Keep your eyes peeled around Hali-wood for these movie STARS!

The very handsome Tako posed with director's clapboard and the Oxford Taproom's delicious popcorn 
A well dressed Hunter posed with Momager and artist Stephanie Gustys at the show opening. 

There are so many more awesome movie posters in the show to see, don't forget to stop by in person at The Oxford Taproom or at our gallery anytime NOW until Oct 9 to catch them all or