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"