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!