Friday, July 6th, 2012
Making a note to mention a few highlights of our summer show in August.New gallery artist Susan Jillette will be exhibiting a selection of delightful whimsical and steampunk paintings. We welcome Susan Jillette to the gallery. Elizabeth Elkin shows a selection of new urban paintings in her characteristic warm expressive palette – scenes of Provence, New York, San Francisco, Skyscrapes of Urban settings in abstracted form,detailed works of Bruges, and old world scenes. All this and more coming in August!
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
The Puddle, Oil painting by Julie Himel
Inspiration, oil by Julie Himel
The Sitting, Oil by Julie Himel
The Letter revisited by Julie Himel
Taking Shape, The Potter by Julie Himel
Tulip Garden, Acrylic by Susan Jillette, SCA
Rose Garden, Acrylic painting by Susan Jillette
C’est La Vie by Susan Jillette
Longing by Susan Jillette
Artemisia by Susan Jillette
Paper Birds by Susan Jillette
Zenobia by Susan Jillette
Tendresse, Acrylic by Marianna Mikhaylyan
Voyage d’amour by Marianna Mikhaylyan
Falling Snow by Terry Ananny
Under the Street Lights by Terry Ananny
Boiling the Sap by Terry Ananny
Skaters in Motion by Terry Ananny
Hockey Rink by Terry Ananny
Curling on the Rideau River by Terry Ananny
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Matters of the Heart opens at Tay Gallery Kanata February 1 , featuring Julie Himel, Susan Jillette, Marianna Mikhaylyan and Terry Ananny. Four artists with a focus on the human figure with very distinct styles and interpretations .
We introduce Julie Himel to the gallery this month as spotlight artist from Toronto.
Julie Himel is a Toronto painter primarily investigating the human condition through quiet moments of inner reflection. Figures are enveloped in personal spaces, absorbed in meditative activities. While the subjects look inward,the paintings question the thoughts in the mind of the subject, the subtext of the scene, the potential of the near future. When the figures are removed from the view, still life and interior paintings result as portraits just the same. Table settings, a chair in a room, or even a bar of soap and toothbrushes resting in a cup at the sink attempt to capture the personalities and relationships of the people dwelling in those spaces. The source of Julie’s imagery is photography, though photorealism is not the goal. Executed in oil paint on canvas or board, and using a modified or personalized impasto technique, brushstrokes remain visible. A painterly rendering of the depth and character that is but a moment caught on film (or digitally) is what is attained. Each brushstroke carries energy, thought and care. Preserving those marks adds layers of emotion to the images. Julie Himel has a Fine Art Diploma from Langara College, a BFA from York University,and a Graduate Diploma from the Toronto School of Art and her work can be found in private collections internationally, and public collections in Canada and the United States.
Returning Montreal artist Susan Jillette , SCA exhibits a selection of her portraits of women with elaborate backgrounds and strong colour palette and expressing a range of human emotions and personalities portrayed in a light vein.
Gallery artists Marianna Mikhaylyan and Terry Ananny are featured artists this month exhibiting a number of new figure paintings . Marianna Mikhaylyan paints in her fluid loose brush style with romance, intrigue and tenderness addressed . Terry Ananny exhibits a number of new works in her highly recognizeable naive style - joyful and colourful paintings of children at play in the Canadian winter.
New pastels by Sharon Fox Cranston and Guy Cranston have arrived and are displayed in the gallery with other work by gallery artists in addition to the feature show exhibit .
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Upcoming show featuring figure works by Julie Himel, Susan Jillette, Marianna Mikhaylyan and Terry Ananny during the months of February and March. Additions to show in Part II – of Matters of the Heart in March.