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Iconic Canadian Pop Art Style Paintings

Brandy Saturley is known for her iconic Canadian pop art style paintings. Contemporary paintings informed by Canada’s iconography, and the travels of this Canadian Artist.  Explore her distinctly stylized contemporary paintings featuring vivid colour palettes and elements of realism, set against modern abstract backgrounds. These paintings tell visual stories; encompassing themes related to Canadian popular culture, symbolism, people, nature and the landscapes of Canada. An internationally exhibited contemporary Canadian Artist, Brandy Saturley’s paintings have garnered the Victoria, BC born painter notoriety as ‘the Voice of Canadian Pop Art’. Here you will find a selection of paintings from more than 400 original artworks. Welcome to The Art of Brandy Saturley.

Archetypal Canadian Art

“Saturley, is known for her Canadiana-inspired acrylic paintings. Her vibrant Canadian art collection boasts archetypal landscapes, Tim Hortons cups and Canadian icons like Gord Downie and a hockey stick-holding Shania Twain. One painting depicts a Mi’kmaq performer and RCMP officer at the Vimy Ridge 100th anniversary; another portrays a Canadian veteran poised above a field of red poppies. One piece portrays a couple standing outside the Montreal Forum, posed in the style of Grant Wood’s 1930 painting American Gothic. In Saturley’s interpretation, the woman wears a hoodie and the man holds a hockey stick in place of a pitchfork. Saturley coined the hashtag #IconicCanuck for her first public gallery exhibition and the name has followed her ever since as her Canadiana alter ego. Part of her fascination with the Canadian identity comes from growing up on Vancouver Island – separated from the rest of the country by ocean and often times, a completely different weather system.” 

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Birth of Hockey Paintings

“Up until this point in my career as a visual artist, the sport of Hockey had yet to appear in my work. The year 2010 was different, on the tail of our Canadian hockey gold at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, hockey fever was stronger than ever and it was hard to ignore the buzz. I could not ignore the energy and enthusiasm of everyone around me and Hockey found its way into my brain and into my paintings.” The first painting in this series, Goalie’s Mask: red, white & Dryden (painting of Ken Dryden’s pretzel mask on the Canadian flag) garnering the artist recognition. Shortlisted for the IOC Olympic Trophy in Sport and Art  in 2014 – the painting ships out to Canadian Olympic Committee headquarters in Toronto, Canada. Following this painting came a series of paintings commenting on Canada and the great game of ice hockey. One painting depicts Lord Stanley’s Cup, with a Lawren Harris-esque feel. Snowy mountains in the background, with hockey players fighting for a puck in the foreground. A goalie sits perched near the brim, with rope dangling down to the ice, the hockey puck attached. The goal tender controlling the play from above. Hockey Gods…

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