The Canadian Pop Art Paintings of Brandy Saturley
Brandy Saturley is one of the most recognized Canadian Pop Art style painters. Explore her distinctly stylized artwork featuring vivid colours and elements of realism, set against abstract backgrounds. These paintings tell a story, encompassing themes related to Canadian popular culture, symbolism, people and the landscapes of Canada. They are informed by Canada’s iconography, passions, humour, tolerance and kindness. An internationally exhibited Canadian Artist, Brandy Saturley’s ‘POP Canadianisms’ series of paintings have garnered the Victoria, BC born painter notoriety as ‘the Voice of Canadian Pop Art’. Painting for over two decades, and working as a full-time professional artist for 14 years. Welcome to The Art of Brandy Saturley.
“Saturley, is known for her Canadiana-inspired acrylic paintings. Her vibrant Canadian art collection boasts 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.”
Inside ICONICCANUCK studio: Canadian Visual Artist obsessed with the Iconography of Canada, and in turn painting my own.