10 favourite paintings from the past 5 years.

I love painting. I have loved painting every since I was properly introduced to the medium at art college over 20 years ago now. I used to draw portraits in black in white, graphite and pencil, I used to live in a world that was void of colour. Drawing is an important medium to learn the basics of composition, form and light. Drawing is considered the foundation for becoming a great painter. Then I squeezed vivid magenta from a paint tube, it’s glossiness grabbing the light and reflecting it back to me in 3D, I was in love and I found my new drug. For me painting is the language of passion, love and happiness and my signature as a painter became my bold use of vivid colour.

As the creator of the paintings, I have a love/hate relationship with the work and perhaps this is because I remember all the ups and downs of the painting. As with any great painting, there must be struggle, and struggle births solutions. Without rain, flowers do not grow and without that internal struggle, the artwork cannot evolve. I find that the paintings which become my favourite, are rarely the favourite of the viewer, as their only relationship with the piece is the end result, and my relationship with the work happens during the process. I recall every stroke and every challenge we went through, in order to create the final work seen by the art lover.

This holiday season I have decided to select 10 artworks from the past five years, that I truly love, that continue to be favourites. (not including sold works) These are works that I feel define my identity as a painter and my signature as a Canadian artist. These are paintings I love, as they are more than ‘pretty pictures’, they tell stories and engage viewers. There is something that everyone can connect to in these paintings, and they offer a respite from other forms of entertainment. Much like a good book or a great film, these paintings go deep and offer much in return. “Talking pieces for your guests, your clients and your loved ones. Enjoy these ten paintings, and remember to click through on the links provided to see the paintings in larger detail and more vivid colour.

Canadian Karaoke

30″ x 24″ – acrylic on canvas – 2018

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BALANCE

48″ x 36″ – acrylic on canvas – 2017

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Raised In The Sky

48″ x 36″ – acrylic on canvas – 2017

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West Coast View

48″ x 36″ – acrylic on canvas – 2017

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YIN Rising

48″ x 36″ – acrylic on canvas – 2017

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A Landscape To Go

36″ x 36″ – acrylic on wood – 2017

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Remember Us

36″ x 36″ – acrylic on canvas – 2014

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Complimentary Canoes

24″ x 48″ – acrylic on canvas – 2016

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We Can Fit in My Canoe

24″ x 48″ – acrylic on canvas – 2016

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Leaf In Repose

24″ x 24″ – acrylic on canvas – 2016

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Art Shipping Brandy Saturley

Delivering now until December 15th, purchase before the next price increase in January 2019. Questions? Contact the artist: [email protected]