Canadian Artist Brandy Saturley – The Voice of Canadian Pop Realism
Brandy Saturley is an award-winning Canadian visual artist, Canadian arts advocate, creator of the People of Canada Portrait Project, and tireless collaborator.
Known as the painter of ‘Pop Canadianisms’, Saturley has spent the past two decades of her art career painting and writing on themes related to Canadian popular culture, symbolism, and the figure in the landscape. The artist employs the use of stereotypical and familiar symbols of Canadiana to lure the viewer into discovering her underlying narratives. These symbolic narratives are influenced by the artists’ travels, photography and writing.
Over the past twenty years Saturley’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in public and private art galleries across North America. A full-time professional self-representing artist, Saturley has created pop-up exhibitions in unique corporate venues including; Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, TELUS Convention Centre at Glenbow Museum, Canadian Tire, Canadian Olympic Committee headquarters Toronto, on LED billboards in Times Square , NYC and at Victoria Premium Autombiles showroom in her home town of Victoria BC.
As a proud Victoria-born, Ukrainian-Cornish-Canadian artist, Saturley vigorously champions the arts in Canada including; contributing articles to ArtInCanada.com , ArtistsInCanada.com , Reader’s Digest Our Canada and More Our Canada, including live and recorded speaking events.
In 2014, her work, ‘Goalie’s Mask: red, white & Dryden’ was shortlisted for the IOC Olympic Trophy in Sport & Art. The same year the artist created and launched, ‘The People of Canada Portrait Project’ a crowd-sourcing portrait project with Canadians. In 2017, Saturley’s professional development talk, ‘How I Built My Career’ at CARFAC Alberta in Edmonton, AB was simultaneously presented live in person, as a webinar and recorded as a live podcast. In 2018, the Victoria based artist formed the ‘Mountain Forms Collective’ (after Lawren Harris). A collaborative landscape painting project bridging the provinces of BC and Alberta, with planned exhibitions in 2020. The artist has attended and exhibited work in numerous Art Fair’s over the years including ArtExpo Las Vegas as a buyer, and through a representation award at Scope Miami. Collected nationally, Saturley’s work figures in numerous corporate collections across North America including; Canadian Tire (Toronto), Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (Calgary), Colart Collection (Quebec), Janks Holdings Inc. (Canada & USA) Price’s Alarms (BC)
The Canadian painters’ work has been featured in numerous publications, websites and blogs including; CBC Arts, Forbes, Our Canada, More Our Canada, Whitehot Magazine NYC, Art Reveal Magazine UK, Aji Magazine, Emboss Magazine, Galleries West Magazine, Visual Overture Magazine, Art Avenue Magazine, Victoria Times-Colonist, Okotoks Western Wheel , Sherwood Park News, Canmore Leader News, Monday Magazine, A-Channel News, CHEK 6 TV Island 30, CityTV Vancouver, Sportsnet, and in many Canadian blogs including AllHabs Magazine, Canadian Art Junkie, Puckstruck, Dennis-Kane.com, Independent Sports News, Curry’s Canada, Life As Human, and a Portrait of the Visual Arts in Canada. Saturley’s self-published works and portfolio are on file with ARTEXTE in Montreal, Canada. Saturley’s work has been licensed by designers, for luxury products, and the artist has produced unique commissioned work for a number of corporate, private and charitable organizations. British Columbia born and West Coast raised, the Vancouver Island artist has spent time traveling across Canada, her home and studio have always remained in Victoria, BC. The artist openly shares her studio process, art road trips, exhibition news, and new painting releases on her Instagram page daily. You can follow The Art of Brandy Saturley on Instagram here.