Painting Stories Influenced by Hockey History – Montreal Canadiens Paintings

What excites you? is it a great novel, a heartfelt documentary, an energetic work of art, or maybe an exciting game of hockey? I am excited about all of these things, and they have all found their way into my work as a painter. The Montreal Canadiens have a storied history, an artist could focus their entire oeuvre on these historical moments of hockey. Over the years I have painted over a dozen works influenced by the history of the Habs. Currently there are six paintings available, telling stories of the Montreal Canadiens, hockey and Canada. Six available paintings about the Montreal Canadiens and their effect on Canadian culture.

1. Habitant – 60×40 inches – acrylic painting on canvas – Brandy Saturley

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2. Lovers in a Dangerous Time – 36×36 inches – acrylic painting on canvas – Brandy Saturley

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3. Canadiens Gothic – 48×36 inches – acrylic painting on canvas – Brandy Saturley

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4. Saint Kanata – 48×36 inches – acrylic painting on canvas – Brandy Saturley

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5. The Goalie’s Mask Painting – 48×36 inches – acrylic painting on canvas – Brandy Saturley

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6. Plante Rises – 36×60 inches – acrylic painting on canvas – Brandy Saturley


A decade ago I read a book called, ‘The Game’ by Ken Dryden, the rest is history. Six available paintings, celebrating the influence of the Montreal Canadiens in Canadian Art. From the blue, white and red to the punch line, and the goal tenders perspective to the fans. From Jacques Plante to the Target Mask, celebrating the Habs in Art.

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Canadian Pop Art style paintings, visual stories on canvas.

New Contemporary Landscape Art – Capturing the Spirit

As I type this I am listing to Joni Mitchell sing Canadahhhhahhahhhh, intermixed with birdsong coming through the patio door window of my office. I have just finished a new painting, about the spirit of the landscape, something I have been thinking about here in my studio on Vancouver Island where we are surrounded by nature and ocean on all sides. New contemporary landscape art, that captures the spirit of the landscape.

For years now my narrative brand of painting under the persona of #ICONICCANUCK has explored the people, symbols, icons and landscapes of Canada. Over the years I have overheard my work referred to as ‘visual storytelling’ and narrative art. Some have told me the work begs for a story from the viewer. Whatever the case I try not to think about it too much, my intention really comes from my need to communicate, visually, as words have never been my strong suit. Painting, like writing, gives me time to process what it is that I am seeing and my thoughts on these things. I am becoming more and more connected to the work, and less connected to the words, in a verbal sense, writing comes fluidly for me and flows like paint.

I am a human tuning fork, buried into the earth, vibrating outward onto the canvas and the virtual page on this blog and I have a new painting about the spirit of the landscape.

This new painting features an Elk that I met on a trip through Jasper National Park, a hummingbird that sips outside my studio and a Blue Jay. Set against a colourful modern background of sky, mountains, and trees, this is; “Only the Blue Jay Knows”. This original acrylic and gouache painting on canvas measures three feet high by four feet wide, with colours of Yves Klein blue, neon pop art outlines, and gilded gold details. With this painting nature ‘reigns’ and the vivid hues make the painting vibrate with life, like music on canvas.

A few photos and video clip of this new contemporary painting and behind the scenes in the studio;

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This painting is available to own, see the full painting with additional photos here.

Feeling the spirit of the landscape and the nature that surrounds.

Sincerely Yours,

Brandy Saturley a.k.a #iconiccanuck

The Six Most Expensive Paintings from Brandy Saturley

With a distinctive ‘pop art style’ and a uniquely Canadian perspective, the celebratory paintings of Canadian fine artist, Brandy Saturley have garnered the painter International attention. For over two decades the contemporary works of Saturley have been added to collections which include the works of Lawren Harris and the Group of Seven, Lee Henderson, Aron Wiesenfeld, Riopelle, and even Emily Carr. Currently available to purchase and add to your art collection. Starting at $10,000 CAD up to 91,000 CAD, here are the most expensive paintings created by Canadian painter, Brandy Saturley.

Remember Us: portrait of a CWAC member in front of the union jack, with Flanders fields red poppies

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Tribe Called CAN: painting of Ken Dryden’s Target goal tenders mask on a netted background of blue with yellow maple leaf

HBC Skull: painting of a black bear skull on Hudson’s Bay Stripes with red maple leaf on frontal lobe

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Saint Kanata: exuberant painting of woman in the rocky mountains with Canada Geese and polar bears

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Canadiens Gothic: painting of a Canadian couple wearing everyday clothing and Canadiens hockey jersey, in front of the old Montreal Forum

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and the most expensive painting about Canada and hockey, the ‘Goalie’s Mask Painting’ an iconic work featuring a goal tenders mask on a split Canadian flag

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Confronting the enormity of the landscape has become a crucial aspect in Canadian identity, and a thread that is woven throughout these paintings. Saturley’s artworks not only have a sense of humour, but reference famous works of art. These quirky and symbolic paintings, create an open dialogue of what it means to be Canadian. They are informed by our iconography, our passion, our humour, our tolerance and kindness. These paintings tell a story, encompassing themes related to Canadian popular culture, symbolism, people and the landscapes of Canada.  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’.  Celebrating 13 years as an independent full-time professional artist.

You Can Afford That Pricey Painting – Five Ways to Buy Original Art

Whether you are in an art gallery, at an art show, or browsing art online, you have probably seen a painting you love and thought, “I love it but I can’t afford that painting”. At this point, there is very little excuse to not have something original and interesting on your walls, in our humble opinion. Owning an original painting, by a real artist, has many benefits: for starters, the artist’s work gets more valuable with time, unlike a car, suddenly you have a lucrative capital asset. There is also the rewarding sense of owning an original piece of art that you can proudly display in your home, providing an interesting conversation piece when guests drop by, original art IS definitely something to talk about. But everyone knows the downside to buying original artwork is that it comes with a dollar sign followed by many, many zeros, even when the artist is fairly young and emerging on the art scene. We’re not saying artists don’t deserve every penny of that price tag, but chances are you don’t have that kind of cash lying around for a spontaneous kind of moment. But this should never keep you from buying an original piece of art today, before it is gone tomorrow. There are SO many ways to buy art, that makes it affordable for almost anyone. Here are five ways to buy art, today;

1. Finance Your Art Purchase:  That’s where this genius service called Art Lease Canada comes in; have that painting in your home now and pay for it over a time that suits your budget. Established in 2003, Art Lease Canada is a Canadian financing company that helps people acquire art within a monthly budget. Their approach is simple. They buy art on behalf of their customers and lease it to them over a specified period of time. The client enjoys the art in their homes or businesses while making monthly lease payments and at the end of their lease, they own the art. Art Lease Canada finances art purchases valued between $1,000 and $25,000 for art galleries and self-representing artists across Canada. This means the next time you’re sipping wine and browsing art online, or in a gallery and come across a $5000 painting you really, really have to have (and it’s not the wine talking), you could use an Art Lease loan to purchase the artwork. This means on a $5000 painting, you only have to drop $234.00 over the next 24 months. Buyers remorse begone! Or at least temporarily diminished. If you are buying for your office or business, Art Lease is business friendly – monthly payments are a tax-deductible business expense.

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2. Rent Your Art: love a painting but not sure you want to make it a forever relationship? No problem, most galleries and professional self-representing artists offer rental options where you can rent an artwork for a small monthly fee and then trade it in when you are ready for something new. This is a great way to ‘try out’ new art that you may end up buying in the future. For as low as $50 a month, you can rent a painting. Once you select a work of art, we can hand-deliver and install the piece (local clients only Vancouver Island and Vancouver mainland). After a month, you can keep renting, return it, swap it for another work, or purchase it. Most rental pieces list for $1000 to $2500.

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3. Trade-In Your Art: you own a painting that you no longer have the same love for, or you may have a lot of art and not a lot of wall space, and you are not interested in paying for an art storage service. Many galleries, and a few professional self-representing artists, offer ‘buyback programs’ where they will buy back your art for the price of what you purchased the art for as a credit against a new art purchase of equal or greater value.

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4. Group Buy: do you have a few friends that love art? Ever thought of getting together to buy a great painting, or a few paintings and then sharing them? This option offers you the ability to move the painting from home to home every few months, offering the chance to enjoy something new on your walls every few months. We would only recommend this option if you know each other REALLY well and there is a good level of trust, you don’t want your original art purchase damaged.

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5. Write-off Your Art: Encouraging purchases of Canadian artwork. Buying original artwork is considered as an amortization expense for corporations or individuals who operate a business. It qualifies as a tax deduction provided that certain criteria are met. The artwork must have been created by a Canadian artist and must be related to the business’s commercial activities, for example, it must be exhibited in a place of business where it will be seen by clients. If the purchase meets these criteria, the buyer is entitled to a declining deduction of 33% of the cost of purchasing the artwork (class 8.1) at the provincial level and of 20% (class 8) at the federal level. Some works of art are, however, excluded and do not qualify for a tax credit, more specifically works having a value of less than $200 or created prior to the 1900s – created over 100 years ago. Moreover, if the buyer is a GST and QST registrant, he can recover the taxes paid at the time of purchasing the artwork by claiming input tax credits. Lastly, if the work is rented instead of being purchased, the rental expenses are also deductible as long as the expense was made for business purposes.

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You CAN afford that original painting, now all you have to do is decide which painting is the lucky one for you!

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See more paintings by Canadian Artist, Brandy Saturley.