Announcing the Release of Our Annual Art Magazine: A Celebration of Canadian Creativity.

Every year, we take great joy in producing an exclusive art magazine for collectors and supporters of the Art of Brandy Saturley. This annual art magazine release is our heartfelt gift of gratitude to those who have been a driving force in sustaining the career of this exceptional Canadian artist, supporting her through investments in her paintings and enabling her to continue doing what she does best—creating art. Brandy Saturley’s contemporary interpretations of the collective Canadian consciousness, as seen through her eyes, are visual narratives that resonate not only with Canadians but also with those who have a deep love for Canada.

Annual Art Magazine Release

Some of the many Art Magazines published over the past decade.

NEW THIS YEAR! – Annual Art Magazine Release

The Art of Brandy Saturley is thrilled to offer this year’s annual art magazine to art enthusiasts worldwide through our online shop. This magazine, usually reserved as a private token of appreciation, is now available for purchase. The 2023 edition takes viewers on a captivating visual journey, providing a curated selection of 64 paintings spanning the years 2010-2023, personally chosen by the artist herself.

Annual Art Magazine Release

Immerse yourself in a visual retrospective that reveals the evolution of Brandy Saturley’s unique artistic voice, showcasing her profound connection with the Canadian landscape. Within the pages of this visual magazine, discover vivid compositions that bring the iconic landscapes of Canada to life. These symbolic, dynamic, and colorful paintings narrate the artist’s odyssey across the vast canvas of Canada, with each stroke serving as a testament to her love of painting and the stories she weaves.

Step into the world of Brandy Saturley, where each painting is a chapter, and every page turns into a visual tale. More than just a magazine, this publication is an exploration of contemporary Canadian art, offering an intimate encounter with the artist’s journey and celebrating the boundless creativity that defines Saturley’s work. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a stunning compilation—a must-have for any art lover seeking to embrace the spirit of a true Canadian artist.


The Story of the Polar Bear King marches on, new polar bear paintings.

You may have read my short story. ‘I am The Polar Bear’, it is a story about a polar bear king traversing Canada in search of a new home. It is a series of paintings begun in 2011, that continues to develop. This year the story of the polar bear is top of mind as global warming intensifies and a hot and dry summer continues to burn our forests and fill our air with campfire smells.

This year I have created 11 new paintings featuring this magnificent white bear, often wearing a crown of gold leaf. You will see one of my polar bear paintings on the Art in Nature Trail in Banff, Canada and 7 small works in the Willock & Sax Gallery in downtown Banff, on the appropriately named, Bear Street.

I have just completed two new paintings, inspired by the playful nature of these bears as they stretch on the melting ice and snow. While my trip to Churchill, Manitoba to observe the bear’s hasn’t come to fruition yet, I have been endlessly studying the bears through photographs and stories from the photographers that venture out on the Churchill Wild Safari expeditions.

I came to find that in their stretching movements the bears appeared to be doing yoga moves of sorts, brilliant bears! I found two round tondo canvasses tucked into the back wall of my studio and I began laying down some ideas about these playfully flexible and meditative bears. Two new paintings and a new short story about these bears practicing their own kind of yoga.

NEW Polar Bear Paintings

Inside Brandy Saturley studio, Victoria Canada

A Story of The Polar Bear King: Aurora Asana

“In a land far, far north, where the icy winds howled their disapproval, and snowflakes danced in disdain, lived a peculiar tribe of polar bears with a regal twist. These were no ordinary bears, for they had discovered the ancient art of yoga. And they weren’t content with just practicing their poses in seclusion; no, these polar bears sought something grander, something more majestic. The bears, led by their wise elder, King Bjorn the Benevolent, had an insatiable thirst for gold. Not for greed or vanity, mind you, but for a higher purpose. They believed that by wearing crowns of gold, they could channel their inner strength and wisdom, thereby uniting with the spirits of their ancestors.

As the world around them began to melt due to the ever-warming climate, the bears faced a challenge like no other. The once-familiar icy terrain was transforming into a vast expanse of water, forcing them to adapt to their new environment. But the bears, with their unwavering determination, refused to let their traditions and culture crumble with the melting ice. Under the shimmering Aurora Borealis, the polar bears gathered on the remaining icebergs that dotted the sea. Dressed in their crowns of gold, they performed their graceful yoga poses with a regal elegance. King Bjorn led the way, his majestic crown gleaming like the sun.

NEW Polar Bear Paintings

Plow – acrylic, gouache, gold leaf on canvas, 24 x 24 x 1 in (60.96 x 60.96 x 2.54 cm) Brandy Saturley

They called it “Aurora Asana” – a blend of yoga, meditation, and spirituality. As they stretched and contorted their mighty bodies, they channeled their energy towards preserving their culture and embracing the changes around them. With each breath, they embraced their fears and uncertainties, grounding themselves in the present moment. The icy waves splashed around them, but they remained undeterred, their concentration unbroken. In the face of adversity, they found solace in the unity of their tribe and their unwavering connection with the Arctic wilderness.

Their practice became a beacon of hope for other creatures struggling to adapt. Seals, penguins, and even some daring seagulls began attending the daily Aurora Asana sessions, seeking comfort and guidance in uncertain times. As the years passed, the polar bears continued their tradition, evolving with the ever-changing world. They learned to navigate the new waters and became ambassadors of the Arctic, spreading their message of harmony and adaptation to other lands.

NEW Polar Bear Paintings

Plank – acrylic, gouache, gold leaf, 24 x 24 x 1 in (60.96 x 60.96 x 2.54 cm), Brandy Saturley

And so, the polar bears with crowns of gold found strength in the ancient art of yoga and embraced the melting world around them, proving that even in the face of adversity, one could endure with grace and nobility, just like the majestic creatures they were.”

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Where can you see the paintings of Brandy Saturley in person?

While the Canadian art world follows a schedule like that of educational institutions, with summer vacation allowing for travel and serious shows in the fall season, I believe that summer is the perfect time to plan an in-person art discovery. Despite being busy painting all year round, I often organize my summer vacation and travel around art destinations, seeking the opportunity to see art I have discovered online up close and personal. I always say that if you love a painting online, you will only love it more in person. The live and three-dimensional experience, with unique details and textures, allows you to immerse yourself fully in the artwork. You can even smell the painting and sometimes even spot the artist’s fingerprints—nothing compares to that special feeling. I enjoy visiting both art museums and commercial galleries. Museums provide me with the opportunity to study the masters, while galleries allow me to view the work of my contemporaries. This summer, you can see my paintings in person at some stunning mountain locations, as well as on Vancouver Island. Here are three places where you can view my work on canvas this summer.

In Banff, Alberta, Canada – Brandy Saturley at Willock & Sax Gallery

See Paintings in Person

Ranked as number one of 15 best places to visit in Canada by Lonely Planet, the town of Banff is nestled high in the Canadian Rockies within Banff National Park. Originally “Siding 29” on the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Banff townsite has attracted visitors from around the world since its very inception. Flanked on all sides by towering mountains dominated by Mt. Rundle and Cascade Mountains, the townsite is alive with adventure and opportunities to experience wonder. The vibrant streets of downtown are lined with top-class restaurants, bars and shops, as well as a number of incredible art galleries and museums. The Banff townsite is small, easy to get around by walking or cycling, and has a convenient public transit system. With a diverse range of activities for all ages, abilities and interests, every season here is sure to inspire unforgettable experiences. The Whyte Museum is a favourite destination for art and culture when I am in Banff, and I like to begin here and get the feel of the place before venturing out. You will find a selection of my paintings of Rocky Mountain landscapes and Polar Bear Kings at Willock & Sax Gallery on Bear Street. A hidden gem that is more removed from Banff Town, but accessible via a short hike up the side of a mountain (about 18 minutes from downtown) you will find the Banff Centre and the Walter Phillips Gallery. Walter Phillips Gallery is exclusively committed to the production, presentation, collection and analysis of contemporary art and curatorial practice. For contemporary artists, particularly those engaged in alternative forms of practice, Walter Phillips Gallery remains an essential and principal site where art is presented to an audience for critical reception. The gallery displays and collects works in various mediums such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, photography, and new media. The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM—please check the website for current opening hours.

In Whistler, British Columbia, Canada – Brandy Saturley at Adele Campbell Fine Art

See Art in Person

Ranked as the fifth best place to visit in Canada , by Lonely Planet, Whistler is globally renowned as the best ski destination in Canada and one of the best in the world. However, it’s also a destination for art. Whistler is a town located north of Vancouver, British Columbia, and it is home to Whistler Blackcomb, one of the largest ski resorts in North America. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, the area offers activities such as snowshoeing, tobogganing, and ski jumping at the Olympic Park, which was a venue for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The hub of Whistler is a compact, chalet-style pedestrian village situated at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. The architecturally stunning Audain Art Museum is a favourite art and culture destination when I am visiting Whistler, and a great place to begin your Whistler art discovery. The Audain Art Museum’s Permanent Collection of nearly 200 works of art is a visual journey through the history of art from coastal British Columbia. Spanning from the 18th century to present day, the Collection contains one of the world’s finest collections of Northwest Coast First Nations masks; a large collection of works by Emily Carr, encompassing all periods of her artistic career; as well as art by important post-war modernists such as E.J. Hughes, Gordon Smith and Jack Shadbolt. In addition to these historical works, the Collection showcases art by internationally renowned, contemporary British Columbia artists including Jeff Wall, Dana Claxton, Marianne Nicolson, Rodney Graham and Stan Douglas, among others. After you finish your tour at the Audain, head over to Adele Campbell Fine Art in the concourse at the Westin Hotel Whistler. The gallery presents a number of Saturley’s paintings telling visual stories on canvas featuring people and wildlife in Canadian landscapes, including a few of her signature polar bear stories.

On Vancouver Island, in Saturley’s North Saanich home studio (by appointment only) after selecting work online you can see the paintings in person.

Brandy Saturley Studio – North Saanich, Vancouver Island, Canada

Ranked as the fourth best place to visit in Canada, by Lonely Planet, Vancouver Island has been voted the best destination for nature lovers—and I can certainly confirm that. In recent years, the island has gained international attention through notable visitors like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who made North Saanich their temporary escape during the pandemic. Vancouver Island is also home to celebrities such as Pamela Anderson and Kim Cattrall, who recently spoke about her love for the island on the Kelly and Mark show in New York. Vancouver Island can be considered the Maui of Canada, offering a diverse range of activities from skiing to surfing, all within a few hours’ drive of each other. The island’s mild and moist climate nurtures old-growth forests of cedar and sequoia, as well as beautiful beaches on every side. We have cougars, bears, and even elk here on the island, and it’s not uncommon to catch a glimpse of Orca whales from our beaches. Vancouver Island is truly a nature lover’s dream and an excellent place to relax and rejuvenate your soul. To gain an understanding of BC art and culture, the Royal BC Museum is the ideal starting point. Following that, the Greater Victoria Art Gallery stands out as the prominent public gallery. In Sidney, close to North Saanich, you will find the Sidney Museum, a hidden gem that hosts eclectic shows larger than its small space. For over 30 years, the most unique destination for contemporary art lovers has been the Sooke Fine Arts Show. Every year for two weeks in July, the show takes place in a converted skating arena, transformed into a commercial art gallery offering art for sale. The show features a pianist and a number of artist demonstrations. Although it’s about a 45-minute drive from Victoria, the trip is well worth it as it offers an authentic representation of what contemporary West Coast Canadian artists, who are ‘Islanders,’ are creating.

In my North Saanich studio, I do offer the opportunity for serious buyers, curators and press to visit my studio by appointment. Many of the available paintings found on my website, can be viewed privately in my studio and my business manager, Robert, is happy to show you the paintings you select online, in person. After you select the paintings you would like to buy, you can schedule an appointment to view with Robert directly. 

Say Hello to Robert! Business manager for The Art of Brandy Saturley.

For the Love of Tulips & Tartans: New Tulip Still Life Paintings

I am excited to unveil two new captivating paintings that showcase the beauty and complexity of still life compositions. These new vibrant tulip still life paintings feature stunning red and yellow tulips bordered by a variety of tartan cloth. Through a unique blend of pop art, realism, and abstraction, I seek to offer you a fresh and captivating perspective on this timeless genre.

Chilliwack Tulip Festival 2023 – photo by Brandy Saturley

Contemporary Tulip Still Life Paintings: inception of an idea

Recently I visited the Chilliwack Tulip festival, in the farming community of Chilliwack, not far from Vancouver, Canada. A short ferry ride and drive from my studio on Vancouver Island, the tulip fields offer an annual opportunity for a Hollandesque experience in fields of tulips, daffodils and hyacinth. A feast for the eyes of an artist who works from photography captured on trips across Canada.

Chilliwack Tulip Festival 2023 – photo by Brandy Saturley

The Idea Takes Shape:

Returning home to my studio I sort through hundreds of vivid photos of tulips and think about how my next paintings will take shape. While there is an urge to paint a traditional landscape, that is not really what I do, rather I enjoy taking elements of the landscape and re-arranging them to honour these elements as icons in my paintings. My pop art expressions of the landscapes I encounter. My brain begins to think on these tulips and the joy of the experience wandering in the fields, the tulips seemed to dance and have personalities all their own. In my mind I began to see tartan, lots of tartans, draping around a canvas, creating an abstract border, with shadows, shapes and colour. I sought out some scraps of tartan from my local kiltmaker, and brought them home to my studio and began arranging them the way I had seen in my mind, around the edges of a canvas.

Tulip Still Life Paintings

The Beauty of Contrasts:

In these paintings, the contrasting colors and textures take center stage. The radiant red and yellow tulips are juxtaposed against vivid and supersaturated backgrounds, bordered by intricate patterns of the tartan cloth, creating a visually striking and harmonious contrast. It is this interplay of vibrant hues and intricate designs that draws you into the story of these paintings, inviting you to explore its depths and intricacies.

Tulip Still Life Paintings

Photo of palette in Brandy Saturley studio

A Playful Exploration of Space:

One of the most exciting aspects of these paintings is the way they play with positive and negative space. Inspired by the ever-changing formations of clouds, I wanted to create artworks that offer a new discovery every time you engage with them. Through a combination of realism and abstraction, I’m inviting  you to delve deeper into the paintings, uncovering hidden nuances and subtle details that may have eluded you at first glance. Painted using acrylics, neon hues of gouache and detailed with gold leaf elements, while the subjects remain still, the area surrounding vibrates.

Tulip Still Life Paintings

Photo of tartan and paintings in Brandy Saturley studio.

Embracing the Influence of Pop Art:

The infusion of my signature pop art elements adds a contemporary twist to the traditional still life genre. With bold and vibrant colors, meticulous attention to detail, and a nod to popular culture, I strive to create a visual language that captivates and engages the viewer. By incorporating pop art aesthetics into the depiction of classic subjects, I hope to challenge your perception and encourage you to see everyday objects in a fresh and exciting light.

Tulip Still Life Paintings

Photo of tulip paintings in progress – Brandy Saturley studio.

Much like the ever-shifting forms of clouds…

Brandy Saturley in her North Saanich, Canada studio

These new still life paintings represent a journey of creativity and exploration. As an artist, I am thrilled to share my passion with you and invite you to join me on this artistic adventure. The vibrant red and yellow tulips, complemented by the intricate tartan cloth, create a visual symphony that continuously evolves, much like the ever-shifting forms of clouds. Through the manipulation of positive and negative space, I create an ever-changing and captivating viewing experience. I am honored to share my artistic vision with you and look forward to the discoveries and emotions that these paintings will evoke.

Tulip Still Life Paintings

Tartan Tulip – Lemon acrylic, gouache, gold leaf 36 x 24 x 1.5 in (91.44 x 60.96 x 3.81 cm) C$4,400 Brandy Saturley

Tulip Still Life Paintings

Tartan Tulip – Rouge acrylic, gouache, gold leaf 36 x 24 x 1.5 in (91.44 x 60.96 x 3.81 cm) C$4,400 Brandy Saturley

These paintings were created on the very latest in sustainable canvas technology. Painted on cloth canvas made of recycled plastic bottles, it is my first time trying out Liquitex Sustain professional canvas. Each canvas seen here represents 18 recycled plastic bottles. More about these unique canvasses.

See more original paintings by Canadian Pop Artist, Brandy Saturley, now.

Art Celebrating Polar Bears on International Polar Bear Day

International Polar Bear Day is celebrated every year on February 27th. This day is dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of polar bears and the impact of climate change on their habitat. Polar bears are one of the most iconic species of the Arctic and are often the animal used to represent climate change. The art that follows celebrates this magnificent Arctic beast and the significance of International Polar Bear Day and the changing landscapes the bear roams.

Art Celebrating Polar Bears

Wanderlust, acrylic and gouache, 36 x 60 x 1.5 in (91.44 x 152.4 x 3.81 cm) Brandy Saturley

Polar bears are found in the Arctic regions of Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia, and the United States. They are the largest land carnivore and are perfectly adapted to life in the Arctic. Polar bears have a thick layer of fat and a dense coat of fur that keeps them warm in the extreme cold. They are excellent swimmers and can swim for long distances in search of food. Polar bears primarily feed on seals and depend on sea ice for hunting. However, due to climate change, sea ice is melting at an alarming rate, which is causing a decline in the polar bear population.

polar bear paintings

King of The Polar Bears, Acrylic painting On Canvas, 36 x 48 x 1.5 in, (91.44 x 121.92 x 3.81 cm), Brandy Saturley

Climate change is the biggest threat faced by polar bears. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, which is causing the sea ice to shrink. As the sea ice melts, polar bears are losing their habitat and food source. Polar bears are also affected by other human activities, such as hunting, pollution, and oil and gas development. These activities further exacerbate the impact of climate change on polar bears.

Art Celebrating Polar Bears

The Polar Bear began appearing in the paintings of Canadian Artist Brandy Saturley as early as 2014. Saturley’s first polar bear painting featured a young blonde girl, wearing a POOK meeting a polar bear face-to-face over a crack in the arctic ice. The painting titled, ‘Face-Off’, would tell the visual storyteller of curiosity between child and bear and hint at the changing landscape Arctic home of the polar bears.

polar bear paintings

Face Off, Acrylic on canvas painting,36 x 48 x 1.5 in, (91.44 x 121.92 x 3.81 cm, Brandy Saturley

Over the years the Canadian painters’ artworks have come to address the plight of the polar bears in playful ways, creating bold visual stories on canvas. Asking the question, ‘What if polar bears went on road trips to find new homes and adapt to new areas of Canada?’ Her recent works feature the polar bears riding on JEEP’s and even canoes portaged by humans.

Art Celebrating Polar Bears

Queen of The Polar Bears, Acrylic painting On Canvas, 36 x 48 x 1.5 in, (91.44 x 121.92 x 3.81 cm), Brandy Saturley

International Polar Bear Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the plight of polar bears and the need for conservation efforts. It is a reminder that we all have a role to play in protecting the environment and reducing our carbon footprint. By taking simple steps such as reducing energy consumption, recycling, and using public transportation, we can all contribute to the fight against climate change.

Art Celebrating Polar Bears

When Polar Bears Fly, Acrylic painting On Canvas, 30 x 48 x 1.5 in, (76.2 x 121.92 x 3.81 cm), Brandy Saturley

In conclusion, International Polar Bear Day is an important day to remember the importance of protecting our environment and the impact of climate change on wildlife. It is a call to action to take steps to reduce our carbon footprint and protect the habitats of these magnificent animals. We must all work together to ensure a sustainable future for polar bears and the planet.

Polar Bear Art

Balance, Acrylic painting on canvas, 48 x 36 x 1.5 in, (121.92 x 91.44 x 3.81 cm), Brandy Saturley

Polar Bear Paintings

I Am The Polar Bear acrylic, gouache, gold leaf 24 x 12 x 1.5 in (60.96 x 30.48 x 3.81 cm) Brandy Saturley

Canadian Painters Brandy Saturley

The Conversation acrylic, gouache, gold leaf 48 x 48 x 1.5 in (121.92 x 121.92 x 3.81 cm) Brandy Saturley

See more of Saturley’s Polar Bear Paintings here.

The Best Paintings of 2022 Voted by You, Artwork Of The Year.

Thirty-four original acrylic paintings on canvas, that is how many new works I created in 2022. We narrowed this down to four paintings that we thought were the best this year, and then asked you to narrow it down to one painting, selecting Artwork of The Year for 2022. In a year that included contemporary pop realism paintings of canoes on lakes, polar bears, elk, snowy landscapes and people enjoying many different outdoor activities, the stories I was writing on canvas emitted a joy and love for life. These paintings were filled with wonder and a lust for wandering. Some moments influenced by Canadian popular culture and some by the experiences I was having during my travels of the year. There was a nod to The Queen and Nanaimo Bars. Solidarity with Ukraine and the strength and spirit of men and women. I played with creating in place at the Banff Centre and in Maui, Hawaii. In my Victoria BC studio, I was dreaming up narrative’s about my past and future journeys.

Here are four paintings we narrowed the year down to, telling visual stories on canvas. Listed in order of votes received, the number one painting of 2022 as voted by you, is Dreaming Under Northern Lights.

1. Dreaming Under Northern Lights
Artwork of the year

Crisp northern air, standing under the aurora borealis. A girl in a fur trimmed parka gazes up at the northern sky and watches the dance of light. Dreaming under the night sky and the magical dance of the Northern lights. 

2. Golden Hour in the Heart of Canoeland
Artwork of the year

Two scarlet red canoes meet at sunset, on a lake in Canada. In the distance two snow peaked mountain ranges, and a swoosh of clouds. The tree line bordering the lake sparkles with shades of emerald and lime green. Reflections on a perfect moment shared in nature. Perhaps a skinny dip? where are those canoe lovers.

3. Ukraine Strong
Canadian Artist Brandy Saturley

Portrait of the artist in Ukrainian headdress, honouring her heritage and in support of Ukraine. She wears a blue collar flannel of red and black check, the quintessential Canadian business shirt. A Canadian Ukrainian with a pysanka egg of Ukraine flag yellow and blue resting between bicep and forearm. Against a background of wheat fields and blue sky.

4. Vermillion Canoes
artwork of the year

In the land of Vermillion Lakes, with mount Rundle with it’s distinctive slope outline in the distance. Two red canoes sit at sunset, the owners not to be seen. Perhaps an evening skinny dip or picnic. Filled with hues on sunset from red to orange and pink, a grassy fringe in the foreground frames the piece. Clouds like short brushstrokes sweep the sky. A piece meant for a large feature wall, it measures 3×5 feet. In a series that includes Sunset in the Heart of Canoeland, created in March 2022.

Thank you for reading and voting! See all the paintings Canadian Artist Brandy Saturley made in 2022.

12 SMALL WORKS SALE: Banff Paintings for Collecting

In November 2022, I spent two weeks painting at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. During my time in Banff I had some days to explore Banff National Park and capture photos and videos of awe-inspiring locations in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. From Banff Centre campus to Lake Minnewanka, Bow Lake, Vermillion Lakes, and North Saskatchewan River crossing I covered some ground. Banff paintings for collecting: these 12 small works of art are for sale and make an excellent opportunity to become a collector of the artworks of Brandy Saturley, small paintings to begin a collection, gift to a client or friend and even fill out an existing collection of Canadian Art. These paintings tell stories of Banff in the details, from the wildlife to the mountains, trees, lakes and snow, these are my interpretations of Banff in Winter.

Banff Paintings for Collecting

12 small paintings about Banff from Brandy Saturley

Banff Paintings for Collecting

Side view – paintings all have red edges, distinctly Canadian palettes

Banff Paintings for Collecting

A favourite piece in the Banff small paintings series – Snowbear, 12×12, acrylic on canvas, 2022

The beauty is mesmerizing in the Winter in Banff. Part magical wonderland and part natural wonder, it is a feast for the eyes that touches the soul. The palette of colours ranges from Ultramarine to teal blue-green, with light setting ice crystals ablaze throwing soft pastel hues across the landscapes. These 12 small paintings offer a starting point for larger works that will capture the magical stories contained within these locations.

Featuring locations within Banff National Park, these Canadian landscape paintings are small treasures. It is not often I paint small works, and this offers an opportunity for a whole new group of art collectors access to my work. These paintings are for landscape lovers, mountain lovers, nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Little gems from the North.

These 12 small paintings are now available to collect, view the collection now. 

The Art of Winter – at Adele Campbell Fine Art in Whistler, Canada

The 29th annual Art of Winter Exhibition starts this weekend in Whistler, BC showcasing a diverse range of new artworks by Canadian visual artists from across Canada. An eclectic range of new fine art arrivals from painting, to sculpture and photography. Available paintings will continue to be present in the gallery and online from November 26th-January 1st, 2023.

Works by Brandy Saturley featured in this art exhibition tell visual stories on canvas, set in winter landscapes. These paintings of love in the mountains, the northern lights and a surreal piece with a figure skater perched atop a tower of Nanaimo bars. Inspired by the snow and ‘winter wonderland’ feeling of being in bright snowy landscapes, these paintings offer collectors an exhilarating and uplifting escape from the everyday. With vivid and textured backgrounds that incorporate abstract elements, shapes and forms. The focal point of these pieces centers around figurative elements and central characters that tell the story of these familiar locations in the Canadian landscape. Winter themed paintings in time for Christmas art collecting and art giving season.

Art of Winter Whistler

The Kiss Acrylic on Gallery Canvas 36 x 48 in $7,500

Art of Winter Whistler

Dreaming Under The Northern Lights Acrylic on Gallery Canvas 36 x 36 in $5,500

Art of Winter Whistler

On Top of Nanaimo Bars Acrylic on Gallery Canvas 40 x 30 in $5,100

You’ll find Whistler in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hours north of Vancouver. This legendary ski destination is an international mountain sports mecca and a down-to-earth mountain town with some of the best art galleries in Western Canada. Two side-by-side mountains spanned by the world-record-breaking Gondola give access to Whistler Blackcomb’s renowned alpine terrain, drawing hikers, skiers and mountain bikers in search of mind-blowing landscapes. Sparkling glacier-fed lakes, towering old-growth forests, waterfalls, beaches, parks and golf courses are linked by a network of paved valley trails. This place teems with life and it is reflected in the Art you will find in the town.

See more paintings by Victoria BC based painter, Brandy Saturley, available through Adele Campbell Fine Art.

Top 10 Best Paintings 2022 – Art in Canada

Every year we review the top 10 paintings of the year, highlighting the best artworks created by Brandy Saturley. This year was a year filled with figurative paintings reflecting Canadian culture, landscapes, outdoor pastimes and icons. There were many portraits painted in 2022, northern skies, wildlife and paintings with canoes. With realistic foregrounds and focal points, set against vividly vibrating abstract backgrounds of form and colour. These modern pop art style paintings, sometimes feature kitschy elements of Canadian culture. With hard edged compositions and representational elements, these paintings tell visual stories of the subjects contained within. Please enjoy these top 10 best paintings created in 2022.

Imagine Canoe: A spiritual landscape at Lake Louise. A Blackfoot tribal chief in regalia and headdress stands at the head vantage point of Lake Louise, towards the glacier. A canoe of red with name inscribed ‘Imagine’. A stack of rocks that resembles a person in the foreground, another red canoe in the distance. Two eagles fly high in the sky above the vortex point of the glacier. The lake is depicted in summer, with tropical turquoise colours and uncovered mountains and trees. Imagine Lake Louise, imagine Peace.

Original Canadian Art

Imagine Canoe, original acrylic painting on canvas, 48×60, 2022 – Brandy Saturley

Golden Hour in The Heart of Canoeland: Two scarlet red canoes meet at sunset, on a lake in Canada. In the distance two snow peaked mountain ranges, and a swoosh of clouds. The tree line bordering the lake sparkles with shades of emerald and lime green. Reflections on a perfect moment shared in nature. Perhaps a skinny dip? where are those canoe lovers.

10 canoe paintings

Canoeland, original acrylic on canvas, 36×60, 2022 – Brandy Saturley

Wanderlust: A family carry a canoe named ‘Wanderlust’ a grand portage across dried creek beds to a lake. On top of the canoe a polar bear and a snow goose accept the offer of carriage to a cooler locale. As with many of my polar bear pieces they are joyful visual stories but also carry deeper more serious meaning.

Paintings Confronting Global Warming

Wanderlust, original acrylic on canvas, 36×60, 2022 – Brandy Saturley

Dreaming Under Northern Lights: Crisp northern air, standing under the aurora borealis. A girl in a fur trimmed parka gazes up at the northern sky and watches the dance of light. Dreaming under the night sky and the magical dance of the Northern lights.

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Dreaming Under Northern Lights, original acrylic on canvas, 36×36, 2022 – Brandy Saturley

Modern Canadian Elk: A mystical elk. A dreamy modern pop art take on a Canadian nature paint. Can you feel the spirit of the elk? Abstract forms an colour, along with a Northern lights sky create a dreamy scene.

top 10 best paintings

Modern Canadian Elk, original acrylic on canvas, 36×36, 2022 – Brandy Saturley

On Top of Nanaimo Bars: all covered in winter. A figure skater wearing a toque and red sweater, blowing a bubble is perched on top of a stack of Nanaimo bars, with Candy colours below. She holds a string of ice that flows into a vase or vessel, from which daffodil flowers burst. An icy lake and bridge behind with sky of violet blue peering through the trees. Painted around the time of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games. A dreamy confectionary Canadian landscape.

top 10 best paintings 2022

On Top of Nanaimo Bars, original acrylic on canvas, 40×30, 2022 – Brandy Saturley

Surfing Rainbows: A west coast beach under dramatic skies of golden hour, post rain shower and rainbow. Surfers and beachcombers explore the beach, looking for the next wave or beach treasure. Symbolic of a west coast Vancouver Island day on the beaches of Tofino.

Top Vancouver Island Artist

Surfing Rainbows, original acrylic on canvas, 30×48, 2022 – Brandy Saturley

A Handful of Polar Bear: This little handful of fluffy white polar bear, sleeping silently, is surrounded by modern flora and fauna. He is perched in a dreamy slumber, on a bed of ice and has a tiny heart in his paw. Has almost an art deco feel – pop art deco.

top 10 best paintings 2022

Handful of Polar Bear, original acrylic on canvas, 48×36, 2022 – Brandy Saturley

Ukraine Strong: Portrait of the artist in Ukrainian headdress, honouring her heritage and in support of Ukraine. She wears a blue collar flannel of red and black check, the quintessential Canadian business shirt. A Canadian Ukrainian with a pysanka egg of Ukraine flag yellow and blue resting between bicep and forearm. Against a background of wheat fields and blue sky.

top 10 best paintings 2022

Ukraine Strong, original acrylic on canvas, 40×30, 2022 – Brandy Saturley

Royal Gaze: “It has been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the harsh progress of mankind.”
Painted during the month of Queen Elizabeth II passing and funeral. I wanted to honour The Queen in a portrait that captured her gaze, her warmth and her strength. This painting of The Queen features an undulating Union Jack flag in the background, her majesty is wearing the Diamond Diadem crown.

top paintings 2022

Royal Gaze, original acrylic on canvas, 48×36, 2022 – Brandy Saturley

There you have it, our top 10 picks for best paintings of 2022 by Canadian Artist, Brandy Saturley. See more artworks by this Canadian painter here. You can also purchase the annual art catalogue featuring these works and more.

These 5 Paintings Are Confronting Global Warming in a Subtle Way

In recent years, as wildfires ignite across the globe and ocean levels rise, artists have been faced with expressing their feelings in paint about the crisis of our times. We are seeing more Art and paintings confronting the global warming crisis, more than ever. We can feel the urgency in our bones to address social and political issues as we are vessels of society who soak it all in and pour it out onto the canvas. For me, I have felt the call and seen these issues subtly and subconsciously spill into in my art over the years. It is impossible to ignore, when you feel the heat and see the floods. Art can be a beacon of hope, lighting the way and compelling us to act. It most certainly compels me to paint, offering a beautiful and visual way to express my thoughts on the global conversation.

I decided to address global warming and climate change from the perspective of the polar bear. As these great white bears find their icy hunting grounds shrinking and they travel further afoot to search for food, they are adapting to new terrain in order to survive.

Here are 5 polar bear paintings confronting global warming;

Paintings Confronting Global Warming

1. Wanderlust – painting of polar bear and snow goose being carried by a family on a canoe.

polar bear paintings

2. King of The Polar Bears – painting of a polar bear riding on top of a Jeep.

Paintings Confronting Global Warming

3. When Polar Bears Fly – painting of a polar bear jumping icebergs as they melt

Paintings Confronting Global Warming

4. Queen of The Polar Bears – painting of a female polar bear riding a Jeep through the prairies

Paintings Confronting Global Warming

5. Balance – painting of a polar bear balancing at the top of an iceberg raised by human hand on a platter

See more paintings addressing climate change and the Canadian experience.