On Canada Day We are Celebrating Art and Canada
With July 1st, 2023 I’m thrilled to celebrate another year dedicated to my passion for creating art—heading into my 18th year! Before that, I tirelessly worked a side job to support my art practice, fueling my journey with determination and perseverance. It is always a day spent celebrating Art and Canada, and a time for reflecting on how these two things converged to create the Canadian Artist you know today.
This year has been a remarkable artistic exploration for me, leading me down many exciting paths. I’ve delved into themes such as the enchantment of outdoor skating on serene ponds, drawing inspiration from my Ukrainian roots, the majestic presence of polar bears, the awe-inspiring landscapes of Banff, vibrant pop art still life, and the pure bliss of outdoor adventures. Excitingly, I recently completed a commissioned piece for the outdoor public art gallery in Banff, known as the ‘Art in Nature Trail.’ If you find yourself strolling along the beautiful Bow River in Banff, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the art firsthand. You can also discover seven new small works featuring polar bears, available through Willock & Sax Gallery on Bear Street in Banff.
Furthermore, some of my latest paintings have been featured in the Hart House Review, a contemporary Canadian literary and art magazine published by the University of Toronto. It brings me immense joy to share that private and public art school students have reached out to collaborate on projects centered around my work. In one recent project, students recreated my paintings live, an experience that left me beaming with delight.
In a wonderful conversation streamed live from my studio on Vancouver Island, I had the honor of spending an hour on YouTube discussing my artistic practice, work ethic, residencies, and future plans with Canadian Art Today. It was a fun experience that shed light on the passion and dedication driving my creative journey.
I also wanted to let you know that there has been a modest increase in the pricing of my work. Many of the painting sizes have recently seen an adjustment ranging between $300 and $500. This adjustment reflects the value and dedication I pour into each piece, ensuring that they continue to capture the essence of my artistic vision.
As always, I offer a complimentary lifetime service for varnish renewal or repairs on your paintings. You only need to cover the shipping costs, and I’ll gladly provide the necessary wash and brush-up service to ensure your artwork remains pristine and protected. Additionally, I’m happy to discuss the option of trading in your Brandy Saturley paintings. You can use the amount of your original purchase as a credit towards acquiring a new painting from my collection, allowing you to refresh your collection with a piece that truly resonates with you. Summer 2023 you can see my work in person at two Canadian art galleries; Willock & Sax Gallery in Banff, Alberta and Adele Campbell Fine Art in Whistler, BC. As always you can also view my work online as well as book an appointment to view in my studio on Vancouver Island.
To my valued collectors, I extend my heartfelt gratitude for granting me the privilege of continuing this extraordinary journey. Your unwavering support fuels my artistic fire, and I am eternally grateful. To my fellow artists, associates, galleries, and suppliers, I emphasize that this voyage is a collective effort—a true testament to the strength of our artistic community. You are my unwavering “ride or die” team, and I extend my sincerest thanks.
To all my dedicated readers, I express my appreciation for your continued readership and for sharing your passion for art with fellow enthusiasts. Your engagement adds depth and meaning to this creative discourse. And finally, as we prepare to revel in the splendor of summer, I wish you all a joyous Canada Day!
Cheers to art and the beauty it brings into our lives!
Brandy Saturley (a.k.a #IconicCanuck )