20 Sep 2019

Pat O’Hara

i. I work as an Artist. ii. I do this creative work because: It’s a game of challenge, chance and obsession. I wouldn’t want to do anything else. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: Recognizing and taking advantage of mistakes. I problem solve through intense colours

08 Sep 2019


It’s a favourite destination whenever we are lucky enough to be in New York. And why not? MOMA has a staggering permanent collection of contemporary and modern art. • Vincent Van Gogh. Starry Night. 1889 • Paul Gauguin. The Seed of the Areoi. 1892 • Henri Matisse. The Dance (First

27 Aug 2019

Barbara Cole

i. I work as an emotional conduit. ii. I do this creative work because: This is how I express myself best. Creating art has changed my life and has allowed me to open up in ways I didn’t know possible. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are:

25 Aug 2019

Da Vinci @ The Louvre

Remarkable genius Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci died 500 years ago, on May 2, 1519 . To mark this quincentenary, it is fitting that The Louvre – home to 22 Da Vinci drawings and the largest collection of his paintings in the world – is running an exhibit from

23 Aug 2019


You have two more days to head down to the Bau-Xi Gallery in South Granville to see Her: a beautiful exhibit from four women depicting women. Painters Darlene Cole and Vicki Smith showcase their work alongside photographers Barbara Cole and Virginia Mak. ‘The exhibition,’ we read, ‘seeks to provide a

06 Aug 2019

Giacometti @ The VAG

“If I ever succeed in realizing a single head,” 20th Century artist Alberto Giacometti said in a Swiss TV interview, “I’ll probably give up sculpture for good. But the funniest thing is, that if I were to do a head as I want to, then probably nobody would be interested in

26 Jul 2019

Joshua Jensen-Nagle +

i. I am a: Contemporary artist, with a primary focus in photography. ii. The name of my current show is: 5 Years of Me. iii. In describing the show in 3 sentences or less, I’d say: The exhibition explores select images from 3 bodies of work photographed since 2014.  I

21 Jul 2019

E.J. Hughes

“It takes ten percent ability, fifty percent industry and forty percent enthusiasm and interest to be a good artist.” So claimed the humble, Order of B.C., Order of Canada-winning artist, E.J. Hughes. Well, I think many of us could stock up on Hughes’ suggested 90%, add another 10,000 hours, and

05 Jul 2019

Coastal First Nations Art @ The Audain

We finally made it up to Whistler to see the gorgeous Audain Museum. Launched by Michael Audain, designed by Patkau Architects, it is just a beautiful place to experience art by renowned BC artists. As we happened to show up in a lunch lull, the quiet of the forest-backed building

23 Jun 2019

Manet In Chicago

“That’s always been my principal concern, to make sure of getting regular sittings.” So said 19th Century painter and portraitist, Édouard Manet, to his friend, Antonin Proust. “Whenever I start something, I’m always afraid the model will let me down… They come, they pose, then away they go, telling themselves