Friday, January 20, 2017

Pre-Shrunk is NOW ONLINE! See all the Art!!

See all the art  for PRE-SHRUNK 2017   

You'll be able to visit our website at www.argylefineart.com this evening and find all the images there as well!  Please share this show with friends and visit in person if you are able! It's such a wonderful show and such a different experience in person.  

ALL works are 4" x 5" and $175.  The show continues until February 11th, and of course we're happy to hear from you via phone at 902-425-9456 or email us with your selections or questions at gallery@argylefa.com 

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pre-Shrunk Sneak Peek: Prince, David, Alan, Carrie and Gene!

WOW! Ok...so we're taking a break from hanging 304 paintings to share a few more Pre-Shrunk works with all of you!  Tomorrow night  PRE-SHRUNK opens with doors opening at 7pm! Hope you can swing by then or Saturday to experience the show fully! It's so amazing!!!!

Pre-Shrunk Sneak Peek #7-#11 :  Mindy Harris showed love and appreciation for just a few of the wonderful artists that we lost in 2016. I think they'd all love to know that they are part of the show and are loved by so many. All of these works are acrylic on canvas.



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Pre-Shrunk Sneak Peek: #5 and #6- Bats and Bugs

The countdown is on now! With just a few days now until PRE-SHRUNK opens on Friday, January 20th! We're uploading a few photos per day as sneak peeks into just some of the works you can expect to see. There will be just over 300 works included in the show.

Pre-Shrunk SNEAK PEEK #5:  Don't look now, but is that a BAT!!??  Oh, why yes it is! We met Abigail Lower at last year's Pre-Shrunk- just another reason why we love this exhibition so much. Meeting new creatives!  Since then we've gone on to host a solo show of her charcoal works during NOCTURNE and this season she and Melissa Townsend will be working on a two-person show.



Pre-Shrunk SNEAK PEEK #6:  BUGS! Beautiful bugs of all shapes and colours is the subject for new-to-us artist Kevin Loftus paintings.  His series of works almost look as if they are 3-d or textile based. These bugs are all dressed up for the party already, in shimmering colours. We can't wait for everyone to explore some of these new artists to the show first hand. See you soon! Just two more sleeps now!





Tuesday, January 17, 2017

PRE-SHRUNK 2017- Sneak Peek #3 & #4- Kelly Mitchelmoore and Kim Floyd

Our annual PRE-SHRUNK 2017 show is almost upon us! The show opens on Friday, January 20th, with doors opening at 7pm. We'll also be uploading a few photos per day as sneak peeks into just some of the works you can expect to see. There will be just over 300 works included in the show.

Pre-Shrunk SNEAK PEEK #3:  Kelly Mitchelmoore has done it again! She has created a series of bold works such as these poppies , that she paints with small brushes and utensils to create fine lines and layers. It's rare for many of the artists in the Pre-Shrunk show to paint this small scaled works, especially Kelly who usually works on a much larger scale.


Pre-Shrunk SNEAK PEEK #4: And now for something completely different....TIC TACS by Kim Floyd! Kim's most recent show PANTRY launched in November and was greeted with popular appeal! Kim has continued with her pop-art inspired paintings with a focus on candy in candy-toned colours too! Make sure to watch for 5 of her brilliant little works that almost glow with pigment.




Monday, January 16, 2017

PRE-SHRUNK 2017 Sneak Peek #1 & #2: Sarah Christie and Katharine Burns

It's that time of the year again already!  Our annual PRE-SHRUNK 2017 show is almost upon us! The show opens on Friday, January 20th, with doors opening at 7pm. Until then we'll be working hard to present this wonderful show to all of you. We'll also be uploading a few photos per day as sneak peeks into just some of the works you can expect to see. There will be just over 300 works included in the show.

SNEAK PEEK #1:  Here's our first sneak peek....it's a original watercolour by Sarah Christie who has shown with us from time to time. Sarah is best known to many for her beautiful illustrations using ink and watercolours to create works that are bright, cheerful and filled with life. This fox is almost leaping off the page!


SNEAK PEEK #2: Katharine Burns is a very popular artist in our city at the moment. She has been a crowd favourite at recent ART BATTLE events and we hosted her first solo show in Spring 2016 which was practically sold out. Katharine has continued to explore her love of the ocean and waves with her recent works submitted for Pre-Shrunk 2017!  This work is painted with oil on oil paper, mounted on board.


Sunday, January 15, 2017

HIGH NOON at NOON: David LeRue

Welcome to our HIGH NOON AT NOON special of the day. HIGH NOON is a time sensitive "sale" on  selected works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you. We feature ONE  piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! 
 

Today's HIGH NOON featured work is by artist David LeRue. This work is called "Sky Dome",Oil on Canvas, 16" x 20"  David is living in Montreal at the moment, working on his MFA. We look forward to what he creates next. This work if from a series of stadium paintings that David continues to explore.

Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $285 and it's regular price is $425

Saturday, January 14, 2017

HIGH NOON AT NOON: Anne Renee-Dumont

Welcome to our HIGH NOON AT NOON special of the day. HIGH NOON is a time sensitive "sale" on  selected works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you. We feature ONE  piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! 
 

Today's HIGH NOON featured work is by artist Anne Renee Dumont. This work is called "Dog Cop", 24" x 30", Acrylic on Canvas. If you need an amazing work of art that also makes you smile, this could be the work for you! Bonus- it's a fairly good size for the price and a wonderful time to invest in an emerging artist.

Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $250 and it's regular price is $375




Friday, January 13, 2017

HIGH NOON at NOON: Mary Garoutte

Welcome to our HIGH NOON AT NOON special of the day. HIGH NOON is a time sensitive "sale" on  selected works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you. We feature ONE  piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours! 
 

Today's HIGH NOON featured work is by artist Mary Garoutte. This work is called "Pink Clouds, Kaye St." by Mary Garoutte , 20"x 16" captures how it feels to walk around the Hydrostone area of Halifax with the warm window glow from the homes lining the streets against an equally warm glow of our amazing winter skies. 

Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $750 and it's regular price is $950

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

HIGH NOON AT NOON: Nick Brunt

Welcome to our HIGH NOON AT NOON special of the day. HIGH NOON is a time sensitive "sale" on  selected works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you. We feature ONE  piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours!

Today's HIGH NOON featured work is by artist Nick Brunt, whom many people know for his slightly quirky dark sense of humour and  his stylized illustrated paintings. Nick worked on an exciting project in the fall with us and the Downtown Halifax Business Commission, called "Rainworks for Regan"where he created and installed uplifting messages throughout the city sidewalks that are were only visible when it rained. He most recently created the cover for THE COAST publication to start off the New Year and was featured as recently as yesterday on local and national news for an app he worked on to develop called "Put Your Phone Down"

This work is called "Having a Bad Day", 30" x 40", Acrylic on Canvas. This goes out to everyone that is finding the transition back to work a bit tricky. :-)  

 Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $475 and it's regular price is $875.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

HIGH NOON AT NOON: Katharine Burns

Welcome to our HIGH NOON AT NOON special of the day. HIGH NOON is a time sensitive "sale" on  selected works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you. We feature ONE  piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours!

Today's HIGH NOON featured work is by artist Katharine Burns, who has become a force to be reckoned with in the past year. Her dedication and continued maturity in painting has really impressed us and our clients, with a sold out show last Spring. We're excited to announce Katharine is working on a series of works for 2017, expected to launch late May. 

This work is called "Porteur", 14" x 16", Oil on canvas. This is an important work in the evolution of Katharine's work and was also made into a very limited edition print for our Creative Edition Art Subscription  service a few years ago. Katharine no longer is painting this subject matter, but this body of work illustrated to us the great potential for this exciting emerging artist. Not to mention, this would be a great addition to anyone who loves bicycles.

 Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $395 and it's regular price is $550.

Monday, January 9, 2017

HIGH NOON at NOON: Jen DesRoche

Welcome to our HIGH NOON AT NOON special of the day. HIGH NOON is a time sensitive "sale" on  selected works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you. We feature ONE  piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours!

Today's first HIGH NOON featured work is by artist Jen DesRoche. We met Jen last year with her quirky and creative watercolours.

This work is called "The Breakfast Club '85", 11.5"x35", watercolour on paper (framed).  Essentially there are  6 amazing original watercolours for the price of one here!  Based on the popular movie The Breakfast Club but the characters imagined as cats!  It's really the cats meow indeed! 

 Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $350 and it's regular price is $550

Sunday, January 8, 2017

HIGH NOON at NOON: Shelley Mitchell


Welcome to our HIGH NOON AT NOON special of the day. HIGH NOON is a time sensitive "sale" on  selected works that the gallery and artist that created them feel is some of their best works...but haven't found a home yet. We'd like to introduce you to these works and hope that some of them find a home with you. We feature ONE  piece of art at HIGH NOON that will be priced at a special price but for just 24 hours!

Today's first HIGH NOON featured work is by well-known and collected artist Shelley Mitchell. Most people know Shelley for her beautiful boats and reflective water paintings while others recognize her urban and cityscapes. In fact, we're excited to announce you'll soon see her artwork at the library too! Shelley is working on a very special project with the Halifax Regional Library.Stay tuned for more on that soon!

This work is called "Halifax Harbour" Oil on Canvas,  30" x 36" (framed) and was a favourite work for the artist to paint! Shelley grew up in Dartmouth and even as a child she enjoyed looking out into the harbour with all it's mystery and glowing lights. This is a very special and unique work to Shelley that she hopes will  be enjoyed by others that share her love of being on the water and looking out into the night sky. A truly one-of-a- kind work! This work is much more saturated in person. Come in for a closer look soon!

 SOLD!  Until tomorrow at HIGH NOON, this work sells for $2500 and it's regular price is $3200