Leah Rainey | Artist Spotlight

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT |  LEAH RAINEY Leah Rainey works within a combined tradition of process painting and direct painting using a broad range of techniques that interconnect through coincidence and the accidental. These paintings explore the elusive [...]

2024-01-29T21:46:48-08:00

Rubeena Ratcliffe | Artist Spotlight Update

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT UPDATE with RUBEENA RATCLIFFE We published our first interview with Rubeena Ratcliffe in May 2022.  I talked with Rubeena to see what's transpired in the last 18 months and she doesn't disappoint. Adventurous and somewhat fearless Ratcliffe and her husband packed [...]

2023-10-04T17:48:58-07:00

Artist Spotlight | Rubeena Ratcliffe

Why does someone become an artist? It's a big question that can yield seemingly inconsequential answers. Sometimes, it all comes down to a childhood chance encounter — stumbling across a comic strip, attending an art exhibition for the first time or an emergency trip to the hospital. [...]

2024-02-06T15:37:04-08:00

Mara Korkola Small Paintings

MARA KORKOLA:  SMALL PAINTINGS  MARCH 24 - APRIL 16, 2022 Mara Korkola's captivating works compress worlds of information into small intimate oil paintings. The featured sunset paintings are based on photographs taken from hiking trips along the [...]

2023-10-20T15:02:05-07:00

Artist Spotlight | Jessica Korderas

In this interview we delve into the meticulous three dimensional cast resin sculptures by Halifax artist Jessica Korderas.  Film is a major inspiration for Korderas and the new work we examine is based on her recent discovery of 1970's genre of Italian movies [...]

2024-02-06T15:39:06-08:00

Artist Spotlight | Mara Korkola

Our interview with Toronto-based painter Mara Korkola took place by telephone and email over the course of two months. Mara Korkola's captivating works compress worlds of information into small intimate oil paintings.  The sunset paintings featured here are based on photographs taken from [...]

2024-02-06T15:38:46-08:00

Artist Spotlight | Gillian Richards

Our “Artist Spotlight” series focuses on the lives Canadian Artists: their aspirations, influences, and creative challenges. Gillian Richards spoke to me about her path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive her work. Richard’s body of work including painting [...]

2024-02-06T15:37:50-08:00

MARA KORKOLA

Late evening is Mara Korkola’s signature time of day. This is when she prefers to paint as it allows for uninterrupted sessions and working wet on wet, a technique that gives her paintings their lush and fluid surfaces. It is also her favourite time to photograph [...]

2023-07-28T15:57:47-07:00

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