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

Carrie Walker: Winter Animals

CARRIE WALKER | WINTER ANIMALS Carrie Walker collects found landscapes that are rendered in both pencil and watercolour on paper. Onto each landscape she paints or draws an animal into the scene using gouache, an opaque watercolour paint. She attempts to [...]

2023-12-04T12:57:01-08:00

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

Rubeena Ratcliffe New Paintings

RUBEENA RATCLIFFE  New Abstract Paintings JUNE 4 - 25, 2022 Rubeena Ratcliffe's new abstract paintings follow a similar approach: a refined use of colour and spiritual aspects, both philosophical and pictorial. The titles are taken from children’s [...]

2023-08-19T15:23:16-07:00

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

Feature Exhibition Fall 2021

Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to announce our feature exhibition in our new art showroom. Striking in variety and imagination these three women artists Lesley Finlayson, Mara Korkola and Shirley Claire Williams paint the vibrant colours and textures of the west coast. Exhibition [...]

2022-03-20T14:16:00-07:00

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

GRACE GORDON-COLLINS | the DRESS | APRIL 4-27

ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY is delighted to present an exhibition by Vancouver artist and architect Grace Gordon-Collins. Grace has long sought out the thematic threads that run through the inner lives of her female subjects and in the past has explored universal issues relative to gender, identity, violence [...]

2019-04-17T17:25:15-07:00
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