Jeroen Witvliet | Small Pictures

SMALL PICTURES New paintings by Jeroen Witvliet Online Exhibition December 7, 2023 - January 13, 2024 Jeroen Witvliet is a Dutch-Canadian artist currently living in Victoria, BC.  He was born in Capelle aan den Ijssel, the Netherlands in 1972. He received [...]

2024-05-28T14:08:46-07:00

MARA KORKOLA | MAR PACIFICO

MARA KORKOLA | MAR PACIFICO JULY 8 - AUGUST 26, 2023 (extended) MAR PACIFICO ∼ peaceful sea In 1519, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan, in the employ of Spain, began a journey across the Atlantic Ocean to seek a western route [...]

2024-06-18T15:05:36-07:00

Jose Jimenez | Artist Spotlight

Why does someone become an artist? It's a big question that can yield seemingly inconsequential answers. Sometimes, it all comes down to a chance encounter — stumbling across a comic strip, accidentally walking into a band's practice session or visiting an artist studio for the first time. [...]

2023-06-18T17:35:22-07:00

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

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

MATERIAL ELEMENTS | NOV 9 – 30, 2019

Megan Hepburn | Mara Korkola | Gillian Richards | Kyle Scheurmann Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to present "Material Elements" an exhibition of four artists working in various approaches to painting. We're saturated with images, running on hyper-communication and over consumption. It is easy [...]

2019-11-23T14:49:41-08:00

LESLEY FINLAYSON | filter/ed | OCTOBER 3-26, 2019

*exhibition extended to November 2nd. Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to present "filter/ed" an exhibition of new paintings by Lesley Finlayson. In the tradition of the Impressionists and the Group of Seven, Lesley Finlayson sketches and paints the landscape en plein air.  Schooled at the Glasgow [...]

2019-10-23T16:06:35-07:00

LESLEY FINLAYSON

BIOGRAPHY Although I begin my paintings directly on site, my goal is not a naturalistic or realistic representation. I work outside to experience the scale, the colour, the grandeur and the sounds that surround me. It is the experience of prolonged observation in a vast [...]

2023-07-28T15:59:46-07:00

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

JEROEN WITVLIET

Jeroen Witvliet Interview 2021 SIGHTING PART TWO 2016 Witvliet’s Sighting paintings are mostly without human presence. An empty stadium bleacher, a forest without seemingly any human activity are presented on larger format canvasses and speak of what has been, touching on memory [...]

2021-12-29T13:20:36-08:00
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