“I believe that the highest quality of life is full of art and creative expression and that all people deserve it.” – Frank X Walker
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas
Vibrant. Luscious. Exuberant. Describing the work of Vancouver-area painter (and retired fine arts teacher) Perry Haddock makes me sound like a thesaurus. I mean, look at this:
Bold. Brilliant. Vivid. I could do this all day.
Inspired by the natural beauty of his west coast surroundings, Perry approaches painting with an impressionist’s eye, seeking to capture a fleeting moment or mood. He does it gorgeously. Colourfully. Fearlessly. Okay, I’ll stop now.
We couldn’t be happier to welcome Perry Haddock to the Herringbone family!
“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” – Mary Oliver
In a quiet town just outside the wild bustle that is southern Ontario, painter Krystle Moore has her eyes on the skies.
Dark and foreboding or pretty and cheerful, Krystle’s landscapes are a treat for anyone who needs a quick hit of uncluttered countryside.
Like a true cloud aficionado, sometimes she even does away with the land completely. Dreamy, isn’t it?
We love Krystle’s light hand and beautiful palette and are delighted to welcome her to the Herringbone family!
“For goodness sake, don’t let temporary depression, isolation, or any other feeling interfere with your work…Remember, when discouraged, that there is a rhythm of elation and dejection; and that we stimulate it by creative endeavour.” – Lawren Harris, from Growing Pains: The Autobiography of Emily Carr
“One is never tired of painting because you have to set down not what you knew already, but what you have just discovered. There is a continual creation out of nothing going on.” – William Hazlitt
From the National Gallery of Canada’s awesome Virtual NGC site, a short video about Tom Thomson’s famous work, ‘The Jack Pine’:
“I believe that true identity is found in creative activity springing from within. It is found when one loses oneself.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
If you think you hear music when you look at the beautiful work of Ottawa’s Marianne H Neilsen, you aren’t alone.
Music is a significant source of inspiration to Marianne, who explains that as she paints, “I feel as though I’m dancing amongst the stars.”
Like dancing, painting is a physical process for Marianne. She pushes and pulls and scrapes and layers and works the canvas, using vibrant, juicy colours to express a wealth of emotions.
We are big fans of Marianne’s work and are delighted to welcome her to the Herringbone family!