“Painting,” writes Lois Griffiths, “is a balancing act between opposite ideas – direct observation and intuition, control and spontaneity, even between the literal and figurative.”
‘Only’ by Lois Griffiths
It’s imperative for a painter to always be pushing the limits and trying new things, she believes, citing “a continuous desire to progress” as a hugely motivating factor in her work.
‘Soon’ by Lois Griffiths
We believe that Lois’ beautiful, attention-grabbing work more than meets her goal of reaching beyond the canvas to “engage the viewer to connect and share a moment” and are delighted to offer some of her work here at Herringbone.
Robin Crouch – painter and co-owner of Herringbone Gallery – took a twenty-year break from making art to work on building up a web and graphic design company while helping raise a family.
Digby Seafood Market by Robin Crouch
Now that the HerringBrats are all old enough to drive, Robin has returned to painting with a vengeance, finally putting that Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from York University to good use.
End of the Tourist Season by Robin Crouch
Determined to find the beauty in scenes others might not find beautiful, Robin is irresistibly drawn to back streets, abandoned buildings and desolated country lanes.
The Fish Market by Robin Crouch
With his son and painting-partner-in-crime, Foster, Robin roams the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia looking for the next underappreciated view. No hunk of rusty metal, storm-battered siding or curious architectural choice escapes their notice.
Foster Crouch, currently Herringbone’s youngest artist at age 19, is a self-taught painter and photographer of rural landscapes.
Abandoned Tractor by Foster Crouch
Foster is also – full disclosure – our son and an integral part of the Herringbone team. The fact he is our best-selling artist, however, seems proof enough that it isn’t mere parental pride that got him onto our roster. The kid is good.
Low Tide at Halls Harbour (Study) by Foster Crouch
After years of producing stunningly detailed works in coloured pencil, Alberta’s Dee Poisson has more recently set her sights on mastering the medium of oil and cold wax.
Springs to Streams by Dee Poisson
Dee is a dedicated plein air painter – no mean feat in Alberta’s often challenging climate.
Be Still by Dee Poisson
With gorgeous colours, brilliant brushwork and beautiful textures, Dee’s work is the next best thing to being there.
Still Water by Dee Poisson
An Associate Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Dee also leads art workshops and is one-third of the 3 Mountain View Painters group in Mountain View County, Alberta. We are so, so pleased to welcome Dee to the Herringbone family!
A self-described “poetic impressionist painter,” Roberta Murray draws on a lifelong love of nature and the land.
When Ravens Speak by Roberta Murray
With soft colours, loose brushstrokes and layered textures, she deftly conveys the spirit of a place, encouraging viewers to relate on an emotional level.
Where The Buffalo Roam by Roberta Murray
Widely exhibited, Roberta is also a juried member of the Federation Of Canadian Artists and the Oil Painters of America. Her works hang in private and public collections around the world and we could not be more delighted that she has chosen to offer some of her work here at Herringbone.