Derek Caines

Smokey Sou'Wester
Smokey Sou'Wester
oil on board, 18" × 30"
Abandoned
Abandoned
oil on board, 18" × 32"
Morning Mist
Morning Mist, 2013
oil on board, 18" × 37"
Spring Break
Spring Break
oil on board, 20" × 35.5"
Spring Ice
Spring Ice, 2013
oil on board, 20" × 36.5"
Day's End
Day's End
oil on board, 13.5" × 29"
Iceberg on the Bay
Iceberg on the Bay
oil on board, 16" × 27"
Ice Bound
Ice Bound
oil on board, 17" × 25"
Light Fog
Light Fog
oil on board, 15" × 27"
Sunset Lagoon
Sunset Lagoon
oil on board, 16" × 32.5"

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Derek Caines – Artist Biography

Derek Caines is a Newfoundland artist, born and raised in the province. He studied art at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. As both a print-maker and a painter, Derek has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Toronto, St. John’s, Ottawa, New York, West Berlin, and Zurich. He has also created an array of limited edition prints and commissioned posters.

Derek returned to Newfoundland in 1989 and has been living in Norris Point, a small community on Bonne Bay in the heart of Gros Morne National Park. His current body of work includes some portraiture but focuses mainly on the striking landscapes of Newfoundland. These oil paintings are marked by iconic Newfoundland imagery such as doreys, fishing boats, coastal sheds, rugged shorelines, and the ever-present sea. Derek’s careful, detailed brush work evokes the simplicity and stark beauty of this extraordinary island.

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now open at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario until January 21st, 2018. Afterwards, it will travel to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.

This exhibition was recently on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)

Rita LetendreGallery Gevik congratulates renowned Canadian and International abstract painter, Rita Letendre, on her first major museum retrospective exhibition outside of Québec. Rita Letendre: Fire and Light is now open until September 17, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This exhibition, which covers Letendre's career from the 1960's to 2000's, is co-curated by Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik. The retrospective features nearly forty large-scale paintings drawn from major national public and private collections.

Letendre was widely exhibited with the artistic groups, Les Automatistes and Les Plasticiens. She has received the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts, the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, and the Orders of Canada, Ontario and Québec. Click here for more details.