And the Band Played On
watercolour on paper, 24" × 30"
watercolour on paper, 21" × 39"
watercolour, 30" × 24"
watercolour, 10" × 14"
Pond and Ducks
oil on canvas, 24" × 36"
oil on canvas, 29" × 21"
Brent Heighton Artist Biography
Brent Heighton was born in 1954 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was raised on a small farm in Pitt Meadows until the age of fifteen when his family moved to Dresden, Ontario. Interested in painting since he was a child, Heighton attended the Algonquin College of Fine Art in Ottawa (1974-75) and Douglas College in Vancouver (1976-78). He worked in commercial art, illustration, and animation until he became a self-supporting painter.
Currently one of Canada's most popular watercolourists, Heighton is primarily known for his floral and landscape paintings. He depicts scenes from the ponds, lakes and forests of British Columbia in representational, impressionistic and abstract styles. Heighton also produces seascapes and street scenes based on his 1987 trip across Western Europe. His paintings, frequently bright and cheerful, convey a sense of peace and tranquillity. Dedicated to developing his use of colour, Heighton's early work was distinguished by soft pastel shades while recent paintings feature bolder contrasts and more vibrant tones.
Heighton exhibits his work across Canada, the United States and Europe. He is the youngest artist to be elected member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, BC Region.
Collections: Laing Properties, Imperial Oil, Independent Oil and Gas, Inducon, Bennet Jones, Dun & Bradstreet, Texaco Canada, Air Canada, Amaco Oil, Heinz & Co., Campo Corp., A.E.C.L., and the Etobicoke Board of Education.
Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97.
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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.
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)
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.
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
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