Brent Heighton

And the Band Played On
And the Band Played On
watercolour on paper, 24" × 30"
Que Pasa
Que Pasa
watercolour on paper, 21" × 39"
Breakers
Breakers
watercolour, 30" × 24"
Crab Boats
Crab Boats
watercolour, 10" × 14"
Pond and Ducks
Pond and Ducks
oil on canvas, 24" × 36"
Still Life
Still Life
oil on canvas, 29" × 21"

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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.

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 on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. This retrospective of his artwork is on display from 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017.

(Photo credit: Kim Griffiths) Click here for more details.