Mary Pavey (R.C.A, O.S.A)

The Royal Visit
The Royal Visit, 1997
oil on masonite, 38" × 48"


Mary Pavey (R.C.A, O.S.A)

Mary Pavey graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1980 with a degree in Fine Arts. She also studied at the Academie de la Grande Chumiere in Paris. She is known for her brightly coloured still life paintings of bric-a-brac, set within fanciful and highly decorative interiors. During her time spent in France, she became highly influenced by the French masters Henri Matisse, Paul Cezanne and Claude Monet. She has exhibited in numerous galleries across Canada, with representation in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Victoria and Calgary. She is currently a member of the Ontario Society of Artists and the Royal Academy of Arts. She currently resides in Toronto, Ontario

Selected Collections

Dupont Canada Ltd.
Canaccord Capital
Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto
Trimark Financial Corporation
Gallop & Gallop
Sony Canada Ltd.
North York Board of Education
General Electric Canada Ltd.
Famous Players

Note: sold indicates the piece has been sold.

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 Letendre

It is with profound sadness that Gallery Gevik announces the passing of our dear friend Rita Letendre, one of Canada’s most renowned, trailblazing artists. She passed away on November 20, 2021 after a long illness. She was 93 years old.