Posts Tagged ‘newfoundland’

Artist of the moment………David Blackwood

 

David Blackwood is a Canadian artist renown his paintings and etchings of the Canadian landscape. David Blackwood was born in Wesleyville, Newfoundland, Canada in the year 1941. The artist calls himself a visual story teller.

Blackwood attended the Ontario College of Art and Design.

The artist began his own studio in the year 1956.

In this wonderful video we catch some behind the scenes action at the process of drawing and then creating a print:

Blackwood was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1993.

The artist was a lead professor at Trinity College School.

Price range information: Blackwood is a prolific printmaker and prices can start as low as $4,000. Original works in oils can reach the $100,000 t0 $150,000 range.

What a great printmaker! He reminds me of artist Richard Kipness. Both make wonderful prints of the landscape. The black and white images help to tell the story.

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Artist of the moment……Billy Gauthier

Billy Gauthier is an Canadian artist born in the year 1978 in Happy Valley- Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada. Gauthier is of Metis and Inuit heritage. The artist grew up on the East Coast of Canada.

The artist works with various mixed media including antlers, ivory, whalebone, and serpentine.

Some influences include Kenojuak Ashevak and Kiawak Ashoona.

A large influence on Gauthier was his professional artist cousin named John Terriak. Terriak is renowned for his portraiture work. This piece is titled “Woman’s Face.” Even as a young child the artist enjoyed trying to capture the likeness and expression of the human face.

Billy Gauthier is now based out of Labrador, Canada.

The artist had his first solo breakthrough show in 2010.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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