"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary." – Pablo Picasso
This online collection of painterly works represents numerous talents whose art practice continues to appear on our gallery walls.
The act of creating fine art is usually a solitary process; one of time spent gathering subject material, digesting the landscapes witnessed, sketched, photographed, traveled in & experienced.
The techniques used in the creative process are as diverse as these artists: a 15th C. method of layering oil paint and varnish, squeezing tubes of 21st C. acrylics onto a makeshift palette to blend the same colour as a glacial lake, taking flight with experienced pilots to get you close enough to capture dawn light reflecting off snow-covered mountain faces, extensive study of colour theory & using sketch books to create the perfect compositions to plot out how those hues will translate on canvas.
We are privileged to share the artistic visions created by these talented Canadian artists. Every day.
ALL ARTWORK IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Rod Charlesworth's childhood fascination with drawing and painting has grown into a unique and primarily self-taught style, influenced by the surrealist movement in its early stages. He later discovered the Impressionist school that led him to experiment with colour and the physical qualities of paint. The work of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven has had a profound influence in Rod's style.
Rod Charlesworth studied art at Okanagan College where his ability to express the beauty of the western Canadian landscape became evident. Rod's work is now collected worldwide and he is committed to painting images that have a strong Canadian cultural influence, whether through his bold landscapes or his more recent whimsical images of children at play.
“Painting becomes tedious when the ultimate goal of the painter is to recreate the external world. I've always felt that the painting exists only within its own borders, which allows the artist to say – What if I did this?"
Bank of Montreal
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce
Canadian Western Bank
Columbia Oil & Gas
Hiram Walker & Sons
LDI Realty Corporation
M.L.C. Oil & Gas
Manville Oil & Gas
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
The Vahalla Group
West Coast Petroleum
Wood Gundy Inc
2013 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2010 SNOWtastic, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2009 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2007 Hockey Times, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2007 Solo Exhibition, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2006 Joy Exhibition, Canada House Galley, Banff, AB
2005 Kaleidoscope, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2005 "Best of the Best", Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2004 "Art Blooms" Group Show, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2003 "Simply Trees", Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2003 "Serendipity", Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2002 "Art Blooms" & "Feel Good Art", Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
1999 "Celebrations", Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
1997 Marika Jewellery and Fine Art, Banff, AB
1995 Alicat Gallery, Bragg Creek, AB
1995 Adele-Campbell Gallery, Whistler, BC
1995 Marika Jewellery and Fine Art, Banff, AB
1995 Hambleton Galleries, Kelowna, BC
1994 Canadian Artists Exhibition, Nagoya, Japan
1994 Jenkins-Showler Gallery, White Rock, BC
1994 Buger/Kmet Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1994 Kelowna Public Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
1993 Horizon Art Galleries, Vancouver, BC
1993 McLaren-Barnes Gallery, Oakville, ON
1993 Loch Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg, MB
1992 Marika Jewellery Fine Art, Banff, A
1992 Nunavut Gallery, Victoria, BC
1992 Hambleton Galleries, Kelowna, BC
1992 Shepard Gallery, Whistler, BC
1991 McLaren-Barnes Gallery, Oakville, ON
1991 Wallace Gallery, Calgary, AB
1991 Wallace Gallery, Calgary, AB
1991 The Sheck Gallery, Chemanius, BC
1990 Ingram Fine Art, Toronto, ON
1989 Kelowna Public Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC