BILL BROWNRIDGE - One Day at a Time

Includes Bill Brownridge
Saturday January 20, 2 - 5 pm

Showing Bill Brownridge

BILL BROWNRIDGE - One Day at a Time

Canada House Gallery is very proud to feature a new body of work by Bill Brownridge. Born in 1932 in Rosetown SK, Bill grew up during difficult times when hockey provided simple joy.

“Being born with cripple’s legs and unable to participate in athletics left him fascinated with all types of action. The environment into which he was born, the Canadian prairies, is cold for six months of the year and gave him a love of winter, both its shining beauty and its starkness. His brothers were great hockey players and they became Bill’s heroes and showed him the power, speed and grace of the game – a game that at its best teaches courage and selflessness. Because of the snowy landscape, he is always trying to capture the incredible moods of light and shadow on snow and the sparkle of the colours of children at play.”

WINTER TREES - WINTER CHILDREN
WINTER TREES - WINTER CHILDREN
BB447
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.
SOLD


THE NEW KID
THE NEW KID
BB446
acrylic, canvas
24 x 30 in.
$4,920 CAD


GLIMPSE OF SKATERS
GLIMPSE OF SKATERS
BB445
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.
SOLD


SARAH'S CHOICE
SARAH'S CHOICE
BB444
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.
$4,255 CAD


DEKE
DEKE
BB443
acrylic, canvas
12 x 9 in.
SOLD


SPLIT
SPLIT
BB442
acrylic, canvas
12 x 9 in.
$2,100 CAD


BURN
BURN
BB441
acrylic, canvas
12 x 9 in.
$2,100 CAD


WINDUP
WINDUP
BB440
acrylic, canvas
12 x 9 in.
$2,100 CAD


MEOTA NIGHTS
MEOTA NIGHTS
BB439
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.
SOLD


MOM'S OLD QUILT
MOM'S OLD QUILT
BB438
acrylic, canvas
24 x 36 in.
$6,565 CAD


PATTERN PLAY
PATTERN PLAY
BB437
acrylic, canvas
36 x 24 in.
SOLD


FRESH ICE!
FRESH ICE!
BB436
acrylic, canvas
24 x 30 in.
SOLD


INDOMITABLE
INDOMITABLE
BB435
acrylic, canvas
18 x 24 in.
SOLD


MIDNIGHT LAKE
MIDNIGHT LAKE
BB434
acrylic, canvas
15 x 30 in.
SOLD


STARLIGHT SKATING
STARLIGHT SKATING
BB433
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.
SOLD


AFTER WORK
AFTER WORK
BB432
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.
$3,395 CAD


GLADIATORS
GLADIATORS
BB431
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.
$3,395 CAD


MORNING AT THE FARM
MORNING AT THE FARM
BB430
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.
SOLD


PLAYING INTO STORM
PLAYING INTO STORM
BB429
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.
$3,395 CAD


Bill Brownridge graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art (now the Alberta College of Art) with a diploma in advertising art. In 1975-76 he won a Canada Council grant to paint and draw the disappearing railroad architecture of the prairies. He was commissioned in 1981 by the Calgary Olympic Development Association to render a series of serigraphs depicting the sporting events of the Olympic Winter Games. These works were used as a part of Calgary's winning presentation (both in print and film) to the International Olympic Committee for the 1988 Olympics.

Bill Brownridge has participated in exhibitions with the Alberta Society of Artists, the Ontario Society of Artists, the Burnaby Print Show, the Young Contemporaries of Canada, the Red River Exhibition, the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, the National Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa, and Calgary's Glenbow Museum.

Bill Brownridge was commissioned to design new uniforms in 1993 for the NHL's Calgary Flames Hockey Team. Later, in 1995, he wrote and illustrated his first children’s book "The Moccasin Goalie". It was very well received and is into its second edition. The sequel, "The Final Game" tells of the continuing adventures of Danny Moccasin. His works are represented with many corporations and private collections, and in the homes of NHL players and coaches. Bill was also chosen as 1 of 12 artists featured in an exhibition during the NHL all-star game in February 2001.

Bill Brownridge's latest accomplishments include participation in Calgary’s “Udderly Art” project with his cow, “Hockeycow” being auctioned for $51, 000, the release of a new limited edition print titled "The Yearlings", and a new book released in the fall of 2002 titled "Victory at Paradise Hill", the last instalment of "The Moccasin Goalie" trilogy.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“My inspiration to paint comes from three main sources. Being born with cripple’s legs and unable to participate in athletics has left me fascinated with all types of action. The environment into which I was born, the Canadian prairies, is cold for six months of the year and has given me a love of winter, both its shining beauty and its starkness. My brothers were great hockey players and they became my heroes and showed me the power, speed and grace of the game – a game that at its best teaches courage and selflessness. My painting is from the school of impressionism. I love colour and the dynamics of colour. I usually start on a canvas or hardboard panel with a colour primer. I usually have a scene in mind, either from memory or from the landscape of the local area. I sketch the composition with a light charcoal line drawing, which is later lost as the paint builds up. I use strokes or dots of colour that are close in tone and vibrate against each other (yellow beside blue, green beside purple). Because of the snowy landscape, I am always trying to capture the incredible moods of light and shadow on snow and the sparkle of the colours of children at play.”

Born on October 14, 1932 in Rosetown, SK. Nationality is Canadian

Education

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art (now Alberta College of Art and Design), Calgary, AB

Exhibitions

2018 One Day at a Time, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2017 CANADA 150, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2015 Snow Days, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2013 Snow Days, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2012 Chance of Flurries, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2010 SNOWtastic, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2008 A Day in the Life of the Moccasin Goalie, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2007 Hockey Time, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2007 Solo Exhibition & Book Launch for Tracking the Iron Horse, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2005 Joy Exhibition, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2002 "Victory at Paradise Hill", Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2001 Fun Times, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
The Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Calgary, AB
The Red River Exhibition
The Young Contemporaries of Canada
The Burnaby Print Show
The Ontario Society of Artists
Alberta Society of Artists
The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
The National Museum of Science & Technology, Ottawa, ON

Collections

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Publications

1995 The Moccasin Goalie
1997 The Final Game
2002 Victory at Paradise Hill
2007 Tracking the Iron Horse

Commissions

1993 Calgary Flames Hockey Team
1981 Calgary Olympic Development Association
1975 - 76 Canada Council

Credits

2008 Banff Crag and Canyon