Includes Susie Cipolla, Richard Cole, Robert Lemay, Sarah Martin
Saturday March 3, 2 - 5 pm

Showing Richard Cole


Presenting both established and emerging artists in this exhibition Canada House Gallery offers a diverse glimpse at a loved and revered subject – BEAR. Situated in Canada’s First National Park and a World UNESCO Heritage site, we adore all that makes our place sacred, and that includes our wildlife. Bears represent the whole of nature, and we cherish their safety, their habitat, their future.

Richard Cole and Robert Lemay have been anchor artists at CHG for years, yet the BEAR is a relatively new subject for them. We are pleased to welcome emerging artists, Susie Cipolla & Sarah Martin to the gallery and our collectors and show how BEAR inspires them in their work.

A portion of the proceeds will go towards WildSmart; a program of the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley, a non-profit charitable organization. Established in 2005, WildSmart is a proactive conservation strategy that encourages efforts by communities to reduce negative human-wildlife interactions. Their goal is to develop a coordinated approach to education/outreach programs and help support direct management activities that will aid in increasing public safety and enjoyment as well as contribute towards sustainable wildlife populations.

The funds that you will be donating to WildSmart will be used to recruit and train new volunteers for their Wildlife Ambassador Program. Come meet Nick de Ruyter, WildSmart Education and Outreach Coordinator, at the reception.

oil, canvas
24 x 80 in.
$6,775 CAD

mixed media, canvas
48 x 36 in.
$4,550 CAD

BIRCH 18001
BIRCH 18001
oil, canvas
55 x 72 in.
$8,525 CAD

oil, canvas
31 x 48 in.
$4,275 CAD

FOREST 18003
FOREST 18003
oil, canvas
36 x 48 in.
$4,550 CAD

oil, canvas
30 x 24 in.
$2,150 CAD

Painter Richard Cole was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1968. For over a decade he has been making his home in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Richard studied oil painting at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Upon graduating in 1991, he made a decision to concentrate his practice in the realm of figurative realism. It was a vacation along the Oregon coast that turned Richard into what is decidedly a Northwest Coast landscape painter. Living in Vancouver, with its proximity to North shore forests and the world famous Pacific Rim National Park, Richard is never at a loss for subject matter. His paintings of these verdant cedar forests and wild coastal shores demonstrate his talent with the brush. His paintings are drenched with an atmosphere that is rendered through the delicate use of colour and light. His use of perspective commands the viewer to see what it is about the scene that caught his eye in the first place.

Recently Richard has begun to develop a body of work focused on the Canadian Prairie. His treatment of the meeting of sky and land is recognizably his own. Softness of palate meets vastness of sky with the resultant tension manifesting as thick atmosphere. It is almost as if we, along with the painter, are waiting for the Prairie storm to break.

Richard is represented by a number of international galleries and has been successfully showing this work for a number of years

Born on Sep 9, 1968 in Edmonton, AB. Nationality is Canadian


1987 - 1991 Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB, Visual Arts Diploma major in painting


2018 BEAR, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2017 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2017 fleeting moment: figure, land, animal, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2016 p r a i r i e, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2015 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2014 release of children's book The Girl Who Writes, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2013 Dynamic Demo Day, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2013 New Work and release of children's book The Boy Who Paints, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2011 New Work, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2010 Dynamic Demo Day, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2009 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2008 SUNSHINE 80, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2007 Solo Exhibition Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2006 Painting Demonstration, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2005 Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland
2005 Of Prairie, Sea and Sky, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2005 Lambert Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005 Nan Miller Gallery, Rochester, NY
2004 Lambert Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2004 Halde Galerie, Widen, Switzerland
2004 Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004 Portfolio Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 Seymour Art Gallery, Deep Cove, BC
2003 Portfolio Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 Roche Bobois, Vancouver, BC
2003 Van Dop Gallery, New Westminster, BC
2003 Whistler Art Gallery, Whistler, BC
2002 Portfolio Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002 Van Dop Gallery, New Westminster, BC
2001 Bruce, Vancouver, BC
1997 Browser, Artropolis, Vancouver, BC
1996 Wolf and Wolf Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1996 Painted Arrow Gallery, Jasper, AB
1996 Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB
1996 The Auburn, Calgary, AB
1995 Myxdmedia Gallery, Calgary, AB
1995 The Seoul Gallery, Calgary, AB
1995 Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1995 Paul Khun Gallery, Calgary, AB
1995 Provenance Gallery, Calgary, AB
1993 Newzones Gallery, Calgary, AB
1992 City of Calgary Mayor’s Office, Calgary, AB
1992 Newzones Gallery, Calgary, AB
1991 Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB
1990 Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB


TD Bank, Vancouver, BC


2005 Galleries West