GRANT LEIER - a bird in the hand

Includes Nixie Barton, Grant Leier
Saturday, October 13, 2 - 5 pm

Showing Nixie Barton

GRANT LEIER - a bird in the hand

Elaborate, ornate, and technical Grant Leier’s work continues to draw awe. On the Canadian art scene for close to 40 years, Leier has an incredible talent in conveying his love of still life and florals. Intense patterns and complex compositions are part of Grant Leier’s legacy.

NEW YELLOWPOINT LANDSCAPE TWO
NEW YELLOWPOINT LANDSCAPE TWO
NX207
mixed media, canvas
10 x 20 in.
$1,500 CAD


NEW YELLOWPOINT LANDSCAPE ONE
NEW YELLOWPOINT LANDSCAPE ONE
NX206
mixed media, canvas
10 x 20 in.
$1,500 CAD


NEW YELLOWPOINT LANDSCAPE THREE
NEW YELLOWPOINT LANDSCAPE THREE
NX205
mixed media, canvas
10 x 20 in.
$1,500 CAD


FORGOTTEN ARRANGEMENT
FORGOTTEN ARRANGEMENT
NX204
mixed media, canvas
20 x 10 in.
$1,500 CAD


GOOD COMPANY
GOOD COMPANY
NX203
mixed media, canvas
20 x 10 in.
$1,500 CAD


WARRIOR
WARRIOR
NX202
mixed media, canvas
20 x 10 in.
$1,500 CAD


Nixie Barton was raised on Canada’s West coast. She earned her formal art training at the University of Victoria and Nanaimo’s Malaspina College. Nixie met her husband, artist Grant Leier, in Victoria where they were living, painting, and active in “the gallery scene.”

Nixie Barton's paintings vibrate with an enticing energy springing from the juxtaposition of classic line, bold colour, intriguing pattern and a clean and fresh composition. arndNixie Barton and Grant Leier share a studio and home on Vancouver Island, surrounded by an extensive and fabulous garden, which has been described as “funky baroque”. Her work is based partially on the imagery from their garden, and is partially interpretive. She describes her work as having "a wonky sense of composition", with colours and strong patterns.

“A painter of exuberant energetic images laced with historic ironic wit; her images have an easily recognizable inventive style... flowers, vegetables, furniture and ornaments are evocative of waves of immigrants with their treasures and traditions.” - Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Born on 1958 in Vancouver, BC. Nationality is Canadian

Exhibitions

2010 3 Squared, Canada House Gallery, Baf, AB
2009 TYPEface, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, BC
2001 West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2002 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2000 Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB
2008 Nixie Barton & Grant Leier, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2006 The Old School House Gallery, Qualicum, BC
2006 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2005 West End Gallery, Victoria, BC
2005 West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2005 Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 West End Gallery, Victoria, BC
2004 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2003 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2003 West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2003 Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2002 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2002 West End Gallery, Victoria, BC
2001 West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2001 Dynamic Duo, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2001 Hollander York Gallery, Toronto,N
2000 Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB
1997 West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1995 Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB
1994 Barton-Leier Gallery, Victoria, BC
1992 West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1991 Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1990 West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1990 Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC
1990 North Park Gallery, Victoria, BC
1989 West End Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1989 North Park Gallery, Victoria, BC
1989 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC
1987 Art 10 Gallery, Nanaimo, BC

Publications

2005 The Romance Continues, Goodie Noisi, Surrey, Touchwood Editions
2005 Heritage House
2005 Galleries West
2001 Artists in their Gardens, Valerie Easton and David Laskin, Seattle, Sasquatch Books