Barbara Ballachey's art career spans five decades and during that time she has exhibited internationally and participated in many workshops and residencies around the globe: the Triangle (New York, Africa, France), China, Iceland, and Emma Lake (Saskatchewan), to name a few. Although her work is mostly landscape based, she assimilates abstract color field elements with mark making to create a compositionally complex painting, superior work informed by her accumulated knowledge and experienced art practice.
Featuring Michael Corner - painter (Banff, Alberta)
and Deanna Bartholow - Wood Sculptor (Carbon, Alberta)
Michael Corner continues to entertain us with his unusual portrait paintings and if you missed him in Calgary, you are in luck... because Michael's 'animals' have migrated to Canmore!! Michael is a contemporary portrait painter who captures his subject matter from the natural world and integrates them in a very skillful manner with still life forms both natural and man-made, using a Renaissance painting approach.
Deanna Bartholow began her career as a wood carver 30 years ago after having painted for many years. Her carvings depict native Alberta birds and are so exquisitely constructed that they take on life-like qualities. The woods used are Tupelo gum from the swamps of the southern U.S. and Jelutong, a rubber tree from Malasia, as both woods carve very well and retain the intricate details that give the work a tactile characteristic.