Emily Carr (December 13, 1871 – March 2, 1945) was a Canadian artist and
writer heavily inspired by the indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest
Coast. Her career as an artist began at a very young age. With her parents
dead at her early teens, her guardian, lawyer James Lawson, gave her
permission to study at the California School of Design, in San Francisco, and
she went to many schools after. In 1912, a year after returning to Canada, she
made a visit to Tanu and Skedans on the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida
Gwaii). There she was inspired and produced many paintings of the lush West
In 1927 she travelled to Eastern Canada where she met the Group of
Seven. After this meeting, her art was "discovered". She became an honorary
member of the Group of Seven and had many successful exhibitions.
Helen Galloway McNicoll (1879–1915) was a Canadian impressionist painter.
She was born in Toronto to parents David McNicoll and Emily Pashley. McNicoll
became deaf in childhood because of of scarlet fever, so she learnt to develop other
skills like lip-reading, playing the piano and her talents as an artist. She attended
the Art Association of Montreal, studying under William Brymner from 1899. In 1902
she moved to England to study in London at the Slade School under Philip Wilson
Steer. Later she studied in St. Ives, Cornwall with Algernon Talmadge. This is where
she met Dorothea Sharp, a fellow artist who became a lifelong friend with her.
They traveled together and shared studio space, as well as posed for each other's
paintings. Helen died in Swanage, Dorset, where she had made her home, at only
age 36. An obituary had described her as "one of the most profoundly original and
technically accomplished of Canadian artists".
Ross was born on June 16, 1959 in West Vancouver. He credits art teachers,
Fred Duel and Dorte' Froslev for providing a solid art foundation and for guiding
his skills for what would become a viable career path.
Following graduation, Ross attended the studio art program at Capilano
College and studied print making with internationally renowned print maker
Wayne Eastcott. Ross continued his education at the Emily Carr College of Art.
Ross is a artist who has exhibited annually since 1995. His work can be
found in numerous private, corporate and public collections in United States and
in Canada. Ross is the father of two adult children, Sam and Sophie, who have
been a source of support and inspiration to his art career. Ross currently paints
from his studio in Vancouver and lives with his wife, Caron, and his dog, Howie,
in Horseshoe Bay, BC.
Trunk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Emily
This painting was done on 1931. Emily Carr used
bright colors to show the the details in the tree, and
dark shadows to make the tree pop up even more.
The lines were curved to show the movements. The
whole painting look pretty much smooth, only on the
dark, shady parts on the tree you can see rough
texture. Emily Carr made this a upright painting,
which mae me feel like the tree is growing upwards
and I think the painting's mood is very energetic.
Above the Gravel Pit. . . . . . . . . . . By
This painting was done on 1937,
with oil on canvas. This painting
really got some movement in it! The
whole picture looks like as if it's
moving. The shape of the
landscape, the color of the sky...
Everything looks as if it's moving.
Emily Carr used multiple colours for
the sky, which made the painting
looks even more complex.
The land has a natural curvy shape
to it, that made it look twisted and
cool. This movements doesn't make
any sense really, but it looks really
cool to me.
Fishing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .By Helen McNicoll
This painting was done on 1907. It's
feeling is distinctively relaxed and fun.
Helen used playfu, pastel colors and a
nice composition to show how much
fun the kids were having. The light
faintly shows it's early afternoon, and
the kids were sitting under the shade
of a tree. The lines are mostly short
strokes (typical impressioniost painting
style), but tehy worked well for the
shine on the river and the short grass
on the ground.
The Apple Gatherer. . . . . . . . . . . By
This painting was done on 1911. Helen
McNicoll used bright colours to represent
where the sunlight is hitting, and darker
colours on the shady part of the tree where
the gatherer is harvesting the apples. The
texture of this painting is mostly rough-for
example, the leaves and the grasses.
Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Ross
This painting was done on 2008 with oil on canvas. The colour of this painting is
mostly dark, but because of the dark parts, where the light is hitting really caught my
attention. The curvy texture on the tree is very unique, which make the trees look
very 3 dimensional. Ross Penhall also used the space well that the art looks pleasant. I
really love the mysteriousness of this painting.
II. . . . . . done.on.2008.with . . . . . This.By Ross Penhallhas a nice
. . oil on canvas. . painting's landscape
This painting was
natral curve to it that really made it look cool. The texture of this painting is mostly
smooth and puffy, but on the tree trunks it's a little bit more rough. I love the light in the
picture! Like the name-Golden Gate, the light is warm yellow and is coming from a very