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 Coast Wilderness.
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
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.
Tree Trunk. . . . . . . . . . . . .
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
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
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 Helen
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. The spiky and rounded
lined added more texture to this
painting. I like the contrast of shade and
light in this painting-it's like a harvest
Pink Light. . . . . . . . . . . . By
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.
Golden Gate II. . . . . . . . . . By
This painting was done on 2008 with oil on canvas. This painting's landscape has a nice
natral curve to it that really made it look cool. The texture of this painting is mostly smooth
and puffy, only 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 nice angle.