Painting

A Woman's Guide to the Impostor Syndrome

Kim Smiley | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

I am not saying that we should not strive to be the very best people and professionals we can be. This is not a call to "lean out." By all means, let's strive to be amazing, but let's also aspire to be more gentle with ourselves and with others.

In Conversation With Gloria Vanderbilt

Raji Aujla | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Living
Raji Aujla

Our interview was scheduled on the same day as the Mayor's Arts Lunch, and a day before her opening reception. We had an HBO documentary crew, a DOP, a secondary videographer, handlers, a boom operator and a 20-minute hard stop. Within those 20 minutes, I hoped to demystify an icon.

10 Life Lessons from History's Most Famous Artists

Kim Smiley | Posted 05.01.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

Everybody's a critique. Paul Cézanne, the Post-Impressionist painter, was mercilessly ridiculed by critics when he exhibited with the Impressionists. Claude Monet's paintings were called "formless, unfinished and ugly." Aside from the art of perseverance, what can the greatest artists of all time teach us? Here are my top 10 takeaways.

Why We Need to Bring 'Art' Back to the Olympics

Jon Packer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

A surprise to many, the arts were once an integral part of Olympic games programming, creating a rich legacy of cultural achievement. That's right, gold, silver and bronze for painting, sculpture, music and literature. Early activities also included musical contests and the high profile contest of the heralds and trumpeters.

What the Colour of Your Room Can Do for Your Psyche

Colin & Justin | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Style
Colin & Justin

What's your favourite colour? Red? Green? Pink? Well, if certain academics are to be believed, you're already predisposed, from the moment of conception, to enjoying particular tones. Genetic programming aside, here's a peek at what colour can actually do for your psyche and some advice, to boot, on how to use colour to get the best from your environment.

Scot Sardinha on Why Art is Power

Che Kothari | Posted 01.30.2014 | Canada
Che Kothari

I wouldn't say that art has necessarily changed my life but more so has enhanced it. It has broadened my knowledge with many cultures, connecting me to the creative realm of the many places I have visited, and it has also introduced me to a plethora of interesting people and networks.

A New Take on the Group of Seven

Andrea Carson Barker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Andrea Carson Barker

I went up to the opening of a new exhibition at Toronto's McMichael Gallery today. The exhibition was called You are here: Kim Dorland and the Return ...

Looking For An Unconventional Home Renovation? Paint The Floors

CP | Diana Marszalek, The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Style

When it became clear that allergies would prevent Nancy B. Westfall's infant daughter from having a rug in her room, the Atlanta-based artist turned i...

All Your Painting Problems Will Be Solved By These Tips By Jodi Gilmour

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.30.2012 | Canada Style

If we have learned anything about interior decorating, it's that a coat of paint can update any room. It can give a space a new life and make your hom...

An Artist's Studio: Rob Davidovitz

Andrea Carson Barker | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada Living
Andrea Carson Barker

A Nude Model's Story of Humility and Joy

Anya Wassenberg | Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada Living
Anya Wassenberg

Visit to Canoe Lake: Tom Thomson's Grave

Andrea Carson Barker | Posted 10.31.2011 | Canada
Andrea Carson Barker

Tom Thomson had worked as a guide and fire ranger in Algonquin Park, so the fact that his death was declared an accidental drowning on what was a apparently a clear and normal day seems unusual. Even at the time, people couldn't believe it and rumours swirled about suicide and murder.