I recently met artist Adrienne Dagg, a Canadian painter, in her Toronto studio. Her work has a certain romanticism, perhaps due to the colours used in her palate and the subjects she chooses. Using oil paints, her broad strokes convey light beautifully, taking the ordinary and adding an element of atmosphere. Her paintings vary in size from small to very large and each one conveys a natural moment through the subject, which I noticed were women. Beautiful work.
Barbara Cole is one of the most accomplished photographers in Canada who has a magical gift with photographing water. Her images are shot in such a way that they look like paintings, with a creamy and warm texture. Her use of colour, liquid and light are just breathtaking. Self-taught, Cole has been a part of both the commercial and fine art world but it’s really her fine art experiments that reflect a deep and insightful beauty.