2016 Cape Dorset Collection

Preview Reception: Friday, October 14, 2016, 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Sales Begin: Saturday, October 15 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibition Runs: October 14 - November 12, 2016
NINGEOKULUK TEEVEE, #24. Midnight Owl, Stonecut & Stencil
Paper: Kizuki Kozo White, Printer: Qavavau Manumie
62 x 97.6 cm, $1200 

TIM PITSIULAK, #7. Scratching Walrus, Stonecut & Stencil,
Paper: Kizuki Kozo, Natural Printer: Qiatsuq Niviaqsi
49.5 x 61.5 cm, $800


Elizabeth Phillmore Busby & C.Jeremy Price

The Gallery at Strand Fine Art Services is excited to showcase paintings and sculpture by the late Canadian artist Elizabeth Phillimore Busby.

We also have a selection of new paintings by C.Jeremy Price

Opening Reception: Friday, September 23rd, 2016, 7:00pm - 9pm
Exhibition Runs: September 17th - October 8th

Elizabeth Phillimore Busby, Veneziano Series: Spot Change, 1968,
oil on canvas, 60" x 60"
C. Jeremy Price, Sun Dogs, 2016,
oil on board, 24" x 24"
More About the Show
From Joe Belanger, London Free Press, Wednesday, September 28, 2016 about the show:

"Phillimore Busby, who died last year at the age of 92 - studied at the Ontario College of Art in the 1940s after serving in the Royal Canadian Naval Service. After the war, she married a British man, who came back to Canada with her where they worked as forest rangers for two summers before he left and returned to England. They had two daughters. 

Phillimore Busby then went to work at the Royal Ontario Museum as a restorer while continuing to paint, influenced by artists such as Manet, Rousseau, Delacroix, Ingres, Michael Snow and Francis Bacon. She moved to London in 1998 when she married Stuart Busby, who died in 2007. She then returned to Toronto. 

“She spent her working life as an art conservator, in fact being a leader in that profession and cofounder of the Canadian Conservation Institute. There is real passion in her work, not least her vivid palette and personal story-telling” said gallery co-owner Andrew Smyth.

Of Price, Smyth said the paintings include new landscapes, cityscapes and food. “His paintings will amaze you,” said Smyth.

Painting by Elaine "Lainey" Richmond

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 22, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Exhibition Runs: May 22 - June 18, 2016

"Wild Purple Ivy", acrylic on canvas, 2015, Elaine Richmond
From Joe Belanger and the London Free Press:

A celebrated London artist whose favourite subjects are everyday things is featured in an exhibition opening Sunday at Strand Fine Art Services and continuing to June 18.

Elaine (Laney) Richmond, a Bealart grad, was born in St. Thomas and moved to London as a child.

She studied art at Ryerson public school, then Central secondary before joining Bealart. She also took instruction at Alma College in St. Thomas and from Clare Bice at the London Regional Art Gallery.

In 2004, the painter suffered a stroke after knee surgery and art “has been her lifeline and therapy,” said gallery co-owner Andrew Smyth.

“She celebrates her love of colour and nature in her vivid, bright painting on canvas, glazed tile and pillows,” said Smyth, noting Richmond’s subjects are “everyday life” including flowers, trips to the lake, and family. I have always admired Laney’s naive wonder at what she has created and her fearless attempts using a myriad of media and subject.

“She moves effortlessly from acrylic and oil paints to colourful inks and painting and stenciling on fabric and tile.

“Her unbridled passion for colour is contagious. As every colour in nature works brilliantly together, so too in Laney’s paintings.”

"untitled", ink on paper, 2016, detail, Elaine Richmond

Framing the Phoenix

A Mental Health Art Exhibition
An initiative of the Mental Health Promotions Committee

Opening Reception: Thursday May 5th, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Exhibition Runs Until: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 1:00 PM

Works by 42 artists touched by mental illness are featured.

Splatter, Flora Desjalais

In a news release, the Mental Health Promotions Committee wrote that it’s hoped that “through art, we will reduce the stigma of mental illness. Art is a wonderful venue to explore the recovery process of those affected by mental illness and this exhibition is open to all artists, professional and non-professional whose lives have been touched.”

Said artist Flora Desjalais: “It relaxes me and makes me happy and proud. I can forget my problems when I am doing my art.”

Everybody's Home and Spatial - Photographic Works by Tim Forbes

The Gallery at Strand Fine Art Services is excited to showcase EVERYBODY'S HOME and SPATIAL, photographic works by Canadian visual artist Tim Forbes.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 2PM - 4PM

Exhibition Runs:
April 4 to April 30, 2016

Strand Fine Art
1161 Florence St., Unit #4,
London, Ontario
GEHRY - IAC - NEW YORK, Tim Forbes


For more information, see Tim Forbes' website here.

Strand Christmas Show and Sale 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, December 11th, 2015, 6:00 PM
Open House: Friday, December 12th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and
                       Sunday, December 13th, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Show Runs Until: Thursday, December 24th, 12:00 PM

Changing Season, Acylic, Sue Johns

Participating Artists Include:

Susan Day
Kevin Bice
David Bobier
Iain Turner
Fran Whitney
Sharon Corrigan Forrest
Thelma Rosner
Maya Foltyn
George Whitney
Vicki Easton McClung
Leslie Putnam
Patrick Mahon
Jeremy Price
Marcy Saddy
Marion Drysdale
Sue Johns
Mireya Folsch

Thelma Rosner - Paintings and Prints 2016

New Exhibition Opens: Friday, November 13th, 2015
Show Runs Until: Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Artist's Reception: Friday, November 13th, 2015, 7:00 pm
Come check out the show and meet the artist in person!

Cross Stitch No. 1, Thelma Rosner

From Joe Belanger at the London Free Press:
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a series of eight “powerful and beautiful” paintings, each 2.4 metres by 1.8 m in size, under the title Cross Stitch.

“These paintings originated out of Thelma’s concern about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” said gallery co-owner Andrew Smyth.

“The early paintings show influences of Afghani war rugs and Palestinian cross stitch embroidery. The images become more abstracted by the later paintings suggesting turbulence and uncertainty.”

There also are prints from the series titled, Dictionary, “which reflects the ideas of similarity and contrast between the cultures of Israel and Palestine.”