Happy Canada Day – we’re 145 years old. Nobody interprets the Canadian flag better than artist Charlie Pachter. Take a look at a post I wrote about Charlie, his gallery and his homes http://canadianoriginals.net/2011/07/01/charles-pachters-iconic-canadian-art/.
Over the past year and a half, I’ve had great fun writing about creative Canadians and their insights about the world around them. As I sign off canadianoriginals, I’d like to share my top ten blog posts with you. I hope you’ve enjoyed the blog – thanks so much for reading and taking the time to leave a comment. You can find me on my new blog jmi design mix. Here are my top ten canadianoriginals posts:
1. Can a log stool be rustic and chic?
2. Soon Cho’s ingenious designs from everyday materials
3. The best of classic Canadian cottage design
4. Are you inspired by graffiti and street art?
5. Armine Tatosian’s sophisticated small space
6. The iconic appeal of birch trees
7. Amanda Nisbet’s Canadian roots
8. 10 things you should know about Tom Thomson
9. Fearless and original Martha Sturdy
10. The opulent art of Michael Adamson
Thanks for reading!
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Felt no wind
Not everyone appreciates the power and beauty of a great abstract painting. But when you come upon an artist who’s nailed this genre, it’s a powerful thing. Gideon Tomaschoff’s layered oil paintings on exhibit at the Odon Wagner Gallery this month are breathtaking. Take a look:
Dripping with the Unknown
True and grand
Gideon Tomaschoff, was born in Israel, but after travelling widely in Central America and South America, he settled in Toronto. He’s a mechanical engineer who went back to school to study painting at the Ontario College of Art in the early 90′s.
Influenced by the raw beauty of the battered and stained buildings he noticed during his travels, he’s managed to capture this feeling in his work. The details are rich and complex. His subtle use of colour is mesmerizing. If only these paintings were more affordable!!!
Grasping distance – one of my favourites!
Verges of illusion
You’ll find Gideon’s work at the Odon Wagner Gallery in Toronto.