Times Gone By Studio 




Brent McGillivray and Maureen Bennett combine their unique styles to form the Times Gone By Studio.

They offer beautiful, original art works, and high quality prints.

The art gallery/studio at 48 Craig Street in Perth presents viewers with two distinct experiences – an evocative trip down memory lane, and a fresh take on our beloved Canadian landscapes. 


About Brent McGillivray 

Brent creates photo-realistic style paintings with watercolour, gouache and acrylic of vanishing landmarks; roadside restaurants; motels; abandoned buildings and disappearing urban and rural artifacts. Armed with his camera and his keen photographer’s eye he captures these striking images. Brent works back and forth between photography and canvas.  In the process he capitalizes on his training as an architectural draftsman to create meticulously rendered images noticing details such as the way light filters through a window or the play of shadows on a wall. Brent’s canvasses are often large and spellbinding in their finely honed precision; they invite contemplation.

Brent is greatly influenced by the bold and innovative architectural style of Frank Lloyd Wright  and Luis Barragan as they blend art and architecture.

Brent is a graduate of:

Architectural Technology at Algonquin College, Ottawa 

Fine Arts at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto

Printmaking at the Alberta College of Art, Calgary


Brent brings a new collection of acrylic "Neon Art."  


About Maureen Bennett  

MAUREEN BENNETT envisioned expanding the same concepts of design she used in stained glass and fabric design into her own through a new medium...painting CONTEMPORARY STYLIZED BOLD GRAPHIC depictions of Canadian landscapes with acrylic on canvas with her signature VIBRANT BOLD CLEAN LINES OF COLOUR.

Maureen’s signature “BOLD CLEAN LINES” of different colours and brilliant hues create depth and vibrancy which are offset with simplified forms and solid shapes.

Maureen has 2 new series to view

The first titled "RED CANOE"-where a red canoe is depicted in varied distinctive Canadian landscapes.

Inspired from travels across western Canada and after living near Algonquin for 30 years. 

The second is titled "WHIMSICAL MARITIMES" which consists of colourful homes set in oceanside locations. 

All inspired after living for one year near Lunenburg and travelling through PEI and Newfoundland.


Maureen has lived and travelled extensively. She paints from memory and the emotional experience rather than photographs.

Her landscape paintings have a feeling of peace, solitude and quiet. Maureen’s paintings express in colour what cannot be spoken with words.

“It’s all about not being afraid of colour,” and her paintings are proof.

Inspired by The Group of Seven her paintings take on a new life through exuberant use of colour laid down in parallel strips.

Maureen is a self taught artist who started painting in 2014.

However it was not until 2017 that she applied to her first juried art show, “The Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.” In 2018, she had the honour to be nominated for an “Emerging Artist Award” at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.