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
...... envisioned expanding the same concepts of design she used in stained glass and fabric design into her own through a new medium...painting acrylic on canvas.
Maureen paints mainly from memory and the emotional experience with intuition guiding her colour choices and composition rather than photographs. Maureen reinterprets classic Canadian landscapes in a contemporary fashion with her signature use of VIBRANT BOLD CLEAN LINES in different colours and brilliant hues which create depth and vibrancy which are offset with simplified forms and solid shapes OF COLOUR OUTLINED IN WHITE. It’s all about not being afraid of colour. Maureen is inspired by The Group of Seven and their use of bold colour and graphic style. Maureen's paintings have a feeling of peace, solitude and quiet.
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.
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.