About the Book
"Iconic" characterized by 'fame', culturally someone or something admired as an icon.
"Canuck" an affectionate, friendly or patriotic slang term for Canadian people, when used by Canadians.
When you think of Canada, what images come to mind? I posed the question on social media and #ICONICCANUCK was born.
'Canadianisms' on canvas, this body of work brings into view a broad range of Canadian cultural Icons. Personalities, pastimes, symbols and the landscape, as depicted through my social commentary on being a 'Canuck'. Symbolic and peppered with my personal brand of quirky Canadian humour, these pieces are my love letter to Canada and have become somewhat of a social experiment, as they bring together both sports fans and art fans alike. Engaging in many passionate discussions; the intersection between Canadian popular culture and art history.
Paintings and photography by award winning Canadian artist, Brandy Saturley.
Features & Details
Celebrated Canadian Visual Artist known for her unconventional take on Canada. Brandy Saturley has been making art for over 30 years. Saturley gained national recognition with her paintings of Canadiana including; goalie masks, Canadian athletes, the Canadian flag, the Montreal Canadiens, Alberta Rockies and wildlife. Inspired by Canadian popular culture, iconography and sport. Featuring portraits and figurative landscapes of Canada. From hockey to poppies and maple leaves to Lake Louise. The work has been referred to as, 'Canadianism's on canvas or Canadian POP art.' "Ultimately, my work is about storytelling and right now I am telling stories about the indomitable Canadian spirit'. ~ Brandy Saturley