We would like to congratulate Lynn Wigginton, who was recently awarded membership into INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners, which is based in London, England. Members are practitioners of the highest standards in the academic, artistic, trade, craft and practical activities concerned with the building, architecture and urbanism.

Lynn’s artistic documentation of Saint John’s architectural heritage is well known and respected within the region. This very prestigious  appointment recognizes her commitment to excellence through out her career.



This project was about exploration, partnership and painting. I set out to create a new series of paintings, based upon research into the science of the mind. This project involved a collaboration between myself and Dr. Wendy Stewart from the Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick Humanities Program.

The brain generates rhythms on brain wave tests that are dependent on a person’s  level of wakefulness, exposure to medication, whether they have experienced a seizure, or if there has been some type of brain injury. In states of altered level of awareness, including sleep, particular patterns can be documented in the brain waves. A person’s experience in these altered states of consciousness can be varied, and Art is a powerful medium to express theses normal and abnormal states.

I was interested in attempting to capture some of this brain activity and create the feeling of it in paintings.

The result of this investigation is a series of six paintings depicting people that give the impression as if they are part of a dream.

With the help of Arts NB, The City of Saint John and Enterprise Saint John I was able to bring my ideas to canvas



Peter Buckland Gallery at

The Saint John Arts Centre / City of Saint John Gallery

September 7 October 27, 2012

Realism in the visual arts refers ”The Bodog Canada’s Mobile best casino online is both iOS and Android-friendly, online casino supporting apple iphone 3, 4, 4S and 5 in addition to pills and iPads. to the attempt to depict subjects as they are considered to exist in objective reality. “Realist” artists render everyday characters, situations, dilemmas and objects in a “true-to-life” manner.  Such is one attempt to define realism as it was developed in 19th Century Europe.

Today, this often serves as a point of departure for artists working more or less within this tradition.


Throughout the 20th Century numerous philosophies, schools and styles of visual art have arisen in opposition to one another.  Realism in art was  a common target of attack by these various artistic movements. Yet, throughout the past Century, many artists have been reticent to relinquish the notion of rendering the world in a “realistic” manner.


This concept of realism has been approached in different ways by different artists. It has been altered, stretched, pushed up against other styles or simply referenced within a work of art.


This September the Peter Buckland Gallery, together with Handworks Gallery and Trinity Galleries, casino online will mount an exhibition devoted to the concept of realism in painting. Aspects of Realism will open at the Saint John Arts Centre and the City of Saint John Gallery on September 7, running until October 27.


The Peter Buckland Gallery will feature casino online work by five artists.


Herzl Kashetsky is one casino online of Saint John’s most significant artists working within this tradition.

“I paint what I see, I paint what I feel; I paint for fun and I paint for real. The casino jameshallison degree of realism varies depending on the subject & what I wish to express. ” Like his work, this statement by Herzl belies the complexity and sophistocation of his approach to realism.

Beachstones with Seaweed is arguably the artist’s most obvious foray into photorealism. This meditation on nature and the passage of time represents a highly nuanced work by an artist in full control of his medium.

Beachstones with Seaweed, Herzl Kashetsky, oil on masonite


Cathy Ross continues her pursuit of the still life with a mature eye for the beauty in detail.


My paintings describe plants and flowers in an accurate and realistic way. I’m not attempting to reproduce reality; I’m adjusting, adding and omitting until I am happy with the reality I have created.”

Still Life with Paper Crane, Cathy Ross, watercolour



A wonderful sense of energy is to be found within the highly realistic paintings by Brian Lasaga.


“ I want the viewer to have an experience rather than just be viewing a picture or a painting.”

On the Saltmarsh, Brian Lasaga, acrylic on panel


Lynn Wigginton continues to create an incredible artistic document of Saint John and its wealth of heritage architecture.


“As a painter, I have chosen to document and celebrate the heritage and beauty of Atlantic Canada. Using the tools of a realist painter, light and shadow, tone and colour, I reflect upon and question our historical, traditional and present responses to our built and natural environment.”

View of the Southend, Lynn Wigginton, oil/acrylic on panel

Bruce Pashak creates his paintings, utilizing the skill of a consummate realist painter, yet continually challenging this through the interjection of alternate approaches, beautifully undercutting this perception of what is real.


“The art of Bruce Pashak has inevitably been concerned with the notion of the real, or more specifically, how the realness of something is determined; the difference between the object (painting, sculpture) and the perceived object.”

Woman & Hummingbird, Bruce Pashak, mixed media on canvas





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