On Display at our 212 McDermot Ave Gallery
July 7 - August 1, 2023
This July, we are excited to announce the representation of Albertan abstract landscape artists Holly Dyrland and Billie Rae Busby at Mayberry Fine Art. To celebrate our new artists, we have curated a selection of landscape paintings that place many of our gallery artists in dialogue with one another, with a particular focus on Prairie landscapes. View works by gallery artists Bob Kebic, Sean William Randall, Mitchell Fenton, and Luther Pokrant on display in our upcoming group show.
Join us on July 7th for First Fridays in the Exchange to welcome and celebrate these fantastic artists and their accomplished renderings of the Canadian landscape.
About Our New Artists:
Holly Dyrland: Holly Dyrland grew up on a small farm in the remote town of Donalda, Alberta. It was on this farm, surrounded by nature, cattle, and expansive vistas, that she knew she wanted to become an artist. When she sees something that catches her eye, Dyrland captures the moment with a photo and brings it back to her studio. She finds unwavering faithfulness to her source imagery or thumbnails limiting and instead endeavors to capture the "emotional response" that spurred her to create in the first place. Dyrland begins almost immediately after the initial concept is decided upon and allows it to develop from there. On the canvas, she allows her brushwork to flow freely and gives herself the freedom to discover new ways of depicting the sensations of the landscape.
Billie Rae Busby: Billie Rae Busby is an award-winning contemporary artist who uses a precise hard-edge painting technique and color theory to reinvent her surroundings. Her abstract landscape paintings evoke wonder and possibility in the prairies. Based in Calgary, she is inspired by both the complexity of urban architecture and the vast rural landscape. She strives to interpret ordinary places in a fresh, new context. She takes photos of her surroundings while traveling, capturing and contemplating changes in her immediate environment. Busby intuitively deconstructs the image through paint and form to imbue her landscapes with a rhythmic reverence of the light and landscape. These compositions become layered and distorted to capture the transitory nature of the seasons.