Sunday, 19 November 2017

Peter DuMans

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden and untimely passing of 
Peter DuMans.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a gathering in Peter's honour at 

Pulse Gallery in Johnston Terminal at The Forks. 
The gathering will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter's memory may be made to a Winnipeg animal shelter of your choice. 

Until recently, Peter had been better known as a metal sculptor. With the hands of a craftsman and the eye of an artist he drew on natural and cultural imagery over which he cut, hammered, burnt, and burnished to create a physical and sensory experience. He adeptly contemporized these folk art themes into a three dimensional, multi media narrative.

With the same emotional intensity and aesthetic quality Peter had honed a bold painting style that highlighted his perennial imagery using dramatic colour and daring lines. Peter, not one for ambiguity or subtlety and with five decades of experience he still had not identified his artistic limits.

Peter was a member of the Manitoba Society of Artists. His work graces both private and corporate collections as well as solo shows.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Cindy Dyson

VJ's, 30" x 36" acrylic

"I am greatly influenced by the European Impressionists.Their sensitive offerings physically and emotionally connect me to their 19th century world. My application of paint does not result in realistic representation. Rather, I am satisfied with a rough familiarity and mood of subject.My goal is to present an intriguing balance of roughness and tenderness; boldness and vulnerability, representation and expression."

Lunch On Broadway, 48" x 42" acrylic SOLD

Cindy applies acrylic paints to canvas using palette knives, fingers, spray bottles and found objects. Her work plays with the flexibility of the paint, from a thin wash to heavy broad swaths of colour.

Seine River 48" x 42" acrylic. SOLD

Cindy is a Canadian artist born in Winnipeg. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with her Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in painting in 2009. She continues to live in her birth city.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Another Look, Anthony Steffes


Anthony Steffes
Selected works from October 1-31, 2017. 
Many more works and artist reception
October 6, from 7-9 pm

Summertime, 10" x 10" alcohol ink by Anthony Steffes
Anthony Steffes is interested in playing with mediums, found objects, and just about anything that has pattern or texture to develop layered pieces that challenge the imagination of the viewer.  Inspiration begins with objects and materials that he must possess.   
Rock Path 30" x 60" by Anthony Steffes
Anthony lets visual references from the performing arts, nature, the garden, and prior art experience guide his creative process.  His pieces tend to inspire fantasy, evoke memories, and tempt the viewer to indulge in something not easily defined.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Culture Days 2017

We are very excited to participate in Culture Days Winnipeg once again!!!

We are pleased to have five artists demonstrating their techniques this year. 

Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 1-4 pm;

Leslie Franklin: working her magic with alcohol inks.

Deb Brown: creating her coveted hand built clay canoes.

 Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 1-4 pm;

Reymond Pagé: demonstrating the use of water soluble graphite pencils 

Tim Haughian: creating his enchanting clay sculptural perfume bottles.

Sylvia Cunningham: demonstrating how to make a stained glass sun catcher.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Kathleen Crosby

Kathleen Crosby was born and raised in Winnipeg, and currently resides there. She is a professional, prolific artist and a member of the Manitoba Society of Artists. Kathleen is on the board of directors and does much volunteering for the arts community. 

Joy Bursts 36" x 36" acrylic on canvas

Painting colourful works in an impressionistic style, she has had her paintings displayed in multiple group exhibitions. Completing many private commissions, in 2013 Kathleen was honored to be commissioned by The Health Science Center (Winnipeg) C.R.C. to paint a public triptych for the foyer,11 feet in total width. In 2011, Kathleen was awarded a grant by the Manitoba Arts Council. In October of 2013, she displayed 36 paintings in her solo exhibit “Beauty by the Brushstroke” which was located at Pulse Gallery. 

Winters Peace, 12" x 12" acrylic SOLD

Her works are in private collections across Canada and the US. Kathleen is inspired by life, nature, music and spirituality.

Spirit Flows, 17" x  50" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.

Island of Hope 40" x 60" SOLD

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Garry Budyk

Garry Budyk is a nature and wildlife photographer, birder and naturalist from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Garry has a passion for the diverse landscapes of Manitoba, ranging from the dramatic skies and vistas of the prairies, to the rugged wilderness of the Canadian Shield, to Manitoba's "inland seas".

Prairie Two-Track, Pierson, Manitoba

We see a connection to the history of Manitoba in his photographs of old barns and prairie grain elevators, inviting viewers to relive memories and revisit their own family histories.

The Old Red Barn, Wampum, Manitoba

Great Gray Owl, Bird River, Manitoba

“I strive to create images that take a step beyond being simply “beautiful pictures” (and I daresay there are unlimited opportunities to find said beauty in Manitoba!). What I attempt to create are images that catch the viewer's eye, draws them into the scene and makes a connection to their own life experience. Smiles and good memories of sitting by a rushing waterfall … Grandpa's old barn … hearing the crunch of autumn leaves as you walked that path through the forest … that little owl you found roosting in your backyard. Beautiful photos yes, but hopefully so much more.”

Autumn Trail, Birds Hill Provincial Park, Manitoba

Grain Exchange Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Black and white continues to be an important part of Garry's work.  Architectural gems in Winnipeg's Historic Exchange District, old prairie grain elevators and monochromatic renderings of the natural world are some of the main themes Garry presents in black and white.

Garry's" Images of Manitoba” grace homes and businesses worldwide, showcasing the beauty of Manitoba to audiences around the globe.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Design Quarter Winnipeg

Pulse Gallery, Johnston Terminal, Winnipeg

Have you heard about Design Quarter Winnipeg?

 "It's a curated destination experience within a walkable area of our city, creating a community of authentic, local retail + design culture."

"Design Quarter Winnipeg is a non-profit organization aimed at providing a go-to platform for design-conscious consumers to experience Winnipeg's central hub of creative + innovative destinations!"

Pulse Gallery is so excited to be a part of this organization. 
Check out their website and download the map.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Kathleen Black

Kathleen currently holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba and has furthered her studies in glass at the Alberta College of Art and Design and Red Deer College.

Vast, 24" x 24" framed acrylic & glass by Kathleen Black

Art is about light and time.
Dawn light travelling over the day becoming moonlight.
So we grow and change
Things that are transparent become opaque
Really, it is all about time.
The time of day, time of life, how little or great the time.

Pate de verre leaves by Kathleen Black

Kathleen's primary interest involves the exploration of time as depicted by light as it travels throughout the day and seasons. Her people and landscapes all speak to this interest in our limited time here.  Kathleen’s work is in collections across Canada and as far away as Australia.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Torch & Canvas, Peter DuMans

Torch & Canvas

Peter DuMans
Selected works from March 1-31, 2017. 
Many more works and artist reception March 10, from 7-9 pm

Tree of Life
Peter DuMans is a Winnipeg artist who learned to express himself visually from an early age. He began working in metal in high school and went on to take a number of off-campus courses to augment his passion for creating with metal.

The Raven 20" x 24" acrylic

The world around him is his inspiration. He uses the welding torch much as a paint brush when creating his art. Peter predominately creates in copper, brass, stainless steel and chrome.His sculptural forms as well as his multi media works on canvas sometimes includes clay and wood.

Jessica Lake Island 16" x 20" by Peter DuMans
The greatest compliment a patron can pay me is...'I don't know why I like it, but I know I have to have it.'

Grove of Trees 12" x 24" acrylic by Peter DuMans

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valentine's Day gift ideas

If you are looking for last minute gifts for the people in your life...
we have a very large selection in all price points.  

Glass & Wire Slipper, Costume Art Card, Fused Glass Heart, Best Friend clock
Companion Mugs & Plates,  Love Goblets, Glass Pate de Verre leaf

Twin Polar Bears, Glass Pate de Verre Heart, Jewelry
 Heart shaped bowl, Love You to The Moon and Back Pebble art, The Aunties on Vacation

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Pulse; the Rhythm and Expression of Manitoba Artists

Do you have your very own copy yet? Perfectly gift boxed, pen included.

The Pulse Gallery Journal

The perfect gift!

Indigo Traffic, watercolour by Wayne Purvis; one of the journal pages.

I would like to express my gratitude to the dedicated group at Pulse Gallery who have worked tirelessly and passionately to bring this project to fruition. Many thanks to the incredible local artists who have graciously shared their talent. It is with great pride that we continue to celebrate and promote the diverse original works created by Manitoba’s fine artists. We are grateful for their support… this journal is for them.