Collecting David Blackwoood

By Mark Skeffington David Blackwood is perhaps Canada’s best known visual storyteller, with an unique and unmistakable body of artwork that spans 50 years. The Newfoundland-born master printmaker’s art hangs in hundreds of homes from coast to coast, as well as in galleries big and small, from the Bonavista North Museum & Gallery in his birth town of Wesleyville to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. The Port Hope, Ontario-based artist is best known for his limited edition … [Read more...]

A Guide to Buying Canadian Art Online

By Mark Skeffington Each month in Canada, more than a thousand artworks are sold online. Dozens of online art auctions are held from coast to coast, while Canadian art is also listed for sale on various websites, including FineArtCollector.ca. Still, some people are uncomfortable, even skittish, buying a painting, print or Inuit carving they haven’t seen with their own eyes or held in their hands. That feeling is understandable. After all, a buyer wants to assure himself/herself … [Read more...]

A Guide to David Blackwood’s Best Prints

By Clayton Kenyon and Mark Skeffington David Blackwood is one of Canada’s most celebrated and beloved artists, known for his stunning etchings of Newfoundland life. The master printmaker's ability to tell human stories in an image, combined with his incredible technical skills, gives him a unique place in Canadian art. He is also arguably Newfoundland's most important artist ever, having told the province's story in art so well. (Read his biography here) David Blackwood is a prolific … [Read more...]