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Canadian Art Books

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Beautiful, Canadian art books from Heritage House Publishing, Rocky Mountain Books, and TouchWood Editions.
Into the Arctic

Into the Arctic

Paintings of Canada's Changing North
edition:Hardcover
also available: Hardcover

With commentaries by Todd Wilkinson; Billy Arnaquq; Manitoba Senator Patricia Bovey, FRSA, FCMA; Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; Wade Davis; Robert Bateman; John Geiger; and others, this impressive volume highlights over a decade of awe-inspiring oil paintings of the Canadian Arctic by renowned landscape artist, Cory Trépanier.

With a backpack full of painting, filming and camping gear, Cory Trépanier traversed more than 40,000 kilometres through six Arctic national parks …

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The E. J. Hughes Book of Boats

The E. J. Hughes Book of Boats

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Boat lovers of all ages and people who enjoy the scenery of BC’s coast will delight in this charming gift book, a worthy addition to books about BC’s art history.

In the course of his career, one of BC’s most beloved painters, E. J. Hughes (1913–2007), depicted paddle wheelers, steamships, fishing boats, and car ferries. Now The E. J. Hughes Book of Boats brings many of his coastal paintings of boats together in one handsome volume—a book for art lovers and boating enthusiasts alike.

Ro …

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E. J. Hughes Paints British Columbia

E. J. Hughes Paints British Columbia

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

A retrospective on one of BC’s most famous artists that features beautifully reproduced landscape paintings from all over mainland BC, and unveils new photographs, sketches, and ephemera from the artist’s estate.

E. J. Hughes (1913–2007) is British Columbia’s best-loved landscape painter. His lavish, picturesque views of the province are appreciated by art professionals and the public alike.

Following the success of his previous volume, E. J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island, author and arti …

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EJ Hughes Paints Vancouver Island

EJ Hughes Paints Vancouver Island

edition:Hardcover

Finalist for a 2019 BC Book Prize

Finalist for a 2019 Victoria Book Prize

A handsome new retrospective on one of BC’s most beloved artists that unveils, for the first time, photographs, sketches, and ephemera from the artist’s estate.

The reputation of E. J. Hughes in British Columbia is second only to that of Emily Carr. His paintings, collected by every major gallery in our country, fetch more than $1 million at auction. Yet Hughes lived a notoriously private life.

Hughes painted scenes from a …

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The Group of Seven Reimagined

The Group of Seven Reimagined

Contemporary Stories Inspired by Historic Canadian Paintings
edited by Karen Schauber
edition:Hardcover

A celebration of Canada’s most famous group of painters, expertly blending visual artistry with evocative works of short fiction.

Founded in 1920, the Group of Seven has captured the imagination and hearts of Canadians for a century, helping to shape our national identity with their stunning landscape paintings representing every region of the country. In honour of the one-hundred-year anniversary of the Group’s formation, The Group of Seven Reimagined takes a fresh look at twenty-one paintin …

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Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods

Woodworkers along the Salish Sea
edition:Paperback

A breathtaking art book profiling twenty-six wood carvers, sculptors, and artisans who draw inspiration from the natural beauty of the Salish Sea.

It could be a pile of driftwood on a rock-strewn beach resembling the bleached bones of some ancient creature. It could be the old growth of the lush coastal rain forests, or the winds that blow across the water like a life-affirming force. The Salish Sea inspires artists working in many mediums, but there is no greater representation of the symbiotic …

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Sonny Assu

Sonny Assu

A Selective History
edition:Paperback

A stunning retrospective highlighting the playfulness, power, and subversive spirit of Northwest Coast Indigenous artist Sonny Assu.

Through large-scale installation, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and painting, Sonny Assu merges the aesthetics of Indigenous iconography with a pop-art sensibility. This stunning retrospective spans over a decade of Assu’s career, highlighting more than 120 full-colour works, including several never-before-exhibited pieces.

 

Through analytical essays and per …

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Out of Concealment

Out of Concealment

Female Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii
edition:Paperback

A stunning collection of powerful and whimsical photo collages celebrating supernatural female beings rooted in Haida culture.

 

Out of Concealment presents the oral narratives of the Haida Nation through the vibrant depiction of its female supernatural beings. Passed on from generation to generation through oral tradition, these stories are important historical narratives that illustrate the Haida’s values, customs, laws, and relationships with the earthly and metaphysical realms.

 

This book fea …

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