Gale Hagbloom 2015-08-30-6



100% of the proceeds from the sale of “Sunrise” will go to the Elizabeth Fry Society in support of women and girls facing the justice system and Adelle House, which provides second stage housing for women and children from abusive relationships.

Title: “Sunrise” 2015, 122 x 122 cm (48 x 48 inches), oil on canvas

Value: $2,200.00 – Reserve bid: $300.00

Artist Bio

Hagblom was born and raised in Saskatoon. She studied fine arts at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. She graduated with a BFA in 2007, and began a career as a professional painter. In 2014 she returned to the U of S and completed an MA in Geography and Planning. This “holistic discipline” dovetails with her design and fine arts background and has helped her to understand more about what she has been taught to see.

Her paintings interpret nature while considering other worldly and human responses. Because of her background as a graphic designer, she notices line, shape, and colour; the meaning of symbols, and the elements they communicate. The vast lateral landscape with the intermittent infusion of colour is a large part of her inspiration. She interprets, abstracts and sublimates to unveil and explore the familiar. Hagblom employs a variety of painterly techniques that are underpinned with translucent or opaque layers of paint that reveal hints of what lies beneath.