JAMES LAHEY, R.C.A.
mixed media on canvas
signed, titled and dated 2003 on the reverse
30 ins x 30 ins; 76.2 cms x 76.2 cms
Known for his dramatic landscapes, cloudscapes, large-scale abstracts and opulent still lifes, James Lahey excels on all points on the painting spectrum from photorealism to total abstraction. Orchid (2004) depicts a luxurious, blossoming orchid branch suspended in a vast, deep purple space. The highly technical rendering of the orchid is exquisitely delicate and seems to have a mysterious internal light source as it virtually glows. His broad range of stylistic talent is evident in Abstraction, 030403-01 where the viewer is drawn into the depths of the painting through his utilization of emotive cool colours, multi-layered textures, and patchwork shapes.
Lahey’s work is represented in galleries across Canada, Great Britain and the United States and are included in numerous public, private, and corporate collections such as the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; the Art Gallery of Windsor (Ontario); the Edmonton Art Gallery; the Department of Foreign Affairs (Ottawa); the University of Toronto; CitiBank; CIBC; and the Royal Bank.
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal