Agnes Bugera Gallery, Inc.

Canadian Contemporary & Modern Art



On my recent travels to India, Patagonia and the Antarctic Peninsula, I was moved by the spirituality, immensity and mystery of those lands and the lasting impact they have had on me.  Although my recent works do not represent a particular motif or place, I strive for the essence of the place and all that a 'landscape' can imply, not just natural physical landscape, but human landscapes as well.  I explore the balance beween the realistic image and the pictorial values for my paintings.

I do not use photographs taken during my travels as 'support material' for my paintings, but rather as a loose inspiration.  For me these photographs have a separate identity as I am searching with my camera a personal interpretation of the subjects.  A selection of these photos will be included in the show.

Ernestine Tahedl RCA, OSA

Ernestine Tahedl, was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1977 and the Ontario Society of Artists in 1984. Her awards include: 1993 the Governor General’s Canada 125th Anniversary Medal, 2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, 2000 Arts and Letters Award from the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto and the 2004 Arts Achievement Award, York Region, In Celebration of Women.

A prospective of her work covering the last 60 years was organized by the Varley Art Gallery of Markham in 2006 and toured to several Galleries in Ontario.

Her works are shown nationally and internationally and represented in public and private collections in Canada and abroad. She is preparing in retrospective for 2010 in Vienna, Austria.