Gary Aylward continues to astound with his latest paintings of our forcible Canadian Landscape.  His paintings of the vast energy found in nature speak to themes deeply rooted in historical art traditions – from the visual characterizations of Grecian mythology, to the Enlightenment’s fascination with the sublime – Aylward’s art expresses this same sentiment of nature’s stupefying power, captured in a contemporary vision of our rugged west coast environment.  Influenced by Renaissance painting techniques, his pieces are built up in layers of textural paint and glazes, resulting in varying levels of translucence, superb balance of light and shadow, and dizzying attention to detail.  His intense focus elevates the subject matter beyond a merely faithful representation into a hyper-realized vision of life and the forces that shape it.

Gary Aylward’s CV

Gary Aylward Ocean Whisper

Ocean Whisper  2019
Oil on canvas  20″ x 80″


Gary Aylward pillars of the rockies - Mt Wilson

Pillars of the Rockies (The ramparts of Mt Wilson)  2019
Oil on canvas  54″ x 77″


Gary Aylward Come From Away 20.5x78

Come From Away  2018
Oil on canvas  20.5″ x 78″


Upper Cataract, Sunwapta Canyon, JasperPark  2020
Oil on canvas  41″ x 60″


Ocean Benediction  2019
Oil on canvas  48″ x 67″


Gary Aylward lennard island 16x39 700

Lennard Island Light – Tofino  2014
Oil on canvas  16″ x 39″


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