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 Crossfire

Crossfire  2021
Oil on canvas  31.5″ x 84″


Gary Aylward The Razor's Edge

The Razor’s Edge  2021
Oil on canvas  34″ x 90″


Gary Aylward 2020

2020  2021
Oil on canvas  37″ x 90″


Gary Aylward Northwesterly Gale

Northwesterly Gale, Ucluelet  2020
Oil on canvas  53.5″ x 132″ triptych


Gary Aylward Sunwapta Canyon Cascade

Sunwapta Canyon Cascade  2020
Oil on canvas  54″ x 43″


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″

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