Emma Butler Gallery
111 GEORGE ST WEST | ST. JOHN'S NL | CANADA | A1C 6K2 | 709 739-7111 | emmabutlergallery@nl.rogers.com


Historical Works
Anne Meredith Barry RCA
Anthony Barton
David Blackwood RCA
Grant Boland
Patrick Canning
Alistair Drysdale
Lori Doody
Jean Claude Girardin
George Horan
Kathleen Knowling
John McDonald
Robert Mellin RCA
Shawn O'Hagan
Susan Paterson
Barbara Pratt
Christopher Pratt RCA
Mary Pratt RCA
Steven Rhude
Bill Rose
Jean-Claude Roy
Olaf Schneider
Dave Sheppard
Wally Shishkov
Lotti Thomas
Krista van Nostrand
Darren Whalen
Michael Young

Abstracted Landscapes
Wally Shishkov

June 8th - 29th, 2020

Wally Shishkov is a self-taught painter born in Montreal, Quebec who now divides his time between Amherst Cove, Newfoundland and Bear River, Nova Scotia. He began to explore the mysterious world of painting in his early twenties when it was a necessary release from the pressures of medical school.

While practising medicine Shishkov studied the craft, painted, and sold his work in Ontario. In 2004, at age 47, he left medicine to return to Bear River to paint. Shishkov paints plein air landscapes and abstracts in oil. Both approaches inform and transform each other. In this process, landscapes become abstracts and abstracts become landscapes, where colours define forms and shapes.

In 2007 he made his first painting trip to Newfoundland to paint plein air on the west coast. Since then he painted Gros Morne's Tablelands in 2013 and in 2019 Shishkov began to explore and paint the coves of the east coast. The austerity, majesty, and open space of Newfoundland continue to influence all of his work. He currently exhibits in St. John's, Halifax, and Bear River.

Amherst Cove Rock
Oil on canvas, 12 x 12

Bakeapple-Fields-Forever
Oil and collage on board, 19.5 x 23.75

Barachois
Oil on canvas, 24 x 36

Blow Me Down at Cape St. Mary's
Oil on canvas, 33 x 36

Bonavista Dockside
Oil on linen on board, 37.5 x 41

Cape Ray
Oil on canvas, 12 x 16

Click, Whistle, Pulse
Oil on canvas, 30 x 30

Fjord I
Oil on canvas, 16 x 12

Fjord II
Oil on canvas, 12 x 12

Fjord Precipice
Oil on canvas, 30 x 30

Fort Amherst I
Oil on canvas, 12 x 12

Fort Amherst II
Oil on canvas, 12 x 12

Fox Island SOLD
Oil on linen on board, 40 x 36

Iceberg I
Oil and paper collage on canvas, 20 x 36

Iceberg II
Oil and paper collage on canvas, 24 x 20

Labrador Rising II SOLD
Oil and beachsand on board, 16.5 x 12

Labrador Rising III
Oil and beachsand on canvas, 22.5 x 18.5

Labrador Rising IV
Oil and beachsand on canvas, 20 x 16

Labrador Rising V
Oil and beachsand on board, 16.5 x 12

Nightfall
Oil on canvas, 36 x 36

Quidi Vidi SOLD
Oil on canvas, 10 x 10

Rain, Drizzle, Fog
Oil and beachsand on board, 41.75 x 31.25

Shag Rock
Oil on board, 13 x 16

Shore
Oil and beachsand on board, 41.75 x 31.25

Tablelands I SOLD
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20

Dungeon Park, Bonavista
Oil on canvas, 11 x 14

Vertical Firewood, Tors Cove
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 36