The Halls

posted on: Saturday, May 14, 2011

As mentioned in my last post, KD and I got to previewed the exhibition, Traditions Illuminated: Celebrating the Halls at the Art Gallery of Calgary. The art work featured in this exhibition were by Jonh, Joyce, Janine and Jarvis Hall. It was really interesting to see an entire family dedicated to creating art. John, the father, painted still lifes with incredible detail, Joyce the mother, painted beautiful landscapes, while the daughter Janine favoured portraits. The son, Jarvis, a master gilder, build all the magnificent frames for his families artwork. Jarvis' work was by far my favourite. The frames were made with such attention to detail, and the fact that Jarvis is self taught and is the only master gilder in Western Canada was extremely impressive to me. 

Panting by Joyce Hall

Left: Janine Hall
Right: John Hall
All frames by Jarvis Hall


  1. The Halls are amazing! I wanna live in Kelowna and paint blue skies alllllll year! Glad to have shared this experience with you, ash!