In her debut solo exhibition Threaded Through Paint, Calgary watercolourist Brittney Tough celebrates the mundane through her glowing and meticulously rendered paintings of textiles. Fascinated by capturing fleeting moments of exaggerated light, colour and pattern, Tough’s contemporary approach to watercolour has created a body a work that is vibrant, photorealistic and brimming with nostalgia.
Opening Reception: Saturday June 16, 2018 at 2-4 pm. Reception will celebrate the launch of this and of Bison bison bison (presented in Leighton Art Centre’s Main Gallery). This is a public event - invite your friends and family! Admission to Leighton Art Centre is always Pay-What-You-Can.
"LAC is a poignant location for my inaugural solo show, as it reflects the marriage of a watercolour and textile artist, A.C & Barbara Leighton, of which the centre’s history was built."
- Brittney Tough
Brittney Tough, CSPWC, is an international award-winning artist who has exhibited work across Canada and the US. Her work has been published in Southwest Art Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, and the Splash hardcover series of the best in contemporary watercolour.
Brittney has exhibited in a variety of international juried exhibitions from CSPWC, Richeson75, Society of Canadian Artists and Federation of Canadian Artists, and has received numerous awards in these competitions. Brittney has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from Alberta College of Art and Design and continues to develop her painting practice in Calgary, AB. Learn more on her website.
Featured art: Brittney Tough "Layered"