Artist: Treerific Dimensions: 34.3cm x 25cm Piece Count: 240
My son, Lukas Robillard, painted this beautiful tree at the ripe age of 10, under the tutelage of local Calgary artist Michelle Austen. As soon as he brought the canvas home, I knew I had to turn it into a puzzle. Whimsy pieces in this puzzle are themed around art (supplies, origami animals), and kids/family activities (pets, biking). This is an easier puzzle appropriate for puzzlers new to the wooden jigsaw puzzle hobby.
This is also the first puzzle design I am making available for custom image printing and cutting. So if you have your own little artist at home who'd love to have his art featured on a puzzle for Grandma, Grandpa, Mother's Day or Father's Day, we can now make that happen!
Artist: Mandy Budan Dimensions: 23cm x 30.5cm Piece Count: 207
The first puzzle in our launch campaign is relatively challenging for its size due to the higher proportion of line cuts and the relatively dispersed color palette. Mandy's beautiful art is a natural fit for puzzles and we hope to feature many other of her works in the future.
Artist: Serge D. Dubé Dimensions: 35cm x 35cm Piece Count: 445
A vibrant, and dynamic mountain landscape painted by Serge Dube, using his unique acrylic technique. An artist whimsy piece can be found signing the painting, and Serge's quintessential collection of acrylic paint bottles can be found dispersed throughout the puzzle. As the landscape is reminiscent of the mountain landscape surrounding Canmore, Alberta, the puzzle is designed to feature shoulder season sights & activities in and around this mountain paradise: runners, a hiker, a snowmobiler, plenty of local wildlife and a subtle tip of the hat to the iconic Three Sisters.
Artist: Roland Gissing (1895 - 1967) Dimensions: 41.5cm x 30cm Piece Count: 490
This puzzle features one of Roland Gissing's favorite scenes: a tranquil forest setting covered in fresh snow, with the magic hour sunset glow casting a hazy golden light on tree branches and the edges of a flowing creek. Whimsies feature the Gissing family brand, typical winter activities (skiing, snowshoeing, snowflakes) as well as animals & birds commonly found wintering in southern Alberta.
Born in England in 1895, Roland Gissing arrived in Canada during the spring of 1913. Eventually Gissing established a homestead in 1919 at the confluence of the Ghost and Bow Rivers, west of Cochrane, Alberta. His art reflects the vastness of the West's rolling foothills and the majesty of the Rocky Mountains. As a result, Roland Gissing has become one of Western Canada's most popular landscape painters.
Image licensed from the Estate of Roland Gissing. Additional info on Gissing can be found at www.rolandgissing.com.
Artist: Tom Thomson (1877 - 1917) Original oil on plywood, 1914 Collection of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario Gift of Louise (Thomson) Henry, sister of Tom Thomson, 1967 Dimensions: 28cm x 41cm Piece Count: 408
While not formerly part of the Group of Seven, most Canadians recognize Tom Thomson's oeuvre and correctly attribute his influence and association with this group of elite artists. Soft Maple in Autumn features the beautiful orange, yellow and red hues associated with the fall colours of Algonquin Park. Jigsaw puzzlers will appreciate the autumn in Algonquin Park themed whimsies, including the elusive hero known as Mr. Canoehead.