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Gale Hagblom BFA '08

My paintings interpret nature while considering other worldly and human responses. Because of my background as a graphic designer, I notice line, shape and colour; the meaning of symbols, and the elements they communicate.

I interpret, abstract and sublimate to unveil and explore the familiar. I employ a variety of painterly techniques that are underpinned with translucent or opaque layers of paint that reveal hints of what lies beneath. I insert expressive drawing and brush marks to animate the work. My work is subtle in both form and composition.

I am interested in creating work that will have an effect beyond observation, that will develop into a meaningful conversation by engaging the viewer, and linger with them after the party is over.


Halifax Harbour, 2009.  Oil on canvas, 76.2 x 91.4 cm.

Composure, 2009. Oil on canvas, 152 x 122 cm.


Just the Three of Us, 2008. Oil on canvas, 106.7 x 106.7 cm.