Olive J. Coghlin (Walsh) one of the original founders of the 'Art in the Park' exhibitions in Stratford, Ontario, is currently living in Listowel. She was another student of the great Matthew F. Kousal, a virtuoso of the 'painting knife' technique. I believe she started painting in the mid-1960's, about 50 years ago.
She is a listed Canadian artist, archived with National Gallery of Ottawa and along with Peter Etril Snyder, was taught the use of Kousal's distinctive techniques.
Her subject matter is consistently beautiful, which is a delicate unveiling of the countryside around us. Many times there is a road that curves around a lake, river or field and we're left with a view of some lovely backwoods before us.
In her own words: "Each painting is an original composition of a place visited. It usually takes a combination of heart, head and hand to project the idea on canvas. If you love what you are doing, it usually shows. We have such a beautiful country, it’s a challenge to capture it on canvas. It takes observation, practise, thought and previous experience to get what you see, into a painting. Dedication and discipline are also a factor in getting a difficult painting completed." -Olive Coghlin
Here for sale are a series of beautiful country oil paintings. Excellent use of colour and exceptional detail with her unique mastery of the pallette knife and brush. In the only multi-colored oil in this series, her olive greens (like her name) are almost a trademark with her, coupled with a summery evening sky that binds everything together leaves us with another memorable painting.
The other two have a sepia base style painted while she was on the road from Stratford to Ayton and then to Huntsville on a road trip where these woodland themes originated and are now a trademark in her work.
There are three 8" x 10" oils. Frames in vintage and mostly reasonable conditions. (The colored oil's frame is scuffed). The paintings are in excellent condition. Ready to hang.
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Frames: 13 1/2" x 11 1/2"; 12 3/4" x 14 1/2"; 12 3/4" x 14 1/2" Images: 10" x 8"; 8" x 10"; 8" x 10"