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The Opus Big Picture 2014 Gallery

Welcome to the online gallery of the 2nd Annual Opus Big Picture!

Thank you to everyone who submitted an image! Submissions are now closed and the judges selections will be announced on October 1, 2014.

We invited creative individuals from across Canada to join our Big Picture event, with entries accepted until August 31, 2014. Both the avid photographer and the eager enthusiast were invited to participate in this event by submitting a photograph they have taken showing their interpretation of this year's theme, "Black & White"....Read more

By All Means Create with...

Teressa L. Bernard

In the fifth instalment of our By All Means Create series, self-taught artist Teressa L. Bernard shares how she continues painting by using an alternative medium in order to overcome her creative blocks.

To break free from the fear she encounters in her bigger works, Teressa turns to mixed media as a source of calm and emotional detachment. The world of mixed media excites her so much that she has continued playing with paint and paper in order to explore new avenues in her art....Read more

A Creative Block Comes Full Circle: featuring Danielle Krysa aka "The Jealous Curator"

“It was the most weird, emotional and fantastic moment. If somebody told me back when I was that terrified BFA student who didn’t fit in, ‘Don’t worry. In 20 years you will be back here and your book is going to be featured book of the month.’ I would have been good then.”

Years after a devastating critique in art school rocked her "art kid" persona, The Jealous Curator and Creative Block author Danielle Krysa is finally finding her way back to painting through sharing the work and struggles of others....Read more

By All Means Create

18 visual artists and one of the most inspiring creative quotes in art history.

If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. -Vincent van Gogh

Paint, pastel, paper. Screen print and block print. Digital art and photography. Pen and pencil. Collage and clay. All were employed to help us illustrate the words of Vincent van Gogh. We invite you to ignore that inner critic who says, "you cannot" because it is through any medium and by all means that art is created....Read more