The human form is more than just subject matter. For me, it’s the melding of the infinite variety of the shapes and structures with equally unique personalities that provides me with the artistic opportunities for interpretation, the fuel for the expression on canvas if-you-will, of that person’s life and voyages; travels that never take us in straight lines. Likes, dislikes, loves, triumphs, stories, passions, perversions, all provide me with the ammunition for expression with paint to show to others the unique beauty I find in each and every person. This is how I honor the lives of my subjects, and subsequently my own. Like many, I have often struggled to overcome the loathing of my own body, explaining why I often use myself as the subject matter. That said, it’s my own journey that led me to believe that in order to respect and paint the life of another, I should first be able to embrace painting my own. Respect myself... respect others. This is what translates into ever evolving and new perspectives.
Angela Hardy is a widely published Canadian portrait and figurative painter whose work has graced the covers and feature articles of numerous international magazines such as American Art Collector, Southwest Art, CFAI Contemporary Fine Art Intl., Visual Language, Poetic Pin-Up, O&S and MiPOesais. As well her art has been showcased and regularly published in PoetsArtists Magazine for 7 years, and displayed at Zhou B Art Centre. She has also been featured on CBC TV, CBC Radio, NTV and has had front page articles in a variety of Canadian Newspapers.
Her work can also be found in the collections of prestigious North America and European Fine Art collectors such as Howard Tullman, International famed photographer Dr. Andy Gotts MBE MA FBIPP, and Canadian collectors Keith Bradbury and Bob Buckingham.
"Angela Hardy's work is simply breathtaking. It oozes depth and feeling and gets under the skin of her subjects. Each brush stroke adds another layer of passion and feeling from this amazing artist, and I am proud to have her work in my collection." Says photographer Dr. Andy Gotts.
Bob Buckingham, Lawyer and collector writes, "Angela's pieces, whether they be a soft, sensuous still life or bold portraits of her avant-garde friends, all reflect the magnificent colors she was infused with as a child, raised under the aurora borealis of Labrador."
Angela holds an Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from NSCAD University, Halifax, NS, Canada.
2023 St Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre, Group Show (Juried), In
View Of The Artist, St Thomas, ON, Canada
2019 Gallery 1052, Solo Show, Curvature, Hamilton, ON, Canada
2018 SNBA, Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux
Arts, Carrousel du Louvre à Paris.
2016 Lighthouse Festival Theatre Art Gallery, Out Beyond, Solo
Show, Port Dover, ON, Canada
2016 Zhou B Art Centre and PoetsArtists Magazine, Group Show,
2015 Gallery23, In The Moment, Solo Show, Port Dover, ON, Canada
2015 Zhou B Art Centre and PoetsArtists Magazine, Group Show
Immortality & Vulnerability
2010 Solo Show, Labrador West Arts and Culture Center, Labrador
2007-2009 Palette and Chisel, Group Shows, Chicago, IL
2007 Zhou B Art Center, Juried On line Show, Nationa
Self-Portrait Competition, Chicago, IL
2005 Angela Hardy-New Works (Tangible Series), Argyle Fine Art,
2004-2005 Spontaneous Lunch Art, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS
2005 Group Show, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS
2005 Toronto Art Expo (juried) Toronto, ON
2004 The Artful Garden, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS
2004 Preshrunk Show, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS
2003 Solo Feature, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS
2003 3x4 Miniature, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS
2003 Alpha Chalk ’03, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS
2003 Gathering of the Artists, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS
2002 Alpha Chalk ’02, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax NS
2002 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (Juried), Toronto ON
2002 “Outdoors – Indoors”, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS
1996 Group Show, Labrador West Arts and Culture Center, Labrador
Andy Gotts MBE, London, UK
Howard Tullman, Chicago, IL, USA
Bob Buckingham Law, St. John’s, NL
Keith Bradbury Remax, St. John’s, NL
George Galgano Law, White Plains, NY, USA
Ronald Joyce /Tim Horton’s-Wendy’s, NS, Canada
Ecan Timber Ltd. Waverly, NS, Canada
Melon Designs, Halifax, NS, Canada
Maritime Tel, Halifax, NS, Canada
Louise Jessome, Halifax, NS, Canada