In 2010 a painting that would change the trajectory of Brandy Saturley's work and career, was born.
Goalie's Mask: red, white & Dryden, commonly referred to as 'the goalie mask painting' has become the most popular painting in a body of work expressing Canadianism's. The painting has seen it's fair share of recognition and attention in the realms of art and sport. Below we chart the journey which this painting has taken.
2010: Inception of the idea, influenced by the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the Canucks near Stanley Cup win and the iconic painting by Georgia O' Keefe, Cow's Skull: red, white and blue as seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Late in 2010, the painting is completed.
2011: the painting sees the light and the eyes of patrons attending the Sooke Fine Arts Show on Vancouver Island.
2011: the painting is selected to show in the 70th Anniversary of the Federation of Canadian Artist's Show at Federation Gallery in Vancouver, BC
2012: after a call from Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary, Alberta, the painting is loaned to the hall for the upcoming Induction Ceremonies and display in the Glenbow Museum lobby at Telus Convention Centre.
2012: Later this year the painting finds a home in the hockey gallery at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame until Fall 2013. The www.goaliesmaskpainting.com website is launched with the support of The Hall and 29 limited edition metallic photo prints are sold with a portion of the proceeds going to The Hall.
2013: Early in the year Saturley is interviewed by AllHabs hockey Magazine about the goalie mask painting and her paintings celebrating Canada. Following this Saturley's work was featured by several websites including; DennisKane.com, A Portrait of the Visual Arts in Canada, Canadian Art Junkie, Art Avenue Magazine, Visual Overture, Artists in Canada News and more.
2013: In December, the goalie's mask painting, which spawned a new body of work for Saturley is presented in a solo exhibition in Edmonton. The show finds a title, #ICONICCANUCK and 10 paintings are unveiled at this show.
So where will the goalie's mask painting go now? Saturley may be looking at finally selling the piece, but it has to be the right home. Honestly, we would love to see it in the head offices of the Montreal Canadiens...and maybe some day we will.
~ Ghost Writer