Paintings For Sale

Browse our curated collection of paintings for sale by an outstanding group of artists.

ArtMatch Online Gallery

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ArtMatch has been operating since 2015 and has helped connect hundreds of clients with original paintings by local artists. We showcase a variety of artwork types and mediums, however the majority of the online collection is comprised of paintings. With our Canadian roots in mind, we are passionate about connecting clients with painters who are inspired by the same sights and surroundings, and strengthening our arts community in the process.

The Painting Collection

Our representation has developed over many years and is comprised of around 50 Canadian artists, predominantly painters. We are thoughtful in our selection of artists, striving to capture a broad range of styles and experience levels while not showcasing so much artwork that collectors are overwhelmed.

Paintings for Sale

All of the artworks shown below are original paintings. Select any artwork to learn more, or to reserve / purchase the piece.
If you are local to the artist, shipping is complementary and the artist is usually able to deliver the painting in person and tell you about their inspiration. Our mission is to build local connections!

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A Brief History of Painting

Painting as a visual arts medium has a long and varied history. It began in prehistoric times with cave paintings created by early humans using natural pigments. In ancient civilizations like Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece, painting evolved and took on religious and narrative themes.

During the Renaissance, artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo ushered in a new era of realism and perspective, exploring human anatomy with scientific precision on canvas. The 17th century witnessed the Dutch Golden Age and the Baroque period, with artists such as Rembrandt and Vermeer using light and shadow to showcase their technical mastery and create dramatic compositions.

The 19th century and the introduction of photography brought further revolutions in painting. No longer was the exclusive goal of painting to capture a scene with the greatest possible accuracy. The Romantic movement embraced emotion and imagination, while the Impressionists like Monet, Cassatt, and Renoir captured fleeting light and atmosphere, focusing on subjective accuracy and capturing a feeling rather than exactly what the eye can see. The 20th century witnessed diverse movements, from Cubism with Picasso and Braque to modern abstraction with Kandinsky, Krasner, Martin, and Pollock.

Painting remains a vibrant and evolving medium in the contemporary art world. Traditional techniques persist alongside experimental approaches, allowing artists to convey their visions through various styles, subjects, and mediums. The digital age has also brought new possibilities, with artists incorporating technology into their works.

More than ever before, curators, instutions, and galleries, are focusing on drawing attention to the work of important painters that have presently, and throughout history, been under-respresented or suppresed – including women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ artists.

Throughout history, painting has been a powerful form of artistic expression, documenting cultural shifts, political ideologies, and personal narratives. It continues to captivate and engage viewers, providing a visual language that transcends time and connects us to the creativity of humanity’s past and present.

Need Help Selecting Art?

We know buying original paintings can be daunting. Take advantage of our complementary art consultations, digital mock-ups to view paintings in your space, and flexible return policy after receiving the art. Learn more about our art services.
Reserve a painting you love (with no payment obligations), or fill out the contact form below to get the ball rolling.

Narrow Down the Selection

On our shop page, you can filter paintings by size, subject, price, location, palette, and more.

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ArtMatch is a curated online art gallery & consultation service connecting outstanding local artists and buyers seeking quality, original artwork from their community.

Operating since 2015, we have filled hundreds of empty walls in Calgary spaces with beautiful pieces of art, both residential and commercial. We offer flexible art consultation services and a diverse collection, working with emerging and experienced artists across a range of genres.

Testimonial

“This is my second time purchasing art work at ArtMatch and like the first time, it was conducted in a very professional manner, very fast delivery and most importantly, the pieces look exactly like how they are presented and described online. It is nice to support very talented local artists.”

– Shalina O., Calgary Client