Category Archives: Arnold Edward Shives

Featuring Two Classic Canadian Artists


Today, Redkettle Gallery’s blog is featuring works by two of Canada’s classic 20th century artists. Click the links given to learn more about these artists and their work featured today. 

The first is an early (1965) print published as part of the portfolio “Toronto 20′. by the Jerrold Morris Gallery. This was a  limited edition series, and the work is numbered 64/100.

A rare find, this print reflects in its strong religious symbolism the primary place that Roman Catholicism had taken  in Kurelek’s life, and as befits the quality of this print, it comes framed in archival materials behind non-UV glass.

Check out the post here:    which is dedicated to Kurelek’s history, and check out: 

to see this work in high resolution detail.


Above is an oil on stret6cher frame measuring 18×24. This significant original work of art will be the focal point of any room. Shives is a well regarded painter working out  of Vancouver. He studied at centres in California, receiving a bachelor of fine arts and had a long relationship with his mentor the late Toni Onley.

This work reflects his sure and capable technical skills and will give a great deal of pleasure to its new owner.

Check out the large high resolution image here:


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Father’s Day Suggestions – a quick rundown of RedKettle’s current inventory

With Father’s Day coming up in just a week it’s a good time to give you a rundown of RedKettle’s current inventory. There is a fine selection of works by both First Nations artists and other Canadian artists, and prices range upwards from several pieces priced well below $300. Surprise your dad with a gift that will provide pleasure over the years.


Below is an acrylic on canvas 24×30 unframed, by Corinna Ray to be shipped rolled in a mailing tube

Bear by Corinna Ray, acrylic on canvas 24x30 unframed

And another by Corinna Ray, also unframed acrylic 24×30, also shipping rolled in a mailing tube,  called Caribou

Corinna Ray - Cariboo 24x30 acrylic on canvas unframed

An artist’s proof by Robert Genn is shown above – a calm soothing print that will look great hanging in your home, it is called Bright Passage and is triple matted archivally and behind glass. In pristine condition, it measures 16×20 image only, and 22×28 including mats and frame – wooden frame – a quality presentation!



Another pleaser – a watercolour by George Rae Menendez sized at 14×20


Trees - a lovely oil on canvas - Arnold Shives, RCA

 Shives is an established and highly regarded artist who lives and works in Vancouver

Benjamin Chee Chee - Running Goose

I was very pleased to find a pair of lovely Chee Chee prints – they have the same print number and are similarly framed, so it appears they were from the same collection

Benjamin Chee Chee - Standing Goose

This impressively large and strong image below  by Isaac Bignell is waiting for the new owner whose home or office can comfortably display this piece – it will make a stunning focal point.

Isaac Bignell: A New Tomorrow - acyrlic on canvas 54x60


Medecine Fox by Carl Ray

 Just back from the framers and a strong and energtic piece, this Carl Ray is ready to hang in your home – this piece is fresh to the market, having been in the artist’s family for many years

James Leslie - Haida Ceremonial Mask - Bella Coola Raven

 This ceremonial mask by artist James Leslie is one of my favourite pieces – I will be sorry to see it go to its new home.

To discuss purchase or ask for further details, contact
Until the next time – Mich


Benjamin Chee Chee - print - Standing Goose"

Mich emailed last evening to tell me his three new acquisitions had arrived and that he had them unpacked and hanging on the walls in his house.

He recently purchased two lovely Benjamin Chee Chee prints, which he suspects were purchased together, as they are both numbered 67/150 and have the same high quality, archival framing – non reflective, non UV glass, and acid free double matts – the frame itself is black wood.
The prints measure as follows – Running Goose, 17×25; and Standing Goose 17×27.
The framing alone for each of these lovely prints is worth several hundred dollars at today’s prices, and they are ready to hang on your wall, perhaps as the start of your collection of Canadian First Nations’ Art.
 Contact Mich to discuss acquiring the pair, or to acquire  the one you prefer. (

Benjamin Chee Chee - print - Running Goose

PRICE: $1000  for the pair or $600 singly + shipping

The third picture in today’s post is of “Trees” an oil on canvas by Arnold Edward Shives, RCA who was born in 1943. Mich tells me he is an accomplished climber in addition to being a very collectible artist with a strong following on the West Coast. He resides in Vancouver.
This painting has a depth of feeling, loads of technical skill and a soothing, contemplative style which will make it easy to live with while enhancing the ambience of whatever room you decide to place it in.

Arnold Edward Shives - Trees - oil on canvas 18x24

PRICE: $995 framed, plus shipping
 Father’s Day is fast approaching – maybe Dad deserves some fine Canadian art to hang on his wall? Great gift idea for the guy who has everything, with great themes borrowed from nature and the Canadian experience.

Contact Mich to discuss purchase of any of these great fresh new pieces!

Mich and I both want to thank you all for the mny inquiries that have been received recently and the many positive comments about the blog. Many thanks!! Janet and Mich

Until later…….