A year or so ago, I became familiar with local artist, Kris Knight's work. He was showing at Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects. I've always been a fan of portraiture, but his are especially striking. I love the references to Canadiana sprinkled throughout his works. (It's not obvious in the pieces I've included in this post, but he often paints his figures wrapped in Hudson's Bay Point blankets, plaids, and winter parkas). I can appreciate his work that much more since I started working with oils again. It's quite difficult!