Canadian artist Alex Colville (1920-2013) is best known for his eye-catching and mysterious paintings. He was enthralled by the idea of creating art that was not simply a realistic depiction of a scene, but that conveyed the deeper meaning in the moment. Colville’s commitment to his craft is unquestionable. He is known for laboring over time-consuming sketches and geometric layouts of his art, long before his brush would ever touch canvas. His paintings often take on haunting qualities because of their meticulous compositions which present typically light-hearted scenes in unexpected ways. Colville passed away in 2013, but his captivating work can be found in numerous permanent collections in museums across the globe.