Michael Reeves paints an exuberant paradise, partly of his imagination, and inhabited by wildlife and whimsical figures. What unites his work is fantasy, his willingness to juggle subject and landscape to produce a sensuous pictorial effect. Reeve's paintings remind us that a relationship to nature is still a dominant part of our culture in Canada.
About the authors
Joan Murray, an independent curator and art historian, is considered one of the most accessible of Canadian art writers and has studied and exhibited Tom Thomson for four decades. Since the late 1960s, she has been a curator of several institutions, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, and director of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa (1974-99) and the McMichael Canadian Art Gallery in Kleinburg (2005-6). Murray was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1992 and has been honoured with the Senior Award from the Association of Cultural Executives, the Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and the Order of Ontario. She lives in Toronto, Ontario
Elizabeth Legge is an associate professor in the Department of Art at the University of Toronto.
Other titles by Joan Murray
Rockscapes of Georgian Bay
J.E.H. MacDonald, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven
Lawren Harris and the Group of Seven
Franklin Carmichael, Arthur Lismer and the Group of Seven
Laura Muntz Lyall
Impressions of Women and Childhood
Treasury of Tom Thomson
Call of the Wild
An Introduction to His Life and Art
An Extraordinary Life