Calla Lily

More Works By James Lahey Mixed Media on Canvas 2007
60 × 60 in 152.4 × 152.4 cm

About Calla Lily

This gorgeous bouquet of sunny yellow Calla Lilies is a mixed media piece by James Lahey. Light appears to illuminate this casual arrangement. The clear glass vase sits against a jet-black background which provides perfect contrast. Simply elegant.

“My representational work is primarily of things elemental and temporal – landscapes, oceans, clouds, flora, and the implicit motion within these. I’m interested in these to know the world and phenomenal experience; that is, to know what is often referred to as fleeting experience.” James Lahey

He completed his BFA at York University (Toronto) in 1984 with studies in Art and Architecture in Italy through a joint program with York University and Lowell University in Massachusetts. Lahey went on to hold positions at The Art Gallery at Harbourfront, The Power Plant, The Art Gallery of Ontario, and Bruce Mau Design. Since 1998, he has concentrated exclusively on his own art practice. In 2001, he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy. James Lahey's work can be found in numerous private and public collections in the US and across Canada.