Carly Gordon Portfolio

Canadian Landscapes

Original Canadian landscapes have been in Carly's studio and wheelhouse since the summer of 2014. She has been painting and documenting her trips and life across Canada in the years since, and absolutely adores clouds of all shapes and colours.

Float on By
Oil on canvas • 5” x 7”

This painting is inspired by the evening drives home from summer outings. For me, that's a sunset after rugby practice. This piece is a day done, an acknowledgment of gratitude and love for the time well spent.

"Float on By" is oil paint on gallery depth canvas. It is a beautiful item that sits well on its own, or can be framed for a formal look. Click here if you'd like to see more detail pictures or purchase.

Am I Dreaming?
Oil on canvas • 8” x 10”

This painting is a warm day's drive. It's a dream, a whim, a floating feeling that comforts our heart and mind. It's a lofty goal, a stretching ambition, and a beacon for our lives to never stop dreaming.

"Am I Dreaming?" is oil paint on gallery depth canvas. It is a beautiful item that sits well on its own, or can be framed for a formal look. Click here if you'd like to see more detail pictures or purchase.

Water Rising to the Trees
Oil on canvas • 7” x 5”

The water levels of Lake Huron are really high this year. The couple weeks I spent on Manitoulin Island, visiting my parents, I was amazed (albeit, disappointed) at how high the water was around Carter Bay, we couldn't easily walk from one tip of the bay to the other as we had in previous years. This piece is painted from a photo I took that day, where the smaller trees were swimming in water.

"Water Rising to the Trees" is oil paint on 1" depth canvas. It is a beautiful item that sits well on its own, or can be framed for a formal look. Click here if you'd like to see more detail pictures or purchase.

Fade Away
Oil on canvas • 9” x 12”

This painting is from a photo I took of a small barn in a field on the way from Edmonton up to Fort McMurray. The barn is breaking, falling apart, deteriorating more and more with each passing season without upkeep. As this barn crumbles, we too shall fall.

"Fade Away" is oil paint on gallery depth canvas. It is a beautiful item that sits well on its own, or can be framed for a formal look. Click here if you'd like to see more detail pictures, or purchase.

The Best Things Are Free
Oil on canvas • 12” x 16”

This sunset is dazzling, romantic, and a feast of colours for those who love them. This painting holds a rosy place in my heart, and reminds me to daydream in full saturation of my imagination, and be grateful for every step of the way forward.

"The Best Things Are Free" is oil paint on gallery depth canvas. It is a beautiful item that sits well on its own, or can be framed for a formal look. Click here if you'd like to see more detail pictures, or purchase.


Wash Over Me
Oil on canvas • 20” x 16”

This painting was made from a photo I snapped on Manitoulin Island at Carter Bay. On October 1st, Grace and I swam in chilling waters and explored all around my favourite place. I adore the blues and greens that ended up in this painting, and the rocks hold the same softness you feel on a warm summer day.

"Wash Over Me" is oil paint on gallery depth canvas. It is a beautiful item that sits well on its own, or can be framed for a formal look. Click here if you'd like to see more detail pictures, or purchase.

The Barn That Raised Me
Oil on canvas • 24” x 30”

If walls could speak, this barn would tell of the ridiculous trials and tribulations of my pre-teen hood, the adventures of three sisters and their many pets, and the loftiest things I’ve ever dreamed.

"The Barn That Raised Me" is oil paint on gallery depth canvas. It is a beautiful item that sits well on its own, or can be framed for a formal look. Click here if you'd like to see more detail pictures or purchase.

Not Abandoned, Just Forgotten
(Saskatchewan Barns)
Oil on canvas • 30” x 40”

This painting is a large scale beauty of the small wintery gem of these Saskatchewan barns. With this painting, I wanted to include green and blues, pinks and oranges, golden yellows and sparkly gold to depict the different seasons we go through. I took the photo this was painted from while living in Saskatchewan a couple winters ago. It was freezing cold and very dry, but I saw many afternoons filled with beautiful skies and hopeful clouds.

The title comes from my own self neglect at that time. I was working hard at several jobs, and painting with every extra minute I had. I had forgotten about myself and what I truly wanted and needed.

"Not Abandoned, Just Forgotten" is oil paint on 1" depth canvas. It is a beautiful item that sits well on its own, or can be framed for a formal look. Click here if you'd like to see more detail pictures or purchase.

Floating Memories
Oil on canvas • 9" x 12"

I took this photo through the windshield of my Grand Am while driving to the east coast with Steve in 2015. I've painted the photo once before, but this time was different because I'm not with Steve and I'm learning how to hold on to the positive memories.

Going to the east coast was a fantastic trip. For a long time I worried that it would be ruined for me because I would just associate it with someone I'm no longer with. But now I think that isn't bad. I went on a fun adventure with my best friend. That is how it should be remembered. Road trips are one of my favourite ways to learn and grow. I'm glad I have this one.

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Sunset in Mom’s Backyard
Oil on canvas • 9" x 12"

From the Incredible Cloud Collection, this is painted from a photo I took in my parent's backyard in Mindemoya, ON. A spectacular, "typical", Manitoulin Island sunset - if you know, you know. And if you don't, it's worth the visit!

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The Party’s Over
Oil on canvas • 16" x 20"

From the Incredible Cloud Collection - this time was really stormy for me, I struggled to find myself and took a lot of crap. Amidst that, I had this beautiful sunset. This painting is an exploration of hope, it forced my to unpack the beautiful things I was holding on to and let them go too. When you lose a partner, you lose both the bad and the good - truly you just make room for more things to come.

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Carter Bay Rainbow Rocks
Oil on canvas • 24" x 36"

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