2013 — Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 36 : $1500.00
2013 — Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 30 : $795.00
2013 — Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20 : $795.00
REPRESENTED BY AGORA GALLERY, NEW YORK As an artist, I draw inspiration from my happy childhood in a quaint picturesque village. My training in classical drawing grounded me, and it was only when I felt I had become proficient in the basics that I made the leap to paint with acrylic and then oil. My preference on any given day ultimately balances out equally between figurative and landscape painting, with results that are a tangible record of the world seen through my eyes. People often describe me as “driven” in my need to be creative and I often cross that line between passion and obsession… and I wouldn’t have it any other way. To me, everything is a painting. When I’m not painting, I’m thinking about painting. It is not only a way of life, for me, but a form of promoting universal awareness and social change, creating more beauty in the world and sharing it with diverse people in different places. HIGHLIGHTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS “Arts Person of the Year 2009" for the City of Burlington Civic Awards Represented by Agora Gallery, New York Philanthropic donations to over 17 different charities of over 60 original paintings bringing in collectively over $50,000.00 revenue to each perspective charity Sold 23 original paintings to St. Josephs, Hamilton, which are currently in their permanent collection in the New Juravinski Wing 3 original paintings now part of McMaster Gallery permanent collection Top Sales at Art Gallery of Hamilton’s May Sale and paintings part of AGH’s Sales and Rental Program Director - Board of Creative Burlington Performing Arts Burlington’s “A Night at the Galleria” Featured painting by Artist of a dancer which was replicated by female dancer (Art comes alive event) 2010 Recognized by Honourable Lincoln Alexander: “A night by the Lake” event. Biography/Speech/Honours to Artist 2008 Joseph Brant Foundation: Honours to artist at Crystal Ball-live auction 2008 -Donation of many paintings to over 10 major fundraising events for the hospital Juravinski Cancer Centre’s Suzanne Kemp Sunflower Foundation: Honourable Mention – 2007 St. Joseph’s Villa: Honours to Artist – donation of 3 original paintings to annual gala live auction and original paintings to silent auction 2006 Children’s Aid Society: Honours to Artist – Donation , original paintings 2006 Bob Kemp Hospice – Fundraiser/Michael Ng: Honourable Mention to Artist 2005 Series of commissioned paintings to Jordanian Ambassador to Croatia now part of their permanent collection in Amman, Jordan MEMBERSHIP: Member of the following associations: CARFAC, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Central Ontario Art Association, Burlington Art Centre, Creative Burlington, Wellington Artist Gallery, Scarborough Arts Council and Tom Thompson Gallery, Artworks Oakville SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Solo Exhibition Wellington Gallery - May 2013 Solo Exhibition Holcim Gallery – Milton March 2013 AGORA GALLERY, NEW YORK – February 2013 Solo Exhibition Alton Studio Gallery April 2011 Solo Exhibition Wellington Gallery, Fergus 2009 Group Show Art Gallery of Hamilton May 2009 Solo Exhibition Montfort Gallery Burlington 2008 Solo Exhibition Wyland Gallery, Niagara Falls 2007 GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Scarborough Arts Juried Exhibition Papermill Gallery – Childsight -March 2013 Scarborough Arts 27th Juried Exhibition Papermill Gallery - “Ego” -August 2012 Desmond Juried Exhibition – Ridgetown - July 2012 Artworks Oakville Juried Exhibition – Oakville Town Hall - May 2012 COAA Juried Exhibition, Milton - May 2012- JURORS CHOICE AWARD Scarborough Arts Council “Big Art Book” A digital Art Anthology 2012 Desmond Juried Exhibition Ridgetown 2011 HONOURABLE MENTION Scarborough Arts Juried Exhibition Papermill Gallery 2011 COAA Juried Exhibition at Etobicoke Civic Center 2011, COAA Juried Exhibition at Barber Gallery - Guelph 2009, Desmond Juried Exhibition in Ridgetown 2009, AGH May Sale 2009 - most paintings sold during the 3 day sale Juried Exhibition of Amman, Jordan 2008, Jurors Choice Wellington Juried Exhibition – Guest Artist 2008, Burlington Art Center Juried Show & Sale – Top sales of paintings both years 2007 & 2008, COLLECTORS: Canada’s Country Gentleman- Singer/Song writer Tommy Hunter, Philanthropists Charles and Margaret Juravinski, McMaster Art Gallery, Consulate of Croatia in Jordan, St. Josephs Villa, Juravinski Cancer Centre, Carpenter Hospice, Mike Wallace M.P. and countless other private & corporate collectors. JUROR: Juror - Burlington’s Public Art Program Juror - Creative Burlington’s Arts Awards. Juror – Downtown Window Display Awards Juror – City of Burlington’s Alton Village Designs PUBLICATIONS, LECTURES & TELEVISION: New York ARTisSpectrum – July 2013 “Evoking the Muse” Cogeco Burlington – Interview by Host Deb Tymstra – March 20, 2013 Milton Canadian Champion – March 28, 2013 “Traumatic Event proves Inspirational for Artist” Cogeco Milton – Interview by Host Kelly McIntyre – February 19, 2013 Burlington Post Article February 1, 2013 - “Burlington Artist to have work featured at New York Gallery” New York’s ARTisSpectrum Magazine featuring painting “3 Sisters” and Bio Burlington Post: 2 page Spotlight of Arts Person of the Year “In Burlington” Magazine: “Burlington’s Movers & Shakers” featuring 2 page article of Arts Person of the Year 2009, Wendy Carmichael Bauld Creative Burlington Artworks Magazine featuring Artist COAA feature article on Artist gives back Summit Magazine: “Well Known Canadian Artist” feature article Burlington Public Art Forum: Lecture on Placement of Community Art.