Abstract Experimentation; Inspiration & Development in Large Format June 13 and 14
Expressive Landscapes; Personal meets painterly traditions June 27 and 28
Art Gallery of Ontario Recent Paintings on view in the Norma Ridley Members Lounge for hours https://ago.ca/visit
RECENT Solo Exhibitions
Cassandra's garden; tracing shifted ground
Aurora Cultural Center August 11 through September 29, 2018
Yorkminster Park Gallery October 12 through Novemer 15, 2018 Deer Park, Yonge and St. Clair
By Christine Montague
Recently I was a guest artist for a beginner’s class where the students were learning landscape painting in acrylics and water-soluble oils. I thought they would enjoy a quick look at some of our present day Canadian landscape painters and at the variety of landscape painting available...
KIm Dorland Toronto, Ontario. Canadian Art writes “Synonymous in Canada with the idea of “extreme painting,” Kim Dorland rose to the forefront of the contemporary painting scene with his sculptural approach to impasto painting and his art is very much in demand.
David LidbetterOttawa, Ontario. “Contemporary feeling Group of Seven scenes pared down to their essentials. [Where] mood seems more important than the actual details of forests, rivers and skies.” – Algonquin Art Centre
John HartmanPenetanguishene, Ontario. Vivid, large-scale landscapes “straddle the line between abstraction and representation” –Studio 21
Gregory HardySaskatoon, Saskatchewan. Landscapes abstracted. Strong colour, bold, painterly. One of Canada’s top landscape artists.
Rebecca LastRice Lake, Ontario. Of interest, Rebecca paints the same view of Rice Lake exploring its “turbulent chaotic swings of nature”.
Cesan d’Ornellas LevineRichmond Hill, Ontario. Cesan is an abstract expressionist painter who uses brilliant colour and thick impasto of acrylic gels, mediums, pastes etc. for her trees and topography on panel...
Georgina HuntCrescent Beach, B.C. Canadian wilderness, particularly the Rockies
Gerald SquiresSt. John’s,Newfoundland. A member of the Order of Canada for his contribution to the Arts
Doug PurdonToronto, Ontario.Proficient in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting, and a Winsor & Newton rep for many years, this artist is a fount of information.
Robert GennVancouver, B.C. A prolific and popular painter who travelled the world painting en plein air (as well as the studio) and writing about the experience for Painters Keys.
The Pouch Cove Foundation has generously invited me to do a month long Artist Residency on Canada's east coast at Pouch Cove, Newfoundland in 2020.
The theme of the Residency will be Canadian Landscape Painters with a group of invited Artists from across the country to participate.
Chiaroscuro, acrylic on canvas, 8' x 16' Shown here exhibited recently in the Bistro's Red Salon at the Art Gallery of Ontario 2016 through 2018.
Cottage Life Magazine "Lake Effect"
"The point (of artmaking for me) is to go somewhere new because you need to ...take risks. .. If you allow yourself to go into those places, you get into richer territory, and it's those richer layers that resonate most with people looking at your work." Rebecca Last
writer Alex Newman photographer Edward Pond summer, 2015
recent group exhibitions
Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden April 4 through May 25, 2019
ONTARIO SOCIETY OF ARTISTS Member's Exhibition of Selected Works CANADIAN EXHIBITION GROUNDS Withrow Common Gallery 200 Princes Blvd. CNE Toronto MAY 30 through June 15, 2019
recent 2 person exhibition Rebecca Last and Janet Read Christensen Fine Art, Peterborough Autumn 2017
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