Olaf Schneider



Artist Statement

Olaf Schneider is an award-winning Canadian artist who has enjoyed international reputation in Canada, the United States, and Europe. His artistic style is classical high realism. The hallmarks of his work are built around technical excellence in composition, colour, and detail beyond detail.

Skills

Creative Director                                                Interactive Media Skills Web Design

Technical Drawing Skills                                    Graphic Design Skills

Photographer                                                       Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop

Mentor

Professional Associations & Committees

CARFAC                                              Portrait Society of America

Oil Painters of America                        Canadian Society of Artists

International Guild of Realism             Alberta Society of Artists

Education

1983 – 1986                                      Ontario College of Art Fine Arts Program

1996 – 1998                                      Sheridan College Fine Arts Program

Key Accomplishments (selected)

1996   Airbrush Action Magazine Labatt’s 1st Place Mural Competition

  • Competition for an outdoor advertising mural

2005 People and Figures Book Volume 2                                                            

  • 100 artists tell “how they do that”

2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2019 published by Ducks Unlimited

  • Printed portfolio paintings used to conserve nature

2007 Business Improvement Area Mural Symposium

  • Group of Seven Reproduction of Tom Thompson’s Painting in Huntsville, Ontario

2008 Haven on the Queensway      

  • Mural in situ for a Toronto outreach centre

2009 Interior Design Show (IDS) Mercedes Benz Mural

  • Completed a live painting of a new 2009 vehicle during the IDS

2013 Holly Jones Memorial Portrait                                                                          

  • Large mural in situ commissioned by the city of Toronto commemorating a 10 year old female murder victim

2013 Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium Mural Painting

  • Created three large paintings of jellyfish and stingrays

2015 Woodbine Raceway Grand Prize Winner

  • Winner of the first ever art competition for the Queen’s Plate

2020 International Artist Magazine

  • 2nd place winner of the Art Prize Challenge             

Publications

  • 2019  Second Prize Winner for International Artist magazine
  • Challenge No. 108, Landscapes
  • Art Collector Magazine – 2014 – 2019
  • Woodbine Raceway Queens Plate Grand Prize Artist Winner 2015
  • American Art Collector Magazine 2nd place winner -July 2015
  • International Artist Magazine, 2008 -2015
  • Arabella Magazine  2009 2012-2013-2014
  • 2005 Houston Lifestyles and Homes
  • International Guild of Realism – Best of Show Award – 2008
  • Ducks Unlimited 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017,2018, 2019
  • Etobicoke Guardian
  • Scarborough Mirror
  • Vaughan Weekly
  • George Chuvalo Fight Against Drugs
  • International Artist
  • Art Fix
  • WPBS Television
  • Algonquin Park news
  • The Huntsville Forrester
  • 24 Hours
  • Toronto Life 2004 – 2006
  • Magazin’art Biennial Guide Creative Source 1989, 2004
  • Toronto Sun Toronto Star
  • Montreal Gazette