Robert Amirault



ROBERT AMIRAULT, O.S.A., C.S.P.W.C. 236 Galloway Trail Welland, Ontario, Canada L3B 6G5

BORN: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 1938

EDUCATION: Self-Directed Famous Artists Schools Scottsdale Artists School Workshops

MEDIA: Oil, Watercolour, Acrylic, Gouache, Conte

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Permanent Collection, Art Gallery of Peel Government of Ontario Art Collection, Toronto, ON Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver, BC

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS: Quebecor MacLean Hunter Deloitte Touché Hiram Walker Trans Canada Pipelines Asprey Media

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS: US, Australia, Italy and across Canada

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: The Ontario Society of Artists, Elected 1981 Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Elected 1997 Arctic Quest 2006

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

  • London Art Gallery, London, ON
  • Eaton’s Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • Heintzman House, Private Showings, Thornhill, ON
  • Stia, Italy, 1984
  • OSA Annual Juried Shows
  • CSPWC Open Water Annual Juried Shows
  • International Watercolour Biennial, Mexico City, Mexico, 2000
  • Annual York Region Juried Exhibition, The Varley Art Gallery, Markham, ON
  • The Whitten Gallery, King City, ON
  • Buckingham Fine Art, Markham and Uxbridge, ON
  • The Waterleaf Gallery, Richmond Hill, ON
  • McKay Art Centre, Unionville, ON
  • The Ethel Curry Gallery, Haliburton, ON
  • The Distillery District, Toronto, ON
  • Art of the Matter, Aurora, ON
  • Sign of the Whale Gallery, Yarmouth, NS
  • Arctic Quest, Win Henstock Gallery, Oakville, ON
  • Arctic Quest, Linkway Gallery, TD Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Arctic Quest, Legislative Assembly, Iqualuit, Nunavut
  • Arctic Quest, Yellowknife, North West Territories
  • Arctic Quest, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver, BC
  • Arctic Quest, J. D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Arctic Quest, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto, ON
  • Arctic Quest, Library, Penn State Abingdon College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Arctic Quest, Northumberland Art Gallery, Cobourg, ON
  • Art Expo 2008, Toronto, ON
  • Ontario Society of Artists, Summer in the GTA, 2008
  • Ontario Society of Artists, Summer Exhibitions, 2009
  • J.D. Carrier Gallery, 5 Palettes, 2010
  • Webster Galleries, Calgary AB, Landscape Show, 2011
  • Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON, 7 Artists Group Show, 2011
  • Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON, One-Person Show, 2012
  • Ontario Society of Artists, Archives of Ontario, Toronto, ON, 2012
  • Ontario Society of Artists, Members Show, Guelph, ON, 2012
  • Ontario Society of Artists, Vision & Devotion, Toronto, ON 2012
  • J.D. Carrier Gallery, Venezia Con Amore, Toronto, ON 2013
  • Pelham Art Festival, Foothill, ON, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON, Making Waves, 2015
  • J.D. Carrier Gallery, Places & Faces, 2015
  • Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON, Town & Country, 2017
  • Creations Art Gallery, Ancaster, ON, Waterscapes, 2017

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

  • Buckingham Fine Art, Uxbridge, ON
  • The Ethel Curry Gallery, Haliburton, ON
  • Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • Creations Art Gallery, Ancaster, ON
  • Sheldon Fine Art, Naples, FL, USA
  • Spa Fine Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

RELATED ACTIVITIES:

  • Regularly invited to conduct watercolour or oil painting workshops and demonstrates painting techniques with many art groups.
  • Frequently asked to jury art society exhibitions.
  • Traveled to Canada’s High Arctic in 2006 with 24 artists to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the discovery of the North West Passage.
  • Bob has been involved with painting, advertising and sales promotion activities since his teens.

ARTISTS STATEMENT:

Many of my watercolour or oil paintings are created on locations…En Plein Air…. in various parts of rural Ontario, in the Maritimes or other places on my travels outside of Canada. My larger paintings are created in my home studio working from the ‘Plein Air’ studies and reference materials gathered on my journeys.

Landscapes, seascapes, faces and figures are my favourite subjects. Painting and drawing from life gives me the ‘truth’ that I require to depict the effects of light on all of the subjects that interest me.

I spend a large percentage of my time experimenting and studying the craft of painting fine art in a continuous quest to reach an ever elusive goal.”