Adrian Dingle

Adrian Dingle

Adrian Dingle was born in 1911 in Barmouth, North Wales, he came to Canada with his parents in 1914 and settled in Oakville, Ontario. Dingle worked in an insurance office until he was nineteen, leaving his job to study art. In 1931 he studied under J.W. Beatty at the summer school of the Ontario College of Art, Toronto.

Dingle went to England where he was employed as an illustrator by Stillwell & Darby, London from 1935-37. He also studied at the Goldsmith’s College of Art, London, under James Bateman and John Mansbridge. While in England exhibited with the London Portrait Society.

Upon his return to Canada he exhibited regularly at the Ontario Society of Artists along with other groups. Much of his work was sold through the T. Eaton Company’s Fine Art Gallery.

He completed many illustrations for several publishers including the Standard and the Star Weekly. He was art director for Bell Features Publishing Co. inToronto from 1941-48. He taught at the Doon School of Fine Arts, Doon in Kitchener, Ontario from 1952-54 and the Etobicoke Community Art School in1954.

As a painter he was known for his landscapes, marine subjects, figure studies and portraits working with oils. He traveled often seeking inspiration for his work, he painted along the Wast Coast, in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, the British Isles and Massachusetts.

His paintings appeared on calendars of Sellotape Canadian Ltd. and on Christmas cards produced by Austin Marshall.

Dingle’s affiliations included: ALCT (1945); ARCA (1948); RCA (1968); OIP (1958); FIAL (1960); OSA (1961) (Pres. 1967-70).

His work can be seen at The National Gallery of Canada, The London Regional Art & Historical Museum, and in numerous banks such as, CIBC, BNS, RBC, Dom. Foundries & Steel Ltd.

He died in Toronto in 1974.

Adolphus Broomfield

Adolphus Broomfield

George was born and raised in the Parkdale district of Toronto. At the age of 14, he was selected to attend classes mentored by Arthur Lismer at the Ontario College of Art. During the years 1920-21 he attended the summer art school run by The Group of Seven artists at Port Hope, Ontario. Teachers that he gained instruction from included Arthur Lismer, JEH MacDonald and Frank Carmichael.

As the world became derailed by war, George was determined to serve his country and entered officer training for the Royal Canadian Air Force. His eventual special status as artist in the field allowed him to continue the creative process during the 5 years he served in the air force.

At war’s end, George returned to Toronto and married Bambi, his wife of 40 years. They began a life together on a forest property they called Brackenwood in the small town of Cooksville. With a family to support, George pursued a 40 year career as chief stylist at Barrymore Carpet Co. An incredible expertise in color helped define both his textile career and painting obsession.

George demonstrated a lifelong commitment to Canadian landscapes and extended this to include works of European cities and war scenes during his R.C.A.F. service overseas. While oil paintings were his primary medium, he did produce a large body of etchings and engravings during the 1930’s and during the latter part of his life, became an accomplished fibre artist.

His accreditations include:
Member Ontario Society of Artists
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (ARCA 1944 / RCA 1975)
Member Canadian Society of Graphic Artists
Member Canadian Painters and Etchers Society


Adam S. Scott

Adam S. Scott

Adam Sherriff Scott was born in Perth, Scotland in 1887. Beginning in 1903 he studied at the Edinburgh School of Art. He was awarded the Allen-Fraser Scholarship to continue his studies for four years at the Allen-Fraser institute, under George Harcourt.  He continued his studies at the Slade School under Henry Tonks as well as at the National Gallery and the Tate Gallery.

In 1912, he moved to Brandon, Manitoba, shortly after relocating to Calgary, Alberta. There he worked on commission painting landscape scenes being sold to real estate agents.

In 1915, he moved to Montréal and became a member of Beaver Hall Hill Group, which included such artists as Lilias Torrance Newton, Randolph Hewton, Edwin Holgate and Robert Pilot. He was commissioned to paint numerous portraits, as well as posters for the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Southam Press. Scott served with the Canadian armed forces in World War One. 

During the 1920’s, Scott spent six years living with an Inuit community and painted a variety of scenes depicting their lives. 

He established the Adam Sherrif-Scott School of Fine Art, where he taught drawing and painting. 

Scott was elected an associate of The Royal Canadian Academy in 1935 and a full member in 1944.

He died in 1980. 

Aba Bayefsky

Aba Bayefsky

Aba Bayefsky was born in Toronto Ontario in 1923. He studied at The Central Technical School in Toronto from 1937 to 1942. The following year he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, he was commissioned as an official war artist in 1944.

As a war artist Bayefsky produced a massive body of works providing a visual record of The Belsen Concentration Camp and related themes. Much of his work from this time can be viewed at The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario. He also spent time in the displaced persons camp in Italy in 1947. Further travels included trips to India, Japan, and a year of study in Paris, France in 1948. 

Bayefsky has worked with charcoal, watercolours, and oils. Throughout his life he also received commissions for a number of large-scale murals. He also created a number of lithographs based on Canadian Native American legends and mythology (‘Forces of Earth and Sky’) as well as a series exploring Hebrew religious themes (‘Tales from the Talmud’).

Throughout his career, Bayefsky art mostly focused on the depiction of the human figure. Later in life he completed a large series of paintings depicting tattooed people in Canada and Japan. It was also common for him to create works depicting market scenes. 

Bayefsky began exhibiting his art in 1941. He had more than fourty-two solo exhibitions and his work can be found in major public and private collections across Canada and internationally. 

In 1957  Bayefsky became an instructor at The Ontario College of Art until 1988.  

In 1958, he joined the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. In 1979, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

Bayefsky died in Toronto, in May 2001.

Aaron Allan Edson

Aaron Allan Edson

Aaron Allan Edson was born in 1846 in Stanbridge Township, Canada East.His family moved to Stanbridge village when he was young, followed by a second relocation around 1861 to Montréal, Québec. Edson received commercial training and worked in several business houses including an art dealership and framing business.

By 1864 he was pursuing a new career path and seeking art training. After two eyars he returned to Montréal where he devoted his time to become a suscessful artist. The Art Association of Montreal used one of hois paintings as a prize for a contest.

He pursued further studies in Great Britain and continental Europe. In the 1880s, he spent five years in France, as a pupil of Léon-Germain Pelouse, the teacher who had the greatest influence upon him.

He was a founding member of the Society of Canadian Artists in 1867, an early member of the Ontario Society of Artists, founded in 1872, and a charter member in 1880 of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. At the first academy exhibition in March 1880, Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne, purchased works by Edson for her mother, Queen Victoria, and for herself.

He taught composition and landscape painting at the Art Association of Montréal, and provided illustrations for publications such as the Canadian Illustrated News and L’Opinion publique.

His subjects were often Canadian landscapes and it was evident he incorporated much of his training from Europe. He often spent time focusing on the portrayal of light. He worked in both oils and water-colours. He is considered one of the best landscape painters of all time. 

He died in1888 in Glen Sutton, Québec and buried in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montréal. 

In 1975, he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He was named Officer of the Order of Canada in 1986, and was one of the first recipients of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1985. Sapp was honoured by the Saskatchewan Arts Board with the Lifetime Award of Excellence in the Arts in 1996. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Regina in 1998 and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Aboriginal Awards in 1999.

A. Y. Jackson

A. Y. Jackson

Alexander Young Jackson was born in 1882.   He was a Canadian painter  and a founding member of the Group of Seven.

Jackson made a significant contribution to the development of art in Canada, and was successful in bringing together the artists of Montréal and Toronto.

He exhibited with the Group of Seven from 1920. In addition to his work with the Group of Seven, his long career included serving as a war artist during World War I (1917–19) and teaching at the Banff School of Fine Arts, from 1943 to 1949.

In his later years he was artist-in-residence at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinberg, Ontario.

anadian Academy of Arts. He was named Officer of the Order of Canada in 1986, and was one of the first recipients of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1985. Sapp was honoured by the Saskatchewan Arts Board with the Lifetime Award of Excellence in the Arts in 1996. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Regina in 1998 and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Aboriginal Awards in 1999.

Raynald Leclerc

Raynald Leclerc

Raynald Leclerc was born on December, 1961 in Saint-Michel de Bellechasse on the south Shores of Quebec.

He first studied architecture at Levis-Lauzon CEGEP and worked for a while as an Industrial Designer. It was also during this time that he discovered his natural talent for painting which soon developed into a career after meeting his mentor and friend, painter Richard Bergeron, who introduced him to figurative art.

Raynald Leclerc is a self-thought artist and has been profoundly influenced by growing up next to St. Lawrence river and the way that lights impacts the optical sights of the river and the energy that the river exhibits as it travels through the time and space.
Since 1982 Leclerc has pursued his painting artistry by following through the footsteps of Clarence Gagnon and the Group of Seven and the inspiration of the Canadian landscape of the Charlevoix region of Quebec.

Raynald Leclerc has held many solo expositions in various galleries in Quebec and his Artwork could be found in major private and corporate collections. He has been published in various art magazines such as “Investir Dans Les Oeuvres D’Art”, Arabela, “Quebec En Peinture”, and “Magazin’Art”.
Galerie Q represents Raynald Leclerc and exhibits a large selection of his best Art Collections on display.


Susan Statham

Susan Statham

Susan Statham is a visual artist, writer and teacher. A graduate of Algonquin College, and the University of Waterloo, she attended part-time studies at The Ontario College of Art and Design and the National Portrait Academy.

Susan is a graduate of Advanced Fiction Writing at the University of Waterloo and creative writing courses at Loyalist College. She was an editor and contributor for Hill Spirits and Hill Spirits II and her first novel, “The Painter’s Craft” was accepted for publication upon receipt.

Relocating to Northumberland County from Toronto where she was a librarian for High Park Alternative, Susan began exhibiting paintings at a local gallery and received requests to teach. Starting with a small group of students, she now teaches 4 classes a week. Her painting “Dancing Fuchsias” won the People’s Choice award in 2013.

Juan Cristobal

Juan Cristobal

Juan Cristobal Pinochet Araya was born in Chile in 1960. He moved to Quebec City at the age of seventeen. He graduated from high school at the “Petit Séminaire de Québec” and received his bachelors’ degree in marketing and communication at the University of Ottawa. During his twenties he was part of a portrait artists’ group in old Québec. Cristobal took part in regular life drawing workshops. He also assisted and taught at his mother’s art school.

In his thirties Cristobal painted numerous portraits in pastels and created paintings in oil, pastel and acrylics: landscapes, cityscapes, figures, still-lifes and others.

He was a former member of the Institut des Arts Figuratifs, the Académie International des Beaux Arts du Québec and the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada. He teaches in Montréal, Québec City, Charlevoix and other regions. He participated in more than 50 group and solo exhibitions, seven of which were in Europe.

Cristobal was twice finalist at the National Art Conquest of Reves d’automne in Charlevoix, won a gold medal from the city of Yvetot in France, and the Merit Certificate from Parliament in Ottawa. He holds the title of Pastel Master from the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada and the Title of Master in Beaux Arts from the Academy International de Beaux arts du Québec.

Cristobal was featured in many publications and art papers from specialized magazines and was Painter of the Year in Quebec City in 2013. He was a jury member for the Pastel Society of Eastern Canada, the National Conquest of Reves d’automne, and at the international exhibition of Art du Pastel en France.

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Yvon Lemieux

Yvon Lemieux

Yvon Lemieux was born in Quebec City,1949. Yvon started painting since he was 17 and he has been an artist for over 50 years.

Lemieux has a nickname “le peintre au chapeau” (the painter hat), which gives a perfect description of the artist. He will set up his easel where his inspiration leads: in the streets of Old Quebec, on the edge of the river to the island of Orleans, and on the Côte de Beaupré or Charlevoix.

In 2005, Lemieux created a magnificent piece at the heart of Ste-Adele. The artwork represents the beginning of the history of the local inhabitants. In the year after, Lemieux was invited by the CIBC, as a guest of an exhibition that dedicated to artist Clarence A. Gagnon, who is the Le-mieux’s all time favourite.

Lemieux is also active in art education. In 1988, Lemieux started his own art school. In his free time, Lemieux always participated as lecturer and honorary guest in many symposia and exhibitions both individual and collective.

In the beginning of 2015, Galerie Q is pleased to represent Yvon Lemieux out side of province of Quebec. Please visit the Galerie to see more of Yvon Lemieux’s art.