About

 I am a honours graduate of the Ontario College of Art,  Fine Art department, where I received the Elizabeth Greenshield Scholarship, and spent  my graduating year studying painting in Florence, Italy.   After graduating, I was an “indie” artist  for numerous decades organizing my own exhibits,  and  was represented by Engine Gallery with Steven Schwartz for a number of years but currently  I am  happily back  on the “indie” path.  For the new year, 2019, I am moving away from the large floral and raven paintings  which I pursued for  a period of 12 years  and  am trying to do smaller works and working from “life” rather then photographs. Daily sort of  poetic expressions rather then the weeks/ months long complex  compositions. It’s a change I’ve done throughout my career, either from large to small or small to large, to rekindle my enthusiasm and inspiration.

Finally a little about my  career as an artist. I  was an art fundamentals painting and drawing instructor  for the Toronto Board of Education  and at Sheridan College  and when I moved to Port Hope I sort of got away from  teaching. On this website I’m going to try to resurrect that part of my career and also try my hand at writing  as well.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. stephen snider

    HI Herb,
    Just had a good look at your work, great stuff!!!
    I’m going to google Stratford galleries and have a look there.
    Nice to talk to you the other day.
    Hi to Joni.
    Stephen

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