UPwithART 2019 - APRIL 27

Jeffrey Willmore

Title Rushing Stream
Medium Oil on synthetic paper
Image Size 24 x 24 in.

Value: $1,200

Artist Bio:

Born in Toronto in Dec of 1954; came to London in the early 1970s to study design and fine art at Fanshawe College; graduated in 1980 with a diploma in Fine Art – Painting. Latest solo exhibitions; 2015, St. Thomas/Elgin Public Art Centre, ‘Ariel Selections’. 2013, Museum London, ‘Interpolating Landscape’. Selected Awards; Ontario Arts Council, Mid Career Grant, 2014; RBC, Canadian Emerging Artist Prize [runner-up] 1999. Commercial Representation: Thielsen Gallery, London ON; Gallery Gevik, Toronto ON; Galerie Camille, Detroit MI.

Artist Statement:

My attitude towards art making is definitely more intuitive than intellectual. The paintings often portray a rural narrative and are definitely working class in attitude. It is regional and hopeful that the idea of local is universal. I am now a vetern of my form and one who keeps finding excuses to make paintings.