About the Artist
Born in Toronto, March 2, 1958
1997-2008 Michael John Angel Studios, Toronto; Academy of
Realist Art, Toronto
Recent works on paper from Florentine Academies and Studios New York, Rhode Island and Rome, 2003-04
Junction Arts Festival
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, numerous appearances 1988 - 2005
Bloor West Village Art Tour, 1998 - 2014
Art Tour Collective - Studio Tour, Solstice Art Market, other events - 2015 - 18
Toronto Art Expo, 2004
Mtl en Arts, Montréal, QC - 2017
Artfest Toronto Distillery, Aug 31-Sep 3 2018
Hamilton Conservatory for The Arts Gallery 2011
Earlscourt Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario, 2005
Prisma Gallery, Toronto, 1999
Evicta Gallery, Toronto, 1997
Nominated to the 2003 Florence Biennale, Florence Italy
Finalist, Art Renewal Center Salon Competition 2007
Honourable Mention, Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition, 2007
"My formal art studies awakened in me a great love for the Old Masters, and particularly the work of 19th and early 20th Century painters.
In my landscape work, I seek to transport the viewer to another place and time. To excite the imagination; to evoke memories and associations, and a love of fantasy and beauty. In my portrait work, I seeks to highlight the individual character of his subjects captured at a moment in time."
Canada is home. It’s the only home I’ve ever known.
I grew up in peace and prosperity, thanks to the sacrifices of people like my Dad
and others who risked everything so we could live in freedom today. THANKS DAD!