Hollace Cluny is thrilled to be expanding on our relationship with Lipman Art in continuing to showcase a collection of incredibly talented Canadian artists focusing on various mediums. We’d like to take this opportunity to profile these artists and to welcome you to stop by our showroom to see their work in person.
Jacques Pilon was born in Montreal in 1961. He started painting at the age of 16. Jacques attended the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) to study illustration and editorial graphic design. Upon graduating with honours, he started a career in publishing. Among many others, Jacques has held the title of Art Director at Canadian House & Home, City & Country Home and International Architecture & Design magazine published in association with Sotheby’s. Throughout his career in publishing, Jacques has kept up his interest in painting, evolving from figurative to non-objective expression. Jacques has returned to the Niagara region and lives in Fonthill.
His artwork is included in private and corporate art collections throughout Canada, the U.S., and Europe.
Ivo Stoyanov received his Masters degree in Mural Painting from the Fine Arts Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria (1990). He has been commissioned to create major mural projects in the United States, Bulgaria and Canada.
He is a master of understatement and restraint. His method of applying paint and then adding and subtracting layers to discover what lays beneath reveals the painter as archaeologist. “My paintings are meditative work, inspired by the fragility and beauty of natural forms and attempt to reclaim the experience of outdoors in my Toronto studio. The working process focuses on applying layers of various colors and textures over incised and drawn marks, looking for both a spontaneous and informed image – that place where surprise and intention meet.I am using a combination of acrylic paint mediums, marble dust, pigments and cold wax medium, resulting in a satin surface, rich with visual texture, original mood and energy.”
Ivo’s spontaneous abstractions have been shown in solo and group exhibitions and are admired in private collections in the United States, Canada, Japan and Bulgaria.
After graduating from OCAD, George Whiteside started his career as an artist showing regularly in galleries across Canada and internationally. He was a founding member of YYZ gallery in 1979. By 1982 commercial work began taking up the majority of his time, contributing to most major magazines and fashion advertising campaigns in Canada as well as the U.S. He has also managed to continue exhibiting personal work during the last three decades.
George Whiteside’s work has earned countless awards, grants and publications, and belongs to numerous permanent collections such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Hamilton Art Gallery and the Canada Council Art Bank. Whiteside (born 1956) has been creating images for 25 years, and currently works and resides in Toronto where he had established a successful career as a photographer / artist
Since his introduction at a major survey show, Forum 76 at the Montreal Beaux Arts, he has been exhibiting in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and New York.
Ronald works in a variety of media with a focus on abstraction. The most common elements in my work are pleasure and balance. “Since moving to a wonderful property in Niagara On The Lake, I have come to realize that the central character in all of my work, and life for that matter, is balance. My new paintings have been drawn from reflection on personal events in my life as noted in the entries with each piece”.
Ronald has pieces in collections in Japan, Hong Kong, Denmark, France, England and the US.