Jonal Fine Art Studio
Original oil and acrylic paintings

John's CV


   2014          Won Juror's Choice award at the Sooke Fine Art Show

   2014           Open own gallery space in Sidney 

   2013           Sidney Fine Art Show, Juried exhibition, Sidney, B C


   2012            The Gallery On Oak Bay, Victoria B C


  2012 - 2013     Ben’s Fine Art Gallery, Prescott Arizona, USA


  2012 - 2013       Arizona Fine Art Expo Juried Fine Art International Exhibition Scottsdale AZ


  2010 - 2011     Solo Exhibition at the Filberg Lodge in Comox, BC

2009                 Invitational Art Exhibition sponsored by Hua Fan University, Fine Arts Dept, Taipei, Taiwan.

                         The objective was to promote international art relationships, broaden art vision and

                         improve friendships between artist

 2009                             East Meets West joint show with Taiwanese Artists from Vancouver & the island

2008                  Taiwan Fall Festival, Vancouver B C
2008                 Solo Exhibition, Arbutus Arts Gallery, Hornby Island, BC


2008                 Solo Exhibition at the Filberg Lodge, Comox B C
2007                 Hornby Island Art Trek
2007                 Orginals Only Show, Comox, B C
2007                   Solo Exhibition at the Filberg Lodge, Comox B C
2006 – 2008     Invitational Show at Milner Gardens, Qualicum Beach
2006                  Solo Exhibition at the Art and Soul Gallery, Vancouver B C
2006                  Solo Exhibition at the Filberg Lodge, Comox B C
2006                   Portrait of M P Stan Hagan, Minister of Arts and Culture
2004                  In the Footsteps of Emily Carr Paint Out and Exhibition, Gold
                                  Stream Provincial Park, Victoria
2004 - 2007      Lighthouse Gallery, Victoria, B C
2004                   Originals Only Show, Nanaimo, B C
2004 - 2006      Gallery 223 Nanaimo, B C
2004                   Nanaimo Art Gallery Show
2003 - 2004     The Abby Arts and Gifts, Cumberland B C
2003                   Community Arts Council Studio Tour, Cumberland B C
2003 - 2007      Woodland Gardens Art Show, Courtenay B C
2003 - 2007      Originals Only Fine Art Show, Comox, B C
2003 - 2005    Artisan's Gallery, Courtney B C
2003                 Langford Lavender Festival, Langford B C (featured artist)
2002                 Art Essential, Calgary, Alberta
2002                 Art Odyssey II Chemainus, B C
2000 – 2007    C V A G Studio Tou
2002                 Harvest Festival, Comox, B C (featured artist)
2002 - 2007     Grand Prix d’ Art, Qualicum Beach, B C
2001 – 2002     Art Market, Mount Washington, B C
2002                            Raven Lodge, Mount Washington, B C
2002                             Art Market Landmark Hotel, Vancouver, B C
2001 – 2002     Mile High Arts Festival, Mount Washington
2000 –               Gala Rea – Virtual Art Gallery, Vancouver, B C
2001                            Designer Treasury Series – Lawn of the Vancouver Art Gallery
2002 – 2007     Filberg Lodge, Comox, B C (twice annual)
2000 – 2004     Nautical Days, Comox, B C
2000 - 2001     Marilyn Timms Fine Art, Courtney, B C
2000 – 2005     Prince Arthur Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
1999 – 2005     Galerie Ozais Leduc, Ste. Hillaire P Q
1995 – 2005     Galerie d ` Arts Contemporains, Montreal, P Q
1996 – 2002     Coach House Gallery, Montreal, P Q
1997 – 2000     Roslin Gallery, Roslin, Ont.
1990 – 1994     Corby Art Gallery, Belleville, Ont.
1989 – 1991     Gallery David, Kingston, Ont.
1986 – 1989     The Eaton Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
1981 – 1983     Parliament House Gallery, Toronto Ont
1978 – 1989     Gallery Gabor, Toronto Ont
2009 & 2010     Painting chosen for the Collector's Calendar, Courtenay Rotary Club
2008                 Guest Artist at the Taiwan Fall Festival, Vancouver
2007                 Artwork given by the Village of Cumberland to Putian ,China
2006                 Artwork given to Madam Tian, Consul General of the Peoples Repulic
                         of China by the Village of Cumberland
2005                 Chosen as one of 12 artists to attend a weekend at the Bamfield
                          Marine Science Centre, operated by Western Universities to paint and        
                          study marine animals and biology in exchange for a donation
2005                 Painting chosen by the Rotary Club of Nanaimo to be in their
                          2006 calendar
2004                 Painted Mural for The Village of Cumberland on Asian Heritage
2004                 Vancouver Island Plein Aire Painters, voted into membership
2003                 Second Place Winner in Grand Prix d` Art Qualicum Beach
2003                 Painted Mural for Cumberland Elementary School through B C Art              
                          Start Program
2002 – 2003     On the board of the Arts and Culture Accord Foundation
2002                 Painting donated to the Arts and Culture Accord Foundation of the            
                         founder Karl Schutz (artwork presented by Ann Mortifee)
2001                 Painting donated to the G. F. Strong Foundation, Vancouver, B C
2001                 Painted sign for # 6 Mine Heritage Park commissioned by
                         Cumberland Museum, Cumberland, B C
2001                 Designed a stained glass window “ The Miner’s Memorial”
                         commissioned by the Cumberland United Church, Cumberland B C             
2001                 Painted a mural on the side of the Cola Diner, Qualicum Bay, B C
2001                 Guest Artist on B C Ferries, Discovery Passage
1999                 Original oils donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association and
                          Arthur Frederick Community Builders, Belleville, Ont
1998                 Included in the book “Massanoga The Art of Bon Echo”, Archives of Canadian Art
                          Series publication
1998                 Commissioned to paint two murals for a men’s store, Richard Davis,
                          Belleville, Ont.
1998                 Commissioned to paint a mural for St. Michael’s Academy, Belleville,
1997                 Nine paintings made into a poster for Habitant for Humanity home
1997                 Paintings purchased by the Canadian Trade Commission as a gift to
                          Belleville’s sister city in Korea
1993 – 1995     Artist in residence at Bon Echo Provincial Park, Cloyne, Ont.
1988                  Painted mural in Creeds, Toronto, Ont.
1986 – 1988     Artist in residence at the Mariposa Folk Foundation, Toronto, Ont.
1984                  Cover artwork for the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Ottawa,
1979 & 1980     Recipient of Ontario Society of Artists Collectors Choice Award and
                          Award of Merit               
Education & Teaching
A. A. Music; Bismarck Jr. College, 1965 - 67
B A (Hon) Classics; University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N D
                                  University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, M B
                                   American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece, 1967 - 70
N. D. Fine Art; Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris France
                          Musee des Beaux Arts, Montreal, P Q, 1970 - 73
Prof. of Classics; St. Andrews Prep School, Burnaby, B C, 1974 - 75
Prof. of life drawing and painting; Seneca College, Toronto, Ont. 1977 – 83
Instructor of life drawing; Loyalist College, Belleville & Kingston, Ont., 1989 – 92
Instructor of painting and drawing; Lord J's Arts, Belleville, Ont., 1991 – 97 
Instructor of oil & acrylic painting; The Old School House Art Centre, Q. Beach, BC
Instructor for Emily Carr Inst. of Art & Design with their Mentoring Program 2007