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Mitchell  Fenton

Painting is a part of who I am now. I am inspired by the power and beauty of the Canadian landscape; challenged to capture and share this vision. I have painted in many parts of Canada - the West Coast, the Rockies, the Prairies, Ontario and Eastern Canada.

I paint en plein air with oils on small wood panels while traveling. My set-up is very portable enabling me to hike into many remote areas. Back in the studio, some panels are chosen and worked up into larger canvases.

There has always been a strong tradition of landscape painting in Canada. When I first began painting the Canadian Landscape, I went to Lake O'Hara because of the many paintings I had seen from this area; work by John Singer Sargent, J.E.H. MacDonald, Lauren Harris… just to name a few. Lake O'Hara was spectacular; I have been back 7 times!

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Mitchell  Fenton Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake


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Mitchell  Fenton Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake

 
Mitchell  Fenton Cathedral Mountain Yoho National Park
Cathedral Mountain Yoho National Park

 
Mitchell  Fenton Columbia Icefields
Columbia Icefields

 
Mitchell  Fenton Grizzly Jumping
Grizzly Jumping

 
Mitchell  Fenton Hoodoo_ Drumheller
Hoodoo, Drumheller

 
Mitchell  Fenton Lake Louise
Lake Louise

 
Mitchell  Fenton Lake McArthur - Mount Biddle
Lake McArthur - Mount Biddle

 
Mitchell  Fenton Lake Oesa
Lake Oesa

 
Mitchell  Fenton Lake O’Hara
Lake O’Hara

 
Mitchell  Fenton Large Landscape
Large Landscape

 
Mitchell  Fenton Red Tailed Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk

 
Mitchell  Fenton Snow on Opabin Lake
Snow on Opabin Lake

 
Mitchell  Fenton Spray Lakes
Spray Lakes

 
Mitchell  Fenton Lake McArthur Morning
Lake McArthur Morning

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Mitchell  Fenton Larch_ Lake McArthur
Larch, Lake McArthur

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Mitchell  Fenton Limerick_ Sask
Limerick, Sask

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Mitchell  Fenton Mount Biddle from the Opabin Plateau
Mount Biddle from the Opabin Plateau

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Mitchell  Fenton Yukness Ledges
Yukness Ledges

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Mitchell  Fenton

Mitchell Fenton

Mitchell Fenton Biography

EDUCATION
1986 AOCA, Ontario College of Art & Design

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009 XXL andscapes, Painting Exhibition, Prime Gallery, Toronto
2008 Changing Landscapes, Painting Exhibition, Prime Gallery, Toronto
2007 Lake O'Hara Landscapes, Painting Exhibition, Prime Gallery, Toronto
2006 Superior Landscapes, Painting Exhibition, Prime Gallery, Toronto
2005 Landscapes, Painting Exhibition, Prime Gallery, Toronto
2004 Houses on Wards, Painting Exhibition, The Rectory Gallery, Toronto
1997 Recent Fowl Paintings, Painting Exhibition, The Rectory Gallery, Toronto

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
1995 Toronto Artscape Inc., Public Art Commission, Can You Hear It, Too? Metal Rooftop Sculpture with Light at Night 900 Queen St. West, Toronto
1993 Toronto Artscape Inc., Public Art Commission, Can You Hear What I See? Metal Rooftop Sculpture with Light at Night 60 Atlantic Ave., Toronto

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 From the Archives, Market Gallery, Toronto
2008 Toronto International Art Fair, Prime Gallery, Toronto
2007 Grounds For Public Art, Exhibition of Finalists, Here and Now Gallery, Toronto
2006 Ecole des Faux Arts, Rectory Gallery, Toronto
2006 Something for a Blustery Day, Prime Gallery, Toronto
2005 Rogue Wave, "The Dog", Installation on Toronto Island
2005 3rd Annual International Paint Out, Niagara Falls
2004 Toronto International Art Fair, Prime Gallery, Toronto
2004 2nd Annual International Paint Out, Niagara Falls
2003 Rogue Wave, "The Scream", Installation on Toronto Island
2003 Miniatures, The Rectory Gallery, Toronto
2002 Rogue Wave, "Garbage", Installation on Toronto Island
2000 Rogue Wave, "Big Dipper", Installation on Toronto Island
1999 The Place of My Dreams, York Quay Gallery, Toronto
1998 Rogue Wave, Toronto
1996 Virtu Retrospective Exhibition, The Design Exchange, Toronto
1996 Toronto Harbour in Art, Marine Museum, Toronto
1996 Canadian Icons, First Hand Gallery, Toronto
1995 The Art of the Toy: Master Toymakers form Canada, Scottsdale, Arizona
1993 Virtu 7 – Directions in Canadian Design, Toronto
1993 OCAD Foundation Studies Faculty, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
1992 Virtu 6 – Directions in Canadian Design, Toronto & Tokyo

Mitchell Fenton Description

Artist's Statement:

Painting is a part of who I am now. I am inspired by the power and beauty of the Canadian landscape; challenged to capture and share this vision. I have painted in many parts of Canada - the West Coast, the Rockies, the Prairies, Ontario and Eastern Canada.

I paint en plein air with oils on small wood panels while traveling. My set-up is very portable enabling me to hike into many remote areas. Back in the studio, some panels are chosen and worked up into larger canvases.

There has always been a strong tradition of landscape painting in Canada. When I first began painting the Canadian Landscape, I went to Lake O'Hara because of the many paintings I had seen from this area; work by John Singer Sargent, J.E.H. MacDonald, Lauren Harris… just to name a few. Lake O'Hara was spectacular; I have been back 7 times!

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