Gilles Lafond

Gilles Lafond

Barrie, ON, Canada

About Gilles Lafond

"When I am painting, time stops for me. I strive to capture, in simplest terms, the experience of being in my subject’s presence."

Gilles received his post secondary Art diploma from The Art Centre, Toronto, in 1987, and continued his studies at the Ontario College of Art. He was privileged to have worked under the tutelage of artists Ed Bartram, and Richard McNeill. After graduation, Gilles taught at the Tempus Art Centre, before moving into a career in animation as a texture and background artist, where he has worked on several award winning shows.

Currently his primary focus is in landscape painting and portraits

Societies:
Portrait Society of America
Ontario Plein Air Society

Events

Georgetown Plein air Challenge: winner, People's Choice Award

Aurora Plein Air Challenge: winner, 2nd Place Award

McMichael Art Gallery, plein air challenge

Exhibitions

2016
Riverdale Gallery: OPAS art show
Rectory Gallery: group show "An island unto itself"
Corus Quay Gallery, fall art show
Corus Quay Gallery, summer art show

2015
Project Gallery, OPAS art show
Corus Quay Gallery, fall art show
Corus Quay Gallery, summer art show

2014
Williams Mill Gallery, group show. "Main Street Down the Road"
Corus Quay Gallery, summer art show

2013
Hangman Gallery, OPAS art show
Corus Quay Gallery, winter art show
Capital One Gallery OPAS art show
Corus Quay Gallery, summer art show
McMichael Art Gallery, plein air challenge

2012
Corus Quay Gallery, winter art show
Corus Quay Gallery, fall art show
Corus Quay Gallery, summer art show
Corus Quay Gallery, spring art show

2011
Corus Quay Gallery, winter art show