I was born and raised in Toronto in a family of artists and was surrounded by oil painters and oil paintings.
After some training by an older brother, I started painting using the impressionist style influenced by the Canadian Group of Seven and Tom Thomson for many of my works.
Much of my work now involves painting local scenes on canvases ranging from as small as 6" x 8" to larger 36" to 48" pieces on gallery canvases.
I enjoy doing commissioned work from client's photographs of their homes, cottages or favorite vacation spots.
I am located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
People's Choice Award: FASM at the Festival - June 5, 2010
Past Displays and Exhibits
July 2010 Milton Farmer's Market.
December 2010 - CJ's Cafe - Oakville.
June-July 2011 - Milton Town Hall.
October 2011 - 13th Annual Studio Tour.
January 2012. Milton Centre for the Arts.
March 14 - Apri1 1, 2012 - FASM's Heart to Hand Exhibition.
Sept 29-30, 2012 - 13th Annual FASM Studio Tour.
October 4-27, 2013 - Oakville Arts Society's 30th Annual Member's Juried Exhibition.
Current Displays and Exhibitions
Upcoming Displays and Exhibits
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NEWEST OIL PAINTINGS by J. Ian Ridpath
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*** LATEST NEWS *** WINTER 2014 ***
One-on-one oil painting lessons are available. Please contact me using this form and indicate "lessons".
The next few month's will be quiet on the painting front even though I am taking a hiatus from teaching at Sheridan College. Hopefully I can pass some of the dark winter with some brilliant light in painting!
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