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 now located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
People's Choice Award: FASM at the Festival - June 5, 2010
My 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.
January 3, 2018 - Westpark Condominium in-house Art Exhibit (7 artists)
Nepean Fine Arts League Spring Sale, April 20-22, 2018 at the Ukraninan Banquet Hall, Ottawa
My Current Displays and Exhibitions
My Upcoming Displays and Exhibits
I am a member of or support the following Art Groups.
All prices shown are in Canadian dollars ($CDN) and include all taxes but not shipping or handling (FOB Ottawa, Ontario, Canada).
NEWEST OIL PAINTINGS by J. Ian Ridpath
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LATEST NEWS *** WINTER 2022-2023 ***
+ One-on-one oil painting lessons are available. Please contact me using this form and indicate "lessons".
+ Established in Waterloo since 2019 and am now painting again. It is challenging to use a spare room in our apartment as a studio though.
+ My new pieces will be included on my 'New Paintings' page and in my gallery on this site.
+ My Facebook Group entitled "Fine Art Oil and Acrylic Painters" now has nearly 7000 followers who have submitted some really wonderful works.