Friday, March 11, 2011

Portrait of an Artist - John Sims

Today's Art Fayre artist is John Sims of Lochiel, Ontario.

 John working on a painting of Highland dancers waiting to go on stage at the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville last summer.

John Clark Sims was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Boston Museum School of Fine Arts.

After moving to Canada in 1973, John worked for many years as a technical illustrator and graphic artist in Montreal. He was the graphic arts coordinator at Marconi Canada throughout the 80s and worked as a technical illustrator at Pratt & Whitney Canada before moving to Glengarry in 1999.

 John working on a painting of Kirkhill from his in situ sketch.

Since 2005, John has shown at several venues in Eastern Ontario including The Abby for the Arts, the Arbor Gallery and the Glengarry Pioneer Museum. He has also done a number of paintings on a commission basis.

John’s output in the 1970s and 80s, paintings of Quebec scenery and historic houses, were widely exhibited in Montreal through various galleries and many are in private collections.

John has now turned his eye to the landscape, people and horses of Glengarry for inspiration.

Mark your calendar now for June 11 and 12! Come to Art Fayre to meet John and his see exquisite paintings in person. Our vernissage is on Saturday, June 11th. That's your chance to mingle with all of our talented artists while admiring (and buying!) their beautiful work.


  1. I wanna buy one of those beauties!

  2. i have two small rectangle artworks ,,, both are winter themed ,one is a barrel and a mailbox. the other is of a wintry creek scenic view,,,,??? little more info would be cool,,,,,thanks realblackbetsy