Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Portrait of an artist - John Sims

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

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.

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.

Come see John's breathtakingly-beautiful paintings at Art Fayre on June 23rd & 24th. You'll have the chance to meet John as well!