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576 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario

Ray Partridge

Ray PartridgeI started painting with watercolour over 40 years ago, then added acrylic in 2004. Born in 1952 and raised in downtown Toronto, I developed a passion for painting Victorian storefronts, and now this passion for architectural scenes has evolved with travel in Europe. I'm in love with this subject since it incotpOrates light, shadow, texture and perspective, although I still paint rural scenes. From 1969 to 1973, I worked with Hungarian artist Jaullis Budda, who taught me the fundamentals of watercolour and how to stretch my own paper. I became an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour in 2002. My work has been featured in several gallery exhibitions, solo and group, in Toronto and the GTA, as well as Victoria, British Columbia. My professional history is within the Graphic Arts (in the sign Industry) and have worked with such clients as the Toronto Btue Jays, the Toronto Argonauts, and within the Real Estate Market. I travel every year with my wife Cathy, which provides me with new subject matter for my paintings.

Solo Exhibitions

  • June 1999 - Ganaraska Gallery, Port Hope Ontario
  • April 2001 - Veni Vidi Galkry. Port Perry Ontario
  • July & August 2004 - Visual Arts Centre, Bowmamanville Ontario
  • March 2005 - Veni Vidi Gallery, Port Perry Ontario

Group Exhibitions & Adjudications

  • November 2001 - "3rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition", Mclean Community Centre, Ajax Ontario (Best in Show Award)
  • January 2002 - "Watercolour Show", Art and Soul Gallery, Whitby Ontario
  • October 2002 - "Parkes & Partridge", Veni Vidi Gallery, Port Hope Ontario
  • May 2003 - "Four Watercolour Painters", Hunter West Gallery, Peterborough Ontario
  • September & October 2003 - "Open Water", John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto Ontario
  • June 2005 - "Endless Possibilities", Roberts Gallery, Toronto Ontario
  • November 2005 - "Open Water", John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto Ontario
  • February 2006 - "Pictures at an Exhibition". Calvary, Baptist Church, Oshawa Ontario
  • June - September 2007 - "Genesis Land & Life", Magic Door Art Gallery & Studio, Sunderland Ontario