Website: LouiseGarin.com


Artists Curriculum


2018                                        Painting workshop with Bob Burridge, US artist

2013                                        Painting workshop with international artist Ernestine Tahedl

2010                                        Painting workshop with Larry Moore, Maui, Hawaii

2008                                        Painting workshop with famous portraitist Daniel Greene in the US

2006-2007                               Workshops with Donna Cameron, D. D. Gadjanski, Tim Packer

1997- 2006                              Painting in Acapulco and Taxco, Mexico with Professors Louise Cadillac and Mike Desatnick, Maria  Fernanda Carrasquilla 

                                                Painting workshops in New Mexico, USA and Puerto Vallarta with artists Steve Gray, Ben Konis and  Evelyne Boren .

                                                Moved back to Canada from Mexico

1994 – 1996                           Attended the Ontario College of Arts – Toronto, Ontario

                                                Oil painting, acrylic painting, sculpture

                                                Encaustic workshop, Toronto

                                                Painting workshop in Taos,  New Mexico with Kim English


2017                                        Art Society King Art Tour

                                                Art Aurora 2017

2016                                        Art Society King Art Tour

2015                                        Seasons' Christmas Show, International Centre Mississauga

                                                SOYRA, Art in the Valley show

                                                King Heritage & Cultural Centre - Summer Bloom Exhibition Ask Festival King

2014                                        Exhibit at Grazie Restaurant, Maple, Ontario

                                                Schomberg Street Gallery Juried Show & Sale

                                                Polo for Heart Event, Art Walk

                                                SOYRA Members' Exhibition & Sale

2013                                        Polo for Heart event, Art Walk

                                                Art Society King - Art Tour

                                                Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited

                                                Coffee in the Country, Pine Farms Orchard Gallery

2012                                       Art In the Valley, St. Andrew’s Valley Golf Club

                                                Art Society King – Art Tour

2011                                        SOYRA Juried Exhibition & Sale - Award

                                                 Art Society King  - Art Tour

2010                                        Art in the Valley 2010 Show - SOYRA

                                                Colour & Form Society Juried Show

                                                48th Annual Juried Art Show & Sale – Art Aurora - Award

                                                Annual Juried Exhibition & Sale – Richmond Hill Group of Artists

2009                                       SOYRA 2009 Fall Show – Award

                                                Art Aurora 2009 – 47th Annual Juried Art Show and Sale

2008                                       Colour & Form Society Juried Show

                                               SOYRA Juried Exhibition - Award

                                               Figure Me Crazy – Painted Lady Gallery

                                               Fourth Annual Art on Main – South Simcoe Arts Council – Juried Show

                                               Richmond Hill Group of Artists Juried Show – Award

                                               Art Society King, Art Tour

                                               Art Aurora 46th Annual Juried Show

2007                                      Richmond Hill Group of Artists Fall Show - Award

                                              SOYRA Members Exhibit and Sale

                                              Gallery Streetsville – Simply Square Show

                                             Art Society King, Art Tour

                                             Richmond Hill Group of Artists Juried Show

                                             New Tecumseth & Area Arts Council – Art on Main

2006                                    Richmond Hill Art Tour

                                            Open Juried Exhibition, The Richmond Hill Group of Artists, Mill Pond Gallery

2005                                    Fall Group Show, The Richmond Hill Group of Artists, Mill Pond Gallery

                                             TO Live with Culture 05/06 - Artsweek 05

                                             Origins  Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery

                                             The Canadian Portrait Academy, 8th  Annual Exhibition

                                             Richmond Hill Group of Artists Group Show

                                             Muskoka Lakes Art Tour, Muskoka Place Gallery, Group Show

                                             Art Aurora – 43rd Annual Juried Art Show 

                                            Group show at Gallery Streetsville, Mississauga,  “Through my Eyes”

2004                                     Open Juried Exhibition, Colour and Form Society, Paper Mill Gallery, Todmorden Mills

                                              Credit Village Outdoor Art Show, Port Credit

                                              Faces III International Exhibition, Period Gallery, Director’s  Recognition Mention                                             

                                              Moved back to Canada

1999                                      First Solo Show, Mexico City

1998                                      29th Art Fair, , the American School Foundation, A.C. Mexico City

Professional Affiliations:      York Region Arts Council

                                                 Society of York Region Artists

                                                 Canadian Portrait Academy 

                                                 Art Society King

Publication:                            Article and cover of the June  2019 Mosaic Magazine

                                                Painting used on billboard  for the Art Tour in King

                                                Featured artist on ArtistsMarketplace.ca,   May 2015, York Region Arts Council 

                                                Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Home Resale Collection, June 2013

                                                "Spruce Up Bare Walls with Art by Louise Garin" 

                                                AllOverYork.com      Blog by Stefani Konidis                    

                                               Origins, TO live with Culture 05/06,  Poster for the event with my painting portrayed


Gallery:  Terre Neuve Gallery, Aurora

                ADM Design

                Grazie Ristorante

                Legislative Assembly of Ontario


Website: www. louisegarin.com






Artist Statement 



I paint in oil and acrylics on large canvases.  I travelled to the American South West (Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico)

and  thereafter spent many years living in Mexico.  It inspired me profoundly to paint. I began painting in acrylic, then layered with

gold, silver and bronze leaf.  I now paint in acrylic and oil, I take many pictures in my travels, experiment with new techniques and

new materials and endeavour to keep my work  fresh and exciting.  I capture the play of light and shadows in my landscapes

, sensitivity and emotion in my portraits.  I am now developing a different looser style which allows me to take creative license

specially with my portraits.  Introducing a semi-abstract feel in my landscape paintings is allowing me to be more edgy, more

daring.  Each person takes away something a little different from the same picture and I'm happy with that.

  I grew up in Montreal  Canada.  I have traveled extensively throughout Latin America, Europe, South America and Asia and  lived over 8 years in

Mexico.   I  continue experimenting and trying out new techniques with colour and larger canvases. I have exhibited in many shows,

some art galleries and have won many awards.  My works hang in private collections in Canada, U.S. and Mexico.



Website:  Louise Garin.com



Copyright © Louise Garin, 2011 all rights reserved                                                                                                Designed by Louise Garin