Celebrating visual art of the human form / Célébrer l’art visuel de la forme humaine

2016 Figureworks Jury

The Figureworks competition is evaluated by a jury of peer professional artists representing a broad range of media and forms of art.

Tom Campbell

Tom Campbell is a Toronto based painter and sculpture who has exhibited with the Bau xi Gallery (Toronto Vancouver) since 1985 and with Gallery Saint Laurent + Hill in Ottawa. He got a BA degree in painting from The Camberwell School of Art, London, England in 1974 where he studied with some of the greats of English figure painting, Euan Uglow, Frank Auerbach, Graham Nickson and Sargy Mann among them. On television he has been featured in "Artists in the Urban Environment" for Spectrum and "Star Portraits" for Bravo

Presently he teaches painting at the Toronto School of Art where he serves on the Steering Committee and the Board of Governors. He also teaches painting in the Spring at the Ikarian Centre, Ikaria, Greece.

His work can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, USA, Europe and the Middle East

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Stephen Frew

Stephen Frew is an Ottawa based artists with a focus on portraiture and figurative pieces with his work encompassing a range of techniques and media. He is strongly influenced by the work of many great 20th and 21st century artists including Francis Bacon's use of darkness, colour and the flux between abstraction and figure, Lucien Freud's brushwork, texture and examination of flesh, and Egon Schiele's line, colour, distortion of figure and examination of self.

Stephen holds a Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from the University of Calgary.

His work has appeared in numerous galleries, and currently resides in personal collections, across Canada, the US, England and France.

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Katherine McNenly

Katherine McNenly is a painter in the Naturalistic tradition. She is a graduate of Fine Arts from York University and spent her formative years studying in the studio of the renowned portrait artist and teacher, John Angel, in Toronto. She attended the atelier Cecil-Graves in Florence, Italy in 1990 and has participated in workshops at the Grand Central Academy in New York. She has been featured in the International Artist Magazine and was a finalist in their 2009 Still Life Competition. She has been a finalist in the Canadian Portrait Society's Annual Competition, The Kingston Prize and in the Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition 2012, where she received an Honour Award. Her work is in private collections across Canada, the United States and Europe.

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