Jeff Willmore

Dark Pool
Dark Pool, 2014
oil on board, 7" × 7"
Early April
Early April, 2014
oil on board, 7" × 7"
Early April
Early Green, 2014
oil on board, 7" × 7"
Field Edge
Field Edge, 2014
oil on board, 7" × 7"
Oxford Barn
Oxford Barn, 2012
oil on board, 7" × 7"
Small Falls
Small Falls, 2013
oil on board, 7" × 7"
The Gate
The Gate, 2012
oil on board, 7" × 7"
Hillsidesold
Hillside, 2008
oil on panel, 9" × 9"
River Flats
River Flats, 2015
oil on board, 7" × 7"
Coming in Late, Fishing Island
Coming in Late, Fishing Island
oil on panel, 48" × 60"
Evening Beach
Evening Beach, 2007
acrylic on panel, 36" × 39"
Cuban Waterfront
Red Land, 2015
acrylic on panel, 36" × 36"
October Water
October Water, 2010
oil on board, 7" × 7"
Cuban Waterfront
Cuban Waterfront, 2015
oil on panel, 7" × 7"
Red Havana
Red Havana, 2015
oil on panel, 7" × 7"
After the Rain
After the Rain, 2017
oil on board, 7" × 7"
In Harbour
In Harbour, 2015
oil on panel, 7" × 7"
Corktown
Corktown, 2017
oil on board, 7" × 7"
Top of Gros Morne
Top of Gros Morne, 2003
oil on panel, 8" × 10"
In Harbour
Urban Construct, 2015
oil on panel, 7" × 7"
Helsten's Snowman
Helsten's Snowman, 2007
oil on panel, 7" × 7"
Small Oaks
Small Oaks, 2010
oil on panel, 7" × 7"
Calm Morning
Calm Morning, 2000
oil on panel, 10" × 12"

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Jeff Willmore – Biography

In this introspective collection of recent paintings, Jeff Willmore explores the relationship between man and nature. Placing various figures within his expressive landscapes and street scenes, the artist presents a vision that runs contrary to tradition, introducing psychological and whimsical elements in paintings that resemble performance pieces. Although his earliest works were appropriately sketchy and brusque, the artist has since adopted the guise of iconic painters such as John Singer Sargent, Paterson Ewen and Edward Hopper, refining his eclectic approach though never losing its spontaneous edge.

Willmore has made a practice of amassing field studies, as did earlier painters such as Tom Thomson and members of the Group of Seven. He does this with a workman-like studiousness. The artist's pickup truck, which he calls his portable studio, allows him to sit comfortably as he documents the often tumultuous terrain.

Willmore's work has been described as edgy, larger than life, humorous, and occasionally brutal. His current works share a presence and energy that are revealed through the act of gouging the paint surface. He speaks with pride about wearing his brushes down to nubs, defying formality and conveying the sheer exuberance with which he expresses his vision

Gallery Gevik Exhibitions

  • Cities of Memory in Times of Ending - March 17th - April 11th, 2017
  • Impressionist Landscapes: Group Exhibition - November 6th - December 3rd, 2015

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now open at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario until January 21st, 2018. Afterwards, it will travel to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.

This exhibition was recently on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)

Rita LetendreGallery Gevik congratulates renowned Canadian and International abstract painter, Rita Letendre, on her first major museum retrospective exhibition outside of Québec. Rita Letendre: Fire and Light is now open until September 17, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This exhibition, which covers Letendre's career from the 1960's to 2000's, is co-curated by Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik. The retrospective features nearly forty large-scale paintings drawn from major national public and private collections.

Letendre was widely exhibited with the artistic groups, Les Automatistes and Les Plasticiens. She has received the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts, the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, and the Orders of Canada, Ontario and Québec. Click here for more details.