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Sandra by Robert Strickland was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the June 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.
With a keen eye for observation, Robert Strickland from a young age always nurtured a deep curiosity for his surroundings that have defined his art. Like many budding artists Strickland sought the inspiration of the Group of Seven as a voice of an authentic identity. The Group remains a model for Strickland, while he continually seeks to advance the visual and cultural language of Canadian artwork.
Strickland’s formal fine art education began at Sheridan College, where he immersed himself in the foundations of painting; mastering colour theory, draftsmanship and design, all of which have become the heart of his art. Seeking a diverse avenue to further perfect his practice, Strickland worked under the tutelage of well respected American realist painters. His passion to learn has also brought him to China, where Strickland worked closely with mainland artists and grasp the intricacies of their traditions. Building upon these experiences have enable Strickland to further deepen his artistic expression as an observer of the here and now. Strickland has developed into one of the premier emerging artist in North America.
Robert Strickland has received numerous accolades for his artwork and has had the opportunity to exhibit his works in Canada, United States and China.
- 2019 - Finalist, Art Renewal Center International Salon. www.artrenewal.org
- 2018 - Finalist, Bold Brush Painting Contest. http://faso.com/boldbrush/
- 2017 – Best under 35, Next2 (juried by McMichael Gallery, McLaughlin Gallery and Loch Gallery) , Arts & Letters Club.
- 2017 – Foundation Award, Next2 (Juried by McMichael Gallery, McLaughlin Gallery and Loch Gallery), Arts & Letters Club.
- 2017 – 21 under 31. Southwest Art Magazine. Top twenty one artists under 31 to invest in www.Southwestart.com
- 2017 – Best Artist Under 30, PleinAir Salon. www.pleinairsalon.com
- 2017 – Emerging Artist Winner, Art Muse Contest.
- 2017 – Finalist, Bold Brush Painting Contest. http://faso.com/boldbrush/
- 2014/2016 – Chalmers Professional Development Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
- 2019 - Artist Choice Exhibition, Group Show, Roberts Gallery, 641 Yonge Street.
- 2018 - Art Toronto, International Art Fair, Roberts Gallery, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, Ca.
- 2018 - Group Exhibition, The 14th Annual Shenzhen Cultural Industries Fair. Landscape Tourism Culture Park, Longhua District Guanlan Town, Shenzhen China.
- 2018 - Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ca
- 2017 - Next 2, Juried Group Show (Juried by The McMichael Gallery, McLaughlin Gallery and Loch Gallery), The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto.
- 2017 - Group Exhibition, Small Works Show, Westmount Gallery, Etobicoke, Ca