Evening
Oil on Panel : 24 x 30 inches ( 61 x 76 cm )
Inventory # 16811
$3000 CAN

Signed "Cockburn" (lower right)


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Frances Cockburn
Canadian,

Frances Cockburn was born in Preston, Ontario in 1961. She has been painting professionally since the mid-1990s, working primarily in oil on board.

Says the artist, "I paint as I live, present in the places of my life. I locate myself in my world, painting what I see in its simple majesty. In the late 1990s I was drawn to Grey County, with its rolling hills, swamps and rivers. It was the place I lived and worked for over 10 years. A few years ago I became captivated by urban scenes and streetscapes. This subject insinuated itself into my painting, and from there into my life. I felt compelled to move to an urban environment.

The landscapes of Hamilton, offer urban streetscapes and surprising natural vistas that fascinate my eye. Hamilton's gritty industrial spaces push up against the beauty of the Niagara Escarpment. The work inspires my place. The place inspires my work."

Awards

2010 Ontario Arts Council Mid-Career Visual Artist Grant
2008 Juror, Convergence, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
2006 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Award
2003 Canada Council for thje Arts Travel Grant
2000 GBACA Juried Show, Collingwood: Best in Show
1997 Insights Juried Show, Elora: Landscape Award

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON
2012 Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2010 Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2008 Gallery 533, Toronto, ON
2007 Bean Cellar, Owen Sound, ON
2006 Canadiana Gallery, Creemore, ON
  Sarah Beveridge Contemporary Art, Barrie, ON
2002 Swedish Motors, Toronto, ON
1997 Guelph Public Library, Guelph, ON
1996 Arbour Room, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Flesherton Art Gallery, Flesherton, ON
2010-14 Art Toronto, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2008 Flesherton Art Gallery, Flesherton, ON
2007 Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
  Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
  Flesherton Art Gallery, Flesherton, ON
  Bean Cellar, Owen Sound, ON
2006 Toronto Outdoor Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
2005 Double Door Gallery, Anten Mills, ON
  MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
  Sarah Beveridge Contemporary Art, Barrie, ON
2004 Art Town Studio Tour, Owen Sound, ON
  MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
  Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON
2003 Flesherton Art Gallery, Flesherton, ON
  Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
  Art Town Studio Tour, Owen Sound, ON
2001 Tom Thomson Juried Show, Owen Sound, ON
  L.E. Shore Memorial Library Gallery, Thornbury, ON
2000 Bean Cellar, Owen Sound, ON
  GBACA, Collingwood Juried Group Show, Collingwood, ON
1999 Flesherton Art Gallery, Flesherton, ON
1997 Insights Juried Group Show, Elora, ON
1994 Gallery 306 Juried Group Show, Toronto, ON

Education

1987-02 Ontario College of Art, Toronto School of Art, Georgian Bay School of Art, Southampton Art School
1986 University of Guelph, BA Fine Art and Computer Science