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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

TOAF will take place July 12 – 14, 2024.

Gordon Leverton

Nathan Phillips Square
Booth 272

Celebrating 19 consecutive years showing Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF)!

A self-taught artist, Gordon Leverton's love of the urban environment has informed his painting practice, placing landscape and architectural design at the forefront.

His portrayal of the city’s architectural elements rendered with flattened perspective, bright colours, and strong play of light and shadow has become his signature style. As he further describes his process:

“I break down the city into component. Shadows, buildings, skylines all become part of the same plane and transform into pieces of a puzzle. Using acrylics, I explore a theme common to the urban experience - how community connects us all.”

Leverton was awarded the 2024 City of Hamilton Artist Creator Award for his artwork and art practice. In December 2023, Leverton was elected into The Ontario Society of Artists and was honored the 2023 Art of Heritage Award from City of Hamilton and Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee for his significant role in educating people on Hamilton’s heritage.

Gordon is highly regarded in the arts community within the GTHA and is a supporter of young emerging artists. He was invited to participate as a focus group member of the 2023 City of Hamilton Public Art Project, currently sits on the McMaster Children’s Hospital Art Advisory Committee, is a member of several guilds and artist groups including Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton Arts Council and was the founding member the West Hamilton Artists Tour and has been selected to shown at Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF) – Canada’s largest outdoor art show - for 19 consecutive years.

His work has appeared in numerous publications, broadcasts, journals and media TV and movies and is widely collected, both nationally and internationally. He is the co-founder of a new project called SOCIAL SPACE – artist-run pop-up arts shows. He makes his home in Hamilton, ON. with his wife Nancy and two children and cat Hugo, typically by his side in him home studio.

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