Creating art together.
Creating change together.

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Faces of Inclusion
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

These portraits are created by 800 people who gathered to paint as they reflected and discussed the theme of inclusion.

Through dozens of painting and exhibition events, thousands of colleagues gathered to see the work. share, listen, and learn. 

This project was the catalyst for a workplace culture change.

 
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Agapostemon Virescens #2, 2018  (panel mounted, acrylic on paper  52" x 34")

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Agapostemon Virescens #1, 2018  (panel mounted, acrylic on paper  52" x 34")

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The Pollinator Series is a series of community created portraits commissioned by the City of Toronto for the Live Green Toronto initiative. This project raises awareness of Toronto's diverse native bee population and commemorates the official City of Toronto Bee, Agapostemon Virescens. Summer 2018.​

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Monarch, 2019  (panel mounted, acrylic on paper  52" x 34")

The Local Dwellers of the Don River Valley is a series of portraits of animals that share our urban environment in Toronto.

In 2015, Eric Gold began leading a series of community painting events at Evergreen Brickworks. The creation of these paintings was shared by hundreds of people of varying age and artistic experience.

 

Fox, 2017  (unmounted, acrylic on paper  52" x 34")

The objective of this project is to embrace the complexities of community by bringing people together to create art, and to show that diversity in all its facets produces a larger and cohesive entity. The process allows for individual expression; each piece is a unique work of art that then creates the whole.

Racoon, 2015  (panel mounted, acrylic on paper  52" x 34")

Beaver, 2016  (panel mounted, acrylic on paper  52" x 34")

Community painting as therapy

A facilitated a portrait for people mourning the loss of mutual friend, Megan.

Painting with groups can be a meditation, there is potential for connection, understanding and transformation.  

Megan, 2016  (panel mounted, acrylic on paper  52" x 34")

A message from Megan's sister: