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Light & Shade • Acrylic Painting Demonstration by Michael O’Toole

Dramatic Contrast in Acrylic Painting

Light & Shade • Acrylic Painting Demonstration • Michael O’Toole

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  • Friday September 22, 2017  •  6-8pm


Workshop + Demo Available HERE

Watch Michael create drama, contrast, mood and a focal point in his work by developing light and shade relationships.

Art Instructor Bio - Michael O'Toole


Michael O’Toole was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1963. He attended BCIT where he studied architectural design and later moved to Toronto to work for several architectural firms. Eventually he was drawn back to the beautiful West Coast where he now resides.

Michael’s love for design led him to explore his creativity in variety of media including watercolour, pen and ink, graphite, gouache and acrylic. Currently focusing on acrylics, his diverse subject matter ranges from landscape and seascape, to architecture and portraiture. His vivid and dramatic style is inspired by his former instructor, renowned artist Charles M. Svob and other impressionists. His travels both locally and internationally have also been a tremendous source of inspiration.

Michael’s Canvas Prints are published by Canadian Art Prints and are sold in print Galleries around the World with much acclaimed success. Several Magazine(Magazine Art , International Artist)News papers and Articles are always writing his story and journey on the “Road Less Traveled” the life of a full time Artist for over 20 successful years.

Michael believes that his paintings reflect a balance of emotion and technical skill. Painting has become an “all consuming passion”. To date, he has lectured extensively and enjoyed many successful exhibitions in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec.

Michael’s work may be found in thousands of corporate and private collections across Canada, the USA, Europe and Japan.

• Michael O'Toole - Artist & Instructor Website

The Friday Night Demo Series showcases professional artists and helps you learn by watching them create. With a question and answer session after each demo, it's a fantastic way to gain new insights into how artists work. Whether you paint or not, wine with cheese and art are the perfect way to enjoy a Friday evening.



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