SHELDON GOLDMAN ARTIST

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Writers express themselves by writing. I express myself with my art. When asked why I paint, my answer is, because that's what I do. I love the fact that when I paint, it is all consuming; everything else is irrelevant. For me, art and painting in front of a canvas represents total freedom. I strive to create paintings which convey freshness, luminosity and depth and I love creating pieces with “wicked” light. I am also a firm believer in using whatever works and I enjoy infusing some of my realist art with impressionism when possible.



current/recent exhibitions

2017 - October 13-15 - TAVES Consumer Electronics Show-Jolt! Art Gallery, Toronto Congress Centre
2017-May-June-Coffee Tree Roastery, 2412 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario
2017                  - Still Point Art Gallery
2016 - September - Living City Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2016                 - Loft Gallery, Clarksburg, Ontario
July -September 3, 2016  - Gayley's Café, 1424 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario

2015-2016      - TAG Art Gallery, St. Catharines, Ontario
2015                - Artailer Website
2013                - Colour and Form Society 61st Annual Juried Exhibition,

                           Etobicoke Civic Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2013                - Ben Navee Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2010                - Toronto Art Expo, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario


AWARDS

  • Still Point Art Gallery - Awarded Best in Show - Single Image, Exhibit:"It's Not Easy Being Green" - Open Art Competition.
  • New Orleans-Louisiana Watercolour Society - Awarded the Dale-Meyers Cooper Medal.
  • Special Recognition for Exceptional Art - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery - Open Art Competition.






Sheldon goldman

Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Sheldon graduated from McGill University in 1978 and holds degrees in both Anatomy and Food Science. Sheldon was working in the Canadian food industry for many years and decided to make a career change. He obtained his Real Estate License and until recently sold new condominiums. He is currently doing his art fulltime and resides in Maple, Ontario with his wife, Fern and Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Java. One of the ironies of his career is the fact that Sheldon is colour-blind. This makes his paintings extremely vivid, and he constantly has to tone down his values in order to get a more realistic look.