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JOAN BUTTERFIELD


Artist
Art Innovator
Art Curator
Art Collector




Vision  from Within....



About

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Founder and Art Director of the Association of African-Canadian Artists. Producer and Curator of their annual travelling COLOURblind exhibits.  Developer and Curator of numerous exhibits for fortune 500 companies and educational institutions throughout Canada and the USA.

Five year member of the board of directors (FMC) for the  "Scotiabank Caribana Festival"  Produced and guest curated  their annual art exhibits held at the "Royal Ontario Museum"  Toronto Canada.


Learn more about the AACA  

www.colour-blind.ca


The ROM Exhibits

 https://youtu.be/UPN7sXIdqBM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqv3GtLKMYw&feature=youtu.be


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYnjfyySvGg&feature=youtu.be


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X8oEGQzVq8&feature=youtu.be


 Practicing artist for over 30 years.  Produced and sold over 8000 works that can now be found in private and corporate collections, museums, universities, hospitals, libraries and city Halls, throughout the world. Participated in more then 300 group and solo exhibits in Canada and the USA

 

Citytv Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLwDmBFSlW8&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Cool Art Commission
streetpianos.com/toronto2012/
pianos/royal-ontario-museum/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvf1sAusvRg&feature=youtu.be

  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwQMkEo-BZI&feature=youtu.be



  


New Works

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   “Photo Artistry” – “Distorted Realism” 

This is a new language in artistry.  It is the pushing of photography beyond the boundaries of the conventional.  Each of Joan’s new works originates from a photo, she recognized anything photograph can be pushed further.  An innovative way of layering, blending and applying various effects and filters, thus allowing her to create limited edition works that are printed on Fine Art canvas.  Joan’s newest collection was inspired while on safari in Africa. 

This new and innovative technique allows the ability to capture and emit, bold, beautiful and vibrant colours. It interprets and conveys her vision and gives her the freedom to create works that intrigue and allows room for the viewer’s interpretation.


View images in galleries Below....

 

All works are printed on gallery style 

"FINE ART CANVAS"

 Large 40"x30"  or Medium 30"x20"

Wired and ready to hang



A Different Work

“Small Works on Canvas”


 A delightful collection of "Acrylic Pours" on 8"x10" gallery style canvas, wired and ready to hang.


You will easily fall in love with these colourful little paintings 

"Become A Collector"


Visit this gallery sometime...

www.joanbutterfield.ca


Artist Statement

It has been my aim from the onset of my career, to produce art that will become a vehicle that aesthetically links my past to my future.  I have striven to document and educate myself and others about my rich culture and heritage.  I have endeavored over the course of my journey to present an artistic, positive, presentation of the African Diaspora.  -jb

Recognitions

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  100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women 


2010 New Pioneers Recipient for Art

Canada 


Bermuda Canadian Association Recipient for Art 


Women of Great Esteem Recipient for Art USA


Certificate of Merit NY State Assembly 

USA


Certificate of Achievement NY State Senate USA



Publications


100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women 

- The Book -


Who’s Who in Black Canada


Hopes and Dreams


Black Women in Canada Leading the Way



Articles


www.royalgazette.com/lifestyle/article/20160623/artist-makes-top-100-most-accomplished-list


www.royalgazette.com/article/20120718/ISLAND04/707189987


www.royalgazette.com/article/20110903/ISLAND09/709039924  


www.bernews.com/2016/06/dd-bermudian-selected-100-accomplished-black-canadian-women/


  Mentions

https://www.cbc.ca/arts/5-black-canadian-artists-whose-names-should-be-known-alongside-the-group-of-seven-1.4493206


  https://mailchi.mp/8d1650e4eb0f/in-our-february-newsletter-we-honour-black-history-month-share-commentary-on-recent-court-cases-and-much-much-more

Get in Touch!

Interested in learning more?

Give me a call or drop me a line

Joan Butterfield

(416) 230-8615