Born in Paisley, Scotland, James Glen A.O.C.A is one of Mississauga’s finest artists. Working in Casein, a centuries old paint formula, his work has a distinctive watercolour like appearance. He has been commissioned by national magazines and newspapers throughout North America and his paintings hang in the offices of major corporations and the homes of private collectors and sports personalities. His painting of Wayne Gretzky is part of the permanent collection of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Education- Honour Grad- Ontario College of Art and Design
Studied under- Alan C. Colleer R.C.A., Franklin Arbuckle R.C.A., John Alfsen R.C.A.,
And Eric Frefield R.C.A. Art History Joyce Seimans. Curator and R.C.A.
Awards- Society of Canadian Book Publishers Illustration Prize
Competed for Traveling scholarship ( Top five in graduation year)
Major in Illustration.
Teaching Experience- Part time instructor at George Brown College, Seneca College, Humber College, and Fanshaw College. Subject to teach illustration techniques to the graduation year students.
Editorial Illustration- Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and Finacial Post Newspapers.
Sports Illustration/ Cover for the Hockey New Canada Cup.
Fiction Oxford University Press, Chatelaine/ Chatelaine French Edition.
Star Weekly Maclean’s Magazine
Star Weekly Entertainment
Globe and Mail Television Guide World Cup Soccer Cover
Institutional- Created 950 illustrated Cartoons for Scientific American Magazine/ New York City .U.S.A. These were used in film strip; music and voice overload production on mathematics. This was presented at the international Convention in Madrid Spain.
Created the presentation poster to the President of the United States at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics in 1980.
Fine Art. – Displayed art work at the River Coyote Gallery in Port Credit. Three years with much success until the gallery closed.
Received Third place at the VAM annual Juried Art show and Honourable Mention.
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