CFAP Selected Artists Group 2

Béroud, François

Art Form: Sculpture

François Béroud was born in Switzerland and graduated from the École professionnelle des arts et métiers and the École de Technique du Théâtre, both in Bienne, Switzerland. He has exhibited his sculptures in fifteen exhibits since 1982, in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Japan.

François Béroud is currently living in Montréal, Québec, and teaches art at the École du Tournant St-Constant.

HMCS Toronto

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Bourgeois, Ardell

Art Form: Painting

See 2002

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Bradford, Douglas

Art Form: Painting

Douglas Bradford, a life-long resident of Northern Ontario, has been a professional artist for the past 32 years. His water colours reflect the majesty of the landscape and dignity of its people. Since 1972 he has had several solo shows and his work hangs in museums and private collections across Canada, the US, New Zealand, Britain and Japan.

Douglas Bradford is currently living in Sault Ste-Marie, and continuing his character studies that communicate the strength of character and quiet determination of the people of Northern Ontario.

On The Bridge
Sea King

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Collier, David

Art Form: Drawing

David Collier was born in Windsor, Ontario. He served with the Canadian Army and drew sketches for the Army newspaper before he took up cartooning professionally. In addition to his fourteen graphic novels and sketch books, his work has appeared in fourteen newspapers and magazines, including the Globe and Mail and Hamilton Spectator.

David Collier is currently living in Hamilton, Ontario and is associated with Drawn & Quarterly.

Water Testing
Closing in on Vessel of Interest

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Dowling, John

Art Form: Painting

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Goligher, Kevin

Art Form: Painting, Sketching

Kevin Goligher served in the Canadian Army until 1995. Since then, he has completed several shows featuring his and other experiences overlooked by the public. He is particularly interested in adding "I was there" details that only participants would notice.

Kevin Goligher is currently living in Kingston, Ontario.

Act of Remembrance

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Hamel, Jacques

Art Form: Painting, Sculpture

Jacques Hamel was born in Québec City. He studied at l’université Laval, the American Academy of Paris and les Ateliers de la Ville de Paris for several years and was an accredited copyist at the Louvre from 1998 to 1999. He spent another year at Art Students League in New York City. His works have been exhibited and accepted into the collections of museums across Europe and North America.

Jacques Hamel is currently living in Québec City, Québec. He has had four solo exhibits, focusing his efforts on urban scenes.

The Cook
The Driver
The Observer

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Hutton, John

Art Form: Painting, Cards

John Hutton was born in Windsor, Ontario. He is a member of the Canadian Aviation Artists’ Association and his works have been exhibited and accepted into museums and private collections across North America.

He is currently living in Windsor, Ontario.


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Kearns, Gertrude

Art Form: Drawing, Painting

Gertrude Kearns was born in Toronto. She has won several awards from the Ontario Society of Artists, the National Aviation Museum and others. She has had over twenty solo exhibits across Canada since 1989 and has work in the collections of the Canadian War Museum and ten other institutions. A common theme of her works is the physical expression of engagement and its psychological impact.

Gertrude Kearns is currently living in Toronto and is affiliated with the Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts.


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Lasserre, Maskull

Art Form: Drawing, Sculpture

Maskull Lasserre was born in Alberta, Canada in 1978, and spent his childhood in Southern Africa. He completed an Undergraduate degree in Visual Art and Philosophy at Mount Allison University, and Graduate studies in Sculpture at Concordia University. Lasserre now works full time out of a studio in Montreal, QC. He has shown work across Canada, and completed several public sculpture commissions. He was also selected to participate with the CFAP in 2010-2011.

HMCS Calgary

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MacDonnell, William

Art Form: Painting

William MacDonnell studied at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Many of his works have represented war and its effects, including German cities in 1919 and 1946, the signing of the armistice after the First World War, the aftermath of peacekeeping operations in Croatia and war-torn fields in Indochina. Toughout his works, MacDonnell’s reflections on collective memory and forgetfulness are apparent.

William MacDonnell is currently living in Calgary and has presented twenty-four solo shows since 1979.

The Wall
Waiting for Twilight, Patrol Base Wilson

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Marois, Karole

Art Form: Painting

Karole Marois was born in Ottawa Canada where she currently resides. A graduate of Toronto's Ontario College of Art and Design in 1979, she continued her studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy. The art of the Renaissance continues to be an important source of inspiration for her painting and mural work.

Marois paints murals for both the public and private sectors. Her clients include the National Museums of Canada and Parks Canada. Producing large works allows her to create environments that engage the viewer’s interest and elicit an emotional connection. While her inspiration is rooted in the human form and psyche, her subject matter is diverse.

Since she began her artistic career, Karole has travelled and exhibited extensively, and her work can be found in private and public collections across Canada and abroad. Selected as one of the participants in the Canadian Forces Artist Program (CFAP), she was sent to the Netherlands in 2005, to observe the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland. One of her large painting installations based on this experience, “The Parade”, is part of a touring exhibition presented by the Canadian War Museum. This exhibition “A Brush with War: Military Art from Korea to Afghanistan” will travel across Canada from 2009 to 2012.

The Parade

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Meyboom, Alex

Art Form: Photography

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Pecota, Sylvia

Art Form: Photo/Art

Sylvia Pecota, award-winning photographer and artist, was born in Toronto.  She was the first Canadian woman to hold an exhibition in the former Soviet Union and has also exhibited in Canada, Germany, Italy and Australia. She is presently working on a book about the Canadian soldier. During her recent assignment in Kandahar, (February 2006), Sylvia exhibited a selection of Canadian prints at Canada House on Kandahar Air Base.

Fallen Comrades

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Rexhepi, Zeqirja

Art Form: Painting

Zeqirja Rexhepi was born in Perlepnice, Gjilan, Kosovo. He studied at the art college of Scopia, Macedonia and the Academy of Art at the University of Prishtina. He worked as a professional artist for 25 years, known for creating monumental frescoes for churches and mosques. Exhibited in several countries of Europe and Canada, he is best known for his painting of the Church of Binqa in Kosova.

Zeqirja Rexhepi is currently living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, where he has produced several murals toughout the city.

Remembrance Day
Signature for Peace
Hope for Peace

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Richfield, Mark

Art Form: Drawing

Mark Richfield was born in British Columbia. He has participated in several exhibitions at the Pitt Gallery in Vancouver.  He is currently living in Pitt Meadows, B.C.

Last Flight #1
Last Flight #2

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Tam, Ho

Art Form: Photography

Ho Tam has studied at McMaster University and the Banff Centre for the Arts as well as participating in programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. In addition to his contributions in over 30 group exhibitions across the continent he has had over 20 solo exhibits. He is currently living in Toronto.

Ho Tam

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Taylor, Katherine

Art Form: Painting, sketching

Katherine Taylor grew up in Toronto and graduated from the Ontario College of Art. After marrying a soldier posted to Germany, she developed an interest and expertise in military subjects. In the late 1980s she co-founded the magazine Esprit de Corps to celebrate and document the Canadian Forces and their work toughout the world. She was a member of the CF’s Civilian Artists Program (CAFCAP).

Katherine Taylor lives in Ottawa, Ontario and has been commissioned by regiments, museums, air-shows, individuals and corporations for a variety of military studies.

Preparation for Flight
Preparation for Flight

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Wall, Ian

Art Form: Painting

Ian Wall grew up in Brampton and studied art at Sheridan College in the early 1990s, after spending eight years with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. He has recorded some of his experiences as a soldier in art.

Ian Wall lives in Kincardine, Ontario, where he helped establish the Victoria Park Art Gallery and has participated in several exhibitions.

Tuff at Sea

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Wright, Andrew

Art Form: Photography/Video

Andrew Wright's work is described as multi-tiered inquiries into the nature of perception, photographic structures and technologies, and the ways we relate to an essentially mediated and primarily visual world. With linkages to practices as diverse as Alfred Stieglitz and Iain & Baxter (with whom Wright worked in the 90s), Wright's use of photography is decidedly non–conventional as it eschews lyricism and traditional pictorial aims. His practice is at the intersection of traditional and conceptual forms of artmaking.

He has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, with exhibitions at Peak Gallery, Toronto, the University of California, Berkeley, Oakville Galleries, Photo Miami, Roam Contemporary (New York), ARCO '05 (Madrid), Presentation House, Vancouver and the Art Gallery of Calgary, to name a few. He has also participated in residencies, including the Banff Centre and Braziers Workshop (U.K.), and as a 'war artist' with the Canadian Forces Artists Program aboard Canadian warship H.M.C.S. Toronto. He is the founding Artistic Director for Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (CAFKA). He is currently living in Waterloo, Ontario.

Wright is the recipient of numerous awards. In 2010 he was awarded a grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for high resolution digital capture. In 2001 he was the winner of the Ernst & Young Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, The Waterloo Regional Arts Fund, and the Ontario Arts Council. He has received critical acclaim for his work in publications such as Canadian Art, Border Crossings, and The Globe & Mail .

He has been nominated six times for the Sobey Art Award and in 2007 he was named a semi-finalist for the award. He was also nominated for the prestigious Karsh Award in Photography in 2010 and 2012. In 2011 he won the inaugural BMW Exhibition Award at Contact Photography Festival in Toronto.

Andrew Wright is represented by Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Ottawa. He is an Associate Professor of Visual Art and Acting Chair of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa.

“My experience aboard HMCS Toronto in 2005 offered me uncommon insight into the daily operations of the Navy and into the lives of those who serve. I spent my time taking and offering photographic portraits to the crew in addition to gathering imagery that led to further work and explorations--some of which continue to this day”

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Zuber, Edward

Art Form: Painting