Roy E. Tomlinson

          Lithographs - Acrylics - Watercolours













Site Updated 2015

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Welcome to my site

The selected watercolors, acrylics and hand pulled lithographs shown on the following pages represent a cross section of my work. I adhere to a simple philosophy, that art and life are interconnected. The surrounding natural environment with its many lakes and wooded hills subtly enters into the interior living and working spaces of our home and studios becoming the basis for much of the work on view.

I have endeavoured within the content of this site to present a brief overview of my work and the environment in which it is created.

Please visit the Archives where one can review a selection of past work. Check out the Printmaking section and follow a hand pulled lithograph through process and proofing as well as a daily journal of it's making.   Do enjoy the site.

I began drawing and painting as a youngster. Entering the Ontario College of Art in the late 1940's I came under the influence of teachers Jock MacDonald, Carl Shaeffer, and John Martin, who gave those students who wanted it, the ability to work and see through creative eyes. Along the way I discovered oriental art, architecture, and print making. After reading Frank Lloyd Wright's revolutionary (at the time) treatise on 'The Nature of Materials' all of the various avenues I was then exploring were joined into one road, which I have faithfully followed. Under the heading 'Professional Experience' are listed three of those avenues, each were and still are equally important to my growth as a creative individual.     



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b: 1928 - Toronto, Ontario Canada.   d: 2017 - 100 Mile House, B.C. Canada.

Art Education;

Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario
Professional Experience:
1958 - Lithographic trades in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver.
1967 - Architectural Design, Vancouver. B.C. Formed Total Design Assoc. Ltd.
1974 - Began full-time career in Printmaking and Painting.
Exhibitions / Selected:
Toronto Art Gallery, Ontario
Hart House, University of Toronto, Ontario
New Design Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
Art Gallery of Vancouver, B.C.
Griffiths Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
Calgary Galleries, Calgary, Alta.
Kamloops Public Art Gallery, 30 Year Retrospective, Kamloops, B.C.
Penticton Public Art Gallery, Penticton, B.C.
International Society of Artists, New York
B.C. Printmakers’ Showcase 1984, Burnaby, B.C.
Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation, Toronto, Ont.
University Women’s Club of Vancouver, B.C.
Garo Shunju Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Lloyd Gallery, Penticton, B.C.
Webster Galleries, Calgary Alta.,Yellowknife and Iqualuit, N.W.T.
St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, Oakville, Ontario
Tomlinson / Kornavitch Fine Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Corporate Collections / Selected:
Canada Permanent Trust, Pr.George, B.C.
Amoco, Calgary, Alta.
Canadian Energy Services, Burnaby, B.C.
Inland Natural Gas, Williams Lake, B.C.
Bow Valley Industries, Calgary, Alta
Dow Pharmaceuticals, Toronto, Ontario
Suncor Inc., Toronto, Ontario
Wood Gundy, Calgary, Alta
Esso Resources, Calgary, Alta
Paperworks Press, Calgary, Alta
Royal Bank of Canada, Vancouver, B.C.
Ricoh Canada, Calgary, Alta.
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Calgary, Alta.
Treasury Bank, Calgary, Alta
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alta
Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, N.W.T.
The Stadium Corp.of Ontario (Skydome), Toronto
Takach Press Co., Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tasco Supplies Ltd., Williams Lake, B.C.
Household Financial Corporation, Toronto, Ontario
Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, UVIC,Victoria, B.C.
Media / Selected:
BCTV / Documentary News / Stone Lithography
CFJC-TV / Documentary “To Print or not to Print”

Tomlinson Studio/Gallery
Tel: 1.250.945.5592
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