Profile At A Glance

I am a classically-trained, traditional oil painter based in Toronto Canada with a passion for portraiture, figures, still life, and Canadian landscapes.

Art Education: 

  • Graduate of the Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, 2013
  • Workshops with acclaimed Canadian artists Robert Bateman (landscape), Barry McCarthy (plein air), Juan Martinez (still life, alla prima), Matthew Mancini (alla prima, landscapes), Ryan Gauvin (silverpoint), and Roumen Kirinkov (gilding); American workshops with Graydon Parrish (Munsell colour space), Teresa Oaxaca (alla prima portraiture), Robert Liberace (red chalk figure drawing), and Dale Zinkowski (still life, anatomy)
  • Portrait Society of America conferences; Figurative Art Convention and Exhibition conferences

Memberships and Associations:

Alan Douglas Ray, March 2020

Selected Highlights:

  • 2020: “Pearl”, my graphite and white chalk portrait, won the Award of Merit at the SCA’s 52nd Annual Open International Juried Exhibition
  • 2020: “Egg”, my 16″ x 12″ figure study, won Third Place at the FCA’s 2020 Vancouver Salon Exhibition
  • 2020: “I Was Wild Once”, a 16″ x 12″ portrait, was awarded Honourable Mention at FCA Toronto’s inaugural exhibition, Summer Palette 2020.
  • “Toronto Spurs Federation Growth from Its Roots”, feature article about my founding of the FCA Chapter, Arts Avenue Magazine, March/April 2020 issue
  • “Teddy’s Rescue”, 20″x 16″, oil on linen, was accepted into the Oil Painters of America 2018 Salon Show.
  • Finalist in the 13th Annual ARC Salon — “Disturbance”, 32 “x 24”, oil on linen.
  • American Art  Collector, October 2017 Issue — “The Reader” is included in the review of IGOR’s annual exhibition at the Winfield Gallery.
  • “Message” voted FAV 15% in the April 2017 Boldbrush Painting Competition
  • “Egg” voted FAV 15% in the May 2017 Boldbrush Painting Competition
  • “The Reader” was selected for the International Guild of Realism’s 12th Annual Juried Exhibition, Carmel, CA

Recent Exhibitions:

  • 2020: FCA Landscape Exhibition, Federation Gallery, online, June
  • 2020: FCA Social Distancing Exhibition, Federation Gallery, online May
  • 2019: FCA Shape and Form Exhibition, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, October
  • 2019: SCA Elected Members Exhibition, Viva Vida Art Gallery, Montreal, October
  • 2019: SCA 51st Open International Juried Exhibition, Toronto, PaperMill Gallery, August 1 to August 25
  • 2019: Square Foot Show, Westland Gallery, London, Ontario, July 10 to Aug 9
  • 2019: FCA’s Annual International Mail-In Art Exhibition (AIMAE), Vancouver, May 27 to June 16.
  • 2019: OSA Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works, Withrow Common Gallery, Toronto, May 30 to June 15.
  • 2019: “Peripheral Visions”, OSA Juried Exhibition, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, April 5 to May 25.
  • 2019: OSA Biennial New Members Exhibition, Toronto, Neilson Arts Centre, April 23 to May 12th
  • 2018: OSA Small Works Exhibition, Jordan Art Gallery, Jordan, Ontario, Nov 16 to Dec 31
  • 2018: OSA Members’ Exhibition of Selected Works, Toronto, PaperMill Gallery, Oct 3 to 28
  • 2018: Square Foot Show, Westland Gallery, London, Ontario, July 11 to Aug 10
  • 2018: Oil Painters of America 2018 Salon Show, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City, Michigan, June 22 to Sept 1.
  • 2018:  “Brush in Hand” Juried Exhibition, Finn Art Centre, Minden, Ontario, April 27 to May 28
  • 2017: Get Real Artists Exhibition, Dundas Museum, Dundas, Ontario, Aug 8 to Sept 25
  • 2017: Highlands East Studio Tour, Haliburton, Ontario, August 12-13,  19-20
  • 2017: Tour de Forest Summer Studio Tour, Haliburton, Ontario, August 5 – 6
  • 2017:  Square Foot Show, Westland Gallery, London, Ontario, July 12 to Aug 12
  • 2017: Arts on the Credit, Port Credit Ontario, April 7 – 9.
  • 2016: Don Valley Art Club Show and Sale, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, Nov 16 to Nov 27th.
  • 2016: Carrier Gallery, Columbus Centre, North York, The New Masters Group Exhibition, Nov 3 to Jan 3, 2017.
  • 2016: Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood, Get Real Artists Exhibition, Sept 26th to Oct 7th.
  • 2016: Academy of Realist Art, Annual Spring Exhibition, May 14th to June 25th.
  • 2015: Academy of Realist Art, Annual Spring Exhibition, May 31st to June 27th.