John was born in Scotland, and came to Canada 1989.

John is currently teaching oil painting at the Ottawa School of Art, Orleans Campus. Recently he has done a number of workshops in Plein Air painting in various locations across Canada. Making the process of painting less of a mystery to students is John's primary goal. 


Tay River Gallery, Kanata,Ont.

Perth Gallery & Framing, Perth, Ont.

Rothwell Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.

Koyman Galleries,Ottawa Ont.

Art Rental and Sales, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Man.

Ottawa Art Gallery Rental & Sales, Ottawa, Ont.

The Gallery, Oak Bay Village, Victoria, BC

Selected Exhibitions

OSA Continuum Show, Arts & Letters Club, Toronto (juried)

Ottawa School Art, Instructors show, Ottawa, (juried) 2012

Tay River Gallery, Ottawa, (solo show) 2012

OSA 140th Anniversary Exhibition,Toronto (juried) 2012

OSA New Members Show John B.Aird Gallery Toronto 2012

Tay River Gallery various group shows

Instructors Show, Ottawa School Art Shenkman Art Centre 

OSA Show Papermill Gallery Toronto

McMichael Art Show & Sale Kleinburg, Ont.

Galerie Old Chelsea, Quebec, (solo show)

Arts & Letters Club Toronto (juried group shows)

National Capital Fine Arts Festival, 

1998,1999,2000,2001,2003,2004,2005, 2007

Elmwood Art Festival, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003

Merrickville Art Festival, 2002, 2003

Judith Moore Gallery, Merrickville

Dandelion Tour, Westport, Ontario, ( guest artist )

Selected Exhibitions 2009-1995

Shenkman Arts Centre, Orleans (group show)

The Lodge, Amherst Island, Ontario

Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, Toronto

Rothwell Gallery ( solo shows 03,04,05,06,07,08 )

Rothwell Gallery (gallery artists group show)

Tay River Gallery (gallery artists group shows) 

Epoque Gallery ( solo shows )

Moth Gallery ( solo shows)

Tay River Gallery, Perth, Ont. ( solo shows )

VACO Gallery, Orleans, Ont. ( group show)

Galerie, Epoque, Aylmer, Que. ( solo show)

Walkerworks Picture Framing, Perth, Ontario (four artist show)

Pegasus Gallery, Saltspring Island, B.C.

Art Rental and Sales, Winnipeg Art Gallery ( juried)  

Artguise Gallery, Ottawa Ont. ( solo show )

Ottawa Civic Hospital, Showcase Gallery   

© John Day 2013