These are my featured watercolor paintings. This series is called Thousand Point Perspective.

When I first started urban sketching, I learned how to visually show what architecture looked like without the worry of being precise. I was able to freely draw the lines for the sake of representing what the building looked like, trusting my artistic skill to draw what I needed without over thinking it. The vibrant colour pallet is used to show the life of each building and how colourful they really are.

By creating these pieces with the focal point being in colour in contrast to the emptiness around it, I am able to make you really look at the architecture like you normally wouldn’t when walking down the street. With me being able to enjoy the freedom of creating these artworks by hand, I am able to deliver a body of work that shows the viewers a different side of the city that most people don’t get to see.

 

FlatIron Gooderham Painting Watercolour watercolor architecture toronto ontario canada canadain building
Flat Iron – SOLD

An original watercolour painting of the Iron Flat building in downtown Toronto. 16″ x 16″ in size.

The Gooderham Building, also known as the Flatiron Building, is a historic office building at 49 Wellington Street East in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the eastern edge of the city’s Financial District (east of Yonge Street) in the St. Lawrence neighborhood, wedged between Front Street and Wellington Street, where they join up to form a triangular intersection. Completed in 1892, the red-brick edifice was an early example of a prominent flatiron building.

The Gooderham Building is the focal point of one of Toronto’s most iconic vistas: looking west down Front Street towards the building’s prominent rounded corner, framed on the sides by the heritage commercial blocks along Front Street, and with the skyscrapers of the Financial District towering in the background. The CN Tower is also visible from certain angles behind Brookfield Place. This vista frequently appears in imagery of the city.

I used to live near this building. I would pass by it every day on my way to work. It is always surrounded by people no matter what season. Rain or shine people will come by and take photos of it. It became such a staple in my life. Drawing and painting it was a pleasure because I was able to take the time to appreciate the structure and the fine brick work of this old building. It’s decorated with vegetation near its base and behind the building which really adds a lovely contrast of green leaves to the red brick work.

This painting has vibrant colors that attract your attention to the beauty of the Ontario architecture. Black and white lines are in contrast on the outer border of the painting. A perfect way to have a piece of Canada on your wall.

Distillery District
Distillery District – $450 CAN

An original watercolour painting of the Distillery District in downtown Toronto. 18″ x 24″ in size.

The Distillery District is a commercial and residential district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located east of downtown, it contains numerous cafés, restaurants, and shops housed within heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery. The 13 acres (5.3 ha) district comprises more than forty heritage buildings and ten streets, and is the largest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America.

I really looked forward to painting this area. It’s one of those places that you can see something different every time you go. My husband and I would hold hands and wander through the district looking in all the shops and see what they have. Holidays and events would always bring different decorations to the area and there is always something different and entertaining going on. It has such a warm feel even in the coldest of winter. I love that I was able to make this a memory and paint the beautiful Victorian architecture.

This painting has vibrant colors that attract your attention to the beauty of the Ontario architecture. Black and white lines are in contrast on the outer border of the painting. A perfect way to have a piece of Canada on your wall.

Ontario School Of Art and Design University Watercolor Watercolour Building Handmade Traditional Painting
OCAD – $450 CAN

An original watercolour painting of the OCAD building in downtown Toronto. 18″ x 24″ in size.

The OCAD (Ontario college of art and design) building is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario at Dundas Street West and McCaul Street.

OCAD University, formerly the Ontario College of Art and Design, is a public university. The school is within the Grange Park neighbourhood, and adjacent to the Art Gallery of Ontario. The school is Canada’s largest and oldest educational institution for art and design. OCAD U offers courses through the Faculties of Art, Design, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and alternative programs.

I personally love this building. I really enjoyed the colourful stilts holding up the large top piece. Every time I walk by I can’t help but admire it. I know a lot of people that have gone to OCAD and there is such a strong community of people that go inside that building on a daily basis. It’s not just a symbol of art but a common meeting place for like minded people. I really enjoyed painting it and I loved bringing the intense colors of the building to life on my paper.

This painting has vibrant colors that attract your attention to the beauty of the Ontario architecture. Black and white lines are in contrast on the outer border of the painting. A perfect way to have a piece of Canada on your wall.

Yonge and Dundas Square North East Side
Yonge and Dundas Square North East Side – $450 CAN

An original watercolour painting of Yonge and Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. 18″ x 24″ in size.

Yonge-Dundas Square, or Dundas Square, is a public square situated at the southeast corner of the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street East in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The square has hosted many public events, performances and art displays, establishing itself as a prominent landmark in Toronto and one of the city’s prime tourist attractions. Central to the Downtown Yonge entertainment and shopping district, the square is owned by the city and is the first public square in Canada to be maintained through a public-private partnership. The intersection is one of the busiest in Canada, serving over 100,000 pedestrians daily.

I like Yonge and Dundas Square cause it is the center of Toronto’s hustle and bustle. There is always something going on at the square. You can find so many different stores and restaurants. But the best part is the different types of people in the area and all the different displays of talent you can see. From scheduled performances to people just people taking advantage of the moment, you are always guaranteed to have something to entertain you.

This view in particular is of the North East corner.

This painting has vibrant colors that attract your attention to the beauty of the Ontario architecture. Black and white lines are in contrast on the outer border of the painting. A perfect way to have a piece of Canada on your wall.

Honest Eds
Honest Eds – SOLD

The Honest Eds building was located in downtown Toronto, Ontario on the corner of Bloor and Bathurst.

Honest Eds was founded in 1948. Honest Ed’s gained fame for its marketing stunts, including loss leader specials. Mirvish’s turkey giveaway before Christmas each year always received media attention; this annual event continued even after his death, until the Christmas season of 2015. Mirvish also threw birthday parties for himself from 1988 until his death, continued since then as anniversary parties for the store itself. At the street parties, there were free cakes, meals, hot dogs, candy, and giveaways. Crowds of Torontonians turned up with their children, and stood in long lines to receive these handouts. The event was accompanied by live bands and balloons.

The most iconic part of the building is the beloved lit up Honest Eds sign. Honest Eds closed in December 2016. The iconic Honest Ed’s sign was dismantled and removed from the building on May 23, 2017 and is to be restored and installed above the Victoria Street entrance of the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

Honest Eds will always be a memorable piece of architecture for the city of Toronto.

Vibrant colours and clean crisp lines can be seen in this print. A perfect way to have a copy of my artwork and a piece of Canadian history on your wall.

The St. Lawrence Market
The St. Lawrence Market – SOLD
The South Market
The South Market – Sold 

The St. Lawrence Market is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario on Front street and Jarvis.

The main and lower levels of the St. Lawrence Market contain over 120 specialty vendors, known for the variety and freshness of their fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, grains, baked goods and dairy products, as well as for the uniqueness of the non-food items for sale.

The second floor of the St. Lawrence Market is home to the Market Gallery, an exhibition space for the City of Toronto’s Cultural Services.

Vibrant colours and clean crisp lines can be seen in this print. A perfect way to have a copy of my artwork and a piece of Canadian history on your wall.

The Bay - SOLD
The Bay – SOLD

Hudson’s Bay Queen Street is the flagship store of Hudson’s Bay in Toronto, Ontario and the head office of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Located at 160 Yonge Street on the southwest corner of Yonge Street and Queen Street West, the building is actually a complex of buildings constructed between 1896 and 1969.
Unlike Eaton’s, the store survived the remaking of the neighbourhood and retained the original look. A glass-enclosed bridge was added in the late 1970s to allow customers to access the Toronto Eaton Centre without braving the elements or traffic.
In 1991, the Simpson’s name was replaced with the banner The Bay (amended to the current “Hudson’s Bay” in 2013).
The Bay Queen Street continues the Simpson’s tradition of Christmas-themed display windows facing Queen Street West west of the main Queen Street entrance.

Yonde Dundas Square South East Side
Yonde Dundas Square South East Side – $450 CAN

An original watercolour painting of Yonge and Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. 18″ x 24″ in size.

Yonge-Dundas Square, or Dundas Square, is a public square situated at the southeast corner of the intersection of Yonge Street and Dundas Street East in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The square has hosted many public events, performances and art displays, establishing itself as a prominent landmark in Toronto and one of the city’s prime tourist attractions. Central to the Downtown Yonge entertainment and shopping district, the square is owned by the city and is the first public square in Canada to be maintained through a public-private partnership. The intersection is one of the busiest in Canada, serving over 100,000 pedestrians daily.

I like Yonge and Dundas Square cause it is the center of Toronto’s hustle and bustle. There is always something going on at the square. You can find so many different stores and restaurants. But the best part is the different types of people in the area and all the different displays of talent you can see. From scheduled performances to people just people taking advantage of the moment, you are always guaranteed to have something to entertain you.

This view in particular is of the South East corner.

This painting has vibrant colors that attract your attention to the beauty of the Ontario architecture. Black and white lines are in contrast on the outer border of the painting. A perfect way to have a piece of Canada on your wall.

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Kensington Market – SOLD

Kensington Market is a distinctive multicultural neighbourhood in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Market is an older neighbourhood and one of the city’s most well-known. In November 2006, it was designated a National Historic Site of Canada. Robert Fulford wrote in 1999 that “Kensington today is as much a legend as a district. The (partly) outdoor market has probably been photographed more often than any other site in Toronto.”

Its approximate borders are College St. on the north, Spadina Ave. on the east, Dundas St. W. to the south, and Bathurst St. to the west. Most of the neighbourhood’s eclectic shops, cafes, and other attractions are located along Augusta Ave. and neighbouring Nassau St., Baldwin St., and Kensington Ave. In addition to the Market, the neighbourhood features many Victorian homes, the Kensington Community School and Toronto Western Hospital.

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