Damery Fine Art
Watercolours, Drawings, Pastel, Oil Paintings

greg damery

CURRICULUM VITAE 

GREORY SEAN DAMERY 

Education: 

1. Post Graduate Studies Recognized Student, The Ruskin School

     of Drawing and Fine Art,  Oxford  University

 

2.   B. A. Specialized (Hon.), Fine Art, with Honours Distinction

,     University of Guelph

 

3.  A.O.C.A. Associate of the Ontario College of Art

     First in Fine Art, OCA Medal, Sir Edmund Walker Scholar

,    Honours Graduate

 

4.  Sheridan College, Art Fundamentals Diploma 

 

Academic Appointments  

 

1985 -  2017 Tenured Faculty Ontario College of Art & Design University, 

      Faculty of Art, 

 

2001, 2005…   Part – time  Faculty of Visual Arts Faculty of Arts & Sciences  

      Nipissing University 

 

Honours: 

  1. Nora E. Vaughan Scholar      1977 

  2. Elizabeth T. Greenshields Grant,  Italy    1979/80 

  3. OCA Medal       1981 

  4. George A. Reid Scholarship Drawing and Painting  1981 

  5. Fourteenth Annual Jury Show Prize, Guelph   1981 

  6. Sir Edmund Walker Scholar     1981/82 

  7. Sir Edmund Walker Scholar             1982/83   

  8. Canadian Nature Federation Grant Landscape  1982/83    

  9. Elizabeth T. Greenshields     Grant Oxford             1982/83  

10. Sir Edmund Walker Scholar     1983/84  

11. Price Award Teaching Excellence    2005-2006 

      nominee, OCAD      Chancellor’s commendation 

  12. Price Award Teaching Excellence    2006-2007 

      nominee, OCAD       President’s commendation 

13. Price Award Teaching Excellence  

      nominee OCADU Chancellor’s and President’s  

      commendation      2013 

 

 

Membership in Learned and Professional Societies 

 

1. Associate of the Ontario College of Art           1981- 

2. Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour  1980-85 

3. The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art,  1982/83 

 Graduate Alumni 

  4.   MCR member St. Edmund’s Hall Oxford 1982/83 

5. Muskoka Arts and Crafts Association                  1999 – 2007 

6. Canadian Association of University Teachers 2002 – 2012 

7.  

     

   Creative and Scholarly Activities  

 

 Acadmic Research since 2007, RE: J.W,M. Turner drawings of Scotland location 

 tour 1801. TATE collection drawings.  Exchanges of location discovery 

  photographs to confirm GPS ] locations with Andrew Wilton, Tate Gallery, Jon 

  Whiteley, Ashmolean, Museum/Galleries and David Hill, Leeds University

 

2016 Painting Scotland April 21, July 8, 2016

 

         Photo/location research RE:  “Loch Aire, with slopes of Ben Cruachan, from Kilchurn Castle 1801”  

         also   Meggernie Estae, castle.

 

2015    

April-July  GPS photo documented both locations, known currently as 

 4. and 6. In the TATE Collection, listed below with 2014, work. 

 

 4. ? In the Vale of Earn; the westernEnd of the Vale c. 1801 

      photo documented GPS, clear foreground rock(s), Meggernie Castle, 

                Lyon River. From the High road west of Bridge of Balgie, view East into 

      Glen Lyon, Improved early season view. 

 

 6. Among the Mountains, Perhaps Glen Lyon, new GPS photo document 

      of Schielhalliom, left and Braes of foss looking West, from the first 

      decline on road to Loch Rannoch. Confirmed 

 

 

2014 April/May/June GPS Photo documents of proper locations of   

    drawings by JWM Turner currently known of as,  

 1.“ A Village By a River with a Mountain Beyond, Perhaps Pitlochry 1801.” 

 2.“ A Road with Trees near Loch Long, with ben Artur Above 1801.’ 

 3.“At Blair Atholl 1801” 

 4.“?In the Vale of Earn; The Western End of the Vale 1801.” Drawing 1 

 5.“Also “? In the Vale of Earn; The Western end of the Vale 1801       2 

 6. “Among the mountains, Perhaps at Glen Lyon 1801” 

 7. ‘?Loch Tummel, Looking East towards Ben y Vrackie and Ben Uan  

  1801” 

 8.?In Glen Almond near Newton Bridge; TwoTrees, with a Mountain      

  Beyond 1801” 

 9. “A Wooded Bay with Mountains Beyond; Perhaps Loch Lommond at  

  Inverglas 1801 

 10.?Ben More and glen Dochart 1801 not GPS document 

 11. “Loch Aire, with slopes of Ben Cruachan, from Kilchurn Castle 1801”  

 12. “? The Pass of Glen Croe 1801.” 

 13. A Fall of the Bruar 1801.” 

 

ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT Studio/Location 2014-2015 

 

April 16-July 3, 2015 Landscape painting/drawing, N.W. Perthshire,   

    Scotland. 

July 3, -January 2016 Development of figurative works. Development   

    of plein air subjects 

June 21 - January 2014 Development of figurative works. Development   

    of plein air subjects 

APRIL 16 - JUNE 20, 2014  Landscape painting Glen Lyon, Scheihallion,   

    Kinnloch Rannoch, Aberfeldy. Glengoulandie  

    Scotland. Watercolours and Drawings. 

June – April 15, 2013-14 Toronto, Studio development of figurative   

    works. Development of plein air subjects 

April 24 - June 27, 2013 Perthshire, Scotland. Studio work on   

    paintings and drawings. Painting Tour,   

    Perthshire, Scotland. Plein air works. 

 

June 6, 2013, Contacted by  May Miller, Executive Producer and Chair of BAFTA Scotland 

     British Academy of Film and Television Arts 

    RE: Turner drawing location discoveries potential  

    for future television production. Ongoing dialogue. 

July 15, develop partnership  Ian MacDougal, Film and Television journalist for   

    preparation of Turner Discoveries material for  potential  

    Television and Print exposure in 2014 and beyond. 

 

April 24 - August 13, 2013,  research on large mid tone drawing by J.W.M.  

    Turner, 1801 Tour of Scotland.  5 to 6 works to be  

    documented, 2014. 

    11 photo documented 2013, not GPS’ . 

 

June 27 September 9  Studio work on material developed en plein air. 

 

2011-2012   2 months plein air painting tour of Scotland   

 

April 23 until June 17, 2012. Developed a series of watercolours and drawings 

     of northwest Perthshire and the West Coast, near  

    Oban. 

 

    Studio development of material produced in   

    Scotland. 

 

    Sole discovery of 10 new finds for JWM Turner’s  

    vantage point locations of drawings from the 1801 

    JWM Turner  tour of Scotland in the Tate, London.  

 

    Once the Tate confirms the above locations, 11 of a  

    total of  60 large drawings by Turner 1801 Scotland, 

     credited as discoveries of Greg Damery 

 

   Gallery Artists exhibition Le Mur Vivant London, SW1 UK. 

   Mercedes Benz Experiencing Perspectives   2011-12  

   Mercedes  Benz Exhibition    2012-13  

   Exhibitions and catalogues 

 

 2010/2011  Painting Tour Scotland April 28, 2011 – June 10, 2011 

   North Western Perthshire and at Easdale, West Coast. 

   studio work development of tour material throughout the year 

 

   Confirmed exact location where J.W.M. Turner drew 

     1801 tour of Scotland.  

   Turner and the Sublime. A. Wilton, 1980 

 

 Quote:  “Your photographs are entirely convincing - you seem to 

    have cracked it. Perhaps you can let me have a precise  

   description for the relevant catalogue entry (which will of   

    course give you full credit).  

  

   Andrew Wilton, Senior Research Fellow, the Tate.  

 

2010   Painting Tour Scotland May 2 – June 10 

  ` studio work development of tour material throughout the year 

 

   investigation of Keltnyburn Falls location of work by J.W.M.  

   Turner known as “A Highland Torrent”, Turner and the   

    Sublime, Andrew Wilton, 1980, ongoing since 2008 

 

   Landscape painting Southern Ontario, 2010 

 2012/13 2013 Experiencing Perspectives 2012-2013  

   Mercedes Benz catalogue publication exhibition. 

 

   Gallery Artists Le Mur Vivant Gallery, London U.K. 

   UK 

  

 2011/12 Mercedes~Benz~Financial/OCAD exhibition  

   Experiencing Perspectives 

 

   Gallery Artists Le Mur Vivant Gallery, London U.K. 

   UK sales in 2011. 

 

 2010/2011  Mercedes~Benz~Financial/OCAD exhibition  

   Experiencing Perspectives 

 

 28/04/2010  letter of recognition 25 years (certificate) teaching service  

   with the OCADU 

 

2009  Painting Tour Scotland April 30 – June 6 

   studio work development of tour themes throughout the year 

 

2008  Painting Tour Scotland April 30 – June 6 

  studio work development of tour themes throughout the year 

 

 Damery worked with Andrew Wilton, Senior Research  

  Fellow, Tate  on verification of site location for a work by  

 J.W.M. Turner  

 

2006/07 - Damery Fine Art Gallery, Bala Solo 2006, 2007 

  Rosedale United Church Gallery, Toronto, April 2007,  

  Solo 

  

2005/2006 - Damery Fine Art Gallery, Bala Solo 

2004       - Alexandra Luke Gallery, Bracebridge Solo 

  

2002/03 - Damery Fine Art Gallery, Milford Bay. Solo 

2001  - Greg Damery Fine Art Gallery May 15- October 8 

     Milford Bay Solo 

The Big Art Thing studio tour July 15 -17 Solo 

23rd Autumn Studio Tour September 22- 23 Solo 

Damery Fine Art Gallery, Milford Bay. Solo 

 

2000 Solo,    - Paintings Milford Bay, July 1 -15 

The Big Art Thing Studio Tour July 28-30 

 

1999 Solo, - Paintings Milford Bay , September 24 – October 5 

 

 1997  Solo  -Le Mur Vivant Galleries, London U.K.                      

    Greg Damery Paintings May 7 -30 

Group Exhibitions:     

2013 -  Gallery Artists Le Mur Vivant Gallery, London U.K. 

2012 ~ Gallery Artists Le Mur Vivant Gallery, London U.K. 

2011 ~ Gallery Artists Le Mur Vivant Gallery, London U.K. 

2010 `   Gallery Artists Le Mur Vivant Gallery, London U.K. 

2008 ~ Gallery Artists Le Mur Vivant Gallery, London U.K. 

2007 - Women’s Art Association, Toronto May 

        ~ Gallery Artists Le Mur Vivant Gallery, London U.K. 

 

2006 - Damery Fine Art Group Show,   June 

David Campbell, Greg Damery, Mary Kerfoot 

Gallery Artists Le Mur Vivant Gallery, London U.K. 

2005 -  Gallery Artists: Le Mur Vivant Galleries, London UK 

2004 - Gallery Artists: Le Mur Vivant Galleries, London UK 567 

2003 -  Gallery Artists: Le Mur Vivant Galleries, London UK 

Gallery Artists: Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Toronto 

Annual Chelsea Flower Show Gallery Artists: Le Mur Vivant 2002 

 Gallery Artists: Le Mur Vivant Galleries, London UK 

Gallery Artists: Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Toronto 

Annual Chelsea Flower Show Gallery Artists: Le Mur Vivant 

2001  - Royal Horticultural Society Spring Exhibition, London 

Gallery Artists: Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Toronto 

2000 - Le Mur Vivant Galleries, Gallery Artists         London 

Gallery Artists: Kinsman Robinson Galleries, Toronto 

Muskoka Arts and Crafts Spring Members Exhibition 

1999 - Kathy Bickford and Greg Damery, Milford Bay, July 1-30 

  Canadian Spaces Exhibition, Toronto December 4-18 

  Le Mur Vivant Galleries, Spring Show April 15 – May 15 

  Kinsman Robinson Galleries Gallery Artists 

  Figure Drawings, Chapel Gallery, Bracebridge. 

 

1998 - Kathy Bickford and Greg Damery 145 St. George, Toronto 

        December 1-20 

 Le Mur Vivant Galleries, Gallery Artists, London. Jan.15-Feb. 

  Mur Vivant Galleries, London, In an English Country Garden  

        May 19 - June 2 

1996 - Life Drawings, Chapel Gallery, Bracebridge  May 

  Muskoka School of Art, Instructors Exhibition, Lyle MacIntire 

 Harbour  Gallery July/ August 

  Mitchell Gallery, Scollard Street, Toronto Gallery Artists 

 November/December 

1995 - Ontario College of Art Drawing & Painting Faculty Show 

   Queen’s Quay  Toronto October/November 

  Mitchell Gallery, Gallery Artists Toronto Nov./Dec. 

1993 - Ontario College of Art Drawing & Painting Faculty Show 

   Queen’s Quay  Toronto October/November 

1990/91 The Beauty of the Temagami Wilderness  

Toronto, Montreal, North Bay Fall 1990 -Spring 1991 

  OCA Faculty of Art Faculty Show,  OCA Fall 1991 

1989 - Koffler Center Gallery Benefit Exhibition 

   O’Keefe Centre Exhibition 

1984 - Yaneff Gallery Toronto Jan/April 

  Quan Galleries Tronto 3 man Sept./Oct 

1983-  Museum of Modern Art, Oxford UK, Ruskin School of Drawing and 

 Painting 

  Rosewood Gallery, Beaumaris Gallery Artists Summer Show 

1982  - Syon House, Exhibition of Selected Painters, London UK 

  November/December 

  Sixty Second Annual Exhibition of the United Society of  

 Artists, Pall Mall Galleries, London UK 

 October/November 

14th Annual Jury Show, Guelph University Library. 

1981   Ontario College of art Open House 

  Gadatsy Gallery, Toronto.  

  Mac Millan Perrin Galleries, Toronto. 

  Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Rental Collection -  OCA Florence, 

 Piazza Santa Croce Campus Exhibition,  

  OCA and Dundas Valley Exhibition, Royal Bank Plaza, 

  Toronto. 

  New Talent in Canada, Greg Damery, Peter Moehrle,  

  David Newkirk, Prince Arthur Galleries, Toronto.  

1979   -      Works on Paper, Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto. 

1977 - OCA and University of Montreal Fine Art Programs 

  Student Exhibition, O’Keefe Center, Toronto, and 

Verdun Cultural Centre, Montreal. 

1976 - OCA Open House 

1973 -  Sheridan College Open House  

 

 

 

Public and Corporate Collections: 

 Citi Corp, Weston Foundation, CTV, Globe & Mail, Greenspan & Partners 

Commissions:  

 South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Private 

Publications: 

2012 Mercedes Benz Financial Services exhibition Art Exhibition and catalogue 

2011 Mercedes Benz Financial Services exhibition Art Exhibition and catalogue 

2010 Mercedes Benz Financial Services exhibition Art Exhibition and catalogue 

2007 – Muskoka Arts & Culture Guide, Damery Fine Art 

2006 -  Muskoka Arts & Culture Guide, Damery Fine Art 

2005– The Muskokan Magazine, August full feature Article by Jake Good 

Damery Fine Art Gallery 

2002:- “The Case & Country” Milan Italy, by Alessandra Repini and Grazianno 

Villa, January Issue. 

2001: - “ Lost in the Landscape” Feature article, by Miranda Britten, Muskokan 

      Arts and Leisure. August Issue 

“Light and Colour” Feature article, by Carol Pollock, Muskoka Magazine 

 September issue “ Italian Magazine Profiles Creative Muskoka Artists” by 

 Joe Fullerton, Bracebridge Examiner Septemebr 12, 

2000 - Big Art Thing 2nd annual The Muskokan, July 19 

Big Art Thing Kicks Off Friday Nora Fountain July 27 

1999 - Feature Article: Greg Damery Scott Turnbull  Muskoka Sun 

1997 - Art Review London, volume XLIX British Update by David Lee  

Modern Painters Spring 1997 10th Anniversary Issue 

Galleries-NewsPreviewsBookListings (title) London and Britain in general 

Video – Enigma FX, Paintings and monologue “Greg Damery” 

1983 - Works Selected From the Ruskin School Museum of Modern art Oxford 

Oxford News 

1982 - “Artist Spills Blood” London Exhibition October 20, news release 

Oxford News 

 

Conferences, Workshops and Invited Lectures: 

2013 - Invited to Jury Muskoka arts and Crafts. 

2007 – Portrait Workshop Muskoka Arts and Crafts.  

May 2003 – Figure Drawing, Landscape Painting Workshops, Chapel Gallery.  

Bracebridge ON 

2002 - Figure Painting and Figure Drawing, Workshops, Chapel Gallery.  

2001 - Figure Drawing, Landscape Painting Workshops, Chapel Gallery.12   

 workshops January- February 

2000 - Figure Painting and Figure Drawing, Workshops, Chapel Gallery.  

6 workshops October 23 - November 27 

1999 - Guest lecturer Portrait Group, Chapel Gallery November – December 1998 

- Muskoka School of the Arts, Life Drawing Workshops (6)  July15-August 15 

1996 - Muskoka School of the Arts Landscape and Life Drawing (4) July - August 

1996/95 - Ontario College of Art Figure Drawing Workshops by OCA Faculty 2 

full days 

1988 - Figure Painting in Watercolour, Willowdale Art Group (4) Nov.- Dec. 

1987 – Humber Valley Art Group Watercolour Workshops (4) 

1986 – Ontario College of Art Landscape Painting Weekends Oct.- Nov.  

with Franklin Arbuckle 

Other Professional Activities 

 2014   OCADU Student Figurative Works, N Hall West curatorial 

 2013   OCADU Student Figurative Works, N Hall West curatorial  

 2012 OCADU Student Figurative Works, N Hall West curatorial 

 2011 OCAD Student Figurative Exhibition, curatorial 

 2010  OCAD Student Figurative Exhibition, curatorial 

 2009 OCAD Student Figurative Exhibition, curatorial 

 2008 OCAD Student Figurative Exhibition, curatorial 

2007 OCAD Student Figurative Exhibition, curatorial 

2006 OCAD Student Figurative Exhibition, curatorial 

2005 OCAD Student Figurative Exhibition, curatorial 

2004 OCAD Student Figurative Exhibition, curatorial 

2003 OCAD Student Figurative Exhibition, curatorial 

2002 OCAD Student Figurative Exhibition, curatorial 

 

 Jurist, Painting & Sculpture,  

Annual Visual Arts Mississauga, December 13, 2008 

  

Guest Artist is a new Television Series produced by  

STAR PORTRAITS INC. for Bravo TV. November-December 2008.  

To be aired December 5 2009 

 

STAR PORTRAITS CHARITY AUCTION November 24, 2009 

On View November 22,23,24, 2009. 

   

2001 - Jury applicants to Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour 2002 

1999 - Ontario College of Art Figure Based Student Exhibition 

1998 - Ontario College of Art Figure Based Student Exhibition 

           1996 - Metro Morning, Maureen Taylor OCA Equity 2000 background   

 information interview 

 1995 - Appeal to Minister Mushinski, Citizenship, Culture and Recreation 

 Re: Impact of OCA Equity 2000, influence on Bill 88  

 The Jobs Quota Repeal Act 1995 introduced October 11, 1995.  1990/91  

 Initiated, juried and participated in Temagami Wilderness Society Artists 

 Works to Expose Temagami forest and raise funds. 

 3 week location camp, traveling exhibition and publication of paintings