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“… I see the Vincent influence, but your art evokes the brushwork of Soutine (Click here) and I see  a distinct passionate style influenced by nature… This man's art is going to find a huge public appreciation 
in the future.” – W. Matthews, a Vancouver collector

Recent Events/Exhibitions

Winter Festival-various Vancouver Island Artists,  Malaspina University-College Nanaimo Art Gallery, December 4 – December 20, 2006

Reflections- Collection of group artist’s works, Group exhibition, ACA Gallery, 183 Queen St. East, Toronto, Ontario, November 8 - December 16, 2006 

 kidsreadAfghanistan, Small works of art for sale”, Group exhibition, ACA Gallery, 183 Queen St. East, Toronto, Ontario, NOW Magazine Media Partner, October, 2006

”Open House”, Studio 737, Tweed, Ontario, October 6-13, 2006.

”Urban Eyes Art Exhibition”, Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial Street, 2nd Floor Art Space, 29 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC. April 20-22, 2006.

anaimo Art Gallery Annual Floral Art Exhibit, Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC, April 1-15, 2006.

2005/2006 International Encyclopedia of Modern and Contemporary Art, (Dizionario Enciclopedico Internazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea) 2005/2006 - Casa Editrice Alba - Ferrara (Italy), pg 508 entry for Rob Elphinstone (Click here)

OPENING MAY 6, 12PM - 6PM, MAY 3 - 13, 2006, OPENING MAY 6, 12PM - 6PM

Landscapes and Timescapes,
March 18- April 1, ACA Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Group Show. Michael Nedkov, Beverley Hawksley, Emily Rosamond,  Rob Elphinstone, Iwona Dufaj, Julie Glick, Lisa Lipsett, Eva Piotrowska-Lewarne,  Eveline Gallant Fournier, Emily Rosamond,  Bill Bouchard, Jana Skarecky, Sue Ericsson, Janine Kinch, Patricia Pidoux, George Sanders and Jill Segal.
Participating Covent Garden artists include Mary-Lou Ashton, Linda Barber, Christine Chown, Ron Hall, Sue Hawley, Joan Mackay, Tess Moffat and Susan Statham.

"2006 Centennial Commemoration of the S.S. Valencia Tragedy Calendar" in support of the Bamfield Arts Community. For more information CLICK HERE

The Ambassadors Prize Art Exhibition "In the Footsteps of Jules Verne", Decourtenay Galleries 8 Grand Rue B-6200 Chatelet (Belgium),
January 1-31, 2006.

3rd Official Arts Expo of Caraguatuba, San Paolo, Brazil, Jan. 8- Feb 7, 2006.

International Invitational Art Exhibition, Ferrara/Italy
· 29 october - 06 november 2005 
· Estense Castle - Imbarcadero Rooms

ARTISTS: Carla Abbondi , Michal Ashkenasi (Israele), Laura Bargilli, Aldo Basili, Edgardo Battiston, Heinz Baumann (Svizzera), Sauro Benassi, Patrizia Berardo, Daniela Birindelli, Mirella Bisson, Raffaele Boccia, Arturo Busi, Bridget Busutil (U.S.A.), Andrea Canu, Lucia Cecchi, Mykhailo Demtsiu (Ucraina), Adele D’Ettorre, Rob Elphinstone (Canada), Carlo Alberto Fiorini, Beatrix Frederiks (Olanda), Lucio Garribba, Rosa Gattuso, Anna Ghisleni, Salvatore Girgenti, Daniela Hartl-Heisan (Austria), Roland Heim (Austria), Ilunia (Israele), Bettina Joy (Austria), Gitta Landgraf (Austria), Carla Leonelli, Enzo Masci, Giampietro Mattolin, Fran Mc Cann (Irlanda), Luigi Meregalli, Yvette Miller (Stati Uniti), Franco Mineo, Sander Kletter, (Olanda), Michele Karbassioun (Austria), Paul Thomas Kuyt (Olanda), Simona Occhiuzzi, Heike Oddermatt (Olanda), Martin Oeggerli (Svizzera), Guido Paliaga, Milagros Palmieri (Stati Uniti), Andrea Piacini, Luca Pugliese, Adria Santunione, Serhiy Savchenko (Ucraina), Ivo Stazio, Francesca Suardi, Vera Tataro (Cecoslovacchia), Massimo Turlinelli, Walter Ucari, Robert van Beurden (Olanda), Roelof van der Schaaf (Olanda), Andrea Vedovato, Amy Veldman-Wilson (Stati Uniti), Patrick Walshe, Peter Witt (Danimarca), Martin Würfl (Svizzera), Doron Yefet (Svizzera), Mona Youssef (Canada), Gineke Zikken (Olanda), Flavia Zorzini.

"Divine Celebrations of Spirit", ACA Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Group Show.
November 23-December 17, 2005
Erika Bampfer Deery, Esther Friede, Iwona Dufaj, Lisa Lipsett, Eveline Gallant Fournier, Emily Rosamond, Ina & Jack Gilbert, Rob Elphinstone,  Bill Bouchard, Jana Skarecky, Mary Ann O’Connor, Michelle Demeulenaere, Samantha Terry,  Danielle Pignataro and daguerreotype photographs from1800’s Italy from private collection of Donald MacDonald. 
301 Main Street Wellington, Ontario
October 29-November 13, 2005
Mark Armstrong, Jy Chiperzak, Aidan Haley, Ron Hall, Dean Munroe, Don Liardi , Bill Bouchard, Pierre Chenier, Miro Corsic , Rob Elphinstone, Telford Fenton , Garry Potter, Harry VanDyk, Carl White

Photographic Exhibition in conjunction with Carol Mann 
ACA Gallery 183 Queen St. East, Toronto
· Ex-curator of photography for the Modern Art Museum of Paris 
· Author of Modigliani (World of Art Ser. ) New York, NY, U.S.A.: Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1980
· September 7th to September 30th 2005
Open House at Studio 737 
A gallery of major Canadian artists
        Hwy. #7, 1 km East of Hwy. #37, North of Tweed, Ontario
· October 1st & 2nd & 8th 9th 10th, 2005

Feature Artist, Oakleaf Gallery, Chemainus, BC, October 1- 31, 2005.

A new addition to this web site is now being constructed based on photographs of the artist's travels through Afghanistan with Doctors without Borders: 
Afghanistan Photography

Oceans of Art: Artist Retreat Juried Exhibit- March 4 - March 11 Bamfield Marine Centre: Trees on a Seastack was donated to the Bamfield Research Station and sold at this event. Have a look at their gallery.

BC Guide Dog Services “Ties & Tails” Charity Auction April 16, 2005. The donation of the Amphritrite Lighthouse painting was auctioned off at Canada Place. 

Fat Cat Fine Art : Feature Artist , May-June 2005

Oakleaf Gallery : Feature Artist October, 2005

Nanaimo Arts Council: Feature Show December, 2005

Feature Artist at the Nanaimo Art Gallery November 5-December 2, 2004
Artist talk November 25 7-9 PM

Salon 2004 Vancouver Island Photography Show, Nanaimo Art Gallery,
Nanaimo, BC in conjunction with the Canadian Association for Photographic Art, June-July, 2004.

Gallery Artists: New Work, Nanaimo
Malaspina Campus Gallery, Feb 13 - Mar 13, 2004

Spring Floral Show, Downtown Nanaimo Art Gallery, April, 2004

Gallery Representation

Studio 737, Tweeds (between Toronto and Ottawa) Original Fine Art, by major Canadian artists.

Parkdale Gallery, 229 Armstrong Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, theparkdalegallery@rogers.com
Phone: 613-614-4308

Ferrara, ITALY

ACA Gallery 183 Queen St East, Toronto: September, 2005 Afghanistan Photography and Paintings. Paintings and photographs. Partial proceeds from sales go to a library project in Afghanistan run by Carol Mann at FemAid.

Waterlily Gallery,1714 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet, BC
Phone 1-250-726-2787

His art can be found at the following locations on the web or in the Nanaimo area:

Nanaimo Arts Council, Rutherford Mall, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: 250 729-3947

Nanaimo Art Gallery, 150 Commercial St., Nanaimo, BC
Phone: 250 754-1750

The Painted Turtle Guesthouse,
121 Bastion St, Nanaimo, BC V9R3A2

2007 Vancouver Island Art Calendar - Celebrating Vancouver Island, one of twelve selected artists

Invitation to attend the Florence Biennale International Contemporary Art Exhibition  that will be held in the Fortezza da Basso, Florence Italy in collaboration with the United Nations, 2005, 2007.

Finalist, Calona Vineyards Artist Series, 2003

Honourable  Mention in Painting: Juried Summer Showcase, Nanaimo Arts Council, July 2004

2nd Place in Painting: Juried Autumn Showcase, Nanaimo Arts Council, October 2004.


Artist Profile, Shaw Cable TV, Nanaimo. BC, October, 2006

Pacific Association of the Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association (PAALH), feeding the poor through Urban Bridge Program , July, 2006

Wags to Whiskers Dinner and Auction, www.animalcrsuaders.ca, http://www.victoriaadoptables.com/, September 23, 2006, annual dinner and auction,Cordova Bay Road, Victoria BCAfghan 

Fundraiser for Afghan Library Project, Painted Turtle Guesthouse, May, 2006

BC Guide Dog Services“Ties & Tails” Charity Auction April 16, 2005
: Amphritrite Lighthouse was donated to this worthy charity 

New V.I. Television: The Morning Show, August 10, 2004


Nanaimo Daily News
March 1, 2003
Nanaimo Harbour City News,
December 27, 2003


Honourable Jim Karygiannis, Member of Parliament, Scarborough—Agincourt

Painted Turtle Guesthouse, Nanaimo, BC

Decourtenay Galleries, Chatelet, Belgium

President, Richlyn Energy Ltd, Calgary, AB














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