ARTIST NAME

AVAILABLE ARTWORKS

 

Katharine Burns is known for her realistic representations of the ocean on canvas.  Her oil paintings convey a sense of immersion into the subject of water as she depicts the eternally changing elements of the sea.  Her large-scale seascapes manage to capture the dramatic and evocative nature of the ocean in all of its temperaments, whether it be a powerful crashing wave or a serene blue expanse.

Katharine was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in oil painting.  Today, she maintains her connection with the ocean, practicing her art and drawing inspiration from her surroundings on the East Coast of Nova Scotia.

Observing the ocean often brings thoughts of contemplation and reflection.  It creates feelings of awe, wonder and inspiration.  It can console us or it can intimidate us.  Being in its presence brings instinctual and emotional responses. I try to interpret these responses in my paintings while capturing the ever-changing constantly shifting patterns of light and colour that embody its physical qualities. I am trying to paint the ocean itself, in its persistent motion,  boundless energy, and eternal mass.  Attempting to capture such a complex element is an all-consuming endeavour but one that I pursue with fervour. – Katharine Burns

EDUCATION

1996​ ​​ ​1997 Studied dry-point etching with Vincent Rascon, Atzumpa, Mexico

1968​ ​​ ​73 Five year apprenticeship in Calligraphy, Mixed Media, Illumination and Design with the Scribe’s Group, London, England.

1967 Studied Fine Art at Sir John Cass College, London, England

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 
2013
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, at Abbozzo Gallery (Demonstration and Talk)
2002
Burlington Art Centre, Mixed Media on Japanese Paper, Burlington, ON
Workshop, Japanese Paper Place, Toronto, ON
 
2000
Workshop, Mixed Media, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, ON
1999
Guest lecturer, Hamilton Art Centre, Hamilton, ON
Mixed media Painting, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, ON
Mixed Media Painting, Sheridan College Summer School, Oakville, ON
 
1998
Mixed Media Painting, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, ON
 
1997
Credit Course in Calligraphy, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON
 
1996
Guest Teacher, Sheridan College, 3 rd year Illustration, Mixed Media Studios, Oakville, ON

COMMISSIONS AND AWARDS

2002

Sponsorship Recognition Awards, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, Oakville, ON
Oakville Community Spirit Awards, Town of Oakville, Oakville, ON

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 ‘New Watercolours’, Emma Butler Gallery, St. John’s, NL
‘Images of Home’, Emma Butler Gallery, St. John’s, NL
2015 ‘A Major Exhibition’, Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC
2013 ‘Revelation’, Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, ON

‘Black Ice’, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC, circulated by
the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
‘Works on Paper, Etchings, Mixed Media and Watercolours’, Winchester
Galleries, Victoria, BC

2012 ‘Blackwood’, Emma Butler Gallery, St. John’s, NL

‘Black Ice’, The Rooms, St. John’s, NL, circulated by the Art Gallery of
Ontario, Toronto, ON
‘Back in the Day: David Blackwood’s Newfoundland and Labrador’, The
Rooms, St. John’s, NL, co-curated by the artist
2011 ‘Black Ice’, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
‘New Watercolours’, Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC

2010 ‘Illumination: Ephraim Kelloway’s Door’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville,
ON

2009 ‘Recent Watercolours’ (Interiors and Landscapes), Winchester Gallery,

Victoria, British Columbia

2008 ‘A Form of Meditation’, New Watercolours, Emma Butler Gallery,

St. John’s, Newfoundland

2007 ‘New Etchings and Related Works’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
‘Recent Watercolours’, (Interiors and Landscapes), Winchester Gallery,
(Oak Bay), Victoria, BC

2006 ‘Near and Far’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
2005 ‘Flowers for Siromani’, Emma Butler Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland
‘The Seabird Hunters’, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
‘Outport Relics and Related Works’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario

2004 ‘Down on the Labrador’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario

Winchester Gallery, Victoria, British Colombia

2003 ‘David Blackwood: The Mummer’s Veil’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville,
Ontario
‘Drawings to Etchings’, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON

2002 ‘Explorations & Discoveries: The International Code’, Dec. 7, 2002 – Jan. 4,

2003, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
‘Fire Down on the Labrador: the Creative Process’, Art Gallery of Ontario
‘Bragg’s Island Revisited’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
2001 ‘The International Code’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
2000 ‘Visits and Discoveries’ Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
‘Important Early Etchings’ Gallery One, Toronto, Ontario
‘The David Blackwood Exhibition’ The Marine Museum of the Great
Lakes, Kingston, Ontario
‘David Blackwood: Signal Flags’ Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, Ontario
1999 ‘Monotypes 1990-1999’ The Emma Butler Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland

‘A Survey of Prints 1990-1999’ Gallery One, Toronto, Ontario
‘David Blackwood Survey Exhibition 1980-1990’, organized by the Blackwood
Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga and circulated to: The Montréal
Museum of Fine Arts; The Library and Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario; The Varley
Art Gallery, Unionville, Ontario; The Art Gallery of Lambton, Sarnia

1998 ‘Recent Oil Tempera Paintings & Related Works on Paper’; The West End Gallery,

Edmonton, Alberta and Victoria, B.C.
‘Oil Tempera Paintings’, Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
‘The International Code’, Gallery One, Toronto, Ontario
‘David Blackwood Survey Exhibition 1980-1990’, circulated to: The Stewart Hall
Art Gallery, Pointe, P.Q.; The National Exhibition Centre & Museum, Timmins,
Ontario; the Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario

1997 ‘Oil Tempera Paintings’, The Emma Butler Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland
‘David Blackwood Survey Exhibition 1980-1990’, circulated to: Moose Jaw Art
Museum & National Exhibition Centre; Swift Current National Exhibition Centre;
The Art Gallery of Peterborough; The Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
1996 ‘Outport Relics: Recent Oil Tempera Paintings & Related Works on Paper’,

Gallery One, Toronto, Ontario
‘Blackwood in Calgary: A Broader View’, Selections from Private Collections,
Nickel Arts Museum, Calgary
‘David Blackwood Survey Exhibition 1980-1990’, circulated to the Kelowna, Art
Museum, Kelowna, B.C.; The Nickel Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Alberta;
Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta; Kamloops Art Gallery, B.C.; Langley
Centennial Museum, Fort Langley, B.C.; Medicine Hat Museum & Art Gallery,
Medicine Hat, Alberta

1995 ‘Fishing Tales: The Art of David Blackwood’, West End Gallery, Edmonton
‘Gadus Morhua: Recent Oil Tempera Paintings’, Gallery One, Toronto, Ont.,
November 16 – December 11.
‘Paintings & Related Works on Paper’, Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.,
September 10 – October 1.
‘Icons’, Emma Butler Gallery, St. John’s Newfoundland, September 16.

‘David Blackwood Survey Exhibition 1980-1990’, circulated to: Thunder Bay Art
Gallery; Grimsby Public Art Gallery; Rodman Hall Arts Centre, St. Catharines;
Lynwood Arts Centre, Simcoe; The Gallery, Stratford

1994 ‘David Blackwood – Oil Tempera Paintings’, West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alta.
‘David Blackwood Survey Exhibition 1980-1990’, circulated to: The Beaverbrook
Art Gallery, Charlottetown; Sir Wilfred Grenfell Art Gallery, Cornerbrook, Nfld;
The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ont; The Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg;
Laurentian University & Art Centre, Sudbury

1993 ‘New Prints and Related Drawings’, Gallery One, Toronto, Ontario

‘David Blackwood Survey Exhibition 1980-1990’, circulated to: L ‘Université de
Moncton Galerie d’Art, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery; Memorial
University Art Gallery, St. John’s, Nfld.

1991 ‘New Monotypes’ Gallery One, Toronto, Ont. November 9 – December 5

Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

1990 The Emma Butler Gallery, St. John’s, Nfld.

‘Ephraim Kelloway’s Door Paintings 1985-1990’, Gallery One, Toronto, Ontario
Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta.
1989 Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta.

1988 ‘David Blackwood Monotypes’, Gallery One, Toronto, Ontario
1987 ‘Monotypes’, The Emma Butler Gallery, St. John’s, Nfld.
The Madison Gallery, (Monotypes), Toronto, Ontario
West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta.
‘David Blackwood Prints1962-1984’, Travelling exhibition organized by the Art
Gallery, Memorial University of Newfoundland & The Art Gallery of Algoma,
Sault St. Marie, Ontario, circulated to: The Edmonton Art Gallery, The Koffler
Centre, Toronto

1986 The Spurrell Gallery, St. John’s, Nfld.

The Madison Gallery (watercolours), Toronto, Ontario
‘David Blackwood Prints 1962-1984’, circulated to Memorial University Art
Gallery, St. John’s; Zuider Zee Museum, Amsterdam; Canada Cultural Centre,
Paris; Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK

1985 Madison Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Masters Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
Gallery Guilia, Rome
‘David Blackwood Prints1962-1984; circulated to Confederation Art Gallery,
Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada House, London, UK, Sir Wilfred Grenfell Art
Gallery, Cornerbrook, Nfld; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

1984 Cape Freels Art Council, Wesleyville, Nfld.

‘David Blackwood Prints 1962-1984’, Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie

1983 ‘Prints: A Retrospective 1965-1983’, Gallery Quan, Toronto

Masters Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Labrador City Arts Council, Labrador City, Labrador

1982 Gallery Pascal, Toronto, Ontario
Robertson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1981 Gallery Pascal, Toronto, Ontario

West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

1981 ‘David Blackwood: Prints’, Survey exhibition of 30 prints organized and
circulated by The Art Gallery of Ontario – to Art Gallery of Greater Victoria,
B.C.; Burnaby Art Gallery, B.C.; Canadian Consulate Art Gallery, Boston, MA
1980 ‘David Blackwood: Prints’, The University of Maine at Orono, Maine
1979 Gallery Graphics, Ottawa, Ontario
Gallery Royale, Vancouver, B.C.
West End Gallery, Edmonton
1978 Gallery Pascal, Toronto, Ontario

‘David Blackwood: Prints’, circulated to Whitby Art Gallery, Ontario; Memorial
University Art Gallery, St. John’s, Nfld.

1977 Gallery 1640, Montréal, P.Q.

‘David Blackwood: Prints’, circulated to the Art Centre, Laurentian University,
Sudbury; Art Gallery of Peterborough
1976 Gallery Pascal, Toronto, Ontario
1975 Gallery Pascal, Toronto, Ontario
Gallery 1640, Montréal, P.Q.
1974 Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

‘David Blackwood: Prints’, New Brunswick Museum, St. John, New Brunswick

1973 Gallery Pascal, Toronto, Ontario
Wells Gallery, Ottawa
‘David Blackwood Prints’, circulated to York University, Toronto; Scarborough
College and Erindale College, University of Toronto, Mississauga

1972 Gallery Pascal, Toronto, Ontario
Gallery 1640, Montréal, P.Q.
Damkjar Burton Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Warwick Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
‘David Blackwood: Prints’, McKenzie Art Gallery, Trent University, Peterborough

1971 Gallery Pascal, Toronto, Ontario

Damkjar Burton Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
Wells Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
Confederation Art Gallery, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
MacIntosh Art Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

1970 New Brunswick Museum, St. John, New Brunswick

University of New Brunswick Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick
St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

1969 Gallery Pascal, Toronto, Ontario
Wells Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
Mount Allison University Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick
Erindale College, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario

1968 University of Alberta Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

1967 Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario

Memorial University Art Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland
McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

1965 Brantford Art Gallery, Brantford, Ontario

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009 ‘Flowers that Last’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
2007 ‘The Architecture Show’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
‘Flowers that Last’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
2005 ‘A Sense of Place’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON
2003 ‘Go Figure’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
‘10 th Anniversary Exhibition’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
‘Water’, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario

1982 ‘Canadian Contemporary Prints’, Bronx Museum, New York City, N.Y.
1981 ‘People’, University of New Brunswick Art Centre, Fredericton, N.B.
1978 ‘The Expressionist Image’, Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, N.S.
1976 ‘Atlantic Graphics’, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
1975 ‘50 th Annual Society of Canadian Painters in Watercolour’, Art Gallery of Ontario,
1974 ‘Homage to Kathleen Fenwick’, Gallery Pascal, Toronto, Ontario
1973 ‘Biennial International De L’estampe’, Paris, France

‘Aspects of Canadian Graphics’, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
1971 ‘International Graphics ‘71’, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, P.Q.

‘First International Biennial Prints’,

1970 Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Annual Exhibition
1969 ‘Canadian Graphics ‘69’, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

‘Three Canadian Printmakers: Blackwood, Frenkel, Pachter’, Montréal Museum of
Fine Arts, Montréal, P.Q.
1968 Ninth Annual Calgary Graphics
1967 ‘Canadian Watercolour Painting’, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
‘The Centennial Exhibition for Australia and New Zealand’, National Gallery of
Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Atlantic Pavilion, Expo ’67, Montréal, P.Q.
‘Exhibition of Canadian Art: Works from the National Gallery of Canada’, Expo ’67
1966 ‘Biennial of Canadian Prints’, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
1965 Annual Exhibition, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

‘Three Canadian Printmakers: Blackwood, Frankel, Pachter’, Sarnia Art Gallery
1964 ‘Biennial of Canadian Prints’, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Aequanimitas Inc., Calgary
American Anaconda Brass London Regional Art Gallery
Art Gallery of Algoma MacDonald Stewart Collection
Art Gallery of Newfoundland & Labrador McGill University
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia McMaster University Art Gallery
Art Gallery of Ontario Memorial University Art Gallery
Art Gallery of Peterborough Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
Bank of Canada National Gallery of Canada
Bank of Montréal National Gallery of Australia
Bank of Nova Scotia National Capital Commission: Canadiana Fund
Beaverbrook Art Gallery New Brunswick Museum
Benson & Hedges Northumberland Art Gallery
Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Norcen Energy Resources
Brantford Art Gallery Ontario Ministry of Education
Burnaby Art Gallery Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Canadian High Commission, London Oregon State University, The Cornvallis Collection
Canada Council Collection Petro Canada
Canada Trust Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Canadian Pacific Queen’s University, The Agnes Etherington Gallery
Chase Manhattan Bank Rothmans
Citicorp – First National Bank Royal Bank of Canada
Confederation Art Gallery Shell Canada
Dupont Canada Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
Edmonton Art Gallery SNC Lavalin
Ernst & Young Spelling Productions
Fidelity Investments St. Mary’s University, Halifax
Finex Capital Corporation Teleglobe Canada
Government f Canada – External Affairs Templeton Management
Government of Newfoundland & Labrador The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Newfoundland
Government of Ontario The Uffizi, Florence, Italy
Gulf Oil Toronto-Dominion Bank
Hamilton Art Gallery Turner Broadcasting
Hart House, University of Toronto Trent University
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II (Windsor Castle) University of Alberta
Horizon Holidays University of British Columbia: Belkin Gallery
Humber College University of Calgary: Nickel Museum
Imperial Oil University of Toronto
Kaiser Resources University of Maine
Jonathan’s of Oakville University of Saskatchewan
Le Banque National du Canada University of Windsor
Labatt’s Limited University of Western Ontario: MacIntosh Gallery
Lambton Art Gallery Vancouver Art Gallery
Laurentian University William Mercer Ltd.
York-Finch Hospital Winnipeg Art Gallery

PUBLICATIONS

Catalogue of Modern Art n. 52, 2016

Ed. Mondadori Italia

 

Biennale of Photography, 2016

Curated by Vittorio Sgarbi

 

 

Black and White Magazine, 2015

 

 

EXHIBITION TRIENNAL OF VISUAL ARTS IN ROME, Nov 2014

Curated by Radini Tedeschi e Philippe Daverio

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