©2019 Andrew Bonnycastle Art

Andrew Bonnycastle

Andrew Bonnycastle is a Toronto based national award-winning visual artist working in watercolour, and

oil based paints. Numerous aspects of urban and rural life are explored in Andrew's works. All explorations are linked by a

common preoccupation with portraying beauty amidst disorder and life that defies adversity and isolation.

 

Andrew's paintings are allegories, often representing different aspects of the human condition 

expressed through portraits of individual buildings and street scenes, both rural and urban.

These are imbued with a sense of the transient, vulnerable nature of our slowly disappearing first generation buildings. 

These sublime structures that are the remnants of lives lived and journeys made are coming ever closer to

the one fell swoop of the wrecking ball. 

 

 Regardless of their content, all paintings by Andrew are rooted thematically in the desire to recreate experiences of

locality, place and identity. Through this recreation, Andrew strives to penetrate the forces of commercial and social

conditioning by offering works of empathy and humanity that tell a candid story about this land and its people.

  

Andrew is a member of various art groups including The Village Palettes Art Group and The Markham Guild of Village Crafts.

 

Andrew's prolific background of creative endeavours include winning the Robert Bateman Get to Know Art Contest and having a painting accepted into the Royal Ontario Museum's permanent collection. He has also been a featured artist on naturecanada.ca and has had work published in Young Voices Magazine and the Robert Bateman Get to Know Calendar.

In 2011 Andrew was the youngest artist to ever show at Toronto's Cedar Ridge Gallery.

Previous Exhibitions and Events

​​McMichael Volunteer Committee's Autumn Art Sale

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Kleinburg, ON, 2018

 

The Rosedale Art Fair

Toronto, ON, 2018

 

McMichael Volunteer Committee's Autumn Art Sale

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Kleinburg, ON, 2017

 

McMichael Volunteer Committee's Autumn Art Sale

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Kleinburg, ON, 2016

Intrinsic Toronto - SOLO EXHIBITION

Montgomery's Inn Toronto Historic Site

Toronto, ON, 2016

 

The Overlooked and the Imagined

Cedar Ridge Gallery

Toronto, ON, 2016

 

McMichael Volunteer Committee's Autumn Art Sale

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Kleinburg, ON, 2015

McMichael Volunteer Committee's Autumn Art Sale

McMichael Canadian Collection Gallery

Kleinburg, ON, 2014

 

"Vibrations" Art Sale

Lemonville Community Centre

Stouffville, ON, 2014

 

"Colourstruck" Art Exhibition

Markham Guild of Village Crafts

Markham, ON, 2014

 

Creativ Festival Spring 2014

International Centre

Mississaga, ON, 2014

 

Two Point Perspective

Cedar Ridge Gallery

Toronto, ON, 2014

 

Creativ Festival Fall 2013

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Toronto, ON, 2013

 

Markham Fair Demonstration and Display

Markham Fairgrounds

Markham, ON, 2013

 

Markham Group of Artists Summer Exhibition

The Frederick Horsman Varley Gallery

Unionville, ON, 2013

 

"Groups of Seven" Art Exhibition

Studio 51 Gallery

Toronto, ON, 2013

 

West Rouge Holiday Artisan Sale

West Rouge Community Centre

Toronto, ON, 2012

 

Markham Fair Demonstration and Display

Markham Fairgrounds

Markham, ON, 2012

 

"A City In Earnest" Art Exhibition

Toronto Public Library - Leaside Branch

Toronto, ON, 2012

 

 

 

The Guild Alive With Culture Arts Festival

The Guild Inn

Scarborough, ON, 2012

 

The Village Palettes Spring Art Exhibition

Lemonville, ON, 2012

 

"Chosen" Art Exhibition

Studio 51 Gallery

Toronto, ON, 2012

 

"Rye Bread And Empire Biscuits" Art Exhibition

Cedar Ridge Gallery

Toronto, ON, 2011

 

The Palettes of Whitchurch Autumn Art Show

Lemonville, ON, 2011

 

Markham Fair Demonstration and Display

Markham Fairgrounds

Markham, ON, 2011

 

Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Convention

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Toronto, ON, 2011

 

Robert Bateman Get To Know Art Unveiling

Royal Ontario Museum

Toronto, ON, 2010

 

The Palettes of Whitchurch Autumn Art Sale

Lemonville, ON, 2010

 

Markham Pedestrian Day, Artist's Alley

Markham, ON, 2009

 

Palettes of Whitchurch Autumn Art Sale

Lemonville, ON, 2009

 

Spring Art Show and Sale

Markham Guild of Village Crafts

Markham, ON, 2009

 

The Palettes of Whitchurch Autumn Art Sale

Lemonville, ON, 2008