Josy Britton

About me

J O S Y  B R I T T O N, SCA, CSPWC, OSA  www.josybritton.com

 

Josy is a Canadian artist, Past President of the Society of Canadian Artists and a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, and the Ontario Society of Artists, who lives in an oak savannah forest adjacent to the Pinery Provincial Park with husband Gord.  Josy sees the potential of “Heaven on Earth” in nature everyday and especially while camping and canoe tripping, and expresses this desire in her art. Josy graduated with an Honours BA in Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo in 1979. Her paintings have hung in over 90 juried and group shows in regional and commercial galleries in Southwestern Ontario and in 16 solo exhibitions.  (Full listing available upon request)  Josy is inspired by circular time, which constantly reveals miracles in nature, and is compelled to paint and share her eyes’ interpretation with others.  She often paints a close up point of view, breaking the painting into jewels of colour in a mosaic technique originally inspired by her love of Impressionism.  Josy just completed her first series of encaustic paintings of water lilies, including four 7ft by 4 ft or larger paintings inspired while standing before Monet’s Water Lilies at the Moma.  After a trip to the Muir Woods Josy has begun her most recent series of large encaustics, Look Way Up. When you understand Josy’s paintings it will change the way you see when you walk through the woods.

 

AWARDS

2016        DeSerres Award – Water Reflections CSPWC Juried Exhibition      Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, TO, ON

2014        Award of Merit – SCA Members Exhibition                                         Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, TO, ON

2013        Mayor’s Choice Purchase Award- Paint Ontario                                  Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

2012        Larry & Patricia Gibson Award of Merit – SCA Elected Members      Halifax Club, Halifax, NS

2012        Award of Merit- 44Th SCA Open National Juried Exhibition                             Todmorden Mills Papermill Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011        Curry’s Art Store Winsor & Newton Product Award

Open Water 86th CSPWC Annual Juried Exhibition                      John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011        Finalist – Art Prize Challenge No. 61 Landscapes                                            International Artist Magazine, Feb./ Mar.

2010        A.J. Casson Award

Open Water 85th CSPWC Annual Juried Exhibition                      John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

2010        Best in Show – Paint Ontario Lambton                                                              Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

2009        Award of Merit – SCA Integration                                                       The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

2009        Honourable Mention – Paint OntarioLambton                                   Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

2007        Purchase Award – Paint Ontario                                                         Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

2006        2nd Place Painting- Paint Ontario                                                        Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

2005        Wittenhauer Award-

Open Water 80th CSPWC Annual Juried Exhibition                      John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

2005        1st Place Landscape Category                                                            Watercolor Magic Magazine, Aug. 2005,

2005 Water Media Showcase                                                                Volume 13 F+W Publications

2004        Honourable Mention– Paint the Huron Shores                                  Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

2003        1st Place Watercolours – 36th Annual

Eastern Michigan International Art Exhibition                                              Port Huron Museum, Port Huron, MI, USA

2002        2nd Place Painting- Paint the Huron Shores                                       Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

2001        Public Choice Award– Paint the Huron Shores                                 Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

2000        Juror’s Best in Show– Paint the Huron Shores                                 Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

1999        Award of Merit – 33rd Annual                                                                               Port Huron Museum, Port Huron, MI, USA

Eastern Michigan International Art Exhibition

1998        Honourable Mention– Paint the Huron Shores                                  Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend, ON

1984        Honourable Mention- 16th Annual Juried Exhibition                         Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, ON

1981        Public Choice Award

Escarpment Group of Painters in Watercolours                                           Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, ON

Honourable Mention- 13th Annual Juried Exhibition                         Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, ON

1980        Public Choice Award-

Escarpment Group of Painters in Watercolours                                           Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, ON

Honourable Mention- 12th Annual Juried Exhibition                         Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, ON

 

REGIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2013        Fluid Explorations                                                                                  Judith @ Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON

2013        Inventive Women: -Re-interpreting the Canadian Landscape           Woodstock Art Gallery, Woodstock, ON

 

COLLECTIONS

February                                                Presented to Stratford Central High School in 1979, in Celebration of their Centennial

Aflame                                    Suncoast Consultants Purchase Award, Grand Bend, ON, March 2007

Morning Cathedral                               Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolours Permanent Collection, 2008

9 paintings                            Patrick and Lynda Vuurman of Hamilton, ON

6 paintings                            Antonia Benjaminsen of London, ON

5 paintings                            Dr. David & Els Salisbury of Ottawa, ON

Summer Lushness                 Lambton Shores Municipality Permanent Collection

PUBLICATIONS

2012        Watercolor Artist Magazine                                 October- Feature Article “The Surface of Light”

2012        Watercolor Artist Magazine                                 February – The Year’ Best Paintings

2012        Eyes on: Landscape                                            Edited by Joe Guimera

2011        International Artist Magazine                             February/March issue 77, Finalist Challenge 61

2010        Best of Worldwide Watermedia Artists             Volume 1, Featuring Artists A-J; Kennedy Publishing

2010        Lifestyle Magazine                                                               July/August , A Grand Experience is just ‘Round the Bend

2009        Best of Worldwide Watermedia Artists             Volume 1

2005        Watercolor Magic Magazine                                                August- “2005 Water Media Showcase” 1st place in Landscape

2005        How did you paint that?

100 ways to paint FAVOURITE SUBJECTS   Volume1, published by International Artist

2004        International Artist                                                               October/November issue 39Feature Article – “White Light”

2004        The University of Waterloo Magazine                                Fall – Picture of Heaven Bound, the Homecoming Alumni Art Exhibition

2001        International Artist                                               Oct/Nov. issue 21    “Master Painters of the World, Canada Showcase”

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Lambton Heritage Museum

10035 Museum Road Lambton Shores