About Nancy Newman

Nancy Newman is an award winning artist and teacher, living in Aurora, Ontario, Canada

Nancy Newman, Artist

Nancy, a retired art teacher and practising artist, has studied and taken workshops with wonderful Canadian artists including Karin Isenburg, Brian Atyeo, Linda Kemp, Art Cunanan, Pauline Holancin, Jake Mol, Margaret Roseman, Barry Coombs, John David Anderson, Elisabeth A. Gibson, Jean Pederson and Gordon Mackenzie. In addition she has been fortunate to work with well-known American and international artists such as Janet Rogers, Tom Lynch, Sterling Edwards, Karen Vernon, and Alvaro Castagnet.

Nancy has participated in many juried and solo shows including the Toronto Watercolour Society’s Aquavision, Art Aurora, and the Society of York Region Artists, where she has received several 1st Place Awards, Honourable Mentions and People's Choice Awards. Nancy's work has been exhibited at the Aurora Cultural Centre, The Colleen Abbot Gallery, the Papermill Gallery in Toronto, the Ethel Curry Gallery in Haliburton, The Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts, the Skylight Gallery in Aurora, Nielson Park Creative Centre, the Georgina Arts Centre and The Columbus Centre in Toronto.

Nancy is the Past President of the Society of York Region Artists and the Past President of the Toronto Watercolour Society. She is also a member of the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, the East Central Ontario Art Association and an associate member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.

Nancy has been the guest instructor at several art societies including The Forest Hill and Don Valley Art Club and the Willowdale, Richmond Hill, and Markham Groups of Artists, as well as the Marsh Street Painters in Clarksburg. In the summer of 2015, Nancy will be returning to the Haliburton School of the Arts. In June, she will be offering a week long plein air course at the Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting. In addition Nancy will be the instructor for two four day sessions at the Creative Arts Retreat at Woodside. For more information, contact the artist.

Nancy is represented by the Felix Norman Gallery on Adelaide St. West in Toronto.

Nancy Newman and Linda Welch are pleased to offer opportunities to paint and photograph On Location. In 2013, Nancy and Linda led a group trip to Limoux in France. In 2014, they led an amazing group of artists to Ireland. There is limited space for On Location Ireland 2015. Plans are in the works for future trips to Ireland and Spain. Contact the artist for more information.

Nancy was presented with an Ontario
Volunteer Service Award in 2013


WORKSHOPS: Alvaro Castegnet,  Margaret Roseman, Pauline Holancin, D.D. Gadjinski, Art Cunanan, Jake Mol, Jean Pederson, Marc Gagnon, Sergey Malina, Sterling Edwards, Tom Lynch, Karen Vernon, Kai-Liis McInnis, Tim Packer, Gord MacKenzie, Stephen Quiller.

COURSES:  Haliburton School of the Arts 1997 – 2005
Visual Arts Specialist 2004

Skylight Gallery, Aurora: 2011, 2009, 2007, 2004, 2002
Colleen Abbott Gallery, 2011
Everything Chocolate, Newmarket, 2008
Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery , 2002
Southlake Link Gallery, 2002

Toronto Watercolour Society Aquavision, Toronto, 2007 - 2012
Chairman’s Dinner for the Arts in York Region, 2009
Art Aurora 2001 - 2015
SOYRA Society of York Region Artists, 2001-2013

Creativity and Diversity, Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre 2009
Society of York Region Artists, various shows 2000-2012
Creative Spirit 2009, 2010 at the Sharon Temple
Railside Gallery Haliburton Instructors Exhibit 2008, 2010, 2012
Artslinks Education Centre Aurora and Skylight Gallery Aurora 2002
GBACA, Outside In Show, Collingwood 2012

Oct. 18, 19th SOYRA Art in the Valley at St. Andrew’s Valley Golf Club
Nov. 5 – 16 Toronto Watercolour Society’s Fall Aquavision at the Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills, Toronto
February 4 - 22, 2015, SOYRA Showcase 2015 Aurora Cultural Centre
2015 TWS Spring Aquavision. Check Toronto Watercolour Society on Facebook
Markham Art in the Park, 2005, 2004
Vaughan Art in the Park, 2005
Artist Walk Series, Village at Blue Mountain 2007, 2006
Collingwoord Art in the Park 2006, 2005, 2004
Timberlane Athletic Club Charity Auction 2008
Chamber of Commerce Aurora Charity Auction 2009
Cottage Dreams Cancer Recovery Initiative Auction, 2008
Haliburton School of the Arts Instructors Auction 2010, 2009, 2008. 2007


First Place Watercolour, SOYRA Art in the Valley 2014
People’s Choice Award, Toronto Watercolour Society 2014
First Place Watercolours Society of York Region Artists: 2010
Bronze Medal Award Toronto Watercolour Society Aquavision Fall 2008
First Place Watercolours, Society of York Region Artists 2008, 2001
Honourable Mention,  Art Aurora, 2001
Honourable Mentions,  Society of York Region Artists 2012, 2009,2006, 2005, 2003
People’s Choice Award, Society of York Region Artists 2010, 2006 (Spring), 2006 (Fall), 2005, 2001
People’s Choice Award SOYRA 2013

Feature Article, The Era Banner Newspaper
Daytime TV, featured Guest, York Region, Collingwood

Toronto Watercolour Society, Past President for 2012-2015
Society of York Region Artists, Past President
East Central Ontario Art Association, member
Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (associate member)
BMFA, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts
Ontario College of Teachers

Nipissing University, Instructor, Arts Education
Haliburton School of the Arts, Instructor, Watercolour
Town of Aurora, Instructor, Drawing and Watercolour
St. George Artist Group, Presenter
Don Valley Art Club, Presenter
Scarborough Art Guild, Presenter
Niagara-on-the-Lake Pumphouse Art Club, Presenter
Ontario Society for Education in the Arts, Presenter
Power of Literacy through the Arts Conference, YRDSB Presenter
Art in Education National Symposium, Presenter
Willowdale Group of Artists, Guest Instructor
Clarkson Group of Artists, Guest Instructor
Marsh Street Painters, Clarksburg, Guest Instructor
Nielson Park Creative Centre, Guest Instructor