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Visual artist and qualified art teacher Dianne Bailey Allen


BA Fine Art, University of Guelph

BEd Visual Arts, University of Toronto

Visual Arts Specialist Certificate, Ontario Ministry of Education


Having spent my entire career immersed in the arts, both as a visual arts teacher and an artist,

I have always done a lot of drawing and painting. The majority of my pieces are realistic depictions of my family, friends and familiar places.  Working from life in a fast, gestural manner gives me the greatest satisfaction, but I also enjoy using my imagination and having fun with my favourite colours.(Introspection and Misty are examples)

A workshop in portrait painting at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto created a renewed interest in painting in oil ,which I now use primarily in my work.

I have completed a series of street works based on photographs taken on a trip to Scotland (Abandoned,Topiaries in Tobermory, Kids and Popsicles) and am currently experimenting with reworking selected pieces, using a more simplified approach.

I exhibit my work at the annual Riverdale Art Walk in Toronto and at several galleries in Northern Ontario. 


I can be found most weekday afternoons at my studio, located upstairs in the Capitol Centre,

150 Main Street East, North Bay, Ontario P1B 1A8










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