Todd Tremeer

prices range 150-4000

"My paintings begin with direct observation of the subject. Be it a museum interior, an isolated object or landscape, I find painting on location to be the most effective way to capture the spirit of the subject. Small panels and oil paint are my preferred materials, the smoothness of the panel and slow drying time of oil allow the paint’s surface to be quickly built up, moved around and drawn over with small brushes, sharp tools or wiped with rags."

The Orono Fall Fair

dip cones banana boat fine art painting Todd Tremeer

Dip Cones

9x12" oil on panel

berry go round

Berry Go Round

9x12 oil on wood

best shot

Best Shot

12x9" oil on wood


Hoop Shot

12x9" ooil on panel

The Dollhouse

Todd Tremeer Dolhouse

Dollhouse Interior

16 3/4 x 12 3/4 oil on canvas



Small Worlds

todd tremeer toys

Two Mounted Police figures by Swoppet or Herald

oil tempera on wood

plastic soldiers


4x6 oil tempera

lead britians

3 Guardsmen 4x6 oil tempera


3 Green Men 5x7 oil tempera


The Canadian Landscapes


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Turning Colors

12x16" oil on canvas


killarney colors Todd Tremeer

Killarney Colors 2

oil on wood panel 9x12"


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Boulders Killarney

oil on wood panel 9x12


waterplants Killarney Todd Tremeer

Waterplants Killarney

oil on wood panel 9x12"


George lake Todd Tremeer

Small Bay George Lake

16x24" oil on canvas


Striped Landscape 40x32 oil on canvas



9x12 oil on panel


Kilarney Colors2 9x12 oil on panel

please contact the gallery for more plein air works


The Artists Studio

Studio sketch 8x10 oil on panel

Studio sketch 8x10 oil on panel




Contact us for a selection of Fine Art Prints and Watercolors



2007 Master Fine Arts, Western University

1998 Bachelor of Education, Brock University

1997 Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) University of Guelph

1995 Fine Arts Diploma, Ontario College of Art & Design

1995 Off-campus Studies Florence, Italy. (Ontario College of Art & Design

Selected Exhibitions (Solo* 2-3 Artists** Group***)

2018 Shipped, Quest Gallery, Midland.***

2017 History Now, Durham Art Gallery, Durham (May).** Durham Reach, McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa.***

2016 Curiosities, Core 21/ McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa (Sept.).* History Paintings, Critical Mass, Port Hope* Curiosities (photo mural) Core 21/Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa.*Crossing Borders, BlueSeed Studios. Saranac Lake, New York.***

2015 Wargames: Todd Tremeer & Roch Smith. Byward Market/ Ottawa School of Art.**

2014 Space Invaders, Downtown Oshawa.*** 10 Years On: Plaskett Award Winners, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver.***

2013 Boxed-in, The Rooms, St. John’s NL.***

Space Invaders, downtown Oshawa.***

2012 Seven Canadian Artists, Beijing World Art Museum. China.***

2011 Wartime, St. Thomas-Elgin Art Centre, St. Thomas.* Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Award Winners, First Canadian Place, Toronto.*** Canadian Printmakers, Cultural Centre: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC.*** Todd Tremeer & Pierre Durette. Atelier Circulaire, Montreal.** Picturing the Past, White Wall North Gallery, Toronto.* History Painting, Harcourt House Arts Centre, Edmonton, Alberta.

2010 Making War, Centre for the Arts, Elora.* Little Wars (make me), Lab Space: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC.* War Up Close, White Water Artist Run Centre, North Bay.* LOLA Festival, London.*** Wargames, “Culture Days” Forest City Gallery, London.* Reconnaissance: William MacDonnell & Todd Tremeer, Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre.**

2009 A Past Again, Station Gallery, Whitby.* Best of 2008: Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Award Winners, First Canadian Place, Toronto.*** Replay, Latcham Gallery, Stouffville.* Toy Soldiers: Todd Tremeer, Toni Hakenscheid, Bruce Montcombroux, Forest City Artist Run Centre, London.** A Past Again, Centre for the Arts, Cambridge.*

2008 The Great War, Library, St. Erme, France.* Joseph Plaskett Winners Exhibition, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr Institute, Victoria BC.*** Summer Show, Upstairs Gallery, Port Hope.*** Michael Gibson Gallery, London.***

2007 Painting History/History Painting (thesis), Macintosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London.* Things Unseen, Clarington Museum & Archives, Bowmanville.* Destinations Real or Imagined, Open Studio/Toronto International Airport.*** Print Show, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.***

2006 Things Unseen, Visual Arts Centre, Bowmanville.*

2005 Ideas & Process, Upstairs Gallery, Port Hope.* Baghdad Museum Project (travelled: Propeller Centre Centre, Toronto; Latcham Gallery, Stouffville 2004; Visual Arts Centre, Bowmanville 2004)***

2004 Landscapes: Etchings & Oils, All Seasons Gallery, Toronto.* Portrait of a Town, Upstairs Gallery, Port Hope.*** Land & Water, First Canadian Place/Painted City Gallery, Toronto.*** Duotopias— Curatorial Project: Robin Pacific, Visual Arts Centre, Bowmanville.***

2002 Aspects of Realism, First Canadian Place /Painted City Gallery, Toronto.***

2001 Energy Implosion: The (905) Imagination, McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa.*** Recent Work, Painted City Gallery, Toronto.*** Painted City Gallery, Toronto.***

2000 Painted City Gallery, Toronto.***

1998 Making History, Visual Arts Centre, Bowmanville.*

Exhibition Curating (with catalogues written by Todd Tremeer)

2017 Frances Ferdinands: Connective Threads. Visual Arts Centre, Bowmanville

Amy Shackleton: The Great Canadian LEEDscape. Visual Arts Centre, Bowmanville

Our Cosmic Geometries: Leszek Wyczolkowski & Dermot Wilson. Visual Arts Centre, Bowmanville

2016 Projections: Sarah Ammons, Dani Crosby, Conan Masterson. Visual Arts Centre, Bowmanville

2009 After Pictures: Chris Down, Jane Eccles, Olexander Wlasenko. Visual Arts Centre, Bowmanville

Master’s Thesis

2007 Painting History/ History Painting, University of Western Ontario. Thesis advisor: Patrick Mahon

Mural Commissions

1998-2005 12 Historical Murals, Downtown Bowmanville. Each approx. 10 x 20 feet.

Awards/ Residencies

2017 Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council

2016 Mid-Career Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2014 Mid-Career Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council

Artist in Education Program Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2013 Production Grant, Canada Council

2011 Artist in Education Program Grant, Ontario Arts Council

Best in Category: Watercolour, Toronto Outdoor Art Show

2010 Production Grant, Canada Council

Mid-Career Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council

Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

Artist Bursary, Visual Arts Centre, Bowmanville

“Untapped” Emerging Artist Award, Toronto Artist Project

Juror’s Choice Award, “Recall” (Juried Show), Scarborough Arts Council

Best in Category: Watercolour, Toronto Outdoor Art Show

2009 Goshul Studio—Artist in Residence, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. Trap\Door Artist Run Centre, (Sept) 2008 Artist in Education Program Grant, Ontario Arts Council

Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council

Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

Best in Category: Watercolour, Toronto Outdoor Art Show

Residency—Performance Art Form (PAF), St. Erme, France. (Jan-March & Oct-Dec)

2007 Joseph Plaskett Award (1 year travel/research funding in Europe)

Honourable Mention, “Printmaking” Juried show, John B. Aird Gallery

Mary Routledge Award, University of Western Ontario

Visual Arts Research & Travel Grant, University of Western Ontario

2002 Honourable Mention, “Drawing” Juried Show, John B. Aird Gallery

1999 Honourable Mention, Juried show, University of Guelph

Printmaking Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Show

Cultural Leadership

2014-ongoing Board of Directors, Jury Lands Foundation, Clarington

2010 Conference Panel Speaker—Creating 1812:

Commemoration, National Identity & Arts, Hamilton

2008-2015 Fine Arts Advisory Board, Durham College

Teaching Experience

Certified Ontario Elementary Teacher (grades 4-10) Teachable: Visual Art (kindergarten-grade 12). Taught: Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board as supply teacher 1997-05 (kindergarten-gr.8). Taught 4 years/twice monthly as a visiting artist at Dr. Ross Tilley Public School, Bowmanville 2001-2005. Part-time special education teacher, art teacher and supply teacher at Durham Board of Education. 1997-00.

Art Educator/freelance I promote, plan and teach multi-day art projects that integrate art with Curriculum Expectations of other subjects. Kindergarten – grade 12. Freelance since 1997/ Ontario Arts Council “Artist in Education” projects 2009-2015. Ongoing employment.

Art Galleries I Promote, plan & teach art camps, classes & workshops. Projects integrate art, history & science Curriculum Expectations (kindergarten-gr.9). Adult classes: Painting, Etching, Figure Drawing, at Visual Arts Centre, Bowmanville, 1995-ongoing.

Etching/adults at Station Gallery, Whitby 2008-2010, 2016.

Lost Secrets of the Old Masters/Adult Painting & Figure Drawing at Museum London, 2006-07.

University Instructor: Drawing Exploration 2006/07. Teaching assistant: Foundations Studio,

Advisor to 4th year independent studies student 2005/06 at University of Western Ontario.

College Sessional Instructor: Drawing 1(figure drawing) in Art Fundamentals 2003-06; Intro to Art History, Drawing 1, Anatomy for Animators in Continuing Ed. & Part-time Studies at Sheridan College. Printmaking (linocut, drypoint & monoprint) in Foundation Studies at Durham College, 2011.

Printshop Technician, (volunteer) reopened the Boxcar printmaking studio, Station Gallery, Whitby. Made minor repairs to equipment, taught workshops, worked with gallery staff to establish safety policies and shop procedures. I created access strategies to encourage shop use by other artists. 2008-2012.

Reviews & Catalogues

Dault, Meredith, review of “Reconnaissance: William MacDonnell & Todd Tremeer, Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre” in Border Crossings Magazine. Issue no.117, April 2011.

Canadian Art Magazine Online, “Todd Tremeer: War Games”

Wlasenko, Olexander, and Maura Broadhurst. Todd Tremeer. Catalogue for A Past Again at Whitby, Station Gallery and Replay at Stouffville, Latcham Gallery, 2009. ISBN 978-0-9690917-6-9

Chase, Christy. “The Art of War Gets a Closer Look in New Exhibit.” This Week, January 16, 2009.

Conway, Carly. “‘Art of War’ Brings Ghosts of War into Present: Western grad reinvents concept of historical art.” The Gazette, September 7, 2007.

Cherry, Maralynn, and Susan Mariglia Bosgraaf. Catalogue for Things Unseen at Visual Arts Centre, and Clarington Museums & Archives, 2007. ISBN 978-0-9737906-5-8

Pacific, Robin. Duotopias, Bowmanville: Visual Arts Centre, 2004. ISBN 0-9733768-5-6

Black, Charlie. Lasting Impressions: Seven Printmakers. Bowmanville: Visual Arts Centre, 2003. ISBN 0-9730520-7-4

Wlasenko, Olexander. Energy Implosion: the (905) Imagination. Oshawa: Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 2001. ISBN 0-921500-45-9

Rodgers, Margaret. Making History at the Mill. Bowmanville: Visual Arts Centre, 1999.

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