About John Furey

John Furey has painted in oils, acrylics and watercolor for 40 years.

Born and raised in Newfoundland, his working career in mining has taken him to various parts of Canada. He has lived and worked in North West Territories, British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

 

John was an active member of the Bathurst Art Society and held the position of Vice-President for 5 years.  He moved to Bathurst in the late fall of 2005 and moved to Prince George in the fall of 2014 where He was a gold member of the Two Rivers Art Gallery. John is currently living in Bathurst, NB.

 

John has some formal training from an ICS Art course in the late 70’s and from his college studies in an Architectural/Mechanical Drafting course.

 

He is mainly self-taught with his biggest influence being his late brother, Conrad Furey and the work of Early Impressionist painters.  The majority of John’s work over the past 15 years has been executed in watercolor and acrylic.

His work usually executed on a smaller scale, 16x20 or smaller normally, depicts the things that are part of his everyday life.  Painting what you know or have experienced is prevalent theme throughout his paintings. He considers himself (at times) a minimal expressionist forever chasing his muse.

 

Painting and drawing workshops in his travels across Canada:

  • Greg Zelenski – Watercolor Painting – Thunder Bay, ON

  • Biljana Baker – Water Color Techniques, Thunder Bay, ON

  • Adrienne Hazen – Watercolor & Mixed Media, Bathurst, NB

  • Linda Kemp – Negative Painting Technique, Murray Harbour, PEI

  • Tony Van Hasselt – Watercolor Plen Air, Rockland, Maine

  • Don Andrews – Interpreting Landscapes in Watercolor, Rockland, Maine.

  • Cory Hardeman – One day workshop – Two River Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

     

Showings of his work at galleries and public venues:

  • The Summer Gallery – Smithers, BC

  • Bay Breeze Art Gallery – Bathurst (9 years running) since 2006

    • John has sold his paintings through the gallery.

  • Gallery 360 – Bathurst – (3 Solo Showings)

  • Smurfit Stone Library Gallery – Bathurst - (3 Solo Showings)

  • Bathurst City Hall - (3 Group Showings)

    • Solo showing December 2016 to January 2017

  • Two River Art Gallery – Shop at the Gallery

    

Bathurst area art competitions in recent years:

  • Belledune Port Authority 10th Anniversary – Place 3rd

  • Howard Johnston Building – Placed 3rd

     (Donated to the Gallery 360, Bathurst Heritage Museum)

    

Commissions and pieces over the years:

  • Presented painting of Baie Verte, Nfld, for opening of New Town Hall.

  • Estate of the late Sam Blagdon of Baie Verte, several commissioned pieces.

  • Numerous private commission requests from Bathurst, Thunder Bay, Ontario and Baie Verte, Newfoundland.

  • Submissions to NB Art Bank 2011 & 2012 acquisition program.

  • Brunswick Mine – For mine closure – Bathurst, created a painted from which 1000 prints were mad to give to employees.

  • Brunswick Mine Mural – End Of an Era, a 48” x 96” mural to celebrate the mine operating for almost half a century. It was a collaboration of The Bathurst Art Society.

  • Submission to Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, British Columbia in summer of 2016

     

      johnfureyart@hotmail.com

      Web site: http://johnfureyart.com

      Phone:  506-547-9805

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