Kaitlin Brough

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Biography

Kaitlin Brough graduated from the Visual Arts program at Wexford Collegiate
School for the Arts in 2012, with awards for Drawing and Painting. During 2010,
she got the opportunity to attend the Robert Bateman Masters Artists

Seminar held at Hollyhock Educational Retreat Centre, on Cortez Island,

BC. This included educational seminars, painting demonstrations and critique.


Kaitlin has graduated from the Fine Arts Program at Centennial College.
She was a part of her first group
gallery show at La Revolucion, through

this program. She is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science in the
Wildlife Biology and Conservation program at the University of Guelph.



Artist Statement

The beauty found in the diversity of nature has always amazed me. The natural world is a never ending supply of knowledge, and I plan to learn as much about it as I can, and in turn teach others as well. The ideas behind my work usually come from personal experiences with local wildlife. I spend my time going for walks with my camera, photographing birds, plants, and the occasional deer or coyote that I have the pleasure of seeing. These little one on one experiences really fuel my love of wildlife, every animal is different and reacts to me and my camera in a different way, I cherish every single one. These experiences have inspired a few paintings, such as "Chance encounter" and "Home".

As I am currently working through a Bachelor of Science in a Wildlife Biology program, a lot of my inspiration now stems from what I'm learning at University and my experiences with volunteer work. My love for birds has grown immensely through being able to handle them up close in bird banding, and rescue and release when I patrol for the Fatal Light Awareness program which works to reduce bird - building collisions during migration.

All of my work is based on my own photography of local wildlife or the animals that I have access to through places like the Toronto Zoo.


Artists CV


Solo Shows

2016 - "Kaitlin Brough", Peter Marsh Gallery, Scarborough, Ontario

Group Shows


2018 - "2018 Autumn Art Sale Fundraiser", McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
2016 - Kensington Market Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario
2016 - Kensington Market Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario

2014 - "TAVES", Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Ontario

2014 - "Trust Me I'm An Artist", Toronto Centre For The Arts, Toronto, Ontario

2014 - "Eco Art", Gallery 1313, Toronto, Ontario
2013 - "Art to the Power of 31", 31 Fine Art Centennial students at La Revolucion, Toronto, Ontario
2013 - All Visual Art Programs at Centennial Centre for Creative Communications, Toronto, Ontario
2012 - "The Great Masters Art Show", Individual Panel, Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts, Toronto, Ontario
2011 - "The Great Masters Art Show", Installation with two other students, Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts, Toronto, Ontario
2010 - "The Great Masters Art Show", Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts, Toronto, Ontario
2010 - "Student Exhibition" at The Scarborough Hospital Art Gallery, Scarborough, Ontario
2009 - "The Great Masters Art Show", Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts, Toronto, Ontario
2009 - "Scarborough Art School Students", The Bluffs Gallery, Scarborough, Ontario

Awards

2012 - "Grade 12 Drawing and Painting Award", Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts
2012 - "The Sirpa Christensen Drawing and Painting Award",  Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts
2012 - "Graduating Artist Of The Year", Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts
2011 - 1st Place - Nikita Marner Award, Pulse 2011, Scarborough Arts Council (For "Under the Clouds")
2011 - Best Installation - Special Series Grade 11 (With two other students) "The Great Masters Art Show"
2011 - Digital Photography Award, "The Great Masters Art Show"
2010 - Best in Show (For grade 10) "The Great Masters Art Show"
2009 - Best in Show (For grade 9) "The Great Masters Art Show"
2008 - 2009 - 8th in Parks Canada's Ecological Integrity Poster Contest for Ontario Grade 9 Students (out of 950)

Training and Education

2013 - 2014 - Studying Fine Arts at Centennial College
2010 - Robert Bateman Master Artist Seminar, week long study at Hollyhock Educational Retreat Centre, British Columbia. (Invited by Bateman, Second Youngest Participant out of 35)
2009 - 2012 - Special Series Visual Arts Program at Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts
2005 - 2010 - Scarborough Art School (Former Barishev Art School) , Tasira Strimban. (Age 10 - 15)
2004 - Parks and Recs Art Class, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre (Age 9)

Media

2009 - Surface and Symbol newspaper "First Peek into the World of Art" (The Bluffs Gallery)