Visual Arts Brampton's primary gallery space, Artway Gallery, is located in the northwest side of Shoppers World Brampton. The gallery features solo and small group shows, and a variety of recently completed work by members and youth from our art classes.
Past exhibits include work by The Golden Age Academy, production art from the movie The Nut Job, The Ontario Plein Air Society, and a large list of independent artists.
Exhibiting opportunities are available to solo artists and groups. See below for more information.
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My art practice goes back to my rich cultural heritage and the place from which I belong, a journey to my Indian background. I come from the city of Varanasi, which is one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world, which modern scholars believe it to be around 3,000 years old.
I am a self-taught visual artist of Canadian- Indian origin, my work are mostly abstract textured paintings. I use mixed medium to work on my art, and try to experiment with different mediums.
My work explores the human emotions, different state of mind, Science, society, life and its expression through Spirituality and its culture.
My art draws strongly on the complexity of heritage and assumed norms that are referenced from memories, history, literature and continuous thirst for finding peace. I consider myself a philosopher, a cultural anthropologist, and spiritualist, cataloguing and processing these experiences.
I also find myself attracted to the astronomy, and the unending thirst of finding the beginnings of myself whether through science or spiritualism. My work often depicts the merger of science and mysticism.
My heritage and the history has been at the center of my consciousness. Through abstraction and pattern, The Feeling within and the Lotus Mandala examines the concepts and experience of unity consciousness both metaphysically and symbolically. The Lotus Mandala portraits, our rise from the material world through meditation and merges itself into the Spiritual universe. The lotus represents us. The different colors of blue, brown, red and yellow with golden used with the work to evoke multiple layers and meanings.
Through art, I want to express myself, which cannot be described in words.
Please read more about me in the “About Me” section of my website, and get to know about work in the "Gallery" section.
Tom Hinton was born in 1954 and attended the former Ontario College of Art from 1972-74. Today the institute is known as O.C.A.D. to fellow Torontonians but in the wider world it is known as Ontario College of Art & Design.
Tom studied drawing, oil painting, and printmaking mastering woodcuts and silkscreens. In his later years he returned to his love of painting. The majority of his paintings reflect his love of landscapes with a touch of history or even early urbanisim. Enjoy his work!
How to Exhibit
Are you an artist or group looking to show your work to a larger audiance? Artway Invitational at Shoppers World Brampton gives artists the opportunity to display their work at no cost. Located in a busy mall entrance corridor, the display cases are available for exhibits on a month to month basis.
To be considered for an exhibit, please contact us with a proposal and/or samples of your work.