Dave Barrer


Born In Toronto, raised in Northern Ontario, Dave currently resides in his east coast studio in Nova Scotia.  

Dave’s teenage years were spent guiding on ancient voyageur canoe routes on the Mattawa/Ottawa river system which seeded a deep connection with Canada’s natural beauty.  This bond translated into towering monumental landscapes created through his own unique process.

Formal art education in Cambrian College in Sudbury and extended to Georgian College in Barrie which became the home base for over 30 years.

Evolving in many aspects of art, design and marketing projects throughout central Ontario.    

This new ongoing collection of Iconic Canadian Landscapes uses custom aluminum panels, developing an eggshell tooth finish for just the perfect texture.  Highlighted in Canada Red, the pictures emerge in bold bright  colours, broken apart only to blend together with an interwoven lace of the same Canadian hue until they dance in harmony.

The color palette is pushed and pulled in tones until you can walk into the depths of the space. The layout and sketches are designed inside divine proportions giving the images a balance that dates back  to the Renaissance.

Having designed over 50 magazine covers reaching millions, Daves body of work has struck a balance between noteworthy commissioned work and stunning original art.  

Shown in prestigious locations like Ottawa’s Parliament buildings and Toronto’s Queens Park, his work includes commissions from the Canadian Military, the Crown Collection and national non-profit organizations.

 If his career were a brushstroke it would be described as broad.

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