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Growing up with an artist mother, I was so moved by the euphoria she felt as she painted. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to feel like that some day.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Artworld of Sherway, Sherway Gardens in Etobicoke  continues to exhibit a full line of my series "Northern Birch Trees", one of which was exhibited at the Louvre in Paris, December 2012.  My association with Donna Child and her associates has been wonderful...heading into our second year I will be introducing a new series in the next couple of months.
So proud to announce that I have been invited to exhibit once again representing Canada with nine other artists this December 2013 at the SNBA show at the Louvre in Paris.  Along with this came the news from my agent in Paris that the granddaughter of Pablo Picasso, Marina, personally selected my paintings to be included in a group of artists, one of which she will choose to win an international award while exhibiting at the "Artists of the World" show in Cannes in September 2013.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Toronto artist selected to exhibit her unique rendition of Northern Birch Trees at the Paris Louvre

Mississauga, Ontario: April 25, 2012 – Toronto artist Doris Pontieri was one of the first Canadian artists to be selected to have her work exhibited at the December 2012 Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (SBNA) annual show at the Louvre in Paris. Based on the quality and appeal of her work, Ms Pontieri easily secured her place in the delegation of just 12 artists representing Canada at this prestigious international art exhibition.

The selection committee chose Ms Pontieri’s Northern Birch Trees,on 22 x 30 inch canvas as a stunning example of great Canadian art. It is part of a series using a special mixed media technique developed exclusively by her, using charcoal, watercolour and acrylic paint. Her recent leap forward with this technique has enabled her to use canvas, which made it possible to paint much larger pieces which would appeal to international exhibits.

“I have had many highlights in my career as an artist, but this has a place of its own. I am both proud and humbled,” said Ms. Pontieri. “The SNBA show at the Louvre carries with it a special depth based on history dating back many years exhibiting tremendous artworks from around the world.”

We do not need to travel to France to see Northern Birch Trees. This special work will first be on display in Toronto, starting at Artworld of Sherway (Sherway Gardens) May 4 to May 30; at Hazelton Fine Art Gallery (14 Hazelton Avenue) from June 1 to June 30; moving from there to Art One Gallery at First Canadian Place from July 1 to July 30. Ms Pontieri has also been invited to show her work in two other shows in Paris, one in Spain and one in Brussels during 2012.

“After many visits to northern Ontario during late winter, I wanted to recreate the feeling and strength of our beautiful Canadian birch trees, without painting them too heavily, ‘said Ms Pontieri. ‘Developing this mixed media technique allowed me to capture all that the trees have to say to us, and to Paris!”

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A very successful show at McMichael this fall. More than twenty of my paintings sold and overall our show raised in excess of $147,000 in art sales, 35% of which will be donated to our efforts at McMichael to bring art and education to children and adults across the GTA.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tempo Toronto Magazine has asked me to write a regular column on art and the first in the series has been published. You can read this at Also, it's that time of year again! The Annual Autumn Art Sale is coming up on October 22 - 24th. I will be showing some very new work as well as some of my old favorites. Come by to see some great Canadian art and the new renovation in progress at the McMichael Gallery.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tuscany, Oil on Canvas
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