Gallery Opening: Friday May 1st, 2009 7 – 9 pm.
at Huronia Museum in Midland, Ontario
Jim Ogilvie has spent the last 20 years living and working in the surrounding Georgian Bay area…. Owen Sound, Meaford, Coldwater and Midland and presently Perkinsfield. His rural background is reflected in his work. A computer graphics professional for the majority of his career he now translates his creative pursuits through his paintings and drawings.
“Today, although I still do sketches, my work is usually an evolution from a picture using a digital camera, then reworking selected images in Photoshop (sometimes drastically by recolouring and applying several filters) and from there, paint to canvas. The final piece is a hybrid of that process.”
“ Your range of style and topics are so diverse!” was the overwhelming response from an open house in December. DIVERSITY, the name of this exhibition, was taken from that feedback.
“This is a little different from the usual shows where an artist’s “Style” is the whole show. This is going to be a really exciting and fun exhibition. I’ve worked hard at creating a range of work for this exhibition that will have something for everyone.”
Jim also has paintings this year at the Barrie City Hall Rotunda, the Simcoe County Museum, the Ridgewest Gallery, the Barrie Library, and the Zephyr Gallery. You can reach Jim at
And also view his art at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimogilvie