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OPG - Information Centre Art Exhibitions 2023

OPG Info Centre Pickering

PineRidge Arts Council members’ exhibition schedule at


Ontario Power Generation Information Centre.
1675 Montgomery Park Road
Pickering, L1V 2R5 ON

Open to the public
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Admission is free.

Exhibitions are part of PRAC’s “Art in Public Places” initiative. We thank OPG for their support.

A Gift of ArtThis year we are partnering with A Gift of Art in these exhibitions.


2023 Dates TBA

Deborah Bateman

David and Aemilia Robinson
June 2 to July 21

Sujesh Chitty V
July 21 to Sept 8

Bonnie Arnason
Victoria Froats

Sept 8 to Oct 27

Nancy Moore
Lauren Boissonneault

Oct 27 to Dec 15

David and Aemilia Robinson

David Robinson

David S. Robinson

Having lived in Scarborough most of my life, but born with extensive family roots in the farm country close to Hanover, Ontario, I grew up with an appreciation of nature and the simple beauty found all around us. Getting formal art and art history education was a wonderful fulfilling experience and one that established a sound base for my life long exploration of landscapes, portraits, composition, balance and the effects of colour.

I graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (Visual) from York University in November 1981. Since University I also have completed many courses at OCAD University, private life drawing lessons with Scott Darrach (five years), and Life drawing classes.

My art background includes formal art training in drawing, painting, print making (etching, Lithography-Limestone block and Lithoplate, wood cuts etc.) and sculpture.  

Exhibits and showings:
• February – March, 2023 ~ PineRidge Arts Council
McLean Community Centre, Ajax.
• August 2022 ~ Art in Public Places
Durham Natural Health Clinic, 448 Kingston Rd.W, Ajax.
• May, 2022 ~ Oshawa Art Association 54th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa.
• May 2022 and 2023 ~ Pickering Artfest, life drawing sponsored by
Open Studio Art Café and Expresso Bar.
• August 2018 and 2019 ~ Pickering Lakeside Community Artists;
Live Outdoor Painting.
• April – May, 2017 ~ PineRidge Arts Council and Town of Ajax Juried
Photography Exhibition Mystic Waterfall photo
McLean Community Centre, Ajax.

Sujesh Chitty V

Sujesh Chitty V

Sujesh Chitty V
Chennai born artist; Sujesh Chitty V brings contemporary reflections of his eastern influences to life through the canvas. The vibrant and expressive nature of his work echoes the ancient artwork and cultures across India he has traveled since childhood. Though he loves escaping to the surreal worlds, he is naturally inclined to express his search for the balance of nature and humanity in his work. Sujesh continues to hone his craft as a Concept Artist at a leading visual effects studio in Toronto, Canada.
Instagram: @Sujeshchittyv

Bonnie Arnason & Victoria Froats

Bonnie Arnason

Bonnie Arnason

I am fired by a passion to lay down the paint!
The colours respond to the rhythm and beat.
I step back for a moment and take a deep breath. I am finished now, and I smile with content.

I have been painting since I was 15 years old. I started working with pastels, on velour paper, and later painted with acrylic, as the colours
are stronger, and pain dried faster.

After high school, I entered the University of Manitoba in the Interior Design program, and continued to work with acrylic paint for class
projects. I have been painting since I was a teenager and that is a long time!

Victoria Froats

Victoria Froats

My very first pencil drawing was of Leif Garret, handsome teen aged idol back in the day. I fell in love with him and the art of drawing. As an adult I have worked in various mediums including music, writing, photography, clay work, oils and acrylic painting and now my passion is wood sculpting. I have a fasination with abstract nature and the female form. They seem to show up in all of my work. I truly believe that Art expressed has a healing power like no other.

Nancy L. Moore and Lauren Boissonneault

Nancy Moore

Nancy L. Moore, OSA SCA FCA.

Nancy L. Moore was born in Ajax, Ontario and is currently based in Newtonville, Ontario

Nancy is a graduate of the Graphic Design Program at George Brown College. She continues to further her artistic development by attending a variety of workshops and classes.

Nancy grew up in a household where art and creativity were always encouraged. She gives credit to her late father, Wayne Moore, an artist who loved nature, who gave her a solid foundation on which to build.

Since 1997 she has been the co-owner of "Seastar Images Inc.", a graphics company located in Ajax, and although still involved in the graphic design industry, her passion has always been fine art.

Nancy says: "As an artist, I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to paint and draw without boundaries. While i enjoy experimenting with different mediums, I have been drawn to working in acrylics lately. My style is largely experimental, with an emphasis on abstracting nature and landscapes. I never set out to replicate an image, but instead, strive to convey a mood or evoke an emotion using loose lines, rich textures and bold colours."

Nancy is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Society of Canadian Artists, Ontario Society of Artists and Artist Network, Toronto. Her art has been exhibited at galleries in Cobourg, Port Perry, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Collingwood, London and Toronto.

Nancy has donated her artwork to several community causes. Recently she donated the proceeds from the sale of prints of her Remembrance Day painting, "The Poignance of Poppies", to benefit those who have served our country.

Lauren Boissonneault

Lauren Boissonneault was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario.
With a passion for the outdoors, resulting from a childhood of exploring the woods behind her home with her three older siblings, and family trips to Algonquin Park starting at one month old, she’s driven to paint our natural landscapes and was always deeply inspired by the work of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.

Having been homeschooled, Lauren’s mother took her to the Art Gallery of Peterborough often to craft and enrolled her in many art classes over the years. While she always dabbled in drawing, watercolour, and acrylic painting, she was first introduced to oils in 2013 by her aunt, late Inisfil artist, Lisa Rankin.

Lauren captures her images while doing the things she loves outdoors with her husband Travis and their dog Scout, like hiking, camping, and fishing. Every one of her paintings holds within it a great memory and she hopes to share those moments and the beautiful locations she’s stumbled upon with everyone that views her work.

With a focus on oil painting, Lauren prefers wood panel and live edge wood as her canvas, adding to the natural theme of her work.


PineRidge Arts Council Inc., is a not-for-profit (Public Benefit Corporation) volunteer organization established in 1989.

PineRidge Arts Council
650 Kingston Road
P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0

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