Ross Penhall

Shape & Structure
February 2021
San Francisco

For thirty years, I have committed to showing up at my studio almost daily to paint or print-make. During these three decades, through trial and error, I have learned three simple rules to assist me with this artistic calling. First, I remind myself to have gratitude for the space and time to create. Second, I keep in mind that hard work, which includes success and failure, is mandatory and more important than raw talent. Finally, I’ve realized that loneliness, and the isolating process of creating that can define a struggling artist, must be reframed as solitude; the ego must be left outside the studio door to promote pure imagination.

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Biography

Ross was born on June 16, 1959 in West Vancouver, British Columbia. His parents provided incredible support to their budding young artist who displayed an early affinity for drawing and designing. Ross attended West Bay elementary school and graduated from Hillside secondary school in 1978. He credits art teachers, Fred Duel and Dorte' Froslev for providing a solid art foundation and for guiding his skills for what would become a viable career path.

Following graduation, Ross attended the studio art program at Capilano College and studied print making with internationally renowned print maker Wayne Eastcott. Ross continued his education in extra-sessional studies at the Emily Carr College of Art, and when not at the firehall, by tirelessly reading and working in his studio.

Ross Penhall credits the work of artists A. J. Casson and the Group of Seven, Edward Hopper, Grant Wood and Wayne Thiebaud for inspiring his quest to explore the architectural space and light of the landscape. Additionally, the rhythmic shapes and colours in the work of Georgia O’Keefe have also been a strong influence. Nevertheless, the greatest influence on Ross’s life and art has been living in the high-contrast hillsides of Vancouver’s North Shore.

Ross is a disciplined and prolific artist who has exhibited annually since 1995. His work can be found in numerous private, corporate and public collections in the United States and in Canada. Ross is the father of two adult children, Sam and Sophie, who have been a source of support and inspiration to his art career. Ross currently paints from his studio in Vancouver and lives with his wife, Caron, and his dog, Howie, in Horseshoe Bay, BC.

Born
1959 West Vancouver, BC.

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions
2018 Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC.
Art Market, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, SF, CA.
Art Fair, Seattle, WA.
A Generous Spirit, Group Show, West Vancouver Art Museum, BC.
2017 Quietly Unsettled, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, SF, CA.
Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
2016 Small Break Throughs, Caldwell Snyder Gallery,
St. Helena, CA.
Context Miami, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Miami, FL.
Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
2015 From the Corner of My Eye, Caldwell Snyder Gallery,
San Francisco, CA.
Accidentally On Purpose. Gordon and Marion Smith Gallery
North Vancouver, BC
2014 Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC.
West Vancouver Museum, West Vancouver, BC.
2013 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2012 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC.
2011 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Alpha Omega Winery, Rutherford, CA.
West Vancouver Museum & Archives, West Vancouver, BC.
2010 Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2008 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario.
2007 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
2006 Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
Trajan Gallery, Carmel, CA.
2005 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
SF International Art Exposition, Caldwell Snyder Gallery,
San Francisco, CA.
2004 Orcas in the City Fundraiser, Vancouver, BC.
Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
2003 Art Chicago, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Chicago, IL.
20th Gallery Anniversary, Caldwell Snyder Gallery,
San Francisco,CA.
Trajan Gallery, Carmel, CA.
2002 Trajan Gallery, Carmel, CA.
2001 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2000 2 X 2, Buschlen Mowatt Annex, Vancouver, BC.
Graduated Perspectives, Capilano College, Vancouver, BC.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada.
Visions of the North Shore Print Show, West Vancouver, BC.
Art London, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, London, Engalnd.
Etchings produced collaboratively with New Leaf Editions, Vancouver, BC.
1999 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
1998 Etchings produced collaboratively with New Leaf Editions, Vancouver, BC.
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
NY Art Fair, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, New York, NY.
1997 Heartfelt: Images Concerning Love, Vancouver, BC.
1996 Stone lithographs produced collaboratively with Prior Editions Ltd., Vancouver, BC.
1995 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

Selected Private and Corporate Collections
Canaccord Capital Corporation • Connor Clark & Co. Ltd • Central One Credit Union • Deans Knight Capital Management • Diana Krall & Elvis Costello • Goepel Shields & Partners • Grouse Mountain Resort • Harper Grey Eason LLP • Highland Capital • Intrawest Corporation: Whistler & Florida • Lions Gate Hospital • Malcolm Hasman • Motion Industries (Canada) Inc. • Pacific Arbour Group • Prospero International Realty Inc. • QLT Inc. • Quorum Business Lawyers • Quorum Funding Corporation • RBC Dominion Securities • RJA Medicenters • Scotia McLeod • St. Paul’s Hospital • Saturna Island Vineyards • Schemiak Art Gallery, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan • Stikeman Elliot • University of British Columbia • Vicki Gabereau • Vancity Credit Union • Vancouver Burn Fund Centre • Vancouver General Hospital • Vancoucer Hospice Society • West Vancouver Museum & Archives

Selected Publications and Media
The Standard, Discovery Channel, 2006 • FANS Award, North Vancouver, 2005 • BC Art Teachers Association Keynote Speaker, 2005 • Setting the Art Scene on Fire, Vancouver Lifestyles, 2005 • Trajan Gallery, Artistic Serendipity, Carmel Magazine, Holiday Issue, 2004
• Ross Penhall’s Landscape Paintings are All About Mood, Monterey County Herald, July 10, 2003 •West Vancouver Visual Arts Education Award Fundraisers, 2002 • Be There Now, Coast Weekly, Monterey County, May Issue, 2002 • Lower Lonsdale Attracts New Gallery, North Shore News, Vancouver, November 2, 2001 • University of Western Ontario IVEY Business Quarterly, Spring Cover, 1998 • Great Works: An Overview of Contemporary BC Artists, Art Advisory Ltd., 1996 • CBC Broadcast I, November 1996 • BCTV News Hour, November 1996

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Selected Artworks

Born
1959 West Vancouver, BC.

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions
2018 Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC.
Art Market, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, SF, CA.
Art Fair, Seattle, WA.
A Generous Spirit, Group Show, West Vancouver Art Museum, BC.
2017 Quietly Unsettled, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, SF, CA.
Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
2016 Small Break Throughs, Caldwell Snyder Gallery,
St. Helena, CA.
Context Miami, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Miami, FL.
Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
2015 From the Corner of My Eye, Caldwell Snyder Gallery,
San Francisco, CA.
Accidentally On Purpose. Gordon and Marion Smith Gallery
North Vancouver, BC
2014 Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC.
West Vancouver Museum, West Vancouver, BC.
2013 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2012 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC.
2011 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Alpha Omega Winery, Rutherford, CA.
West Vancouver Museum & Archives, West Vancouver, BC.
2010 Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2008 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario.
2007 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
2006 Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
Trajan Gallery, Carmel, CA.
2005 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
SF International Art Exposition, Caldwell Snyder Gallery,
San Francisco, CA.
2004 Orcas in the City Fundraiser, Vancouver, BC.
Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
2003 Art Chicago, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Chicago, IL.
20th Gallery Anniversary, Caldwell Snyder Gallery,
San Francisco,CA.
Trajan Gallery, Carmel, CA.
2002 Trajan Gallery, Carmel, CA.
2001 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2000 2 X 2, Buschlen Mowatt Annex, Vancouver, BC.
Graduated Perspectives, Capilano College, Vancouver, BC.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada.
Visions of the North Shore Print Show, West Vancouver, BC.
Art London, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, London, Engalnd.
Etchings produced collaboratively with New Leaf Editions, Vancouver, BC.
1999 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
1998 Etchings produced collaboratively with New Leaf Editions, Vancouver, BC.
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
NY Art Fair, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, New York, NY.
1997 Heartfelt: Images Concerning Love, Vancouver, BC.
1996 Stone lithographs produced collaboratively with Prior Editions Ltd., Vancouver, BC.
1995 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

Selected Private and Corporate Collections
Canaccord Capital Corporation • Connor Clark & Co. Ltd • Central One Credit Union • Deans Knight Capital Management • Diana Krall & Elvis Costello • Goepel Shields & Partners • Grouse Mountain Resort • Harper Grey Eason LLP • Highland Capital • Intrawest Corporation: Whistler & Florida • Lions Gate Hospital • Malcolm Hasman • Motion Industries (Canada) Inc. • Pacific Arbour Group • Prospero International Realty Inc. • QLT Inc. • Quorum Business Lawyers • Quorum Funding Corporation • RBC Dominion Securities • RJA Medicenters • Scotia McLeod • St. Paul’s Hospital • Saturna Island Vineyards • Schemiak Art Gallery, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan • Stikeman Elliot • University of British Columbia • Vicki Gabereau • Vancity Credit Union • Vancouver Burn Fund Centre • Vancouver General Hospital • Vancoucer Hospice Society • West Vancouver Museum & Archives

Selected Publications and Media
The Standard, Discovery Channel, 2006 • FANS Award, North Vancouver, 2005 • BC Art Teachers Association Keynote Speaker, 2005 • Setting the Art Scene on Fire, Vancouver Lifestyles, 2005 • Trajan Gallery, Artistic Serendipity, Carmel Magazine, Holiday Issue, 2004
• Ross Penhall’s Landscape Paintings are All About Mood, Monterey County Herald, July 10, 2003 •West Vancouver Visual Arts Education Award Fundraisers, 2002 • Be There Now, Coast Weekly, Monterey County, May Issue, 2002 • Lower Lonsdale Attracts New Gallery, North Shore News, Vancouver, November 2, 2001 • University of Western Ontario IVEY Business Quarterly, Spring Cover, 1998 • Great Works: An Overview of Contemporary BC Artists, Art Advisory Ltd., 1996 • CBC Broadcast I, November 1996 • BCTV News Hour, November 1996

Biography

Ross was born on June 16, 1959 in West Vancouver, British Columbia. His parents provided incredible support to their budding young artist who displayed an early affinity for drawing and designing. Ross attended West Bay elementary school and graduated from Hillside secondary school in 1978. He credits art teachers, Fred Duel and Dorte' Froslev for providing a solid art foundation and for guiding his skills for what would become a viable career path.

Following graduation, Ross attended the studio art program at Capilano College and studied print making with internationally renowned print maker Wayne Eastcott. Ross continued his education in extra-sessional studies at the Emily Carr College of Art, and when not at the firehall, by tirelessly reading and working in his studio.

Ross Penhall credits the work of artists A. J. Casson and the Group of Seven, Edward Hopper, Grant Wood and Wayne Thiebaud for inspiring his quest to explore the architectural space and light of the landscape. Additionally, the rhythmic shapes and colours in the work of Georgia O’Keefe have also been a strong influence. Nevertheless, the greatest influence on Ross’s life and art has been living in the high-contrast hillsides of Vancouver’s North Shore.

Ross is a disciplined and prolific artist who has exhibited annually since 1995. His work can be found in numerous private, corporate and public collections in the United States and in Canada. Ross is the father of two adult children, Sam and Sophie, who have been a source of support and inspiration to his art career. Ross currently paints from his studio in Vancouver and lives with his wife, Caron, and his dog, Howie, in Horseshoe Bay, BC.