David Rheaume Featured Artist

Dave Rheaume is an award-winning Toronto-based artist who specializes in archival winter and vintage urban scenes.

Dave is a self-taught artist of Metis heritage. For thirty years he worked as a Television Director and Editor, but from an early age he had a passion for art. His film-making background shows through in his paintings, with their sense of story, composition and lighting.

In addition to being an artist, Dave is also a curator of shows, a lecturer, and a book illustrator. He writes a regular blog called An Artist Muses: A blog about Artist Dave Rheaume and his creative process.

Several of his paintings have sold to private collectors in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. In addition to many group and private shows, he has exhibited at the McMichael Autumn Art Show, the Buckhorn Fine Art Show, and the Ottawa Art Expo. He is featured as an “Artist to Collect” in the winter 2014 issue of Arabella Magazine.

The Meeting - Dave Rheaume

Dave Rheaume’s artwork is very popular. We have several of his original artwork available for purchase at The Gallery Upstairs in Milton, Ontario.

If you’re looking for a particular piece for your collection, we can help curate that for you. Please contact Hedi to discuss.


2014 Arabella Award
2012 Emily Carr Legacy Award
Honourable Mention Toronto Star Hockey Painting Competition
Honourable Mention Ottawa Art Expo Humane Society Contest
People’s Choice Second Place Award Aurora Art Show (2 years in a row)
First Place Trillium Gallery Fine Art America Award


Ottawa Art Expo
McMichael Autumn Art Show
Ottawa New Art Festival
Riverdale Art Walk
Art Walk North
“A Christmas Carol” Solo Exhibition Montgomery’s Inn, Aurora Cultural Centre, and Toronto Public Library

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