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Artist CV

MARC TARO HOLMES, bfa, cspwc, sca

phone. 1-(514)-826-4467  |  email: marc.taro@gmail.com  |  instagram: @m.holmes.art

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EDUCATION: 

  • 1996. Alberta College of Art and Design. Bachelor of Fine Arts.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2019. Elected Member. Society of Canadian Artists. (SCA)
  • 2016. Elected Member. Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor. (CSPWC)

AWARDS

  • 2017. Open Water Second Prize. CSPWC. Owen Sound, ON, CA.
  • 2016. Sloan Award Winner. CSPWC. Toronto, ON, CA.

EXHIBITIONS, group

  • 2019. Le Cadeau, Beaux-Arts des Ameriques. Montreal, QC.
  • 2019. Stewart Hall Gallery Art Rental Collection, Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre. Pointe-Claire, QC.
  • 2019. Le canal de Lachine at ses quartiers, Espace culturel du Pavillon l’Entrepot. Montreal, QC.
  • 2019. Open Water 94th Annual Exhibition. CSPWC. Calgary, AB.
  • 2019. 51st International Open Juried Exhibition. SCA. Toronto, ON.
  • 2018. Canada/France Exchange. CSPWC and the Société Française de l’Aquarelle. Halton Hills, ON. Avignon France.
  • 2018. Open Water 93d Annual Exhibition. CSPWC. Etobicoke, ON.
  • 2017. Stewart Hall Gallery Art Rental Collection, Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre. Pointe-Claire, QC.
  • 2017. Montreal Monument. Heritage Montreal, Urban Sketchers Montreal. Montreal, QC.
  • 2017. Water Reflections. CSPWC. Owen Sound, ON.
  • 2016. Open Water 91st Annual Exhibition. CSPWC. Toronto, ON
  • 2016. Stewart Hall Gallery Art Rental Collection, Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre. Pointe-Claire, QC.
  • 2015. Stewart Hall Gallery Art Rental Collection, Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre. Pointe-Claire, QC.
  • 2015. A Sketch in Time. Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall. Pointe-Claire, QC.
  • 2014. Different Treasures. Galerie Farfelu Gallery. Montreal, QC.
  • 2015. Draw me a Mountain. Les Amis de la Montagne. Smith House. Montreal, QC.
  • 2015. The Medea Effect: Rehearsal Sketches. Talisman Theatre Segal Centre. Montreal, QC.
  • 2014. Open Water 88th Annual Exhibition. CSPWC. Toronto, ON.
  • 2013. Innocence Lost: Production Drawings. National Arts Centre. Ottawa, ON.
  • 2013. Innocence Lost: Production Drawings. Centaur Theatre. Montreal, QC.
  • 2012. ABC : MTL A Self-Portrait of Montreal. Canadian Centre for Architecture. Montreal, QC.
  • 2012. Open Water, 86th Annual Exhibition. CSPWC. Toronto, ON.
  • 2012. Salon Masse. Galerie Pangee. Montreal, QC.
  • 2009. Counterpoint: ImageMovers Digital Staff Exhibition. Marin Arts Council. Novato, CA.

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PUBLICATIONS, Books

  • 2019. Holmes, Marc Taro. The Apocalypse Variations: Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days. Amazon Kindle Direct. Print and eBook.
  • 2018. Holmes, Marc Taro. Direct Watercolor. Amazon Kindle Direct. Print and eBook.
  • 2016. Holmes, Marc Taro. Designing Creatures and Characters: How to Build an Artist’s Portfolio for Video Games, Film, Animation and More. North Light Books. Cincinnati. Print and eBook.
  • 2014. Holmes, Marc Taro. The Urban Sketcher: Techniques for Seeing and Drawing on Location. North Light Books. Cincinnati. Print and eBook.

PUBLICATIONS, Articles, Selected

  • Holmes Marc Taro. How to Take an Art Class Online. January 2017. Paint & Draw Magazine. Pp 61-62. Print.
  • Holmes, Marc Taro. A Smart Approach to Urban Sketching. November 2015. Web. <artistsnetwork.com>
  • Holmes, Marc Taro. Tea, Milk and Honey. Watercolor Artist Magazine. June 2015. pp.12-17.Print
  • Holmes, Marc Taro. Shadow Shapes: The Illusion of Depth. The Artist’s Magazine. April 2015. pp.16-20. Print
  • Holmes, Marc Taro. Annual PoeTrait: 2014 Edition. The Artist’s Magazine. Oct 2014. Print
  • Holmes, Marc Taro. Urban Sketchers: Barcelona. Imagine FX. Jan 2014. p.101. Print

PUBLICATIONS, Illustrator, Selected

  • Pointe-à-Callière. First Settlement Montreal. Historical Illustrations. 2017. Print
  • C2 Commerce + Creativity. C2 Montreal Minutes 2016. Reportage Sketches. May 2016. Print
  • Pointe-à-Callière. 2015 Student Activities Catalog. Cover Illustration. 2015. Print
  • Pintal, Jean-Yves. Provencheur Jean. Piedalue Giséle. AIR: Archéologie du Quebec. Les Editions de L’Homme 2015. Science/History Illustration. Print
  • J. Daniel. Keefe, Stephen. My Parents had me Abducted and Sent to a Mormon Treatment Center. Vice.com. Editorial Illustration. Feb 2014. Web
  • Corniou, Marine. Ce ne sont pas des remèdes de grand-mère. Québec Science. November 2014. pp.56-61. Reportage Illustration. Print
  • Ecologie Urbaine. Architectural Previsualizations, 2014. Public Exhibition
  • Gelinas, Ben. Rhodes, Matt. Thornborrow, Nick. The Art of Dragon Age Inquisition. Milwaukee: Dark Horse Books  2014
  • Bleibeg, Larry. 10 Great Places to Draw on Local Inspiration. USA Today. 27 Apr 2012. Travel p.5D. Print
  • Cardinal, François. Quel Avenir Pour Montreal?. LaPress.ca. 30 June 2012. <blogues.lapresse.ca>. Web

WORKSHOPS, Selected

  • 2016. The Artistic Journal: Sketching from Daily Life. Savannah, Georgia
  • 2016. Urban Sketching on Assignment: How to Plan and Execute a Team-Based Sketching Reportage. Urban Sketchers Symposium. Manchester UK
  • 2016. Travel Urban Sketching Galway, Pen & Ink and Watercolor on Location. Galway, Ireland
  • 2016. Travel Sketching Algarve. Algarve, Portugal
  • 2015. Travel Sketching in Mixed Media. Bluprint.com. 130 min. Streaming Video.
  • 2015. Sketching People in Motion Bluprint.com. 130 min. Streaming Video.
  • 2015. Streets Portraits. Urban Sketchers Symposium. Singapore
  • 2015. Urban Sketching in Tuscany. Toscana Americana. Cortona, Italy
  • 2015. Expressive Sketching in Pen and Ink. Virginia Center for Architecture. Richmond, Virginia
  • 2014. Watercolor Sketching. Urban Sketchers Symposium. Paraty, Brazil
  • 2013. Field Sketching. Urban Sketchers Symposium. Barcelona, Spain
  • 2012. Urban Sketchers Watercolor Workshop. Portland, Oregon
  • 2012. Tea, Milk, Honey. Urban Sketchers Symposium. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 2011. Tea, Milk, Honey. Urban Sketchers Symposium. Lisbon, Portugal
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