About

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Elaine Rakowski (Goldman) is a Canadian artist who lives in Toronto. While art was always a passion, it was only after a 25 year career in dentistry that Elaine decided to pursue a lifelong desire to develop her talent. She began her early studies with Michael John Angel at MJAS studios in Toronto and subsequently (2011) completed her training at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto under the guidance of Fernando Freitas, Ryan Gauvin and Juan Martinez.

Elaine’s art has been shown in various group exhibitions in Canada and is prominently displayed in private collections. She has received international recognition from the Art Renewal Center (2008/09 and 2009/10) as well as the Artist’s Magazine (2014).

In her portraiture she hopes to capture the subtle expression of each individual and thereby convey her perception of the person’s unique humanity. In landscape painting she strives to convey the sense of awe elicited by nature’s grandeur… and hopefully to elevate the commonplace to the sublime.


Commissions:

Elaine Rakowski is available for portrait commissions and would be happy to consult about the process.

She may be contacted through this website.


Awards/Recognition:

  • Artist’s Magazine 31st Annual Art Competition 2014 – Finalist in the Landscape category (A Walk in the Park)
  • Art Renewal Center 2009/2010 Juried Salon – Finalist (Chocolate Pears and Icewine)
  • Art Renewal Center 2008/2009 Juried Salon – Semi Finalist (Teatime)

Latest News:

  • December 2016 – Academy of Realist Art Annual Christmas Show and Sale (group exhibition)
  • November 2016 – Carrier Gallery (Columbus Centre Toronto)
  • May 2016 – Academy of Realist Art Annual Spring Exhibition and Sale
  • December 2015 – Academy of Realist Art Annual Christmas Show and Sale (group exhibition)
  • August 2015– Buckhorn Fine Art Festival
  • May 2015 – Academy of Realist Art Annual Spring Exhibition and Sale
  • December 2014 – Academy of Realist Art Annual Christmas Show and Sale (group exhibition)
  • May 2014 – Academy of Realist Art 1st Annual Spring Exhibition and Sale
  • May 2014 – Carrier Gallery (Columbus Centre Toronto)
  • April 2014 – Galleria 814 Spring Show 2014
  • April 2014 – New Masters’ exhibit at the Image Foundry Gallery in Toronto

Exhibitions:

  • ARA In House Gallery 2017
  • Academy of Realist Art Annual Christmas Show 2016
  • Carrier Gallery at the Columbus Centre – New Masters Group Exhibition November 2016
  • Academy of Realist Art Spring Show May 2016
  • ARA In House Gallery 2016
  • Academy of Realist Art Christmas Show 2015
  • Buckhorn Fine Art Festival August 2015
  • ARA In House Gallery 2015
  • Academy of Realist Art Spring Show May 2015
  • Carrier Gallery at the Columbus Centre – New Masters Group Exhibition May 2014
  • Galleria 814 Spring Show 2014
  • Image Foundry Gallery April 2014 – New Masters Group Exhibition
  • Academy of Realist Art Spring Show May 2014
  • Academy of Realist Art Annual Christmas Show 2014
  • Academy of Realist Art Annual Christmas Show 2013
  • Hamilton Art Conservatory Exhibition 2011
  • Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition Corse Gallery Jacksonville, Florida 2009
  • Junction Arts Festival Exhibition 2009
  • Junction Arts Festival Exhibition 2008
  • Galleria 814 Grand Opening 2008
  • Junction Arts Festival Exhibition 2007
  • Canadian Opera Company Group Exhibition 2005

Publications:

  • Ontario Dentist October 2012 – Pursuing My Passion: Beauty, Painting and Skill

Juried Memberships:

  • Canadian Portrait Society
  • International Guild of Realism
  • Oil Painters of America
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