David Goatley

David Goatley is widely recognized as one of North America’s leading portrait painters. Born in London, England, he trained at the Camberwell School of Art and began painting full time in 1990, following a successful career in advertising. He came to North America in 1992, settling his family in Victoria, BC, and travelling to fulfill commissions across Canada, the United States, and England—around three hundred in the past twenty years. His portraits have included a prime minister, speaker, and premier; three lieutenant governors; leaders in academia, business, law, medicine, and the arts; as well as many individuals and families.

Exhibitions include the retrospective A Shared Journey: The Portraits of David Goatley at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, as well as solo and group shows that tell visual stories about the people and places visited on his travels both here and in Europe, India, and the Middle East.

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