Dianne E. Shelton - Toronto Fine Artist
Beach Toronto Fine Artist - exploring the vibrancy of colour in abstracted figurative and landscape works

Dianne Shelton - Beach Toronto Artist - Figurative and landscape Abstracts with vibrant colourThe need to paint is compelling in my life.

I prefer to work on large canvases and love to explore the vibrancy of colour, mainly in oil, acrylics or encaustic. I like to work both figuratively and abstractly as well as exploring form and colour in landscape to satisfy my creative process. My new figurative work vibrates in  colour and is ethereal in essence.

I am a practicing artist in the Beach and for 45 years have exhibited my work in many galleries and other public venues in Toronto.  I belong to the Beach Studio Tour and have opened my doors twice a year in its 26 year history. I belong to the Riverdale Artists Network as well.

I have painted many fine art commissions both on canvas as well as interior wall murals. While some of my paintings reside in corporate offices, others have been taken “home” to South Africa, England, USA and Switzerland. 

I paint commissions and my paintings are also rented by the Television industry.


Solo Exhibitions

1995 - 2021  Beach Studio Tour, Toronto, ON

2006 – 2011 annually Red Eye Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto, Ont.

2004 Art2 Designs, Toronto, ON

2002 HGTV –Style and Home, Toronto, ON

2000 “Momentary Glimpses” Here and Now Gallery, Toronto, ON

1999 Here and Now Gallery, Toronto, ON           


Group Exhibitions:

2018 - July 25 - Aug5 - Essentia Gallery- Group exhibition

2017 - July 20 - Aug 12 - Essentia Gallery - Group Exhibition

2015- July 27-Aug. 9th. RedEye Gallery Artists at Art Square, "Random Thoughts" 

2015 July 20-27 Art Square, Riverdale Artists Network

2013-  Masterpiece Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012- 2006 RedEye Studio Gallery, The Distillery District, Toronto, ON

2012-  April- Essentia Gallery,Toronto ON

2012 - July- Sept.  LucSculpture Gallery- Toronto, ON

2012-  July -Sept.  Masterpiece Gallery Toronto, ON

2012-  July  Great Hall, Haliburton, ON

2011- Apr-Sept  Frame of Mind Gallery ,Toronto, ON

2009 "Spring Forth" RedEye Gallery- the Distillery, Toronto, ON

2009- " Wide Open Spaces" RedEye Gallery- the Distillery, Toronto, ON

2008-  Momo Gallery, Toronto, ON

2006 - 2008 Red Eye Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto, ON

1999 - 2006 Masterpiece Gallery, Toronto, ON

2006- RedEye Gallery- the Distillery, Toronto, ON

2004- Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, ON

2003- Distillery  Exhibition, Toronto, ON          

2002- Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto, ON   

2001- Kool Art Stuff Gallery, Toronto, ON  

1996 - 2000
Beach Guild of Fine Arts –  Toronto, ON
Japanese Cultural Centre
Royal Bank of Canada
Beacher Café
Ashbridges Bay Lions Club   

2000 Air Canada Centre , Toronto, ON   

1998 Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, ON

1998 Spiaggia Art Gallery, Toronto, ON 


Juried Exhibitions       

1996 Air Canada Annual Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON


Toronto Indoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

Sandy Brand Art Gallery, Toronto, ON 

Air Canada Annual Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

Selected Collections

Royal Bank of Canada, New York, NY

Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, ON

Ms. Trish Cummings, South Africa

Mr. & Mrs. Leo McArthur, King City, ON

Robert & Wendy Sirkin, Connecticut, USA

Mr. Arthur Delfen, Toronto, ON

Mr. Steve Dalgas & Mrs. Michelle Buch, Toronto, ON

Mrs. Irene Stone, River John, NS

Mr. Kip Swan & D. White, Utah, USA

Mary Lou Leighton, Richmond Hill, ON

Connie Palumbo, Weston, ON

Mr. Joseph Maroon and Craig Knowles, Toronto, ON


 2012-to present,  Riverdale Artists Network

Ontario Art Therapy Association Board of Directors

1982 - 1985 Conference Chairperson  

Adamson Foundations for  Creative Therapy , London, England

1980 - 1986 Trustee

Adamson Collection: Consisted of 107 pieces of psychiatric art; organized exhibitions at AGO, The Albright Knox, NY, Mental Health and Technology Conference, U.B.C. and Nova Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Toronto Art Therapy Association member

Studies in Jungian Psychology member

Visual Arts Ontario member

Scarborough Arts Council member


2014, Haliburton School of Fine Arts


2013- 2014 Clay Sculpture, LucSculpture School, Toronto, ON


2013 Ongoing studies with John Leonard - Neilson Park Creative Center, Toronto, ON

2012 Ongoing Studies with John Leonard, Steve Rose, Toronto and Haliburton, ON

Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, ON

Haliburton School of Fine Arts, Haliburton, ON

Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON

Sheridan College, Oakville, ON

Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON

York University, Toronto, ON

Commissions- Ongoing for the past 25 years


2010 and 2011 Drs. Nicole and Kyle Wanzel

2004 Drs. Nicole & Kyle Wanzel

2003 Mr. Steve Dalgas 

2003 Mrs. M. Buch

2002 Mr. Doug Atkinson

1998 Ebony Coach Gift Shop

1998 Mr. & Mrs. R. Ashleigh