Oil on Canvas - "Stoney Lake, Kawarthas" Signed by Canadian Artist Michael J. Bolwell - Canvas Wrapped - Modernist landscape captures the dramatic colours and contours of Central Ontario - 29.75" W x3 4 "H
Michael J. Bolwell
From a very young age I have loved art and model making. Mom was an art historian working at the ROM and Dad liked to paint portraits of singers from the ‘50’s. At the kitchen table I sculpted Plastercine figures and I built, painted and displayed my plastic models. It wasn’t until adulthood and after my music career that I started oil painting while watching Bob Ross on WUTV.
I lived in New York City in the early 1980’s with Cooper Union artist Anthony Feyer and went to many art shows at Now gallery and Leo Castelli gallery; saw the works of now famous painters such as Keith Haring, J.M. Basquiat, Julien Schnabel, Andy Warhol and many others. I was a live model for Marie Pobre and one of her paintings was sold to the Brussels Museum of Fine Art.
In my art I have gone through phases of torn paper collage posters, photography, oil stick movie posters, watercolour and acrylic paintings but I have always come back to oil painting as my main medium. For the past 15 years I have lived in the Artists Co-Op LVAC raising my family and I like to join group shows when asked, mostly sell my art online and spend my days reading, song writing, cooking and working with various Etobicoke art groups such as Lake Shore Arts and LVAC at Gallery 115. I curate shows with my wife, fellow artist Susan Ellis and I represent the artist Blair Richard Martin and together we have placed over 80 of his oil paintings in the 4 ODSP offices around the GTA.
1976/77 Theatre Arts and Art history, Jarvis Collegiate Institute
1984/85 Live model for Anthony Feyer and Marie Pobre, NYC
1999 Oil Painting, Continuing Adult Education
2017 Live Drawing, Central Tech
Art Group Exhibitions:
2017 Canadian Landscapes Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto
2016 Mick and Blair Rocket Fuel Cafe
2016 Art Group Show Gallery 115, Toronto
2016 Not An Everyday Occurrence Gallery 115, Toronto
2015 Group Show Rocket Fuel Gallery
2015 I-Art Group Show Gallery 115, Toronto
2014 I-Art Group Show Gallery 115, Toronto
2011 Group Show Assembly Hall Gallery
2005/10 Xhibiteh Group Show Gallery 115, Toronto
2007/10 Octopus Project 1-3 55 Mill St. Gallery
2001/2019 Founding member of Boss Hominid, an internet musical group.
2009 Composer for Frolics.ca, a black light theatre company, Toronto.
1978/2019 Composer of over 500 songs and 10 music CD’s.
1978/1995 Performed live music in various bands in Toronto and NYC.
Film & Television:
2004/2005: Cinderella Man, Man of the Year, Dawn of the Dead, The Sentinel, Fever Pitch, Dead Silence, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Where the Truth Lies, Queer as Folk, Herbalife Commercial SOC
1978/2016 SOCAN Performing Rights Society
2016/19 SAC Songwriters Association of Canada
2019 Vendor Soundbetter.com
2019 CBC music.cbc.ca/artists/Mick Bolwell
2008/2019 Ranzero Soundcloud.com
2003/2019 Sony Music ACIDplanet.com
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