Arctic Quest
In 2006, twenty-five artists marked the 100th anniversary of Amundsen’s 1906 navigation through the Northwest passage with a journey of their own.
Painting shown is part of the Vancouver Maritime Museum's permanent collection.
John Stuart Pryce

Painting by John Stuart PryceArtist's statement

My initial impression both on the land and sea was of the pristine vastness of it all. This impression was soon replaced by the subtle beauty as we were able to look closer. The painting that I have chosen for your exhibit "Arctic Beacon" shows the interaction between the Sun's rays and the Iceberg. The beautiful colours that appear as a prism around the iceberg could also be viewed as a lighthouse beacon warning us of danger ahead if we do not change course.

Arctic Beacon
24" x 36"
Acrylic on Panel


John Stuart Pryce• Art major at Beal Tech in London Ontario and studied at Ontario College of Art in Toronto.
• Worked as graphic designer and illustrator in Toronto, Montreal and Chicago.
• 35 years as free-lance architectural illustrator working with some of the world’s leading architectural firms on projects in Canada, United States, Germany, China, Thailand, Ukraine and the Middle East.

• First Grand International Award for NESA Chicago, Illinois 1961
• The "Best of the 80’s” Award for artwork done on the World Financial Center, New York, N.Y.
• Numerous corporate commissions including “The Orient Express” Zurich, Switzerland.
• Osgoode Hall for Weir and Foulds solicitors, Toronto.
• Exhibited artwork in the “Art of Architecture” show at the Arts and Letters Club, Toronto 1992
• Artwork published in “The Art of Architectural Illustration” 1994
• Artwork published in “Architecture in Pen and Ink” 1995
• Artwork exhibited at the London Regional Art and Historic Museum for “Bealart: 80 years of Experiment” March 1998
• Exhibited at TOAS for five years. Niagara on the Lake and California.
• Currently represented by Kingsmount Art Gallery, Toronto. Avens Gallery, Canmore, Alberta.
• Stockton Gallery, Unionville, Ontario.
• Recently returned from High Arctic with Arctic Quest expedition and was participant in group shows at Win Henstock Gallery, Oakville Ontario. The Linkway Gallery, Toronto. Ontario. Gallery on the Grand, Waterloo. Ontario.

• Taught painting and Drawing at Centennial College for GAS program and Architectural Presentation at Warden Woods and Progress Campus, Toronto. 1980 - 1982
• Conducted Watercolour Workshops and Presentation Techniques at McMichael Gallery, Kleinberg, Ontario, for Neonex International.
• Conducted numerous workshops in Watercolour and Oils at Newmarket School of Fine Art as well as Art groups in Guelph, Aurora and Richmond Hill, Ontario.
• Conducted private watercolour and oil painting workshops on the Toronto islands.
• Organized Historic Tour and watercolour workshops at the St. Lawrence Market area, Toronto.
• Organized sketching tour for participants of ASAP (American Society of Architectural Perspectivists) for 1992 convention held in Toronto, 1992
• Conducted slide show and workshop for students and staff at Manatee Community College, Bradenton, Florida. 1994
• Co-produced six watercolor demonstration videos with brother Martin for Rogers Community television station. 1995
• Co-founder of Plein-Air Canada.
• Conducted watercolor workshops at Pryce Studios, at The Historic Distillery District, Toronto.
• Regional editor for “Fine Art Connoisseur” West Palm Beach, Florida.

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