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.
Maurice Snelgrove CSPWC
Painting by Maurice SnelgroveArtist's statement

We were told that the ice left Resolute two week's early this year. Some scientists claim that if the current warming trend continues, it will be irreversible by the years 2015-2020! I am happy but also discouraged to have had a last glimpse of the Arctic as we know it.

The Des Groseillier in Parry Channel at Resolute
16" x 24"


Maurice SnelgroveBefore starting to teach in 1970, Maurice worked for 15 years as an Artist/Director/Art Director. He has now retired after teaching art for 30 years; 20 years as Head, Visual Arts at Lester B. Pearson in Scarborough. In 2001 he was elected to the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) and is a member of Arctic Quest.

Maurice's love of the outdoors and his concern for the environment are manifested in his watercolour landscapes. He has traveled extensively and painted coast to coast across Canada, including the Yukon, and the Nunavut Arctic and Greenland, the Northwest Territories, Newfoundland, Alaska, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Italy, Belgium, France, Greece, Scotland, Mexico, New England and New Mexico in the USA.

He has juried as well as demonstrated for many groups such as the Scarborough Art Guild, the Toronto Watercolour Society, the Don Valley Art Club, the Markham Group of Artists and the Willowdale Group of Artists. For the past eight years, Maurice has designed the sets for the North Toronto Players' productions of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas at Leah Posluns Theatre, Toronto.

Solo Exhibitions include
• The Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, Toronto
• Glendon College, Toronto
• Victoria University at the University of Toronto
• Scarborough Civic Centre
• The Gallery Wall, Scarborough

Numerous Group Shows include
• The Aird Gallery, Toronto
• Cedar Ridge Gallery, Toronto
• The Joseph O. Carrier Gallery, Toronto
• Fisher's Loft Gallery, Newfoundland
• RAW (Riverdale Art Walk), Toronto
• Win Henstock Gallery, Oakville
• The Linkway Gallery in the TD Centre, Toronto
• Gallery on the Grand, Kitchener/Waterloo
• Georgina Art Centre
• Vancouver Maritime Museum

Maurice's commissioned portraits and watercolours hang in public and private collections in Canada, France, Scotland, Mexico, Italy, Australia and the United States.

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