David Goatley  »  Shawnigan Lake, BC
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Murray Farmer, Chancellor
University of Victoria


David Goatley
Shawnigan Lake, BC

david@davidgoatley.com
250-743-2461
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About the Artist

David Goatley, SFCA is widely recognized as one of North America’s leading portrait painters. Originally trained in London, England, where he was born, David has completed over 350 portrait commissions all across the continent since arriving here with his family in 1992.

His subjects have included official portraits of HRH The Duke of York KG (Prince Andrew), Prime Minister, The Right Hon. Kim Campbell and Speaker, The Hon. Gilbert Parent for Canada’s House of Commons; The Honourable Steven L. Point, Iona Campagnolo, and James Dunsmuir, Lt. Governors of BC; Premier Gordon Campbell; the Presidents of the Universities of Alberta and Trent, and the Chancellors of Simon Frazer University and the Universities of Victoria and Saskatchewan; philanthropists Michael Degroote, Eric Charman and Jeneece Edroff; business leaders such as Peter DeVaux, former Chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and others making a difference in the fields of commerce and education.

Other sitters have included leading figures in the arts - the painters Robert Bateman and Ted Harrison, internationally acclaimed Tenor Richard Margison, Soprano Valerie Gonzalez, the actor Colin Skinner, dance impresario Constance Darling, Opera Maestro Timothy Vernon, composer Paul Cantelon and the British writer Hanif Kureishi.

Bateman described him as “A truly fine painter in the Sargent style who works with confidence and grace and a true respect for the quality of the paint”

On painting, David says:

When I think about what I do, every portrait seems like a fresh journey, a voyage of discovery, as I am privileged to explore the uniqueness of others. Portraits have absolutely nothing to do with vanity and everything to do with the value of each and every one of us. Dr. Johnson said: ‘ portrait painting is a reasonable and natural consequence of affection’ 

I can only agree - and who is not worthy of being recorded in that spirit? "

Goatley has also painted several large scale works for churches, private homes and public spaces, including the mural 'Letters from the Front' on the Post Office in Chemainus, Canada's world-famous mural town.

Although a busy portrait schedule has limited his time for a gallery career, David has been fortunate to be able to travel fairly widely. He finds the architecture and scenery of different countries is always stimulating but its the people and how they live he is drawn to paint; these pictures make up most of his subjects for galleries.

David’s Solo exhibitions have included ‘Stagestruck’ a series about the backstage world of theatre music and dance, ‘Into the light’ an exploration of contemporary Christian themes, Oil and Water’ an exhibition of portraits and other works, ‘A journey to India’ his response to travels there and ‘My London’ a celebration of his original home. He has been a prize winning participant in many group shows and events.

David was a founding member of the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists and was elected a senior signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists in 2002.,and awarded their prestigious Early Achievement Award for gaining international recognition in a relatively short time. He is proud to be a ‘Painter at Painters’ and a member of Oil Painters of America.

David teaches many classes and workshops throughout the year, in BC, and for Summer Schools and Art Societies across the country and in the US.




Portrait Fees

Please contact the artist at david@davidgoatley.com for pricing.



Additional portraits

Murray Farmer, Chancellor
University of Victoria
Dr. Susan Groesbeck, Principal
Havergal College
Dr. David Turpin, CM, FRSC
6th President & Vice-Chancellor
University of Victoria
Dr. Rod Fraser, President
University of Alberta
Dave Bustos
Chair of the Board of a Private School
Bob Snowden, Headmaster
St. Michaels University School
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Richard Margison, TenorAs Ramades in Aida, San Francisco
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Lawrence P. Goldman
Founding President & CEO NJPAC
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Duncan Peter Regehr
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Mike Howlett, Coxswain  HMCS Algonquin
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Eric Charman, Philanthropist
CEO Charman Realty
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
 
Peter Devaux, Chairman
Woodrow Wilson Memorial Library
West Virginia
Russ Allison, President
Canadian Pacific Railway
Dan Pellegrom, CEO at Fenway Park
Pathfinder International
Boston, Massachusetts
Ian Bruce Lang, Baron Lang of Monkton PC
Retiring as Chairman, Marsh & McLennan
Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
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The Honorable. Judge Douglas P. Woodlock
John Joseph Moakley Courthouse
Boston, Massachusetts
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Dr. P. Saanich Hospital
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The Honorable Col. Donald Ethell
17th Lt. Governor of Alberta, Canada
 
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His Royal Highness Prince Andrew
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His Highness the Maharaja of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Her Excellency Iona Campagnolo
Lt. Govenor of British Columbia
The Honourable James Dunsmuir
Lt. Governor of BC 2001-2007
 
The Honourable Steven L. Point
28th Lt. Governor of BC
Government House, Victoria, Canada
The Hon. Gilbert Parent
Speaker, The House of Commons
Parliament, Ottawa, Canada
Gordon Campbell,
34th Premier of British Columbia, Canada
The Right Reverend Dr. Logan McMenamie
13th Bishop of the Diocese of British Columbia
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