John Clark Sims

Artist's Biography

John Clark Sims was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Boston Museum School of Fine Arts.
After moving to Canada in 1973, John worked for many years as a technical illustrator and graphic artist in Montreal. John’s output in the 1970s and 80s, paintings of Quebec scenery and historic houses, were widely exhibited in Montreal through various galleries and many are in private collections. He was the graphic arts coordinator at Marconi Canada throughout the 80s and worked as a technical illustrator at Pratt & Whitney Canada before moving to Glengarry in 1999.
Since 2005, John has shown at many venues in Eastern Ontario including The Abby for the Arts, the Arbor Gallery and the Glengarry Pioneer Museum. He has also done a number of paintings on a commission basis. John and his work were featured in an 2010 article by Tom Van Deusen in the Ottawa Sun and photos of his paintings have appeared in the local newspapers.
A recent work, Kirkhill, Glengarry County, was recently purchased and donated to St. Columba Church, one of the two churches depicted in the painting.
John has now turned his eye to the landscapes, people and horses of Glengarry for inspiration.
“For me, painting is a way to really see world around me, feel its moods and appreciate its mystery.”

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