William Downey

T 902-350-6249


I am a full time artist working primarily in oils, and specializing in landscape, portraiture, and other figurative subjects. I recently completed a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the University of Calgary. Painting is about combining the most meaningful and beautiful aspects of the visual world with our imaginative and spiritual selves. I aspire to integrate these aspects through studio practice, hard work, time, dedication, and love.


 Commissions and Sales:

For information about prices for original works and quotes for portrait, landscape, or other commissions, contact me at : or mail me at P.O. Box 1161 Liverpool NS, B0T1K0

I can also be reached by phone at 902 350 6249




2012 - 2014  - University of Calgary MFA     

1994 - BFA University of Waterloo, Honours




2013 - Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship

2013 - Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate scholarship

2013 - Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship

2005 - Scholarship New York Academy of Art, MFA program 

1997 - City of Kitchener Artist in Residence

1990 - Winner, U of W Fine Arts Entrance Scholarship Contest




2017 - 2018 Amicus Gallery, Chester NS

2007 - 2018 Zwickers Gallery, Halifax NS

2012 - 2014 University of Calgary, AB

2008 - 2010Artpoint (co-operative) Gallery, Calgary AB

2004 - Art Detour, (co-operative) Toronto ON

2002 - Solo exhibition, Kor Gallery (community), Kitchener ON

1999 - Solo exhibition, Button Factory/Waterloo community Art Centre, (community), Waterloo ON

1999 - Group exhibition, Kor Gallery, (community) Kitchener ON

1997 - Artist residency, Reflecting Studio, City Hall Kitchener, ON

1997 - Solo exhibition, Button Factory/Waterloo community Art Centre, (community), ON

1996 - Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

1994 - MFA exhibition, KWAG, Kitchener, ON




City of Kitchener  

St. Joseph's Hospital, London

St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener

Sun Life Financial


Ormston Holdings

Michael Barnstijn & Louise MacCallum

Lawrence Bingeman

Douglas Dubrick

Marsland Centre Inc.

Economical Insurance

John A Pollack

Brenda Hagey

M.R. Good Family

Schneider Foods

Kitchener Waterloo Record

Ken Murray

St. Mary's University College

Kuntz Electroplating

Home Hardware, St. Jacobs

Vectra Canada

Nirmala Srivastava

Allan Markin