Brash, Roy

Image 5Roy Brash is a Canadian figurative and contemporary acrylic painter. A native of Pembroke, Ontario, he now also resides in Ottawa where he has a studio.


Roy grew up by the Ottawa River. His love of nature had a major impact on his art and his later depictions of animals, landscapes and water scenes. He admires in particular the power and beauty of water.


Roy developed his affinity for art in his early years. In primary school, he won a regional art contest and, since then, his passion for drawing and painting have never left him.


He furthered his artistic interests by studying oils, watercolors and clay sculptures, independently, or with various teachers. His passion for figurative art has led him to further extend his knowledge in this area by taking portrait classes at the well respected Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.


He believes that a painting should tell a story and provide interest to the viewer. Vivid colors and design are important to him and he tries to use them to express mood and motion.


Roy has exhibited at several shows and galleries and won many awards.  His works now hang in private and corporate collections across Quebec and Ontario. Some of his works were selected in 2013 by the Colart Collection, a premiere collector of contemporary Canadian works.

A Memory

16 x 20"







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Man Fishing with Red Ballon

24 x 30"







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2013  Frederic Remington Art Museum, International Juried Art Exhibit, Sept.21/2013- Jan.7/2014, Ogdensburg, New York;


2013  Colart Collection, corporate permanent collection, Montreal, Quebec;


2013  Renfrew Art in the Park, July 13 & 14, 2013, Renfrew, Ontario;


2013  Glebe Art in Our Gardens and Studio Tour, July 6 & 7, 2013, Ottawa, Ontario;


2013 Exhibited at the Nepean Fine Arts League’s Spring Show, April 5-7, 2013 , Ottawa, Ontario;


2013 Held a Solo Show entitled "Portraits " at The Glebe Gallery, Glebe Community Centre, Ottawa, 6 January- 3    February, 2013;


2012 Exhibited at the Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Rental & Sales' Group Show entitled "Winter Delights", 10 Nov 2012- 19Jan, 2013;


2012 Exhibited at the Nepean Fine Arts League's Winter Art Sale, Dec 1 & 2, 2012, Ottawa, Ontario;


2012  Exhibited at the West Carleton Arts Society's "Expression of Art 2012", Fall Art Exhibition & Sale, Oct.6 & 7, 2012, Carp, Ontario;


2012  Exhibited at the Glebe Fine Arts Show, September 22 & 23, 2012, Ottawa;


2012  Exhibited at Ottawa School of Art Off-Site Exhibition Showcase as part of Glebe Fine Arts Group, Sept 18- Nov13, 2012, Ottawa;


2012  Exhibited at the Old Ottawa South Art & Music Festival, Sept.15 & 16, 2012, Windsor Park, Ottawa;


2012  Exhibited with Glebe Fine Arts Group at Irene's Restaurant & Pub, August 30-September 30, 2012, Ottawa;


2012  Exhibited at "Art on the Farm" Show, August 25, 2012, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa;


2012  Selected as an Official Artist for The Canadian Tulip Festival, May 4-21, 2012, Ottawa;


2012  Selected artist, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Rental & Sales, Ottawa, April, 2012- April, 2013;


2011   Exhibited as part of Collectibles Winter Group Exhibit, The Ottawa Art Gallery, 15Nov/11-14Jan/12, Ottawa;


2011   Selected artist for 2011 Figureworks juried art competition, Orange Gallery, Ottawa;


2011   Held a Solo show at Purvis Gallery, Pembroke, Ontario - "A Day on the Farm";


2010   Exhibited at Gallery 101, Ottawa, as part of fundraiser "The Seven Deadly Sins ";


2010   Held Solo show at a Rotary Club Special Event, Petawawa Public Library;


2010   Exhibited array of paintings as part of the Pembroke Promotion “Art Matters !”;


2010   Exhibited paintings of local scenes at the Purvis Gallery, Pembroke, Ontario;


2010   Held Solo show at Festival Hall Gallery, Pembroke, Ontario with Valley Arts Council;


2009   Exhibited at the Spring Art Show, Petawawa Civic Centre (2009).


2013   "Glebe Art in Our Gardens and Studio Tour 2013 ", Glebe Report, Ottawa, August 16, 2013;


2013   "Roy Brash- Portraits:January 6- February 3, 2013", Glebe Report, Ottawa, January, 18, 2013;


2012    Guest Speaker at the River Valley Art Guild, Pembroke, ON, Thursday, August 16, 2012;


2011     "Juried Art Show-VAC Works on Display until June 24", The News, Thursday, June 16, 2011;


2011     "Art Show: Bovine Beauties Place Second", The Daily Observer, Tuesday, July 26, 2011.