Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection Auction: Part V: Decorative Arts

April 21, 2015

LOT 56
  • JAMES PATERSON (1957 - ) AND DAVID PATERSON  (1961 - )




carved and painted wood
height 17.5" — 44.5 cm.
painted signature and dated 1989 in black

Estimate $500-$700

Realised: $720
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:


“I like to think of what I do as giving expression to mystery.”

- James Paterson -

Artists James Paterson and David Paterson, born in 1957 and 1961 respectively, grew up in the Kensington Market area of Toronto. James received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Waterloo and taught art at the elementary and high school levels for several years before leaving teaching to pursue art full time.

The brothers started creating folk art together, with David doing the carving and James painting them. Their works feature Canadian icons such as stylized Mounties with loons’ heads, and hockey players. James Paterson has recently completed a series of illustrations for the Revised Common Lectionary. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Claridge Collection, Montreal, PQ
Hadrian Manufacturing Inc., Burlington, ON
Ingram Micro Inc., Mississauga, Ontario
Mr. Peter Gzowski, CBC Morningside Host, Toronto, ON
National Public Relations, Toronto, ON
Petro-Canada, Oakville, Ontario 
Preuter Collection: Etobicoke Board of Education, Toronto, ON
Spae-Naur Inc., Kitchener, ON
The Jackman Foundation
The Legacy Collection: Canada International Dragon Boat Festival, Vancouver, BC

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2007 The Eternal Gospel to Proclaim, Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario 
 The Revised Common Lectionary Cycle B , Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2005 Urban Views, Jordan Art Gallery, Jordan, ON
 See Jim…See Jim Paint, Redeemer University College, Ancaster, ON
2004 Prints and Crosses, Tyndale University College and Seminary, Willowdale, ON
2002 Cross Over, The Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, ON
2000 A Dream Like Mine, The Art Ambry, Sarnia, ON
This Much I Know, Cannington House Gallery, Oakville, ON
1999 Hockey All the Time, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto, ON
Light Remains, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto, ON
1998 Sculpture by James & David Paterson, Stambough Gallery, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
1996 The Trojan TV's, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto, ON
1993 A Paterson Sketch Book In the Making, Queen’s Quay Terminal, Toronto, ON
1992 Joyful Works In the Making, Queen’s Quay Terminal, Toronto, ON
1991 The Bronte Boat Show, Bronte, ON
1990 Canada, Eh! , Sarnia Public Library and Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON
1989 Oh Canada, Brock Centre for the Arts; St. Catharines, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON
2014 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, ON (Best of Sculpture)
2013 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, ON (Best of Sculpture - Honorable Mention)
2008 Batteries Not Included – Toys by artists, Burlington Art Centre, AIC Gallery, Burlington, ON 
2007 The Painting Mentor Project, The Burlington Art Centre, AIC Gallery, Burlington, ON 
 White Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville ON
2006 Art Talks! The Institute for Christian Studies, University of Toronto, ON
2005 Exploring the Threshold, Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto, ON
2004 Urban Compositions, AIC Art Gallery, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, ON
2002 Brothers-In-Art, Kennedy Gallery, St. Catharines, ON
2000 XXVII Olympiad, Wagner-Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto, ON
1998 Transformations, and Gallery Gift Shop, Sadie Bronfman Awards, American Craft Museum, New York, NY, USA
Thaw Out ’98, The Wagner-Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto, ON
1995 The Canadian Art of Toy, Art of the Toy Gallery; Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
The Ark that Noah Built, The Biblical Arts Centre; Dallas, Texas, USA
1994 Canadian Decorative and Contemporary Craft Exhibit, Charles Levitan Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1993 Society of Canadian Artists: Open Juried Show, John B. Aired Gallery, Toronto, ON
Odd Truths: A Show of Folk Art, Artspace Gallery, Peterborough, ON
A Treasury of Canadian Craft, The Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
Grand Opening Show, The Loft Gallery, Arts on King, Toronto, ON
 The Taepei International Exhibition of Traditional Arts and Crafts, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, Republic of China
1992 A Treasury of Canadian Craft, The Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC
1991 Sacred Fire, East-West Contemporary Religious Paintings, St. Petersburg, Russia

Selected Private Commissions

2007-8 Robert Kerr (IMAX) Large Kinetic Sculpture
2005-8 Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada. Cycle A and B x2 (162 pieces in total) illustrating the gospel readings of the Revised Common Lectionary.
2000 Ingram Micro Inc., Mississauga, Ontario: Three kinetic sculptures (indoor)
1997 Hadrian Manufacturing Inc., Burlington, Ontario: Three pieces for Boardroom
1995 Spae-Naur Inc. Kitchener,ON; Four Wall Sculptures (indoor).

Selected Public Commissions

1996 Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival; Vancouver, B.C. Two moving sculptural pieces.
1994 MILK International Children's Festival; Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON
1993 Ministry of Community and Social Services, Thistletown Regional Centre,Youth Centre Chapel, Oakville, ON

Selected Links


Purchased directly from the artist