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Garth Gillespie



Garth lived most of his life in the Parkland region of Saskatchewan. The main areas being just north of Regina in a farming community, the Qu’Appelle Valley near the chain of Qu’Appelle lakes and on the edge of the Duck Mountains.

These areas of the province have resulted in Garth having an interest in painting landscapes, wildlife and agriculture. While growing up he was a friend with renowned artist Joseph Cross and later in life he worked with, and was a good friend

of Eltje Degenhart, another prominent Saskatchewan artist.  Also, these areas have Indigenous populations with whom he has associated with for many years and who have influenced his art.


Garth has done some raku pottery, taking lessons on the wheel from John Flock but more recently has started working in acrylics and now in oils and transparent water colours. Drawing and painting classes have been taken through the Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Forum in Winnipeg, the Shemer Art Centre in Phoenix with John Erwin and workshops from Brittney Tough of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.

He has also welcomed the tutelage from the excellent local Gimli and area artists. Garth has become an associate member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.

Garth’s work has shown an evolution from a classical style into a looser style especially in his

watercolours. His work, if not hanging in his home or private collections across the prairies can

been seen in the Gimli Art Gallery.

Phone: (204) 642-5584

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