Painter and Printmaker

Bowmanville, Ontario

Announcement    Building hardwood picture frames in the workshop these days for Etsy.
Completing painting commissions and finishing several small landscape oil paintings started this summer.
I post new paintings to Etsy at least once a week.
Thanks for visiting my Etsy gallery.


Last updated on 06 Oct, 2021

Building hardwood picture frames in the workshop these days for Etsy.
Completing painting commissions and finishing several small landscape oil paintings started this summer.
I post new paintings to Etsy at least once a week.
Thanks for visiting my Etsy gallery.



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About TremeerArt

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On Etsy since 2019

Oscillations between History, Landscape and the Spaces In-between

TODD TREMEER is a Canadian artist living in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Oil painting and watercolor painting are his favorite mediums for plein air landscape painting outdoors. As a printmaker, drypoint etching and other intaglio printmaking processes occupy much of his time.
Todd Tremeer exhibits major artworks nationally and internationally. His several major grants and painting prizes include: Canada Council for the Arts & Ontario Arts Council grants; the 'Joseph Plaskett' Prize for Canadian Painting in 2007. Also, three time winner: 'Best Watercolorist' Toronto Outdoor Art Festival 2009, 2010, 2011.

'My art oscillates between history and landscape themes. Close observation of my subject--be it plein air painting outdoors or painting from miniature models -- close observation is an important element in my work.'

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    Painter and printmaker. Masters Fine Arts Degree. Tremeer has exhibited across Canada, in the United States, Italy, France and China. His paintings and prints are in various public and private collections.

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Last updated on 06 Oct, 2021
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Shipping Insurance / Shipping Protection

As the vendor/artist I pay your shipping costs and buy insurance for lost packages in the mail. Artwork is shipped in non-bendable waterproof packaging. Art is shipped using Canada Post. Large paintings or artworks valued above $1000 are likely to be shipped using Purolator or UPS.

Picture Framing

I build most of my own picture frames. I use quality hardwoods and acid free matboard and mounting tape. If purchasing one of my unframed artworks and want it framed -- please message me. Custom building frames may delay shipping by 7-10 days. I can often unframe an artwork and sell it at a slight discount. Etching and linocut prints are usually available in my art studio for sale both framed and unframed. Message me for details.

Do you teach art classes?

Yes. I teach adult drawing, painting and printmaking classes at two different public galleries. If you live in the Durham Region/Clarington area contact me for more details.
--Currently I teach in Newcastle: 'Gift of Art' and 'Visual Arts Centre in Bowmanville.

Paintings of Italy, France and England?

I studied painting for a year in Florence Italy and for several years traveled regularly to Sicily where I painted many small watercolors and oil paintings.

The Joseph Plaskett prize for Canadian painting (2007) funded two extended painting trips to England and France. There I painted many landscapes, historical and military museum themed artworks.

I have family living in France and have the opportunity to visit and make paintings in France every summer.
See my European views and some museum paintings on my Etsy gallery. Visit my website to see most of my military history paintings.

Where can we see your artworks in person?

'State of the Art Gallery' and 'Art Interiors' are two Toronto galleries selling my artworks. They have many artworks similar to those on Etsy plus many larger paintings by me. Drop in and visit these galleries in person or visit them online.

Where do you go to paint landscapes?

I take 2 or 3 painting trips a year spanning several days each. Painting trips take me to Provincial Parks such as Algonquin, Killarney or Bon Echo. I also make a lot of my paintings in cottage country and on crown land in Ontario. Canoe-camping painting trips involve lots of portaging, paddling and hiking. This kind of painting in the forest means painting 'en plein air' on small wood panels.

Closer to home, I make daily paintings in and around my community of Bowmanville.

Are paintings on your website for sale?

Yes most paintings on my website are for sale however some are already sold into private collections. I keep these major paintings on my website so other people can best see what I do. I don't post everything to Etsy. In fact my Etsy gallery and the website generally has different work. If you see something on my website, message me and I can sell it through Etsy.

Why toy soldier, military and dollhouse paintings?

I collect toy soldiers and prefer to draw and paint from direct observation of the subject, thus I paint plein-air and draw still life diorama views using miniature figures and dollhouse miniatures.

At university I studied history and my masters thesis work explored 'military history and the popular imagination.' I was also a soldier in the Canadian army reserves some years ago.

What are you creating in the studio now?

I've just finished designing and building my own custom etching printing press. I look forward to some serious printmaking this spring.

For the past 3-4 years I've been researching and making my own handmade traditional oil paint from pigments and hand-refined linseed oils. These homemade paints are used in many of my toy soldier and dollhouse paintings. Find them described as tempera grassa or egg oil tempera paintings.
Learn about these on website:

Do you sell large paintings and large framed prints on paper?

Yes, I have several large paintings for sale. Preview large oil on canvas paintings on my website, Message me and I'll post the artwork to sell on Etsy.
I often large large framed etchings and color linocuts for sale through my studio. I'm likely to deliver large artworks in person if customers live in Ontario. Please message me for details.