About - Bill Saunders Fine Art

Bill Saunders


Born in Montreal, Bill Saunders acquired a love of Quebec scenery at an early age. He started sketching when he was four years old, painting when he was twelve. His passion only grew through his teen years. More than fifty years later, that passion is still there. Bill paints almost every day…pursuing more dramatic skies, the shimmer of sunlight on water, the never ending dance of shadows and sunlight…every painting a new challenge, a learning experience!

Time and again, he has captured the timeless serenity of an aged farmhouse on a lonely country road, a secluded lake amidst rolling hills or a sugar shack hidden in a forest of maples. These are scenes he cherishes and tries to preserve through his paintings. As the world rushes forward, Bill Saunders hopes that these scenes will never disappear. Italy, where his grandfather was born, has recently become a source of inspiration as well as a challenge to capture the old world charm and intricate architectural detail.

Painting with acrylics, he takes a realistic approach to all his paintings and endeavours to include the most important details. Bill’s paintings were first displayed in a Montreal area gallery in 1968. As demand for his works continued to grow, he quit his secure position with BP Canada June 15th, 1977 and has been painting full time since then. His works can be found throughout Canada and the United States.

He lives and works from his studio/home in Oshawa, Ontario with his wife Bonnie and their wonderful dog Hogan (seen in some of his paintings.)

Past Shows

1981  Galerie Richard Riverin – Laval, Quebec

1984  Galerie Centre Laval – Laval, Quebec

1992  Artworld of Sherway Gardens – Toronto, Ontario          

Artworld of Pickering - Ajax, Ontario

1993  White Rock Gallery - White Rock, British Columbia

Koyman Galleries - Ottawa, Ontario

1994  Ken’s Art Centre - Toronto, Ontario

1995  White Rock Gallery - White Rock, British Columbia          

Art de Distinction (with Patricia Bourque) - Kirkland, Quebec

1996  Avenida Gallery - Calgary, Alberta     



1997  Bell’s Framing & Fine Art - Brampton, Ontario    

Barber Gallery - Guelph, Ontario

Magniframe - Toronto, Ontario

1998  Crescent Hill Gallery - Mississauga, Ontario

1999  Koyman Galleries - Ottawa, Ontario

2000  Artworld of Sherway Gardens - Toronto, Ontario

2001  Crescent Hill Gallery - Mississauga, Ontario

2004  Crescent Hill Gallery - Mississauga, Ontario            

Art de Distinction (with Gail Descoeurs) - Kirkland, Quebec

2003 -2015 Annual Group Show with Crescent Hill Gallery - Mississauga, ON

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