I was Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, where I currently reside and work out of. I am a graduate of the award-winning Illustration program at Sheridan college. My heart and soul is in my drawings, but I’m compelled by traditional portraiture and large scale painting, where most of my living is made from. My current work explores both sides of my practice, and both are just as labor intensive. I’ve exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions throughout Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Barcelona, and have an upcoming solo exhibition at the Ottawa Art Gallery in April 2019. I’ve won national art competitions and place highly amongst industry professionals in my field on both a local and national level. Some of my most recent and relevant clients include The Canadian Museum of Science & Technology, Beau’s Brewery & Co., BMO/ The Toronto Raptors, House of PainT and OSICO (Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization), the city of Ottawa's Light Right Transit Project and Adidas. I am currently applying for several grants to paint murals abroad and work to gain momentum with aspirations to paint large scale murals. 

 Dominic Laporte Painting at the Ottawa School of Art - Photo credit: Rey Martin

Dominic Laporte Painting at the Ottawa School of Art - Photo credit: Rey Martin