I was Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, where I currently reside and work out of. I am a semi recent graduate of the award-winning Illustration program at Sheridan college and attended Concordia Universities Fine Art program prior to that but only for a brief time. 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 and have an upcoming show in Barcelona, early 2017. I’ve won national art competitions and place highly amongst industry professionals in my field on both a local platform and Canada wide. 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), and the City of Ottawa. I am currently applying for several grants to paint murals abroad so I can bring back a body of work to enhance the local art scene.

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