Photorealistic Watercolour Paintings featured at Artfest Toronto!

Brent McGillivray and Maureen Bennett combine their unique styles to form the Times Gone By Studio. They offer beautiful, original art works, and high quality prints as well as fused/slumped glass.

Brent McGillivray was born in 1954 in Wakefield, Quebec. A graduate of Architectural Technology at Algonquin College in Ottawa; Fine Arts at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto; and printmaking at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary.

As a member of the Directors Guild of Canada, Brent has worked as a set designer and art director in the film industry in Toronto since 1993. He is fascinated by many vanishing historic sites and graphics, which have inspired him to create paintings and prints of disappearing urban and rural artifacts. By using a photo-realistic style with water colours, gouache and acrylics, the viewer is intrigued and drawn to the image for a closer study.

Maureen Bennett believes that it’s all about being unafraid of colour. She is fascinated by how the "bold lines" of different colours create depth and vibrancy. Maureen loves the simplicity of expressing in colour what cannot be spoken with words. Her expertise and love for painting continues to grow on a daily basis as she creates, designs and experiments with acrylic.