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Photo by Electa Porado

Hilary Porado is a painter and author.  She holds a BA in Studio Art from Wellesley College.  She worked for eight years in news graphics moving up from weather maps before dawn on Saturdays to spotter maps to illustrated charts like the one at the bottom of the page.  Her graphics appeared regularly in such papers as the Staten Island Advance, the Portland Oregonian and the Bay City Times.  She took off a number of years to raise two daughters and returned to painting from life in Canada in 2007.  Around that time, she began writing memoirs, poetry and children's non-fiction which was published in Our Canada magazine.  Ms. Porado paints outdoors in all the seasons.  When a painting fell into the marsh last summer, she branched out into fiction writing and one story led to another. In fact, she is wondering what Rocket muskrat is doing at this very moment. She keeps writing and painting now in 2022 and baking rhubarb crumble when the opportunity arises.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021August Swansea movie at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDuhHw2vXcMgRT_Wd_k8KoQ  shows 2021 work on the Swansea theme

2021 July Children's Movie How to Paint a Goose is an educational film to be shown in schools

2020 August, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDuhHw2vXcMgRT_Wd_k8KoQ

         Catalogue of Hilary Porado Works on Paper and Canvas, recent work

          The Majesty of Swansea is a painting Retrospective with music by Ginger Grey

           Hilary Porado Pastels is a pastel Retrospective with music by Ginger Grey

2019, Sept-October, Joie de Vivre at Swansea Town Hall

2019, January, Ponds and Rivers along the QEW, Woodside Square Library

2018, Sept-October, Sightseeing with Hilary Porado at Swansea Town Hall

2018, January, Naturally Beautiful Toronto, Albion Library

2017, Sept-October, The Majesty of Swansea, Swansea Town Hall

2016, Sept-October, Impressions of Swansea, Swansea Town Hall

2016, February,  Motion in Landscape at Runnymede Library 

2015, December, Motion in Landscape at Richview Library

2015, September,  Second Swansea at Swansea Town Hall

2014, September, Swansea at Swansea Town Hall

2013, January, Windows on the Park at Richview Library

2012, March, April, Impressions of High Park and Sunnyside Beach, Runnymede Library, 

2011, October, Paintings, Pastels and Etching at Espresso Mi Vida restaurant

2011, January, Hilary Porado, at Runnymede Library

2010, October, Hilary Porado at Runnymede Library

 

Selected Group Sales or Expos

2018, September, Locomotion at Art Square Gallery

2017, December, Art for Cancer Foundation at Art Square Gallery

2017, October, 30@3030, Dundas St., West

2017, September, Art Day at Rouge National Urban Park, paid honorarium

2017,  June, Art Tour, Bloor West, Swansea, High Park, Junction

2016, Art for Cancer Foundation at their Workshop

2016, November, Mistletoe Magic, John B. Aird Gallery

2016, November, Ontario Plein Air Society Annual Show at Riverdale Gallery 

2016, October, 30@3030 Dundas St., West.

2016,  June, Art Tour, Bloor West, Swansea, High Park, Junction

2016,  February, Toronto West Art Collective at Todmorden Mills Gallery

2015,  Art for Cancer Foundation at their Workshop

2015,  October, 30@3030 Dundas St., West.

2015,  June, Art Tour, Bloor West, Swansea, High Park, Junction

2014,  June, Art Tour, Bloor West, Swansea, High Park, Junction

2013,  June, Art Tour, Bloor West, Swansea, High Park, Junction

Selected Press

Canadian Paintings@Canada Paintings, Jan. 27, 2022

Toronto.com, Sept. 2019

Our Canada, June/July 2019

Inside Halton.com, Jan.2019

Toronto.com, Dec.2018

Bloor West-Parkdale Neighborhood Voice, front page, Dec. 2018

torontostoreys.com Oct. 2018

My Kawartha.com Oct. 2018

Waterloo Chronicle.ca Oct. 2018

Niagara Falls.ca Oct.2018

Simcoe.com Sept.2018

Cambridge Times.ca, Sept.2018

snapdetobicoke paper and website Feb. 2018

Bloor West Villager, Oct. 2017

snapdetobicoke newspaper and website, Feb. 2016

Hamilton News.com, Sept.2015

Toronto.com, Sept.2015

snapdbloorwestvillage, Oct. 2014

snapbloorwest newspaper and website,  June 3013

snapetobicoke, February 2013

snapbloorwest newspaper, April 2012

snapbloorwest newspaper, Nov. 2011

snapbloorwest newspaper, Feb. 2011

Globe and Mail, November, 2009  

Selected News Graphic

For eight years, Mrs. Porado worked as a news artist.

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Education: Hilary Porado holds a BA in Studio Art from Wellesley College.  Since then, she has studied the painting methods of Claude Monet independently.