About Ron Hayes M.A.

Ron Hayes has been both teaching and creating art over his extensive and diverse career. Exhibiting for over 40 years in Toronto, New York, Zurich and Halifax he now has his own gallery in Canning.

Academically, Ron has a Master of Arts from The European Graduate School with a minor in psychology. He has worked in the past as an expressive art therapist in Toronto and now uses this training to help new students to overcome their fears and difficulties while exploring painting.

ArtCan was created in Canning, Nova Scotia in 2001 as a place to create and exhibit art. Ron is now retired from teaching at Acadia University in their Art department but continues to hold classes in a studio at ArtCan.

Ron is working primarily with oil paint and exploring the local landscape of Nova Scotia from which he draws inspiration. Ron always travels with his set of watercolours having painted in over 20 countries around the world. His work has been shown in Canada, the USA, and Switzerland.

His current body of work can be seen at Lightfoot&Wolfville Vineyard and always at ArtCan.

Art Exhibitions (selected)

1978 – 95 Group and Solo shows at Idée Gallery, Toronto
1984 Group show at Gallery 620, Toronto
1993 Group show “Art on the Waterfront” Harbourfront, Toronto
1996 Duo show with Ronan Walsh at Del Bello Gallery, Toronto
1996 Duo Show with Ronan Walsh at Jadite Gallery, New York City
1998 Group show with Tom and Rene Forrestall at Neptune Theatre
2000 Group show with Wayne Boucher and others at Grand Pré Winery Gallery
2001 Solo show at Galerie Maria Schönenberger-Kyrimis, Zürich, Switzerland
2001 Group show at Argyle Gallery, Halifax
2002 Group show Carlton Gallery, North Carolina U.S.A
2002 Nova Scotia Designer Craft’s Council ‘Show of Hands’
2002 Vermont Arts Festival, Stratton Mountain, Vermont, U.S.A.
2002 Nova Scotia Designer Craft’s Council Winter Exhibition
Pier 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2003 Visual Arts Nova Scotia Cobalt Exhibition, Halifax
2003 “What to Where” solo exhibition, Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS
2005 – 18 Acadia University Art Gallery, Alumni and Members
2001 – 19 ArtCan Gallery solo exhibitions and group shows
2007 – 08 Pilar Shepard Gallery, Prince Edward Island
2008 – 19 Group shows, Harvest Gallery, Wolfville Nova Scotia
2009 Acadia University Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Group show
2010 Solo show, Harvest Gallery, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
2008 – 12 Uncommon Common Art Project, Nova Scotia
2012 “Currency” solo exhibition Gladstone Art Gallery, Toronto
2015 “Crossing Paths” Chase Gallery Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017 Acadia University Art Gallery Annual Show
2019 “Natural Selection” Chase Gallery Halifax, Nova Scotia
2020 ArtCan exhibition with Michael Greer

The Ice House Juried Exhibition Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

“Travels through eh Paintbox” Plein air watercolours from 20 countries.

“Posturing” Chase Gallery group show

“Dirty Pictures” Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyard