On July 27th in Toronto’s historic Great Hall, 16 of the best live artists from across Canada came together to compete in the spectacular Finale of Art Battle Canada’s 2016/2017 season. Qualifying from 10 provinces and more than 150 events, these artists truly earned their way into the ultimate tournament of live competitive painting – the 2017 Art Battle Canadian Championship.
Armed only with their skill, courage and brushes, these artists had only 20 minutes to transform a blank canvas into a masterpiece. As they worked, the crowd cheered for the competitors and moved around the easels, closely watching each artist’s creative process. At the end of each round, the audience voted democratically for which artists would move on to the Final Round and paint again for title of 2017 Art Battle Canadian Champion.
See the paint fly, and the Winner announced our slideshow!
2017 Canadian Championship Artists:
2016 Canadian Champion – Allan Andre
Hamilton Champion – Dope Chief
Vancouver Regional Champion – Shannon Thiesen
Quebec Champion – Marc Alain Marticotte
Golden Horseshoe Champion – Barb TenEycke
Toronto All Star – Moses Salihou
New Brunswick Champion – Ginette Melanson
Wildcard Artist – Branislav Dordevic
Toronto Champion – Meaghan Kehoe
Nova Scotia Champion – Doug Belding
Ottawa Champion – Dom Laporte
Alberta Champion – Stan Haraszkiewicz
Victoria Champion – Pénélope Angelin
Prince Edward Island Champion – Shea Duffney
Newfoundland Champion – Justin Fong
Wildcard Artist – Katrina Canedo
Photography by Scott Lennon