Artist Biography

Andrew McDermott, SFCA, PSC

Andrew McDermott was born in Bolton, England and moved to Canada at a young age. He trained at Capilano College in Vancouver and received a diploma in graphic design and illustration. Upon graduation, he studied and further refined his own unique style under the guidance and instruction of renowned Canadian artists Kiff Holland and Alan Wylie. Andrew has become well known for his distinctive work in pastel and is also highly accomplished using oil paint. Andrew is also a painting instructor for the Federation of Canadian Artists and is represented in galleries in Vancouver and Calgary. He resides in Vancouver, B.C.

Artist: ANDREW McDERMOTT  at Jenkins Showler Gallery


Graphic Design and Illustration, Capilano College
Painting Theory and Application, Federation of Canadian Artists
Training for Trainers Series, Langara College


Signature Member, Pastel Society of Canada
Senior Member and instructor, Federation of Canadian Artists


The Artist UK magazine, feature article, March 2008
The Artist's magazine, 25 under 40, March 2007
Magazin'art, feature article, Winter 2007
International Artist, feature article, Dec/Jan 2006/07
Pastel Journal, feature article, Sept/Oct 2006
100 Ways to Paint: Seascapes, Rivers and Lakes, Volume 1, 2004
Pastel Journal, feature article, March/April 2003
International Artist, Oct/Nov 2002
Pastel Artist International, feature article, Nov/Dec 2000
The Best of Canadian Pastels, 2000


Harrison Galleries, Calgary 2008 (solo)
Harrison Galleries, Vancouver 2007 (solo)
Harrison Galleries, Vancouver 2005 (solo)
Harrison Galleries, Calgary 2004 (solo)
Harrison Galleries, Vancouver 2004 (solo)
Harrison Galleries, Calgary 2002 (solo)
Harrison Galleries, Vancouver 2001 (solo)
Harrison Galleries, Vancouver 2000 (solo)
Group shows/exhibitions in Halifax, Calgary, Texas, California, New York,Wisconsin


Best of Show, The Richeson 75 International Art Competition Small Works, 2008
Rtistx Award Pastels USA, The Pastel Society of the West Coast, 2008
Jack Richeson Award, The Northwest Pastel Society, 2007
Opus Framing And Fine Arts Supplies Award, FCA Painting on the Edge Open International, 2006
Jack Richeson Award, The Pastel Society of Canada, 2006
Finalist - Landscape Category, The Artists Magazine, 2006
Silver Emblem, FCA Small Picture Show, 2004
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Award, The Pastel Society of America, 2004
Bronze award, IAPS open international, 2004
Finalist - Experimental Category, Artists Magazine, 2004
Spillsbury Gold Medal, FCA Medal Show, 2003, 1999
People's Choice Award, FCA Medal Show, 2003
McMurray, Roberts, Heming and Wyborn Award, FCA Medal Show, 2003, 1999
Connecticut Pastel Society Award, Pastel Society of America, 2003
Pastel 100 Grand Prize Award, The Pastel Journal Magazine, 2003
Honourable Mention - Landscape Category, Pastel Journal Magazine, 2003
Finalist - Landscape Category, Pastel Journal Magazine, 2002, 2001
Peace Arch News Award, The Pastel Society of Canada, 2000
Daniel Izzard Award, FCA Christmas Show, 2000
Award of Excellence, FCA Christmas Show, 1999
First Place, FCA Postcard Picture Show, 1998
Mary Mitchell Memorial Award, FCA Postcard Picture Show, 1998
Second Place, FCA Postcard Picture Show,1998
Hunt Canada Ltd. Award, Pastel Society of Canada, 1998
First Place, FCA Christmas Show, 1998


Pastel Society of Canada
Federation of Canadian Artists
St.Georges School
Alpha Secondary
Capilano University
Opus Arts and Framing
South Delta Artists Guild,
Vancouver Sketch Club
Pastel Artists of Canada
Summerland Community Arts Council
the Northshore Art Guild
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
South Surrey White Rock Art Society
IAPS 10th biennial pastel conference,
Gibson's School of the Arts
FCA Whistler workshop
Media Techniques 1/Langara College
Life Drawing 2/Langara college