Art Therapy Specialization: Completed three-year private training with art therapist Anne-Marie Jodoin
McGill University: M.ED. Art Education
Quebec Teaching Permit
Teaching Certificate: High School Art Specialist
McGill University: Diploma of Education (Art Specialist)
Manchester, England: Apprenticeship to portrait artist Sir Harold Riley
Boston University: Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Painting)


Private and group classes across Montreal. Have taught painting and drawing classes and workshops at: Visual Arts Center, Griffintown Arts School, Dollard Centre for the Arts, Cammac Music Centre, The English Montreal School Board and McGill University, amongst many others.


2016 Cafe du Marche – Quebec Landscapes
2013 Stairwell Gallery “Soul and Cosmos”
2011 Eastwood Onley Gallery (Vancouver, B.C.) Spirit Horse
2011 Galerie de La Ville (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Qc) Spirit Horse
2007  M.A.A. (Peel St., Montreal): Becoming
2004 Galerie Barre au Plouffe (Laval, Qc) Small Format Landscapes
2001  Galerie Philippe (Rosemere, Qc) Intimate Landscapes
1996 McClure Gallery (Westmount, Qc): Explorations
1994 Thompson House (McGill University, Qc)
1991 Dan Delaney Gallery (Westmount, Qc)
1982 Powerhouse Gallery (Montreal, Qc)
1980 Powerhouse Gallery (Montreal, Qc)


2008 Pavillon de LEntrepot (Lachine, Qc)Inspirations from Lachine and the Lakeshore with Stewart Fletcher
1984 Galerie la Magie de LArt (Montreal, Qc) Pop-Fun with Elizabeth Whalley


2017 Galerie de la Ville: Teacher’s Show (D.D.O., QC)
2014 Galerie de la Ville: Teacher’s Show (D.D.O., QC)
2012 Galerie de la Ville: The Collector’s Fair (Group faculty show)
2000-2010 Galerie de La Ville: Teachers Show (D.D.O., Qc)
2009 Galerie de la Ville: Teacher/Student Show (D.D.O., Qc)
2004 Galerie de la Ville (D.D.O., Qc) Structural Integrities
2003 Ogilvy (Montreal, Qc) Pastel Toujours (Pastel Association Show)
2003 Musee Marius Barbeau, (St.-Joseph-De Beauce, Qc) Les Pastellistes
2002 Beaux Arts David Astrof (Montreal, Qc) Les Ailes de la Mode
2001 McCord Museum (Montreal, Qc) Juried show for P.B.S. Television fundraising
2002 Galerie Phillippe, Small Format Show (Rosemere, Qc)
2000 Benjamin Papineau (Montreal, Qc) Pastel Toujours
2000 Maison Lanthier (Kirkland, Qc) Pastel Toujours
2000 Ogilvy (Montreal, Qc) Pastel Association Show
2000 Pastel Society Show (Kirkland, Qc)
1999 Salon National, Bonsecours Market (Montreal, Qc)
1999 David Astrof Summer Art Show (Montreal, Qc)
1995 Marchand Gallery (Lancaster, Ontario)
1995 Galerie de la Ville (D.D.O., Qc) Invitational show: Dualities
1994 Galerie de la Ville (D.D.O., Qc) Invitational show: Botanica
1992 Hotel Intercontinental (Montreal, Qc) Erin Cara exhibition: (travelled show)
1984-1996 Centre des Arts Visuels (Westmount, Qc) Teachers show
1984 Salon National des Galleries DArt (Montreal, Qc) Galerie La Magie des Arts
1984 Powerhouse Gallery (Montreal, Qc) Face a Face Group self-portrait show
1981 Bibliotheque Marie-Uguay (Montreal, Qc) Exposition: 171 Artistes Quebecoises


– Commission des Droits de la Personne et des Droits de la Jeunesse
– St. Patricks Basilica
– Caisse Desjardins
– Bessner Gallay Kreisman, Chartered Accountants
– Thomas Keyes, Chartered Accountant
– Misty River Introductions
– Berol Company
– Domtar


Many private and public commissions executed (details upon request)


2016 Breakfast Television: Art featured on a segment on how to pick art for your home
2016 Style At Home Magazine: Art featured in an industrial home tour
2012 Le Metro (Montreal, QC) features horse painting on front page as part of a story on the Horse Palace
2011 Vancouver Sun Newspaper (Vancouver, BC): Exhibition of paintings seeks the Inner Spirit Horse March 12th in the Arts of Life Section
2011 Spirit Horse Exhibit featured on many Vancouver blogs including VanCityBuzz
2011 The Messenger (newspaper) April feature on Spirit Horse exhibit
2008 The Messenger (newspaper) October article on “Inspirations from the Lakeshore” show
2008 Lavis en Couleur Vol.17 Winter (Magazine of Le Partage Watercolour Society)
Resum of conference and art work by D. McCay
2007 The Messenger (newspaper) January article on Becoming show
2003 The Amateur Musician Magazine – interview, November issue
2003 Parkhurst Exchange (November issue) Painting reviewed, biography, commentary
2000 International Artist (Feb-April issue, p.92) Pastels featured
1995 Falmer Press: My painting selected for the book cover of Thats Funny, You Dont Look Like a Teacher
1992 Erin Cara Exhibition: Exhibition Catalogue
1991 Domtar Art Agenda: Two works included in annual art agenda
1988 Film: The Moderns: One of my works used in the movie
1984 CBC TV Series: Seeing It Our Way, Deirdre McCay documentary on my work
1984 CBC Radio (Home Run): Interview on Pop-Fun Exhibition (January)
1984 CBC TV (Stepping out): Story on Pop Fun Exhibition

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