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Cover Artist: Paul Sandilands

Sisters, by Paul Sandilands

Canadian born artist, Paul Sandilands owns the Bronte Art Gallery and the Bronte Art Academy. He received his training at the OCAD and the University of Toronto. The artist has just returned from Belize, having spent 3 ½ years studying Mayan culture and painting. Three of his paintings are in the Corozal Municipal Centre, the first is of the Prime Minster, the second is of Baron Bliss (a British benefactor) and the third is the Belizean flag. Paul also hosted a cable TV series, “The Art of Halton” and has written an art column, “Artquest” for Metroland Newspaper. The artist has been in numerous shows over the years and does commissioned portrait work as well.

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