David Ballantyne
Visual Art - Paintings - Drawings - Photography

David Ballantyne was born in Alberta in the mid 20th century and lived most of his life there. He now lives in Courtenay in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

David started drawing at a young age and began a serious interest in photography while still in grade school. He began painting in acrylics and oils about fifteen years ago. He has a BSc from the University of Alberta and has taken art related courses and workshops from many talented instructors in Canada, the UK, USA and France.

His award winning artwork has appeared in magazines, books and on web sites and has been exhibited in galleries in Canada, the United States, Switzerland and the UK. He has also received arts grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. David’s art is included in the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and many private collections.


Selected Juried Exhibitions


1981 - Photo Fribourg 81- Art and History Museum, Fribourg, Switzerland

1983 - Latitudes and Parallels: Focus on Contemporary Canadian Photography - Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba

1984 - Folio Gallery - Calgary, Alberta

1984 - Centre Eye Gallery - Calgary, Alberta

1985 - Folio Gallery - Calgary, Alberta

1985 - Durham Photographic Arts Society - Durham, North Carolina, USA

1989 - Landscape: 150 Years After - The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

1989 - Alternate Visions - Eight Alberta Photographers -  Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta

2002 - 15th Annual Juried Miniature Exhibition - Michael Gibson Gallery - London, Ontario

2005 - Camera in  Hand: Picturesque Photographs of Alberta - Art Gallery of Alberta

2008 - International Garden Photographer of the Year - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK and travelling

2008 - Unseen Art - Artpoint Gallery and Studios, Calgary, Alberta

2011 - The Forest Show,  Alberta Society of Artists - McMullen Gallery, Edmonton and Leighton Centre, Calgary

2011 - International Garden Photographer of the Year - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK and travelling

2012 - Inspired by Travel - Leighton Centre, Calgary

2013 - Celebrating Alberta   Alberta Society of Artists - Travelling

2016/17 - Comox Airport Winter Exhibition


2017 - The Basement Show - Elevate the Arts Festival - Courtenay, BC

2017 - 150 My Canada - The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, BC

2017/18 - Comox Airport Winter Exhibition

2018 - Sooke Fine Art Show - Sooke, BC


2018/19 - Comox Airport Winter Exhibition

2019 - Sooke Fine Art Show - Sooke, BC