Simpatico, acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 36″, $2800
Partisans, acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 36″, $2800
A self-taught artist working at his practice since 2006.
Following his passion for music, Leverton worked in many facets of the music industry including performance, writing and promotion, which eventually led to fulfilling his dream of owning a record store.
After selling the store, Leverton became a stay-at-home father, and during his daily walks through the streets and alleys became fascinated by the inner networks of the city. Leverton’s latent love of art and design soon emerged, and he was inspired to capture these emotions on canvas.
Leverton breaks down the city into component parts. Shadows, buildings and skylines all become part of the same plane and transform into pieces of a puzzle. Using acrylic paint, he explores a theme common to the urban experience – how community connects us all.
Gordon Leverton held an in person talk in the Fall 2021 at DVSA—talking about some of his influencers, career as an artist and answering all sorts of great questions about hisstyle of work. He is a big supporter of Young Emerging Artists and launched his 2nd annual “Create with Me” program where children paint one of his featured pieces. This past December 50 Young Artists displayed their work at the Gallery for the Views of a City Holiday Show – a body of work capturing perspectives of homes, buildings and urban elements in our city in his signature style.
Leverton is back again at The Paul Elia Gallery – this time partnering to cohost the 1st annual The Square Yard Show alongside 20 local Artist Friends. “For over 15 years I have had my hand in bringing Artists together to run local Art shows in my community of Hamilton. Supporting new and established Artists is very important to me and I’m excited to partner again with Paul. Did you check out the Artist line up? Just incredible. I can’t wait to see the collective 36×36” framed pieces!”
Leverton’s work has appeared in numerous publications, broadcasts and journals and is widely collected in Canada and abroad. He makes his home in Hamilton, Ontario with his wife/business partner Nancy, 2 teenage children and cat Hugo, and the family is prominently involved in their community.