Garth Haines was born in Walkerville Ontario. His love of painting began at the age of seven when his parents gave him a Reeves oil painting set. He painted little cards and sold them all for a quarter. As a teenager he joined a local group of mature painters in Toronto, one of whom in particular became a mentor. Haines was an ambitious and confident young man who organized an exhibition for this painting group at his high school. In 1954 he graduated from the Ontario College of Art where he obtained his degree in Drawing and Painting, winning three scholarships in the process. He always considered himself an artist who worked at other things. His diverse career included producing storyboards for films, interior & graphic design, and in 1968 he returned to the Ontario College of Art as a 3-dimensional design instructor. His presentation and design talents had taken him across Canada working for many elite organizations. His sole aim in creating art was to produce works that are technically good and aesthetically beautiful. Garth's works have been represented by John A. Libby since 2008.
Garth Haines Abstract No.15, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 ins
Garth Haines The Bridge, oil on canvas, 22 x 28 ins
Garth Haines Lodge By The Frozen Lake, acrylic on canvas, dyptich-left panel, 24 x 24 ins
Garth Haines Lodge By The Frozen Lake, acrylic on canvas, dyptich-right panel, 24 x 24 ins