Raffi Anderian Fine Art
I am a Canadian artist based in Richmond Hill Ontario and best known for my award winning artwork during my 28 year tenure as illustrator for the Toronto Star Newspaper. My fine art pieces are in private and corporate collections.
I initially started painting landscapes when I moved to Richmond Hill from downtown Toronto in 2002 with my young family to a home with a studio. Here I started painting landscapes and cityscapes in oils. I have travelled coast to coast throughout Canada, but prefer painting locations closer to home. I have produced small oil on panel sketches, such as my popular “Raffi's Toronto” series. These were published monthly in the Toronto Star Newspaper from 2014-2017. Thousands of fine art prints and yearly calendars from these paintings have been sold to Star readers. I have also been commissioned to paint much larger works in oil on canvas for private collectors of my work.
Awards and recognitions:
Mobius Awards, The Society of News Design, National Newspaper Awards, Art Director’s Club and Creativity New York. Over 1200 of my illustrations are designated cultural property and part of the permanent collection of the LibraryArchives Canada.