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Dominik J. Modlinski

Photo of Dominik J. ModlinskiDomink J. Modlinski was born in Warsaw, Poland Nov 20, 1970. From an early age he studied printmaking and later attended the School for Artistic Crafts and Design in Warsaw. In 1987 he immigrated to Canada and studied fine arts at Ontario College of Art in Toronto, where he graduated with honours in 1993. It was while studying landscape painting, that Dominik was naturally drawn to the wilderness of Northern Ontario. Following his graduation he moved to the Algoma region of Ontario to paint at the Algoma School of Landscape Arts. Since then he peruses his passion to paint the wilderness in various locations around the globe. As a matter of course, Dominik incorporates the journey motif, his creative process and his personal growth into his work.

In the early 90’s his travels led him to the Yukon wilderness and the far North, where he truly found his inner creative calling depicting the dramatic landscapes of Canada. Now, for over 15 years Dominik consistently returns to his isolated cabin in the northern village of Atlin, British Columbia to painting and explore. This wild location borders on the Yukon and Alaskan territories which offer access to a diverse and spectacular ecosystem. This ever changing and harsh environment provides Dominikwith limitless inspiration as he journeys through the path of nature’s four seasons.

Dominik’s painting journeys are a wilderness experience based upon weeks of traveling rugged and barren lands to capture in plein air style the majesty of nature. His northern travels have inspired him to explore further and visit many of earth last remaining wilderness areas. Some of the most extreme painting expeditions took him across continents and hemispheres such as Antarctica, High Arctic, Greenland, and Patagonia and most recently in to the wilds of Namibia and South Africa. As we witness disappearance of wilderness around the globe, Modlinski’s quest is to portray a need to preserve the beauty of our planet and inspire people to do so through his paintings, photographs, stories and videos.

When he is not traveling, Modlinski shares his art practice between his home on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and his cabin in Atlin, British Columbia. During the time when he is not painting Dominik follows his second passion, martial arts. He has been training for 25 years various styles and currently holds a rank of 5th degree black belt.

The artist’s work can be found in many private and corporate collections around the world. Dominik exhibits regularly and is represented by numerous art galleries such as “ Canada House “, Banff, AB., “ Peninsula Gallery “, Sidney, BC, “Elliott Louis Gallery”, Vancouver, BC, “ Mountain Galleries “, Whistler, BC, Jasper, AB and by “ John A. Libby Fine Art “, Toronto, ON.His work is also published by Nature’s Scene in Georgetown, ON.


1989 - 1993 Ontario College of Art, Drawing & Painting Diploma awarded with Honours.


Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Scholarship, November 1994.

David L. Stevenson Scholarship for Proficiency in Drawing & Painting, May 1993.

Friends of O.C.A., Year Three, for Proficiency in Fine Art, May 1992.


Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour

The Alberta Society of Artists


“ Horizons “– Canada House Gallery, Banff, May 2013

“ 20 + 20 “ – Canada House Gallery, Banff, April 2011

“ Painter’s Journeys “ – “ Elliott Louis Gallery “, Vancouver, October 2009

" Recent Works " – John A. Libby Gallery, Toronto ON, November 2008

“ Northern Journeys “ - Canada House Gallery, Banff, September 2004

“ From Ocean to Icefields “ - Yukon Art Centre, Whitehorse YT, June 2004

“ Wild Places ” - Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON, April 2001

“ Discovering Algoma " - Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON, October 1998

" Recent Works " - Atlin Courthouse, Atlin BC, July 1998

" Recent Works " - Atlin Courthouse, Atlin BC, July 1997

" Oil Paintings & Watercolours " - Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON, November 1996

" Dynamics of Nature "- Bailey Bedard Studio Gallery & Western Canada Wilderness Committee, Toronto ON, September 1994

" Recent Paintings "- Gallery Pekao, Toronto ON, May 1994


“ Toadlena: A Trading Post Visited “ – Medicine Man Gallery, Tucson, AZ, USA, Nov 2011

" Wild and Sacred Places" – Mountain Galleries, Whistler, BC., March, 2011

" Patagonia" - Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB., April, 2008

" Alpine Club of Canada Centennial " - Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB.,

October 2006

" Alpine Club of Canada Centennial " – Whyte Museum, Banff, AB.,

October 2006

" Small Picture Show " - Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON, December 2005

" Sense of Place" - Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB., September, 2005

“ From Oceans to Icefields “ – Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, June 2004

" Small Picture Show " - Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON, November 2004

“ Wonder of Water “ - Canada House Gallery, Banff, May 2003

“ The International Year of Mountains “ - Canada House Gallery, Banff, May 2002

“ Northern Arts Festival “ - Inuvik, NWT, July 2000

" Small Picture Show " - Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON, November 1999

" 20th Anniversary " - Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON, November 1998

" CIBC Private Banking & Libby' s of Toronto " - CIBC Private Banking, TorontoON, September 1998

" Reverence lost? " - Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto ON, August 1998

Participation in " Engage ' 98 "- Whitehorse Yukon, May 1998

" Points of View " - Captain Martin House Gallery, Whitehorse YT, June 1998

" Worlds of Light "- Private Show, Toronto ON, February 1997

Participation in" Taku Fine Art Auction " - Vancouver BC, Public Library, March 1997

" Majestic Mountains "- Libby's Art Gallery, Toronto ON, February 1996

" Painters & Sculptors Fifteen " - 80 Spadina, Gallery 304, Arts Week, Toronto ON, September 1993


Canada House - Banff, AB.

Peninsula Gallery - Sidney, BC.

Elliot Louis – Vancouver, BC.

Koyman Gallery – Ottawa, ON.

Peninsula Gallery - Sidney, BC.

Mountain Galleries - Whistler, BC and Jasper AB.

Copper Moon Gallery - Whithorse, YT

Brights Gallery - Blue Mountain, ON

John A. Libby Fine Art - Toronto, ON.

Terence Robert Gallery - Ottawa, ON.

Win Henstock Gallery - Oakville, ON

Medicine Man Gallery - Tucson, AZ and Santa Fe, NM. USA

Everard Read Gallery – Johannesburg, South Africa


Arabella Magazine – “ Artist to Collect – Dominik Modlinski “ autumn 2013

MagazinArt – “ Dominik Modlinski, Have brush, Will travel “ winter 2008

CTV interview – “ Artist aims to preserve endangered spaces “ Oct 27, 2008

Article in the “ Magazine Art -“ Have Brush, Will Travel “, winter 2007/2008, no 78

Article in the “ Rocky Mountain Outlook -“ Two Artists, same subject, different styles ” April 24, 2008

Article in the “ Rocky Mountain Outlook -“ Artist voyages to southern oceans ” May 31, 2007

Article in the “ The Yukon News -“ Artist thrives in inclement weather ” Jan. 10 2003

Cover page of the “ Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine “, Volume 6, No. 3, summer 2001

Article in the “ International Artist ” magazine -“ Visual excitement and Spiritual Connection “, No. 19, June/July 2001

“ Interview with an Artist" - CBC TV North, Whitehorse YT, Feb. 2001

Oil painting chosen for the Unicef Christmas Card, 1998.

“ Interview with an Artist" - CFMT International, Toronto ON, May 1998

Cover page of Taku Fine Art Auction Catalogue, March 1997.

" Interview with an Artist " - Vision TV, Toronto ON, November 1996.

" Stein Valley- To Protect its Natural and Cultural Heritage ". Watercolour image chosen for the marketing poster.

Published by Western Canada Wilderness Committee, Vancouver BC, September 1994.

“ Interview with an Artist " - CFMT International, Toronto ON, May 1994


Ongoing workshops in Alberta and British Columbia.

Drawing and Painting instructor at North Mount Pleasant Art Centre, Calgary, AB, 2002 - 2003

Guest art teacher, instructor and wilderness guide at Atlin Art Center, Atlin, B.C,

1995 - 2000

Chief instructor of the Atlin Martial Arts Center, Atlin, B.C. - teaching karate to children and adults, 1998 - 2001

Assistant instructor at the downtown YMCA Karate Club, Toronto, 1993 - 1995


Dechenla Lodge , NWT, August 2010

Hakai Beach Institute , Great Bear Rainforest, BC, May 2010

Artist in residence on board ice-strengthened, “ Lyubov Orlova “, Antarctica, February 2007

Artist in residence on board Russian Icebreaker “ Kapitan Khlebnikov”, Eastern Arctic, September 2006

Numtijah Bow Lake Lodge, Banff National Park, Alberta, 2003- 2005

Algoma School of landscape Arts, Algoma, Ontario, 1992 – 1994


Lance Amstrong- Winner of the Tour de France

Pat Quinn - Toronto Maple Leafs

Husky Injection Mouldings

Altamira Investments Inc

Magna Ltd.

Husky Injection Mouldings

MVS Solutions

Nature's Scene

Art of The Traderhorn

Varughese Production Inc.

Lawrence & Company

Burgandy Asset Management

Dominik J. Modlinski: Northern Memories Dominik J. Modlinski: Touch of Blue Dominik J. Modlinski: Lakeshore
Northern Memories
36 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas
Touch of Blue
36 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas   
24 x 24 in.   Oil on board
Dominik J. Modlinski: Black Rock Rapids Dominik J. Modlinski: Creation Dominik J. Modlinski: Sheep River Rapids
Black Rock Rapids
30 x 40 in.   Oil on canvas
16 x 20 in.   Oil on board
Sheep River Rapids
24 x 30 in.   Oil on board
Dominik J. Modlinski: Highland St. Elias Range Dominik J. Modlinski: Coastal Giants Dominik J. Modlinski: Green Fortress
Highland St. Elias Range
24 x 30 in.   Oil on board
Coastal Giants
14 x 11 in.   Oil on board
Green Fortress
11 x 14 in.   Oil on board
Dominik J. Modlinski: Towards Port Alberni Dominik J. Modlinski: Below Mount Baker Dominik J. Modlinski: Ocean Inlet - Hakai Diptych
Towards Port Alberni
14 x 11 in.   Oil on board
Below Mount Baker
14 x 11 in.   Oil on board
Ocean Inlet - Hakai Diptych
11 x 28 in.   Oil on board
Dominik J. Modlinski: Joy On the Tundra Dominik J. Modlinski: As I Remember Dominik J. Modlinski: Rugged Shore
Joy On the Tundra
11 x 14 in.   Oil on board   
As I Remember
48 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas   
Rugged Shore
48 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas   
Dominik J. Modlinski: Alpine Dominik J. Modlinski: Alpine Cabin Dominik J. Modlinski: Above Oliver, BC
14 x 11 in.   Oil on board
Alpine Cabin
14 x 11 in.   Oil on board
Above Oliver, BC
11 x 14 in.   Oil on board
Dominik J. Modlinski: McIntyre Bluff
McIntyre Bluff
11 x 14 in.   Oil on board

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