A bit about Gordon

Originally from Chatham, Ont, Canada, is a self-taught artist working at his practice since 2006. Perusing his passion for music, he worked in many facets of the music industry including performance, writing and promotion, which eventually led to fulfillment of his dream of owning his own record store business in Hamilton, Ontario. After selling off the record store, Gordon became a stay-at-home father. During his daily walks with the kids in his home city, he became fascinated by the inner networks and webs of alleyways and streets. His latent love of art and design soon reemerged, 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, Leverton explores a theme common to the urban experience – how community connects us all.

Gordon Leverton is nominated for the 2024 City of Hamilton Arts Award - Creator category, awarded the 2023 City of Hamilton Art of Heritage Award - recognizing his significant role in educating people on Hamilton’s heritage. Leverton was juried into the Ontario Society of Arts (OSA) in December 2023.

In 2022 Leverton launched SOCIAL SPACE – pop-up group art shows in urban spaces featuring emerging and
established artists – while donating portion of sales to charities. 

His work appeared in numerous movie/television series, publications and journals and is widely held in private collections Canada, USA, Mexico, United Kingdom, Australia and Europe.

Gordon makes his home in Hamilton, ON. with his wife Nancy, two children and cat Hugo.

Represented by: Canvas Gallery, Toronto, Ontario and Cloud Gallery, Orillia, Ontario