Elizabeth Jackson Hall is a professional Toronto painter, with a background in theatrical design. Since graduating from the Ontario College of Art (1996) and the University of Toronto (1998), she has exhibited portraits, landscapes and still-life paintings in various places across Ontario and in Scottsdale Arizona. Locally these have included the TOAE, the Bloor West studio tour, University of Toronto, the Steam Whistle Brewery, The Mad Dog Gallery outside Picton, and in her own gallery, self titled Jackson Hall. She has also been a finalist in the Kingston Prize for Portraiture. From 2004 to 2006, EJ Hall was employed in church restoration with FPD (Fine Painting and Design) and has executed various ecclesiastical commissions for churches in Canada and the States, including sculptural repairs. In 2015, she formed the art collective Wunderkabinette with her long-time friend and patron Steve Loretta and together they have made many sugar skulls and whimsical paper mache sculptures for Ofrendas to celebrate the Day of the Dead. In 2017, she also started the drawing group, ART 2B with fellow artist Tipera Cleveland. Most recently, she has taken her sizable experience from the canvas to the wall in the form of public murals. These can be seen above the front door of Runnymede Public School, behind the parkette at Annette St. and Windermere Ave., and along the Richmond St. and Scarlett Rd. Cycle tracks.
Painting in all forms is exciting, but drawing is the one of the most fundamental forms of human expression.
From time to time, E J will take on private students or offer master classes. If you need to know about mixing a palette, she’s the one to ask. Her studio is located between Bloor West and the Junction, where she resides with her patient husband and three small girls.