Since graduating art school in Calgary, Alberta in 1987 I have worked to develop my skills in representational painting and drawing which are the only mediums I work in.  Portraiture is a large component of my studio practice but not the only one as I enjoy most genres of painting. 

I enjoy a very quiet life on the outskirts of Calgary devoted to the study and practice of art and the symbolic language systems of Tarot and Astrology. Commissioned portraiture is a large part of my studio practice and I am happy to work with all sorts of clients especially those who are interested in works that includes spiritual content informed by my studies.  I also have a particular interest in antique photos and am very happy to make paintings using photos from all eras as reference material.

You can learn more about my artwork on my studio blog

For any questions about me, my work or commissioning work of any kind please contact me at or Jarvis Hall at





2003    Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting 

1987    Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Diploma in Painting



2008 Janine Hall Spirit -the Weiss Gallery Calgary

2006   Janine Hall -Mezzanine Gallery the University of Calgary   

1993    Mystix -Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, Medicine Hat   

1988    Janine Hall -The New Gallery, Calgary Rotation Series  



2013    + One | Summer Group Exhibition - Jarvis Hall Fine Art Calgary

2011-2012   The Kingston Prize: Canada's National Portrait Competition -The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto ONT; La Galerie d'art Desjardins, Drummondville, QC; Firehall Theatre, Thousand Islands Playhouse Gananoque, ONT  

2011    Traditions Illuminated: Celebrating the Halls -Art Gallery of Calgary

2010    Kelowna Collects -The Kelowna Art Gallery Kelowna, British Columbia  

2010    National Exhibition of the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists -Bisset Art Gallery, Mount Royal University, Calgary  

2008   The Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists National Open Exhibition   -Exhibition Alliance Française Gallery, Calgary     

2007  Grand 1850-2007   -The Weiss Gallery, Calgary,   

2007  Kingston Prize for Contemporary Canadian Portraiture -Firehall Theatre, Gananoque, Ontario  

2006  Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists Annual Juried Exhibition -Red Deer & District Museum, Red Deer, Alberta  

2005  Kingston Prize for Contemporary Canadian Portraiture -Firehall Theatre, Gananoque, ONT  

2004    Annual Exhibition Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists -Masters Gallery, Calgary  

1994   Medicine Hat South of 9 East of 23 -Medicine Hat Cultural Centre

1987     Calgary Graduating Student Exhibition -Illingworth Kerr Gallery Alberta College of Art



1992     Alberta Foundation for the Arts

1988 to present   numerous private portrait commissions



2008  Founders Award for Best Portrait, Canadian Institute of Portrait Artist National Open Exhibition

2005    Elected to senior membership in the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists

2004    Best oil portrait award and third best in show Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists Annual exhibition