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Welcome to Our Studio Series!

Welcome to Our Studio Series, where artistry meets adventure! We are a family-driven venture, offering a variety of engaging experiences, primarily focused on acrylic and oil painting classes.

Meet our dynamic team: Dermot and Aisling, a father-daughter duo with a passion for painting and teaching, and Denise- our production (and family) manager! Together, we bring years of experience and creativity to our painting classes and YouTube channel.

Specializing in acrylic and oil painting, our classes cater to both virtual students around the globe, and those who prefer in-person instruction at our local Mississauga studio. We offer beginner painting classes as well as Masterclasses in drawing, painting and more. Dermot's extensive painting experience and Aisling's background in fine arts from OCAD University ensure expert guidance in various painting techniques. 

Join us to explore the vibrant world of art through immersive classes, workshops, and YouTube painting tutorials. Discover the joy of painting with Our Studio Series today!

Aisling McKeown

Aisling Mckeown Painter Teacher

I'm a graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design with a life long interest in painting in all media, but with a special interest in Encaustics. Dad has been painting for years, oils being his favourite medium and streetscapes his particular forte. 


Many evenings, our debates on some topic or other in the world of art take us into the wee hours of the morning. At Our Studio, we hope to share that passion and a few of those ideas with you.

While our main focus has always been in the visual arts, we are also makers by instinct. I am a jeweller and Dad  - well, he makes a lot of sawdust. So don't be surprised if our travels take us off the main highway from time to time as we explore other avenues of artistic expression. 

Dermot McKeown

Dermot Mckeown Painter Teacher

Dermot McKeown began painting in oils on the east coast of Ireland where he grew up. His paintings from that period reflect the subdued tones and atmospheric lighting of the region. 


His move to South Africa in 1984 had a profound effect on his painting, prompting him to explore larger formats, stronger contrasts and bolder colours. He also experimented with watercolours and acrylics but since returned to oils as his primary medium. 

He has lived in Canada since 1988. These days the inspiration for most of his work comes from Toronto's bustling streets as well as the serene natural beauty of northern Ontario where he can be found exploring in his kayak with his wife and daughter. 

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