Masterpiece Gallery is home to AngelSpeak Publications and to some of Toronto's most talented artists. We exclusively feature timeless oil-on-canvas masterpieces by fine artist David Jean.

At AngelSpeak we're always dreaming up something new. Please come and visit often to find out about upcoming events and new print productions.

What's New

The work of David Jean can now be viewed on HOUZZ. Please visit by clicking the following link:

David Jean has collaborated with many authors to produce book covers and illustrations. His native "Spirit Drums" were an inspiration to best-selling Canadian author, David Bouchard. Depicted here, David Bouchard's recently published book, illustrated by David Jean, can be viewed and purchased at the Masterpiece Gallery or on



Past Shows
  • Original Cartoons by Andy Donato — June 9th to 20th, 2010

    After 20 years, Andy Donato had conceded to offer his collection of 'original cartoons' to the public.

    Practically all of his work has been donated over the years to the Canadian Archives, and Ryerson and Brock Universities.

    It was a chance to pick up an 'original' and become a collector!

    Profit on the show benefited two important charities:

    • "Sheena's Place" - helping young women with eating disorders
    • "St. Georges Society" - helping Toronto's 'Habitat for Humanity'

  • Recent Works by Annik Després — October 9th to 28th, 2008
    Curatorial assistance by Barbara Mollet

    Vibrant and dynamic compositions by Ottawa artist, Annik Després.

  • Masterpieces — October 15th - December 31st, 2007
    Curated by Valerie Brennan

    Masterpiece Gallery presented a special collection of recent and past works of artist, David Jean.

    Visitors enjoyed a splendid collection of oil-on-canvas original paintings by one of Toronto's most talented painters, the remarkable David Jean. The exhibit included a number of paintings from the private collection of Valerie Brennan, together with recent artworks for sale by this extraordinary artist.

    David's latest works were exhibited, baroque and renaissance style paintings that challenged the great masters, warm and tranquil landscapes that welcomed us, and ethereal and insightful masterpieces that invoked contemplation.

  • Reflections of Summer — July 21 to August 19, 2007
    Curated by Ivette Petri

    Artistic compositions expressed in abstract or realistic style, depicted scenes from Canada, Italy, Spain, Greece and Bulgaria.

    Featured Artist: Alex Du

  • Vision Of Oneness — May 28 to July 6, 2007
    Curated by Ivette Petri

    Masterpiece Gallery presented a select collection of photographs by photographer Jiri VonDrak that represented the artist's vision of the transformation that unites environment and human beings. Since landscape and architecture characterize the paramount unity of nature and human kind, the artist focused his attention specifically on these two subjects. The exhibit featured contemporary changes in Landscape and Architecture from Canada, USA, South America, Europe, and New Zealand.

    Jiri was exposed to the art of photography as the son and namesake of a well-known Czech sports photographer. Encouraged by his father to engage in capturing his own world on film since childhood, Jiri continued to exercise his photographic eye. After immigrating to Canada at the beginning of 1990, Jiri began a series of extensive discovery trips to North and South America, New Zealand as well as many major US cities. It was here that his education in architecture enabled him to make urban structures one of the two major subjects of his photographic topics.

    With one foot in the world of analogue film photography and the other in its digital implementations, Jiri has set up an extensive digital photography lab where his own photo approach — a blend of analog and digital processing — has become the ground base for demonstrating his always-emotional way of expressing his vision of the world surrounding us. While Jiri's portfolio is evenly distributed between the realms of nature and man, his signature is the ability to evoke an emotional response to the image.

    "The rapid changes in our contemporary world are the most dramatic social metamorphosis human kind has ever experienced."
      - Jiri VonDrak

  • Life in the Form of Spring — April 1 - May 27, 2007
    Curated by Ivette Petri

    Masterpiece Gallery presented an elaborate group exhibit that celebrated the arrival of spring. Inspired by the vivid colours of nature, established Toronto artists presented a varied repertoire of abstract, landscape, still-life and sculpture pieces evocative of the season in bloom. Bright colours, floral motifs, and vibrant brushstrokes dominated and resonated throughout the artwork. A strong feeling of awakening liberated the senses as the budding of plants, trees and flowers made their way into the physical space of the viewer. The strong warming scents and visual effects of nature were expressed in a quasi three-dimensional manner to evoke a harmonious unity between man and nature.

  • Fresh Waves of Colour — January 20 - March 20, 2007
    Curated by Ivette Petri
    Masterpiece Gallery's renovated gallery space presented a brand new show concept under the theme Fresh Waves of Colour. The exhibit featured a new array of established artists from the Toronto area. The brand new artistic concept represented is a reflection of the dynamic growth of Toronto, its muliculturalism and its fast-paced urban lifestyle.
  • November 25-27, 2005
    AngelSpeak Publications will be displaying the latest gicleés of the works of David Jean together with a number of newly created paintings on native drums at this year's Aboriginal Festival at the Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome) in Toronto.
  • March 3-6, 2005 — New York Art Expo
    Works by David Jean and sculptures by Don Frost will be on display at Booth 2058, Artera Fine Art. The Expo will be held at The Jacob K Javits Convention Centre, 655 West 34th Street New York, NY.
  • November 26-28, 2004
    AngelSpeak Publications will have a showcase in the Aboriginal Trade Show at the SkyDome in Toronto.
  • Tuesday April 27, 2004 at 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    AngelSpeak will host "Enigma", a Spring Art Show at the Masterpiece Gallery featuring beautiful oil-on-canvas works by David Jean and stunningly beautiful and unique sculptures by Don Frost.   » Invitation and show details (PDF format)
  • February 2004
    Interior Design Show
  • November 14-16, 2003
    AngelSpeak will host an Art Show at the Masterpiece Gallery featuring original and reproduction works of: David Jean, Ross Monk and Robert Vanderhorst
  • November 13-18, 2003
    AngelSpeak will host an Art Show at the Masterpiece Gallery featuring reproductions created by artist David Jean.
  • November 28-30, 2003
    AngelSpeak Publications will have a showcase in the Aboriginal Trade Show at the SkyDome in Toronto.
  • September 2003
    Neocon/ IIDEX Show

David's Work Featured at the Masterpiece Gallery

  • Come and see David's exquisite work at the Masterpiece Gallery,
    located at 2158 Queen Street East in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

What happens when two people cross paths? Sometimes, nothing. Other times, the simplest interaction can spark a connection, a revelation, a profound change, a passion.

Simple meetings. Simple crossings.

In appreciating a piece of art, strong connections are made. The ego is not so big here and a powerful sharing happens among people. And sometimes the opposite is true. Art can provoke discussion, debate, change. The goal of Crossing Paths is to show the importance of art in our society as a medium that transcends barriers—between individuals, languages, religions, and cultures—and sparks growth and insight at a spiritual level.

Crossing Paths

One thought. One mind.
serendipity of a kind.
Coincidences that let us embrace
the light & dark in every face.

Celebrate our differences;
Each single heart-beat is the same.
Crossing minds. Crossing paths.
Let it not be just a name.

- by Sarah Lilleyman -

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