Artworld Fine Art

ARTWORLD FINE ART has been operating in West Toronto since 1978. During our history we have expanded twice; most recently to a 7200 foot open concept gallery.

Representing more than 30 artists, Artworld features a diverse selection of original Canadian and International art and sculpture and is considered by our customers and artists as a premier destination for a diverse and interesting collection of art. Artworld Fine Art has also established itself as experts in the field of leading edge custom framing design. We pride ourselves on being able to offer museum quality craftsmanship, innovation and creativity with fast, onsite, professional service while maintaining the highest standards in conservation custom framing, with your budget in mind.

 The recent expansion has given Artworld Fine Art the opportunity to embrace and celebrate other art forms including dance, music and literature, thus enabling us to bring a more cultural based aspect to the gallery, satisfying the needs of all gallery clients from first time visitors to experienced art collectors and enthusiasts. The new space also allows the opportunity to offer a variety of services including fine art and sculpture restoration and cleaning, appraisals, venue rental, corporate and in-home consultations.

We believe that “Art comes in many forms and never intends to intimidate, but rather to be enjoyed and understood by all”.

Donna Child

Donna Child

Gallery Director

Donna Child was born and raised in Toronto and has held a lifelong interest in the Arts.

She began her career in the Arts earning a degree in Fashion Design through the International Academy of Design in Toronto.

After working in the industry for 10 years she applied her business and design skills to the field of visual art becoming the Gallery Director of Artworld Fine Art a position she has held since 1995.

Her deep seated interest in fine art and design and an aspiration to provide emerging and mid career artists with a venue to exhibit has resulted in her establishing Artworld Fine Art as one of the top galleries in West Toronto. Currently representing over 30 artists – Canadian and International – she has put together a diverse selection of original artwork in a welcoming environment, with no pressure sales tactics.

Donna has recently taken the gallery to a new level. Moving Artworld Fine Art to a 7200 sq ft space where at anytime you can meet artists, hear a reading, talk with a poet, attend a cultural event or perhaps take part in an exhibition opening. Her belief is that “Art comes in many forms and should never be intimidating”. She also believes that given the opportunity “art can be understood and enjoyed by everyone”.

Our Team of Art Specialists

We are a dedicated team of professionals, ready to meet your Art and Custom Framing needs.

David Kissner

David Kissner

Associate Director | Web Designer

David is a widely experienced specialist providing both superior Fine Art & Custom Framing services as well as Web Design & Development.

Encouraged in visual arts and music from an early age, David’s passions and abilities are a product of both nature and nuture. While his early interest in photography has continued as a lifelong passion, he enjoys all forms of creativity, whether they be visual, musical, or even technical.

After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics & Psychology he returned to retail management in the music industry and later developed an interest in the gallery business and learned Custom Picture Framing hands-on. Currently his attention is devoted to providing Client Services at Artworld Fine Art. He also provides Web Design for the gallery, and numerous artists.

He is committed to partnering with clients to source the perfect artwork for their home or corporate environment, as well as helping the gallery and artists, utilize online technologies to enhance global access to their artwork.

Rebecca Ramshaw

Rebecca Ramshaw

Framer | Venue Coordinator

Originally from the Waterloo Region Rebecca grew up with the arts, attending the symphony, ballet, art auctions, musicals, plays, museums and libraries with her parents. This instilled in her a great love for all the arts. She also studied piano, flute, voice, ballet & modern dance when she was young, and ballroom dance as an adult. Studying visual art through high school she discovered photography and has pursued that passionately ever since, being an avid amateur and assisting a professional photographer on a casual basis.

Rebecca graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design for the Theatre. She started framing in 1999, at a small custom framing shop and quickly found that the work was a natural fit for her. Framing combines creativity and technical skills and offers great variety. She took a brief hiatus from framing and worked for an interior designer, which was challenging and fulfilling but a move to Toronto brought her to ARTWORLD in 2011 she has felt fortunate to be working with the amazing art and great people here ever since. She is very excited to be part of this new stage in ARTWORLD`s growth and look forward to the challenge of developing our new venue rental.

Custom Picture Framing Specialist  –  Become Part of Our Team

Artworld Fine Art Gallery is currently seeking a part-time picture framer/art installer with a minimum 5 years experience. Applicants must have knowledge of high end, high design, museum quality framing. The position requires creativity, problem solving, attention to detail, good interpersonal skills and an upbeat attitude. Professional appearance is a must as well as the ability to stand while working and lift up to thirty pounds. This job offers a great deal of fun, satisfaction and flexible hours.

For further details, please contact:

rebecca@artworldfineart.com