The Owner

Debra Chenier is an Art Consultant, Custom Framing Specialist and Art Placement Advisor. She opened Chenier Fine Arts July 13, 2007.

Debra is a second-generation art dealer/custom frame shop owner. In 1964 her parents Jean and Denis Chenier opened Gallery of Fine Arts, the first fine art gallery in Northwestern Ontario. She grew up in the family business surrounded by original art by prestigious artists such as the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, Alex Kennedy, Alex Colville, Henri Moore, Auguste Rodin, Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alberta and over 40 years experience working in the fine art, framing, furniture and decorating businesses in Toronto, Thunder Bay, Montreal, Edmonton and Victoria.

Photos by Edward Maki of Dougall Media

The Gallery

A visit to Chenier Fine Arts will enrich your day and lift your spirits!

Chenier’s gallery shows exceptional quality artworks by emerging and established Canadian artists who all exhibit nationally. The diverse collection showcases over 250 original artworks by 60 artists. Debra’s gallery offers an impressive variety of contemporary art styles and subject matter including modern, traditional, transitional, abstract, figurative and landscape. Chenier carries various sizes of artworks and specializes in large format paintings. Mediums include paintings, original prints, sculpture and clay works by renowned potter and painter Shane Norrie. View each artist’s page for their current online gallery. Recently added to the website is Art Pre 1980 ; fine art by important Canadian and internationally recognized artists.