When not outside looking for inspiration in back alleys, old factory grounds and industrial spaces, Gord Leverton finds time to pursue his art career and enjoy family life. A self-taught artist, Gordon's previous incarnations—as picture framer, writer, retailer and entrepreneur—have helped form his direction in art and his fascination for urban decay and architectural design. Born in Chatham, Ontario, his formative years spent in the rural southwest farm belt gives him a different perspective than many on the state of cities and their legacy.
Gordon is a member of several guilds and artist groups including: Burlington Fine Arts Association, Burlington Art Centre, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Gallery 96 (Stratford), Hamilton Artists Inc., and Sunrise Gallery (Hamilton). His artwork has shown in the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Glenhyrst Gallery (Brantford), Todmorden Mills Museum in Toronto, Ogilvy Hall in Montreal and Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery in Owen Sound. Many various private and corporate collections are home to his work, including the City of Toronto fine art collection in St. Lawrence Market.
If Gord had time for hobbies, they would include reading literature, music, photography and staying active. He makes his home in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada where he does find time to spend with his wife, Nancy and two children.