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I am an Ottawa, Ontario, based artist working in pastel acrylic and oil. My interest lies in capturing a sense of time and place of urban and rural scenes, and figure drawing.
The influences of Mathematics in Art have been felt through the ages , from the Greeks ( the golden ratio) to the Renaissance ( Leonardo’s atmospheric and linear perspective), to the scientific and applied studies of light (Cheuvreuil, Monet), to all genres of modern paintings (Coleville, Dali, Pop Art) .
Though Mathematics has been used successfully to explain the world objectively, it does not deal with the psychological or emotional associations that we layer over our experiences of reality, as well as the memory of these experiences. Art attempts to explore these layers.
My interest lies in interpreting nature as well as man’s intervention in nature, to evoke these subconscious layers, using mathematical constructs when appropriate. By capturing a sense of time and place of my subject matter, I seek to explore the elusiveness and mystery of experience and memory.
BSc ’66 (Mathematics), MSc (Mathematics) ’67, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.
PhD (Mathematics) ’73, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Oil Painting, Figure Painting, ’98-99 Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Ontario.
Private Lessons Drawing, Oil Painting, ’01-02, Christan Nicholson, Portrait Painter, Ottawa, Ontario.
1000 Island Summer School of the Arts, St Lawrence College, Painting with Ted Zuber, Brockville, ON,July 16-20, 2007
Art Students League of New York, Ephraim Rubenstein, Plein Air Painting in Florence, April 30 to May 14, 2011.
Painting en Plein Air, Bob Burridge, Hope Town, The Bahamas, January 19-26, 2013
1000 Island Summer School of the Arts, St Lawrence College, Abstraction by Design Karen Rosasco, Brockville ON, June 17-21, 2013
Elements of Design & Composition I & II, David Hornung (Adelphi University), Baltimore, Ohio, June 1-5 & June 8-12, 2015
FOYER GALLERY , 1701 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON K2G 1W2
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see