DOUG KIRTON, R.C.A.
oil on board
signed, titled and dated 1987
80 ins x 76 ins; 203.2 cms x 193 cms
Digital photography is an important tool in Kirton’s artistic practice and often uses a photograph as the basis for a painting. He is careful to explain, however, that while the painting approximates the photograph, it is not intended as an exact duplication but rather an interpretation and simultaneously a re-interpretation. Cascade Requiem (1987) is a bold and sweeping work, an anguished and forceful landscape drenched in energy and colour.
Doug Kirton was born in London, Ontario in 1955 and received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and his MFA from the University of Guelph. Kirton is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy and is on the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo. His work is included in many prestigious corporate, private and public collections both in Canada and internationally, including the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Shanghai Art Museum in China.
Private Collection, Toronto