|In spite of wishes to the contrary, I believe that we are
who we are as a result of our real-life experiences.
Among other things, I encounter love, grace, beauty and a sense of wonder in my daily life.
As well, I experience, as others do, the disastrous results of greed, waste, poverty and suffering.
Some days it really does seem as if the world is going mad.
Nevertheless, over a period of many years, I have come to realize that the older I get, the more grateful I become for all that life has to offer.
Notwithstanding the sorrow and the pain and the injustice, life is indeed a gift to be cherished.
So I want to push back against the darkness, and celebrate life in some small way by painting images on canvas with enthusiasm and with light, as creatively as I can.
The paintings begin intuitively, without any particular
inspiration or idea.
Ultimately, at a conscious level, my desire is to reach out to the viewer
with a creative experience in paint, and perhaps, at least for a moment,
share symbols for states of mind and soul for which there are no words,
but which are, nonetheless, true.
Born: Hamilton, Ontario, 1938
|1957-60||1957-60 School of Architecture, McGill University, Montreal|
|1961-63||Bachelor of Science, McGill University, Montreal|
|1964-65||Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, School of Art & Design
studied with Arthur Lismer, awarded First Prize in Drawing
|1965-67||Konstskolan Idun Loven, Stockholm, Sweden|
|1970||Uppsala Sparbank, Sigtuna, Sweden, Solo Exhibition|
|1972||Nancy Poole’s Studio, London, Ontario, Group Show “Downtown
London Regional Art Gallery, Annual Western Ontario Exhibition
|1974||Nancy Poole’s Studio, London, Ontario, One-Man Show “Black/White”
London City Hall, Group Show
|2002||Gallery in the Grove, Bright’s Grove, Ontario, One-Man Show “Barriers”
Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario, Juried Show “LOOK 2002”
|2004||Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario, One-Man Show “Markings”
The Art Company, Toronto, Ontario, Group Show “Summer Breeze”
|2005||McIntosh Gallery, UWO, London, Ontario, Group Show “Future Creatives”
Thielsen Gallery, London, Ontario
|2007||Thielsen Gallery, London Ontario, Three artists: "Minimal Marks"
Kulturgarden, Sigtuna, Sweden, Two-person Show "From an Island"
|Represented in private collections in Canada, United States and Sweden.|