Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Chris Dow at Loop Gallery

Chris Dow's exhibition entitled Landscapes is currently showing at Loop Gallery.

Chris describes painting as “an ethereal endeavour.  Painting requires exploring feelings or perceptions that come from some place not understood and a place where words do not exist.  The act of painting is experienced and the subject matter is a convenient starting point. I like painting outdoors and the way this requires intuitive response. Working in the studio forces me to take a contemplative approach, this is often more of a problem solving process where the problem itself is not an intellectual one.”                                                                                                                                                    

Chris Dow has spent several of the past six years living abroad in both Japan and Australia, writing software and painting in his spare time.   After receiving his Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Chris attended the Ontario College of Art & Design, where he studied in Florence, Italy in their Off Campus Program.   Dow has exhibited in galleries across Canada as well as in Italy.