David Trant Folk Art.

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Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, I graduated from OCAD in Toronto, back in the early 90's and have been working as a sculptor and a painter ever since. I started out as a landscape painter, but over the past 20 years, my main focus has been woodcarving, and what I like to call "Pop culture folk art". Think, Folk-Art, meets Fine Art, meets Bugs Bunny. This comes from East coast roots, being around wooden boats, and growing up in a big city, with all its influences. Originally working in clay, before switching to wood, I applied many of the same techniques, and developed what I like to call..."The Mr. Potato-Head, school of woodcarving. Basically, I make a big shape, and stick parts onto it. I sell in a number of great galleries, and take commissions. I currently live and work at my studio in Port Perry, Ontario, where I make strange, and fun stuff out of wood, using big, loud, dangerous power-tools and sharp objects. For information about my work, contact me at dtrant@powergate.ca Also, check out the links below, to galleries that carry my work throughout the year.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Scugog Studio Tour 2012


                                                                          The display


                                                    The woodworking shop. Making stuff.


                                                          Open for the Tour. 2012.


                              
                                      24X36 Oil on canvas. "Lovesick Lake. Kawarthas, Ont."







                                            
                                                 24X36 Oil on canvas. "Sunset, Bobcaygeon."



                                                      24X48" Acrylic on wooden board.
                                                                    "After Katrina"

This year I participated in the Scugog Studio Tour. We converted part of the garage into display space. The woodworking shop itself is attached to the garage and I spent the weekend meeting people and painting some new work. Lots of fun, great weather and I hope we see everyone again next year!