Blaine White

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Born - Windsor ON
Lives and works in Toronto ON

EDUCATION
Graphic Design, Academy of Design, Toronto ON
Academic Painting, M. John Angel, Toronto ON
Bachelor of Arts, University of Guelph, Guelph ON

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I have been fascinated by the history and painting techniques of past eras. I use this knowledge as a starting point to explore compositions which are not straight imitations of older styles but incorporate contemporary elements as well. My art is rooted in realism with a notable contemporary influence and the influence of illustration. I have used images of statues and architecture. I have rendered historical figures; some prime ministers, famous personalities, and images from the cinema and theatre. Some of my work deals with socially relevant themes.

$700.00 CAD

Oil on canvas.

24x24"

This is a rendering of a Canadian First Nations Mohawk man in traditional dress. It is part of a trio of paintings I did of similar portraits in homage to Indigenous people.

Blaine White

$500.00 CAD

oil on wood panel

24x18"

An occasional foray into landscape painting. Parts of this scene are from a photo from Northern Ontario. This was painted on a lightweight wood panel and very durable.

Blaine White

$2,500.00 CAD

Oil on canvas.

60x40"

This painting was inspired by a scene from a German choreographer called Pina Bausch. I saw a documentary on Bausch a several years ago and was fascinated by her imagery and arrangements. Some time ago, I rescued this canvas from being discarded and it became a project during the beginning of the pandemic. In this large canvas, I tried to capture the intense emotional interaction between the dancers.

Blaine White