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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

TOAF will take place July 12 – 14, 2024.

William Parker

Nathan Phillips Square
Booth 242

My work has an impulsive, spontaneous, energetic feel - by design. My goal is to capture the emotions of the moment of creation; to make pictures that are raw and immediate, and that transmit an energy that is equal to that with which they are made.

I paint mainly with acrylic, using a wide variety of materials – charcoal, pencils, markers, spray paint, oil sticks, latex and enamel paints - for additional mark-making. I try to work quickly and with abandon, resisting the urge to judge my progress too soon. Ideas and marks are put down then often painted over, only to have new ones made in their place. Mistakes or changes of mind are often frantically scribbled out and reconsidered.

I want to invite the viewer to see and share the entire history of the painting’s birth. Warts and all.

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