Ian Paterson, Artist
ARTIST STATEMENT - Ian Paterson
I was born in Brantford - Canada, graduated from Trinity College - University of Toronto, and became an art curator at the Oakville Galleries. In 1982 I moved to France and for many years taught drawing at Parsons - Paris and the Paris College of Art. I began my career as a photographer but now concentrate on drawing and painting. I tend to look at a thing or an idea, experimenting and exploring it, until I start to really see it and feel it. Whatever it might be (a cloud, a river, rock, a pillow, etc.) it is my interaction with it, the moment when I can get inside it, that I am searching for. Painting is a noun and a verb.
Generally small scale, all the paintings for WOA Gallery are acrylic on board and from 2020/21.
Resume available from the artist upon request