Doug Panton, Parliament St News Featured Artist and Designer

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Award: Creative Quarterly 37, New York

 
Doug Panton has lived in Cabbagetown and practiced his craft for more than 45 years. He also teaches digital Illustration media courses at OCAD University.
Doug’s work has always been about detailed imagery. He has subconsciously been in this playground for a long time, creating intricate images as far back as he could remember. Recently, he has begun an exploration of ambiguous art that provides multiple acuities–depictions that entail a change in frame references–a reconstruct of a picture and its components.

 
The art he creates plays with hybridity, analogue and digital technologies, symbolism and exploring different ways of conveying a sense of ‘the intimate’.  “I create art in what is probably a vain effort to control somehow the world in which I live, recreating it in a manner that satisfies my sense of what the world might look like.  There is no greater feeling of freedom than creating art.  Getting lost in the moment while creating is liberating beyond anything else I have experienced”.
What influences him the most?

 
Mimicking systems of nature, a sense of humour, spontaneity, and craftsmanship.  Art causes us to look closer at the social issues, at other people and their emotions, the environment that surrounds them, and the everyday objects and life forms. Maybe it helps us see what is there but not easily perceived. It brings out that which cannot be seen or felt easily.

 
www.dougpanton.com Available as a signed limited-edition print (Series of 50 only) studio@dougpanton.com for details

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