“Atomic & T.W. Robinson”
5.5” x 3.75” Image
15.5” x 14” Frame
Signed Front in Pencil
Michael Dobson is a contemporary landscape painter. His enduring connection with urban and rural spaces began at the Ontario College of Art in 1965, where he studied industrial design for three years. During this formative period he often sketched and painted en plein air with artist mentors and friends. After college, Michael continued to teach himself how to paint while he traveled and explored his homeland, coast to coast. His experimentation with various media, and the original printmaking technique he created during this time, continue to contribute to the expression of his affiliation with the land. Decades of interaction with the Canadian landscape have led to the development of the mature, passionate voice he paints with today. Painting outdoors, exposed to every element that nature imparts, is still his preferred way to paint, and the Canadian landscape is still his favourite subject.
Throughout his career as an artist, Michael has served on numerous art councils, boards, and juries. He became the Director/Curator of the Grimsby Public Art Gallery in 1980, and he co-founded the Lincoln Regional Arts Council in 1985. In 1987, he was elected into the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. Michael has had over
fifty solo exhibitions, and his work has been exhibited in Canada, and internationally, including in the USA, Scotland, England, and Japan. His work can be found in many private, corporate, and public collections