JAMES AND DAVID PATERSON
carved and painted wood
signed, dated 1989 on base
16.5 ins x 6 ins x 11 ins; 41.9 cms x 15.2 cms x 27.9 cms
James Paterson was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and moved to Toronto, Ontario, where his brother David, was born in 1961. They grew up in the Kensington Market area of Toronto. James received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the University of Waterloo in 1981 and taught art at the elementary and high school levels for several years before leaving teaching to pursue art full time. David graduated from George Brown College, specializing in General Carpentry, in 1985, and worked in his field from 1985 to 1988.
The brothers started creating folk art together, with David doing the carving and James painting them. Their works feature Canadian icons such as stylized Mounties with loons’ heads, and hockey players. James Paterson has recently completed a series of illustrations for the Revised Common Lectionary. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally