Private Collection, Toronto.
Doug Kirton was born in London, Ontario in 1955 and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Guelph. Kirton is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and of the faculty in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Waterloo. Digital photography is an important tool in Kirton’s artistic practice. He often begins with a photograph, which he uses for the basis of his painting. He is careful to explain, though, that while the painting is an approximation of the photograph, it is not intended to be an exact duplication. Rather, he interprets and reinterprets the photograph during the process of completing the final painted work. His work is included in numerous prestigious corporate, private and public collections, both in Canada and abroad, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada and the Shanghai Art Museum in China.