Steve Driscoll is an artist whose approach to painting transforms the traditional Canadian landscape into contemporary expressionism. Recognized for his psychedelic palette, Driscoll’s innovative use of a urethane-based paint poured from above not only adds texture and life to his paintings, but also brings a chemical modernity to each piece. The resulting work is a celebration of both colour and the materiality of paint. The work offered at this year’s Art Gems, Not Far Away, is a part of a recent series of screen prints on polystyrene. While the piece is part of an edition of 9, each work is screen-printed with a unique palette.
An Ontario College of Art and Design graduate, his work can be found in the corporate collections of TD Bank, Bank of Montreal, The Four Seasons, and Nordstrom Vancouver/Toronto. Driscoll has received acclaim nationally and internationally, and his shows continue to sell out. He was recently featured in an exhibition at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg, as well as a solo show at Gallery Stratford in Stratford. In 2020, the Tom Thomson Gallery in Owen Sound will host a solo exhibition of his work. Driscoll is represented in Toronto by Angell Gallery.