Randolph Parker, "Mount Harris," 2004, acrylic on canvas, 42" x 42".
ALBERTA: Apr 9-23, 2005, Masters Gallery, Calgary
MANITOBA: Apr 10-23, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg
Randolph T. Parker grew up in Huntsville, Ontario, and currently lives and works on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. He began formal art training at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, attended the Banff Centre, and followed this with the study of art criticism at York University, Toronto. Well known for his panoramic paintings inspired by the Canadian landscape, Parker works in oil, acrylic and watercolour. Expect to be drawn in to Parker’s paintings through his use of rich colour, inviting texture and well-developed sense of space. Parker has described his work as “taking a visual journey,” seen as a metaphor for life and its experiences. Over the past year, Parker was sponsored jointly by Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg and Masters Gallery in Calgary to produce 60 paintings. The resulting body of work was split up for simultaneous exhibition at both galleries this spring. His work is found in corporate collections throughout Canada and abroad, including Trimark Investment Inc., Vancouver; Suncor Inc., Calgary; Price Waterhouse, Edmonton; Malchy Grain Co., Geneva, Switzerland, and Wawanesa Insurance, Winnipeg.
Represented by: Bau-xi Gallery, Vancouver; Masters Gallery, Calgary; Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg.