A landscape painter in the mainstream of the Canadian tradition, Toronto-based OCAD graduate Steve Driscoll’s work is an embodiment of the notion that our ocular vision – and the corresponding memory of things seen – is particularly well represented in art by images of open, natural space. Driscoll is interested in conjuring and manifesting a vision of nature, undulating with atmosphere and heightened color effects, but watched over by the architectural proofs of human presence, with rural buildings that seem somehow to be guardians; they are strangely animated centers of our connection to the vast wilderness that surrounds us. In 2016, Driscoll exhibited a monumental installation, Just a Sliver of the Room, at Angell Gallery in Toronto. He created an immersive experience by flooding the gallery space with 2000 gallons of water, and providing an escape to nature in downtown Toronto. Driscoll has shown across Canada and has been featured in such piblications as The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Toronto Life Magazine and Canadian Art. His work is in The collections of TD Bank, Bank of Montreal, Nordstrom, The Four Seasons, Seneca College, and Aura at College Park.
b. 1980, Oakville, ON