Welcome to danielfobert.com. This home page details my most recent paintings. I am a member of Gallery 121 Artists in Belleville, Ontario, Canada where every 6 weeks I participate in a new show. I volunteer my time, sitting, helping organize the Gallery and look after their web site www.gallery121artists.com and digital social media. I also volunteer at the Baxter Arts Centre where I help run the Life Drawing with Judy Clark. For more information on myself, please go to Daniel and his life tab on the top of this page.

Plein Air and Studio Oil on Canvas, 6 Birches in Prince Edward County, 24" x 30"

Plein Air Oil on Canvas, Black River B&B, Prince Edward County, 24" x 20"

Oil on Canvas, Kensington after the rain, 16" x 20"

Busker playing Harmonica and Guitar, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

Liminal Subliminal, oil on canvas, 24" x 24"

Midday pause on the shore of Quinte Bay, oil on canvas, 24" x 24"

Fall at the Belleville Farmer's Market, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 24"

Life Drawing at the Baxter Arts Centre, 20 minute poses, pencil and watercolour, 10" x 14"

Gananoque, where the St. Lawrence is born, Oil on canvas, 36" x 24"

Vince England at the Village Art Studio, Oil on canvas, 16" x 12"

Stephanie in front of a field of Sunflowers, Plein Air at Black River B & B , oil on canvas 24" x 20"

Toronto street scene, at the lights, oil on canvas 20" x 16".

Three Youth on Yonge Street, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

Cape Spear excursion on the Skademia, St. John's, oil on canvas 20" x 16"

Oil on Canvas, a painting inspired by the 1920's Modernist Georgia O'Keeffe, 24" x 36"

The When Where and Why of this painting

Georgia O’keeffe lived in New York city from 1925 - 1929 where she was fascinated by living in the heart of a roaring city which was bigger, grander, more complex than any other before in history. She extolled "the mystique of the skyscrapers" which for her the symbol of this modern American city.
"With the eyes of a modernist, she has simplified the internal articulation of these behemoths, thus emphasizing their dark, vertical silhouettes against the deep blue sky," stated art historian Eleanor Tufts.
In 1929, after the market crash, Georgia became unhappy with her marriage and city life. For her, skyscrapers which had been a symbol of America’s success, now became a symbol of it’s failure. The excitement of the roaring twenties was over and she moved to New Mexico.
My own fascination with New York and with skyscrapers has been life long. The pinnacle of my childhood preoccupation was the art deco inspired Empire State Building which was finished early in 1931. This painting is a modernist vision of this icon of architecture and the streets that surround it. The vanishing point below the bottom of the painting creates a cityscape devoid of people, with monuments of steel, stone, concrete and glass the only testimony of their existence.

Happy 150th Canada, oil on canvas, 20 x 16"

Wells Street Bridge on the Chicago River, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

Gilberto, oil on canvas, 12" x 16"

Paula, 20 minute watercolour sketches

Paula, watercolour

Scott, 20 minute pencil sketches.

Gilberto, 1 hour watercolour sketch.                                                               Rubber plant, Florida watercolour

Tug going through the narrows in St. John's Harbour Nfld., oil on canvas, 36" x 24"

St. John's Battery and Tug

Maarten, Baxter Centre, oil on canvas

Kids playing in the tide pools of St. Anthony Bight, Nfld., oil on canvas

Hockey on Muscote Bay, Prince Edward County, Ontario, oil on canvas

Vendor on Balwin Street in Kensington Market, Toronto, oil on canvas

Jennifer, Baxter Centre, oil on canvas

Wicklow Beach, Wicklow Ontario

Oil on canvas Nude                                                                                                         Cape Spear Nfld. oil on canvas

Field in Prince Edward County, oil on canvas                                                        Gadds Lane, Prince Edward County, oil on canvas

Canadian Miner, Toronto, oil on canvas                                                                 Fishermen, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Stephanie, Baxter Centre,oil on canvas                                                              Kensington Market Vegetable Stand, Toronto, oil on canvas

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