Daniel and Merv live in beautiful Prince Edward County about 240 km (150 miles) east of Toronto on Lake Ontario.
Gallery 121 in Belleville Ontario Canada is a non profit, Co-op Gallery with 18 members. Every 5 weeks an new show is launched and due to Covid, we moved the entire show online as well as an in person experience. Daniel volunteers his time to do the digital and social media work of the Gallery and also is on the hanging team that installs each show. The current show is at www.gallery121artists.com and the gallery email is email@example.com
Belleville is a beautiful medium size City located in the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario. Our Gallery sells online but is designed for regional sales only (no shipping worldwide). To view Daniel's work in a retail setting go to https://shop.downtownbelleville.ca/
Daniel's first solo show was held at Artists and Artisans Gallery in Belleville in 2016.
During more normal times, Daniel and artist, Judy Clark co-anchor Life Drawing at the Baxter Arts Centre in Bloomfield On, a mecca for local Arts Groups. http://baxterartscentre.org/
Pictured above is Daniel with his self portrait that was featured on the Quinte Arts Council Magazine "Umbrella" in the winter of 2020. Daniel is a member of the QAC and has participated in several shows.
Last summer, Jy and Gail Chiperzak invited us to their home in Hungerford to discus a collaboration to do Landscapes. My part is to paint plein air in oil and Jy's a photographic layering of my painting and his special technique. I needed to finish off the paintings in the studio due to insects and the cold weather. We have probably 4 more to do before the Show at the Parrott Gallery next summer
These are the first two oil paintings in the series, Spiritual Forest I and II. These were painted in the 25 acre forest that surrounds Gail and Jy's home in the country.
These 2 pieces are Jy's vision and photographic counterpart to my paintings. They merge my painting and his photography.
My latest paintings are another in the Daniel Fobert and Jy Chiperzak collaborations.
Since 1973 Daniel and Merven have shared their lives together. In 1978 Merv joined the business. Ira Noble, the friendly and gregarious owner of Screen Art retired in 1982. Ira had mentored Daniel for many years and offered them the business. Tragically Ira died a short time later. Daniel and Merven took over Screen and after a long run of almost 40 years, they retired and moved to Prince Edward C
In 1985 Screen Art became the preferred silk screen company to the ROM. The digital revolution of the 90's changed the nature of that work and they expanded into Wall Murals and Digital Graphics. Museum Work was becoming the mainstay of their business and include, The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, The AGO and other international museum work through Kubik Display.
Daniel's sought after design sense, being a graphic artist and having years of graphics installation experience, gave Screen Art an advantage with many designers, like Domenica Sforza,Tom Henriksson, Emilio Genovese, Debbie Perna and Eric Seigrist, Debbie Adams, Janice Low, Aleksandra Grzywaczewska, Marilyn Bouma and Evelina Petrauskas.
Screen printing on walls and other on site display surfaces, made Screen Art unique. In fact they were the only company in Toronto that did them and some of their installations included galleries like the ROM's, European North and South, China, Canadiana, Egypt, ICC, Textile, Natural History and most permanent Galleries since 1986. Donor Walls at the AGO and ROM and Corporate Lobbies like those de
The Art Gallery of Ontario, is the foremost Art Gallery in Canada and we were proud to be one of their main contractors. Daniel's team at Screen Art, included Angela Iammarino, Randy Webster, Merven Patey, and many more over the years and later Peter Chan. The AGO's Malene Hjorngaard poses an "after installation" shot with Merven and our little Mascot and late pet Maggie.
Our first wallpaper was done in 1982, for Canadian Wallpaper giant "Sunworthy". This opened up a whole new market for us and led to working directly for Museums and Historic Houses across Canada including, Ukrainian Village in Edmonton, Spadina House in Toronto, Whitehern Historic House in Hamilton and Ryan Premises in Newfoundland.