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David Fisher

David Fisher has always drawn, painted, made things. When he was three, he attempted to encapsulate "The Whole World" in a pencil drawing. His mother saved this, and some 55 years later, he fleshed it out, into a painting. The fact that the centre of this composition revolves around an airport (circa 1959) is telling: airplanes, along with dinosaurs, would hold a deep fascination for life. Using an early drawing is somewhat typical of his work: inspiration comes from anywhere, and everywhere, but is personal.

His training included a Fine Arts degree at York University, and after some initial success in local galleries, he pursued a career in digital graphics for TV. Being semi-retired, David has now settled down to concentrate on his first love, oil painting. Collingwood was a natural choice, as it provides a plethora of creative influences, and a diverse environment of mountains, trails, rivers and Georgian Bay.

The philosophy behind his work, besides creating a very real and detailed world, is to let the viewer really see things. By carefully cropping the subject and controlling the eye, everyday or otherwise overlooked situations are portrayed in a different light. Some might say that the artist's responsibility is to help others see the world through a different perspective. This is largely true of David's work, but the true litmus test is quite simple: is it fun?