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Don Pentz

Painter, Printmaker

Don Pentz

Don Pentz, a native of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, studied art at Mount Allison University and graduated with a BFA in 1966. He earned his MFA from the University of Regina in 1979 and during the summer of that same year, studied at the Banff School of Fine Art in Alberta.

An avid outdoors man, Don has an intimate understanding of what he paints as he strives to capture a convincing sense of light and strong composition in his work. In addition to the studio work, he enjoys working on location with oils or watercolours. This occasional change to “plein air” painting allows for a more spontaneous approach to making art, and is a refreshing release from the more controlled studio environment. Don is comfortable working in a variety of media; oils, watercolours, acrylics as well as serigraphy and stone lithography printmaking.

He has exhibited in major solo and group exhibitions in public and private galleries throughout Canada, the United States, Japan and England. His works are found in collections such as: Canada Council Art Bank, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Shell Canada, St. Mary’s University, Sun Life of Canada, Osaka Foundation of Culture, Irving Ltd., Imperial Oil to name a few.