Donovan Rose

Seph

12 x 16 in. Framed 

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Seymour

12 x 16 in. Framed 

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Franny

12 x 16 in. Framed 

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Hank

Oil on canvas

12 x 16 in.

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Jack

Oil on canvas

12 x 16 in.

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Francis with an i

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12 x 16 in.

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Frances with an e

Oil on canvas

12 x 16 in.

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Ernest

Oil on canvas

12 x 16 in.

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Bernard

Oil on canvas

12 x 16 in.

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Easy and Leisure

Oil on canvas

48 x 72 in.

$3,800.00

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Two Figures

Latex paint on canvas

48 x 72 in.

$3,500.00

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Are You The Louse?

Oil and latex canvas

42 x 60 in.

$3,250.00

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Long Towel

Oil and latex canvas

60 x 48 in.

$3,450.00

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Toothache

Oil on canvas

48 x 36 in.

$2,250.00

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Do You Have a Cigarette?

Oil on canvas

60 x 48 in.

$3,450.00

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I'm Bored

Oil on canvas

54 x 44 in.

$2,650.00

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First Bather

Latex on canvas

60 x 48 in.

$3,500.00

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Shuswap Night

Oil on canvas

49 x 40

$2,200.00

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La Dolce Cabana (View of Ischia)

31.5 x 47.5 in.

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$1,450.00

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La Dolce Cabana

31.5 x 47.5 in.

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Pandino's Garden

30 x 40.5 in.

Oil on Canvas

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Two Stone Pines 1

23.5 x 31.5 in.

Oil on Canvas

$800.00

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Two Stone Pines 2

23.5 x 31.5 in.

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Sunset Moonrise

36 x 48 in.

Oil on Canvas

$1,900.00

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Blood Orange Moon

32 x 42 in.

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$1,480.00

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Grapefruit Moon

30 x 40 in.

Oil on Canvas

$1,320.00

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Seiano Window

14 x 20 in.

Oil on Canvas

$495.00

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Donovan was born in Sorrento BC in 1984 and raised in an artist run home. The youngest of six siblings, his education began at an early age, as his father was a lazy poet, and his mother a talented baker and wildlife sketch artist. Donovan's mother tight him the fundamentals of drawing from life at a young age and he was surrounded by creativity, as his siblings were busy with their own expression. With his only formal arts education coming in the last year of high school, Donovan graduated and went straight into the labourer force, working in central Alberta and later Vancouver.

 

In 2010 after moving to Montreal, Donovan began studying art on his own accord. While working as a janitor, he would read about the modern masters and make drawings in a storage room at work, taking them home later to fill with paint. Soon he moved to portraits of his roommates and random historical figures and a visit to an Otto Dix exhibition inspired three full scale figure paintings, sought with fauve and cubist influence, which he has continued to explore and expand upon.

 

Donovan is currently living in the Cowichan Valley where he and his partner run The Ou Artist Residency and Gallery. He is currently working on a series of paintings exploring the theme of bathers in the modern Arcadia, through his grandfather's photographs of life on the Shuswap Lake in the 1960's.  

 

Intrigued by nostalgia, and trying to reconnect with the past, my paintings are a search for something lost, yet familiar and satisfying, like falling asleep on the beach with a burning cigarette between your fingers, smelling of Hawaiian Tropic and gin. As much as I want to think painting is simply an act which I partake in on a day to day basis for the pure indulgence of it, which it is, is it also in fact everything and the only thing I truly believe in. 

                                                            - D.R.   

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13B Commercial St.

Nanaimo, BC

V9R 5G3

Tel: (250) 754-7575

joe@gallerymerrick.com

 

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