Hill Station No 3 by David Bolduc
- Mixed Media
- 30 × 22 inches
76.2 × 55.88 cm
About the Work
The outline of a flower in bright orange, pink and blue is painted over paper receipts in this colorful work by David Bolduc. The mixed media work was inspired by the artist's experience of a hill station in India. Hill stations are towns located at higher elevations as a place to escape the summer heat. Born in Toronto, David Bolduc (1945-2010) attended the Ontario College of Art and then the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School until 1965. In 1968, Bolduc received a Canada Council Grant that allowed him to travel in Europe and Asia for eight months. He continued to travel extensively over the next 33 years while exhibiting annually at public and commercial galleries. In his abstract paintings and drawings, rich in historical references from his travels, Bolduc uses curated organic motifs often placing them at the center of a painterly ground. The artist’s vibrant and joyful colors continue the traditions of modernism he embraced in the work of Bush as well as Henri Matisse. Bolduc’s work is held in private, corporate and public collections including the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada.