Greg Denton named City of Guelph 2015 Artist in Residence
Former MFA Graduate and sessional Greg Denton has been named the 2015 City of Guelph Artist in Residence.
Over the course of this summer’s residency Denton will create a suite of 100 portrait paintings in oil, depicting living military personnel, cadets, and veterans from the Guelph area, in uniform and wearing a poppy on their lapel. He may also include those without military backgrounds who have been affected by war and loss, or who have been inspired by the poem itself, by inviting them to sit for a portrait session. These 100 portraits will honour the presence and contribution of service men and women, past and present, and when assembled, will create a strong visual allusion to McCrae’s field of poppies.