Artist Gordon Reidt's love for nature has evolved from photography into producing one-of–a-kind stone artworks.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Since childhood, Gordon has had a passion and respect for all aspects of nature. In 2005, he began to explore stone sculptures and was immediately captivated. From that beginning, his sculptures developed a nature theme that still dominates his work today.
He has had the privilege of working with local stone artists as well as Shona sculptors from Zimbabwe, Jade Artist Deborah Wilson in Vernon British Columbia, and has attended the Haliburton School for the Arts.
Gordon approaches each stone project with an open mind guided by the shaped and individual characteristics. Using a variety of available stones increases the challenges of working with new or unusual stones.
Each year, Gordon participates in variety of tours and art shows. His regular studio tours include the Durham West Studio Tour, Uxbridge Studio Tour, Lake Scugog Studio Tour and the Stouffville Studio Tour. His art shows have included Purple Turtle Arts Festival, Doner Studio Art Show, Canterbury Creative Arts Show and the Kawartha Arts Fair.
Gordon teaches sculpture and currently has 10 students. He has also led student workshops for Whitevale School for the Arts and Scarborough Gem Club.
Gordon supports local arts organization and art galleries. He has exhibited his work at The Silverstone Art Gallery, The Green Goose Gallery, Nature on Main in Warkworth and Imagine That Framing Gallery. He exhibits in Juried Art Shows at Whitby Station Gallery and Latcham Gallery in Stouffville.
His work can be found in private collections across Canada and the US.
For 2020 Gordon will be showing his work in the outdoor area at Colin Whitebread's studio, just west of Claremont Ontario. Outdoors along with Gordon will be artist Kirsty Naray. All tours by appointment only.
If you would like to arrange a tour of Gordon's studio, purchase a piece of work, or request a custom commission piece, contact Gordon directly through his website, by email, or by giving him a call.
Whitebread Studio: 5005 Sideline 34, Claremont