Born in Brantford, Ontario, Tom Dietrich now lives and works
in Guelph. He graduated with honors from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2004 and is an elected member
of the Society of Canadian Artists. His work has been exhibited extensively
throughout southern Ontario.
As a sculptor, painter and art educator, Dietrich recognizes
the beauty in the landscape as a place where our nostalgia lives. It is an
idealized space often reflecting human control. His trademark exploration of
control and environment, exploits ideals in Canadian landscape painting taking
a colourist approach to his landscape impressions while incorporating framing
elements as sculptural devices and representation of human interaction.
One of the early influences in his work is Max
Oelschlaeger’s book “The Idea of Wilderness.” Here, the suggestion that there
was no such thing as wilderness before the agricultural revolution, has led Dietrich
to consider human connection as an environmental divide, defined by our
struggle between constructed and wild spaces. This struggle for identity and
control is depicted in many of his sculptural paintings.
For more information or for announcements about upcoming shows please visit Tom's website.
Tom Dietrich Website