Daniel St-Amant’s paintings always start out in the streets and not in the studio. Using roadways to emphasize our global footprint he captures tire tracks from climate-affecting technologies by laying them out on the street for vehicles to run over, leaving their literal markings across the prepared canvas. Once in the studio, using these distinct markings as the backdrop, animal portraits and landscapes are formed and painted.
Majoring in Fine Art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Daniel St-Amant completed his BFA degree in 2005, and shortly thereafter went on to receive a graduate diploma in Visual Effects for film and television from Seneca College at York University. Daniel currently divides his time between teaching as a professor at Max the Mutt College of Animation, digital painting at visual effects studio Soho VFX, and working on his own practice.