Color field and abstract expressionist painter John Fox was a mainstay in the Montreal arts scene. A life-long resident of Montreal, he was a beloved painting instructor at the Saidye Bronfman Centre and Concordia University, and also spent a significant time in Venice from the mid 1970s until his death in 2008. Throughout his career, Fox participated in many solo and group exhibition, and his work is represented in major public, corporate and private collections in Canada, the US and Europe. Fox used texture overlays and the expressive power of color. His large canvases are quietly contemplative and beautiful to behold.
There is a self-assured sensuality in his manipulation of broad organic shapes. There is an inescapable physicality to the shapes and forms, which also veers close to referencing the topography of the body, as well as the landscape.