October 05 - October 30, 2009
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Gary Shapira has had a lifelong immersion in the art of drawing.
His inspiration began early, studying under Gissur Eliasson on Saturday mornings at the old Law Court Buildings. His summers were spent at Kildonan and Assiniboine Park attending the 'Art in the Park' classes, an innovative program developed by Betty Nickerson.
He was later influenced at the University of Manitoba by George Swinton, Don Reichert, and Ivan Eyre, graduating from the Department of Fine Arts with a BFA.
Now having formally retired from teaching, Gary is devoting much of his time to his passion. His drawing inspiration comes from nature, light, line and colour.