Rod Prouse, a graduate of the Ontario College of Art, 1968, exhibits mainly in painting and printmaking. His professional career has seen over thirty solo exhibitions, and as many group exhibitions across Canada, the U.S.A., England and Germany. Solo exhibitions have included such public institutions as the McMichael Canadian Collection. Over the years, he has received numerous teaching and project grants, as well as awards of recognition for photography and design. His work is included in private collections in Europe, Asia and North America. His paintings reference Canadian landscape in a refreshing contemporary style. Rod lives beside Georgian Bay inspired by its wind, rocks and water.
On Variations on a Tulip and his Landscape painting - "The focus of my newest work is the language of landscape but instead of looking to convention I am dipping into my personal artistic evolution that involves printmaking, psychedelia, digital imaging and an interest in design movements to come up with a personal definition of the landscape genre. This work is not so much about location but rather endeavors to evoke the transient, intangible, illusive, ‘Romantic’ moment".