Although his work is realistic, Dwayne Harty likes to avoid physical minutiae and surface detail in order to convey the transitory and ephemeral. His aesthetic concerns- such as the shifts in color, temperature of light or how light illuminate the underside of an animal's coat – are those of an impressionist. Harty's extensive studies in both the United States and Sweden have brought him into contact with such luminaries as John Clymer and the great epic wildlife artist, Bruno Liljefors, whose technical and conceptual virtuosity exerted an important influence on him.
Over the last 30 years, Dwayne’s body of work encompass numerous commissions pieces from stamps in Canada and United States and coins design to private collection and museums. He is also known for his engagement and contribution to many nature protection organizations and passionate such as World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Friends of the Algonquin and Nova Scotia Wildlife Federation.
Since his first participation in an exhibit in 1973-74, Dwayne works appear in more then 35 exhibition across North America. From Toronto to New York, passing through Oklahoma, Wyoming, Texas, California, Montana, Manitoba, Nova Scotia his wildlife and landscape art pieces have been part of a long list of exhibition and galleries over the last few decades. To learn more about Dwayne’s current exhibition Yellowstone to Yukon, the Journey of Wildlife and Art, click here [link to page current work]
Dwayne’s career is also marked by its important contribution to education and natural history. His legacy of dioramas can be seen at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Western Development Museum, Royal Ontario Museum, Algonquin Park Visitor Center, West Parry Sound District Museum and the Wye Marsh Conservation Area Visitor Center.
Dwayne’s work is also part of those above collections:
For a detail list of Dwayne’s commissions, click here [link to Commission page list]
For a detail list of Exhibition, click here [link to Exhibition page list]
For a detail list of Dioramas and Mural, click here [link to Dioramas- Mural page list]
Please visit the Gallery section to see more of Dwayne’s work.