©2019 by Dave Todaro

PAINTINGS BY
DAVE TODARO

Since 2009, Dave Todaro has been exhibiting his nature-inspired paintings in both individual and collective shows in Montreal and the United States. This website showcases all current collections and selected works from the past decade.

 

COLLECTIONS

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DREAMS OF THE ANIMALS

Mostly the animals dream of other animals...

Do animals dream? Do they dream of other animals? Do they fantasize about the kill, the escape, or death itself? This series of paintings imagines the visions taking place in the mind's eye of creatures big and small, as they lay sleeping.
Title inspired by Margaret Atwood poem (1976) of the same name.

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SKATEBOARDS

Baltimore Orioles

Three oil paintings - Studies of the Baltimore Oriole on skateboard.

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PETROL

An Addiction

Our dependence on oil runs deep. Petrol and derived products are tightly woven into the fabric of our society. How do we break away from something we thirst for so profoundly?

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SWITCH

Hydroelectricity and Birds

The flip of a switch puts into motion a series of actions which inevitably affect the peoples, wildlife, and the chemical balance of the world in which we live.

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LIGHT STORM

Set of 15

This set of 15 small paintings comes together to form a single larger piece. Each individual painting showcases its own ruby-throated hummingbird.

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HYDRO

Electric Poles

These small paintings of hydroelectric poles are a reminder of where electricity is produced in Quebec. Drops fall to the ground from overflowing transformers.

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SELECTED WORKS

2009 to present

A collection of selected paintings on wood and on canvas.

 

BIO

Dave Todaro was born and raised in Montreal. He studied Illustration & Design at Dawson College and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education from Concordia University.

Dave has been navigating the art world for the past 20 years as a commercial artist, designer, art educator, muralist, and most recently as an art director. All the while, Dave has kept a painting practice, exhibiting in galleries and collaborating with other artists from around the world.

His artwork is heavily influenced by animals - especially birds, with a focus on the complex relationships between the environment and human activity. In Dave's practice, he seeks to highlight the delicate balance between man and nature in an ever-changing world. His paintings are a place where realism meets the surreal.

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CONTACT INFO

Thank you for your interest. For any enquiries regarding availability or pricing, please contact me at the email address below, or submit the following form.

 

"In motivating people to love and defend the natural world, an ounce of hope is worth a ton of despair."

George Monbiot