Born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia 1940, Donald Pentz studied art at Mt. Allison University and at the University of Regina. He recieved a BFA in 1966, and MFA in 1979. He was also privileged to spend a summer at the Banff School of Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited in galleries across Canada and as far a field as England, Japan, France and areas of the United States.
“What informs my art and image-making? The land – it’s colour, texture, rhythms, and geological forms. I make no attempt to copy the land but rather to interpret or adopt from its shape and colour. My “landscapes” are landscapes of the imagination.”
In 1976 Donald Pentz was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy (RCA) and to the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) in 2002. In 2007 he was inducted into the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Honour Roll. He is a member of the Canadian Artists’ Representation (CAR) and is a founding member of VANS and of the Peer Gallery in Lunenburg, N.S. As well as being a painter of abstract images, Pentz also enjoys doing small watercolour sketches on location.