Anton Pickard is an art maker and educator with a background in photography, videography, animation, graphic design, computer game development, user-interface design, media production and management.
He enjoys both the technical and the aesthetic aspects of image making and explores the limits of what can be created using digital and analog materials, tools and techniques.
He has worked on several projects in the Barrie area, most recently doing graphic design and image restoration for the Penetanguishene Road Historical Signage Project on the Oro-Medonte Rail Trail Signage Project. He has also exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions in Ontario and Alberta.
He is recognized as an expert in digital imaging software and shares his knowledge with students as a faculty member of Georgian College. Being a full time educator challenges Anton to stay on top of the latest tools and techniques while being rewarded in helping others achieve their goals and live their passion.
Current areas of concern include the preservation of images in digital form and the use of analog materials for long term preservation. Anton is currently exploring creative uses of immersive media including ambisonic audio and still/ video VR (virtual reality) capture and presentation.
“Vapour Trails” is part of a series of images made “by chance”. It fits into the context of the print group show “Convergence” by way of demonstrating that things come together as much by accident as by design.