Initially inspired by the Old Masters, such as Gauguin and Monet, Carl Parker is a Canadian artist whose unique style cannot be easily categorized. Using elements of realism, surrealism, abstraction and impressionism, his work is whimsical and fiercely original, much like the artist himself. Parker's works are an expression of his mood and life experience and are truly Life in Paint.
His work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the world, including Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland and Portugal. To date, he has shown his work in various cities including Toronto, Calgary, Florence, Italy and Paris. He has shared his skills, experience and love of art by authoring his recent book, Carl Parker: A Life in Paint, as well as by teaching both privately and at the middle and high school level.
Parker is also a strong voice and advocate for the Autistic community, having himself been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.