Marcel Guldemond is an Ottawa based painter and former comic book artist. In his younger days, he spent more than a few summers planting trees and busting his fingernails under the big skies and open clear cuts of northern Ontario. That time spent lost down the endless logging roads has firmly embedded the great emptiness of the Canadian landscape into his psyche and forms a backdrop for much of his art. During his 20s he bounced around from one institution to another before finally receiving a B.Sc. in Computer Science in 1999 from Dalhousie University. During that time he published several comic books, graphic novels and short stories, and won a Xeric Grant in 1999 for the graphic novel ‘Under a Slowly Spinning Sun’.
In 2003, he shifted his artistic focus from creating indie comic books back to making paintings, having been sucked back in by the messy joys of paint and colour. He has since expanded his subject matter from Canadian landscapes and Canadiana to include hot air balloons, fish, robots, and a host of other things. He is very happy to know that his paintings are out there in the world bringing their arty goodness into the lives of those who come in contact with them.