The Art of David Rankine
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David Rankine was born in Willowdale, Ontario (a suburb of Toronto) to Scottish parents and developed an early appreciation of Celtic culture and history. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at York University and it was there that David began to explore Celtic art and saw how closely it was connected to Celtic music and dance.
 
Since art school, David has sought to contemporize Celtic art and has been at the forefront of the Celtic art explosion in  Ontario and North America. He has participated in numerous group and solo shows across Canada (including his own, ongoing A Rustle of Wings and Carpet Pages series).
 
David's teaching experience extends from formal instruction at York University( School of Nursing), Haliburton School of Fine arts ,Mohawk College, Cedar Ridge Art Centre (Toronto) and the Goderich Celtic college,  to workshops and classes for primary and secondary level students . David also teaches  professional  development courses for teachers and other artists.
 
 Every year David  presents a number of lectures at various venues and to various audiences. His lecture: The Book of Kells, Dark Age Visions of the Divine  was first presented at Tyndale College and the University of Toronto. His other lectures are: The Quiet World of the Mandala and  Open Space Creativity
 
David's work can be found in collections throughout North America, Britain, Japan and Germany. His commercial art work extends to design  and illustration work for books,  CD covers, cards, posters,  jewellery, rugs and recently, the design of a 14' stone High Cross in Winnipeg,  Manitoba.