It was great sadness that I learned of the death of my friend and neighbour, renowned Canadian artist Ken Danby. Ken Danby was Canada’s foremost realist painter, recognized for his paintings of people and landscapes, not just at home but abroad. He was a devoted rural resident of Guelph-Eramosa Township, involving himself many times in projects and causes of local concern. Canada has lost an artist who reflected the very soul of our nation, both in its people and in its land has lost a great citizen.

Our thoughts are with Gillian and the entire Danby family during this time.