|Born in 1945 in Wolfville, NS, and raised in Noranda, Que, Doug Robinson began to paint at age 10. He was always fascinated with mathematics and its paradoxes, and it was during his involvement in the Dome Show at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the early 1970's, that he was inspired to apply mathematical calculus to painting.
Robinson was also intrigued as a child by the classical Greek pictorial ratio known as the Golden Section and he began to apply it directly to his work. Fully taken by the rigour of arranging his compositions mathematically , he later extended his analytic process to the use and understanding of colour.
Doug Robinson's work has been critically reviewed in several issues of the visual arts magazine, Artichoke.