Ted Burnside, professor emeritus at the University of Guelph and now a local resident, has made a lifelong study of domesticated animals, and has published extensively on this subject.
On retiring, Ted began painting in acrylic on canvas and of course, animals were his subject. The paintings seen in the North Gower display reflect some of the work done, including the breeding of Holstein cattle for higher butterfat content in milk. One of the paintings depicts famed bull Johanna Rag Apple Pabst, who was the Foundation Sire for the work of Thomas Bassett Macaulay.
A number of paintings on display are also of draft horses, showing teams pulling walking and sulkey plows at the International Plowing Match in Finch, r015.
Ted Burnside is a member of the Manotick Art Association.