•February 27, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Hot action in the studio as I finished 18 new paintings. Friends helped me reach a title for the show – Next Year. Here are a couple shots of new paintings. Next Year opens at Madrona Gallery May 4.
“Another Way of Telling” 30″ x 36″
“How To Be Gloriously Grey” 30″ x 36″
•November 9, 2012 • Leave a Comment
Here is a little photo record of my spectacular three days at the Toronto International Art Fair.
•November 9, 2012 • Leave a Comment
When Mayberry Fine Arts told me I was going to be featured in their booth at the Toronto International Art Fair this year, there was no question that I had to be there. And I was, and it was wonderful. Not exactly what I had imagined – it was certainly a more ‘corporate’ event than I realized – but nonetheless, I was knocked out. I saw a great amount of art I really admired. It was also wonderful to meet the fine folks at Mayberry who work so hard to sell my art. I’m about to post my photos of the fair – I am finding wordpress VERY unfriendly today.
I couldn’t take more than 3 hours of the fair in one shot, I found I would reach total saturation and needed a break. Fortunately, there is a LOT to do in Toronto, especially window shop (inside) thousands of wonderful shops. There was a BUTTON STORE that sells only BUTTONS AND BUTTON HOLES. No one else seemed surprised though.
On Saturday night my friend Matt took me to the Power Plant for a showing of the amazing art film by Christian Marclay, “The Clock”. We caught 3 hours of the 24 hour film including the must-see midnight section. It was AWESOME. And I spent Sunday at the Art Gallery of Ontario. I saw too much.
•October 10, 2012 • 1 Comment
This year the Sunshine Coast Culture Crawl is putting a special emphasis on Powell River. Because it’s so much fun to do, we are transforming our home into an art gallery for the weekend of October 19-21. There will be an opening night gala on Friday the 19th, 7-9 pm, showing my brand-new originals as well as work by Skye Morrison, Blake Drezet and Kerensa Haynes. There will be a live musical performance by the wonderful Del Riviera on our piano, and fine ales from Townsite Brewing. Come for the party or come on Saturday or Sunday, 10-6 pm. Our gallery is located at 6820 Cranberry Street.
•September 24, 2012 • 1 Comment
I’m back in the studio after a great summer. I had the best job ever – painting murals at Shambhala Music Festival at the Salmo River Ranch. I’ve done their graphics for 10 years now and it was so great to be there in person painting all day and taking in the great shows by night, like the mind-blowing Science of Defiance and Hank & Lily. Made some great connections there too – including a chance to do artwork for UtopiaFest – a live music festival in Austin Texas!
October is shaping up great too. At the end of the month I’ll be heading to Toronto where Mayberry Fine Art is featuring me at the Toronto International Art Fair. This will be a chance to see the best stuff coming through galleries all over the world!
There will be a feature spread on my work in Arabella magazine, a quarterly art, architecture and design magazine, coming out in October.
I’m excited by the work coming out of the studio, when I’ve had a chance to get in there over the last few months. Inspiration has been flowing by way of the kids’ drawings on the studio wall, thanks to Mack, Jaik and Nova. I’ve arrived at a place where I can accept that my paintings can just be fun.
•June 28, 2012 • Leave a Comment
Back from a super trip, squeezing our new nephew, a good visit with family, and seeing old friends. The art show at the Yukon Arts Centre looks great the team up there did a fantastic job. What an amazing facility. Cultural scene and infrastructure that provides an inspiring model for us in the south. Per capita the Yukon spends 60 times more money on the arts than BC. Check out these numbers.
A must see if your in the Yukon this summer (June 8th-Aug. 28th) While you are there check out the tapestries by the women of from Baker Lake, Nunavut, and the textile work of Yellowknnife artist Alison McCreesh.
While we were away Meghan’s latest book cover design from Frontenac House was released. Check-out Ali Rileys,”33 Million Solitudes”.
Her third book, 33 Million Solitudes, explores Canadian themes of isolation and survival with a 21st century twist, and reimagines the fur trade as a modern metaphor for love.
For a combination of cool and refreshing art and alcohol. Check out Meg’s graphic designs for Townsite Brewing. If you are in Powell River stop by the brewery for a sample of their many fine flavours.
Shambalager – Ask for it at Mike’s!
Lasqueti Art Fair July 29 & 30th
Abbie Hoffman Tour July 14th – 21st All around the Salish Sea.
•May 29, 2012 • Leave a Comment
The best art space in the north! My retrospective will open Thursday June 7. We are flying there tomorrow! Getting all those hometown feelings. Doors open at 5:30 and the show will be up til August 20.