mixed media artist
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Thanks for visiting. Let me tell you a bit about my work.
My work focuses on the changeable relationship we have with nature. Loving and destroying in the same breath. The darkness of the human psyche underlies many of my overtly positive and uplifting nature scenes. Oceans and forests are idealized, radiating an inner light that burns. This heightened effect corresponds to our own yearning for more, wanting to be at one with nature, to control it, to be moved by it, to tame it.
This quote by philosopher Alan W. Watts captures my thinking:
You didn't come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here.'
These mixed media paintings blur the lines of photography and painting, realism and experience.
Click on the images to find out more about the piece.
To see more paintings, and availability, check out the gallery links.
72x48", mixed media
Gentle Fires Burn
54x54", mixed media
54x54", mixed media
24x72", mixed media
12x12", mixed media
20" diameter, mixed media
48x60", mixed media
48x48", mixed media
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I must confess, these newsletters come out only a few times a year (sigh), but they have a few personal insights into my latest body of work.
WHAT'S NEW AND INTERESTING
ART TORONTO 2020 - virtually, of course
This year Art Toronto won't be held at the Metro Convention Centre, it'll be online.
As part of Bau-Xi Gallery, I'll be on a panel discussion with 2 other artists from the gallery - Darlene Cole and Vicki Smith. Keep an eye out for more info to come.
TORONTO SOLO SHOW - November 7 - 21st, 2020
A small solo exhibition at Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
To be on display upstairs, on the 2nd floor of the gallery.
Watch for online content via the Bau-Xi Gallery website (bau-xi.com).
In the coming weeks, there will be some interviews, painting process videos, etc.
ARTPLEX GALLERY, LOS ANGELES
I'm excited to announce that I have started to show my work with Artplex Galley in Los Angeles. The gallery works with many of the movie and television studios in LA and takes part in several art fairs around the world.
They also have a sister gallery in Zurich, Switzerland.
AIR CANADA LOUNGE 2018
Air Canada purchased 3 of my pieces for their permanent collection and are hanging in their brand new lounge at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
BRAIN PROJECT JUROR 2018
I was on the curatorial team for "The Brain Project". A city-wide outdoor art exhibit, featuring a variety of brain sculptures designed by a talented group of artists, celebrities and thought-leaders from across North America.
Through The Brain Project, awareness and much-needed funds are raised for brain health in support of Baycrest, a global leader in Alzheimer's and dementia research.
The last 2 years I was a participant in painting one of the brain sculptures. Here's my sculptural piece from 2017.
Check it out here: http://www.brainproject.ca/
I REPRESENTED CANADA IN ICELAND! 2017
I was invited to create a painting for the Canadian Embassy in Iceland as part of the Canada 150th celebrations.
I gave two audio/visual presentations, one in Akureyri and one in Reykjavik.
Here is the painting I created for them.
Artwork: Ocean Crossing, 30x60 inches, mixed media, 2017
VANCOUVER HOME MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Here's a great article about the development of my artistic life and my last show.
Click the image to see the full story