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Toronto-based Artist creating abstract mixed media works on panel and on canvas.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

New piece on mylar

Copan, oil and graphite on mylar, 20" x 20", 2021. (Frame size: 31" x 30"). AVAILABLE through Propeller Gallery.


For this piece I thought back to the first archaeological site that I visited in July 1989: Copan. This site in Western Honduras really moved me. The text running in the background relate to the site. The numbers were taken from an online random number generator.




Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Brazil

I just finished this piece that I named Brazil after Chico Mendes. He was a rubber tapper and environmentalist who, sadly, was assassinated in the late 1980s. He had some very inspiring quotes about the environment and the Amazon. The palette references water, which is a huge part of the Amazon. Recently I read that rain clouds that form over the Amazon come from the moisture from the jungle. Previously the thought was that the rain clouds came solely from westerly winds blowing over the Andes.


Brazil, mixed media on panel, 36" x 48", 2021, M. Brown


 


Brazil, mixed media on panel, 36" x 48", 2021, AVAILABLE through Canvas Gallery

Friday, June 4, 2021

Kentucky Coffee Tree

Recently we had a Kentucky Coffee Tree planted out front. It is a beautiful tree. As I did this painting, the tree was on my mind. I love to watch how plants/trees grow over time.


Kentucky Coffee Tree, mixed media on canvas, 16" x 12", 2021. $440. Available through Canvas Gallery.




Thursday, March 4, 2021

MLK

MLK, mixed media on panel, 40" x 40" x 2", 2021, SOLD through Canvas Gallery.

I used a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. that talks about making difficult decisions. The quote runs in the background, although is somewhat obscured by the numbers.

This has been at times a difficult year where I have had to make decisions that were neither popular, nor safe, nor politic. Painting this piece helped me through these difficult times. Mixing paint and putting colours together takes my mind off the other stuff.