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

Friday, August 26, 2022

Photography shoot at Harbord and Bathurst

 In order to apply for the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, I need to take either a booth shot or a shot of a collection of work. As I have difficulty lighting an indoor space to shoot artwork, I decided to paper this hoarding on the south side of Harbord. And voila, an instant art gallery. Thank you Alexi and Barbara for your help setting up and shooting this work.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Old Growth Exhibition at Propeller Gallery


I am pleased that my piece, "Can you make a difference?" was selected for this group exhibition at Propeller Gallery, Toronto. The show runs through August 21st and the opening is Saturday August 6th from 2 to 5 pm. The exhibition is a joint collaboration between Propeller Gallery and the Broken Forests Group. Here is a list of the artists with work in the exhibition: Alexander Boudreault, Michael Brown, Nancy R. Chalut, Michael Cywink, Liz Rae Dalton, Susan Farquhar, Linda Fitz & Steve Paul Simms, Peter Friedrichsen, Sharron Corrigan Forrest, Gerry Gooderham, Arlington Hoffman, Lee Horner, Domenica Howley, Valentina Hutcheon, Alexandra Iorgu, Lisa Johnson, Clement Kent & Leena Raudvee, Sophia Kim, Robin Kingsburgh, Karen Klee-Atlin, Adam Kolodziej, Michelle Letarte, Liz Menard, Jurgen Mohr, Lisa Murzin, Leah Oates, Frances Patella, Atia Pokorny, Dominique Prévost, Clare Ross, Susan Ruptash, Silvija Saplys, Tracy Thomson, Mateus Stelini, Pearl Van Geest, Nadine Wyczolkowski, and Noriko Yamamoto.

"Can you make a difference?", mixed media on canvas, 105cm x 120cm x 5cm, 2022

Taking inspiration from planting trees

This piece takes inspiration from Jadav Payeng, also known as the "Forest Man" in Majuli, India. Since the late 1970s he has planted trees to create a forest that is twice the size of Central Park. I highly recommend the documentary Forest Man. It talks about his life and project in great detail.

Forest Man, mixed media on panel, 30cm x 30cm x 5cm, 2022, AVAILABLE

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Newest piece called "Amarillo"

 I have reworked this piece many times. I think I have it finished. I started with a yellow plaster base which really warmed up this work.

Amarillo, mixed media on canvas, 40cm x 30cm x 5cm, 2022, AVAILABLE

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Stranger in the Woods

 I loved the book, Stranger in the Woods, by Michael Finkel. This piece takes inspiration (and some background text) from this book.

Stranger in the Woods, mixed media on panel, 30 cm x 23 cm x 5 cm, 2022, AVAILABLE

Monday, January 17, 2022

Reworked piece entitled, 16 random numbers between 0 and 9


16 random numbers between 0 and 9, mixed media on canvas, 16" x 12" x 2", 2022, AVAILABLE through Canvas Gallery.

I recently reworked this piece by bringing out some of the geometric shapes in lower levels of the painting. Here is the earlier version. I think the piece is now stronger.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Working on some new painting and just applied to the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

I took some time this holiday break to work on some pieces. I also applied to the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair that will take place at City Hall in mid-July.

Here's one of the new pieces. The text in the background is from the song of the same name by Gordon Lightfoot.

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, acrylic and graphite on panel, 30 cm x 23 cm x 5 cm, 2021, AVAILABLE