February 12, 2010
I’m excited to announce my participation in The Artist Project, which takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place, Toronto from March 4 – 7, 2010. This is event is organized by the same folks that run the One of a Kind Shows, Toronto International Art Fair and The Armory Show New York, so you can expect the quality to be very high indeed.
I have a few free tickets to give away on a first-come basis – hit me back with a reply if you’re interested…
The Artist Project:
March 4 – 7, 2010
Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place, Toronto
Thursday 7pm -10pm (Opening Night Party)
Friday 12pm – 9pm
Saturday 11am – 8pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm
Admission: $12 (adults), $8 (seniors / students), $25 Opening Night Preview
I must say thanks to Barbara Milne and Gary Santucci for again putting on an excellent opening for the showing of The Streets of Hamilton. There’s still a couple of weeks left to see it hanging – go check out The Pearl Centre in Hamilton to have a look.
Thanks also to Andrea Renaldo and her husband Steve for the wonderful spread at her home in Collingwood, featuring some really amazing art and artists. The gourmet hot-dogs, the chocolate cheese, the nine year old cheddar… yum! (and thanks to the Merriams and Lounsburys for watching the kids)
If you’ve been to downtown Hamilton lately, you’ll have noticed the wonderful new facade on the Hamilton Market/Central Library building created by architect David Premi. Dave was thoughtful enough to invite me to hang work in his office for a promotional video shoot – thanks Dave!
The annual Martini Night fundraiser for Mother Goose Cooperative Preschool takes place on Sat., Feb. 27, 2010 at Melrose United Church in Hamilton (corner of Locke and Homewood). This year’s theme will be “Fire & Ice” and will include silent and live auctions, 50/50 draw, wine raffle, catered food, live DJ and martinis! I will have a painting for sale in the live auction (value $600). Tickets are $10 + non-perishable food item – for more info contact me directly.
To my artist friends, the West Hamilton Artists Tour (aka WHAT), is currently taking submissions for entry to this year’s tour, which will take place on May 8 & 9, 2010 in Hamilton. We are looking for all mediums and you don’t necessarily have to live here to apply. For details and to download the prospectus, check www.westhamiltonartiststour.com
November 20, 2009
The Jordan Art Gallery, an artist collective located in the picturesque Niagara village of Jordan, will be the locale for my next solo exhibition. Entitled “Citified”, I shall be exploring my usual motif through the use of pastel and paper. Opening reception is on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 from 1 – 5pm and will run until the end of the month. Admission is free and all are welcome.
My annual holiday open house will take place on Sat., Dec. 5 and Sun., Dec. 6, 2009 – that’s right, I’ve extended the festivities for an extra day this year, so bring your good will and hand sanitizer! Hours of operation: Sat. & Sun., 10am – 5pm. For directions, check here.
I’ll be submitting some work for the first time at Arta Gallery for their group show entitled, Light of Winter. Arta is a beautiful, fantastic cave-like gallery located in Toronto’s Distillery District. Show opens Thursday, Dec. 10 from 7-10pm and runs until Dec. 26.
I’m pleased to be working with the fine folks at Venus Gallery in beautiful Aurora, Ontario. I’ll be joining some of my favourite artists on their roster including, Laurie Skantzos, John Ovcacik and Chris Hayes.
August 19, 2009
i’ve signed on with Gallery 133 in toronto – avenue rd and eglinton in the design district. i met with vanessa today and she walked away with a bunch of my works for the gallery. if you’re in the area, go have a peak at their massive space filled with delectable art…
august has been a heavy month on the art front. an article appeared in the globe and mail newspaper featuring my work, and i’ve had two blog mentions – dirtymouse from the UK and mint blog from a designer in north carolina. thanks for the mentions and the website hits!
finally, i will have a painting up for auction at the 2nd annual mayor’s gala for the arts happening in chatham, ontario on saturday, august 22, 2009. the proceeds will benefit the restoration of the historic capitol theatre, so go support the cause!
Pinkwall 2 – up for auction!
August 5, 2009
scroll down the sidebar to the right to bookmark my blog to Facebook, Delicious, Technorati, etc…. why I didn’t do this sooner, I don’t know….
May 26, 2009
i’ve been threatening to try oil painting for a while now, and have secretly been experimenting in my basement over the last few months. the thing with oils is, well they’re a lot messier than pastels, believe it or not, and as such require a whole lot more cleanup time. add to that the fact that i have two inquisitive children, one a 2 1/2 year old artist who would love nothing more than to squish oil paint and varnish between her toes, and you can see my need to keep things on the down-low.
so i thought i should post some results, if for no other reason than to force myself headlong into the deep end. there’s no turning back now.
ps. besides the cleanup time, there’s an abundance of smell involved (some of it ain’t good). anyone with an old stove vent to give away?