Event Announcement: Journey of a Lifetime

Events & Announcements, The Story Behind the Painting, What's the Big Idea?
[caption id="attachment_224" align="aligncenter" width="242"] The New Homeland16 x 20 O/C[/caption] I am pleased to announce that the seven paintings in my Canada West series, which centre on themes relevant to immigration, will be on display in conjunction with the exhibit The Journey Of A Lifetime. The Exhibit is on display from January 23rd - April 22nd 2018 at Heritage Park Historical Village. It is built around the last surviving colonist railway car in Canada and is partially sponsored by BMO. I have included my Artist Statement relating to the Canada West series below: ARTIST STATEMENT To judge the past by it’s advertising literature, one would assume that immigrants to Canada were a fairly homogenous, and privileged, bunch. The Canada West series explore that assumption. The Canada West series are paintings…
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New Year, New Blog

Events & Announcements, Introduction, The Story Behind the Painting
Hi all. For my first post of 2018, and my first post in a while, I wanted to start with a recap of the past year, and then introduce a few changes for the next year, specifically involving this blog: I started this blog November 4th of 2016, a little over a year ago. In the past year I have learned that regularly posting articles to a blog in a journalistic fashion is really not for me. When I have the time, I am stretching for things to talk about. When I have a lot going on to talk about, I don't have much time for blogging, or for going through reams of spam searching for legit comments before I write anything. I debated scrapping the blog altogether, however I…
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Coming to VASA! Mystical Magical Fantasy.

Events & Announcements, The Story Behind the Painting, What's the Big Idea?
Upcoming Show: I am happy to announce that I will have three artworks in an upcoming group show, Mystical Magical Fantasy, at the Visual Arts Studio Association in St. Albert Alberta. The show runs Tuesday October 3rd to Saturday October 28th 2017. Opening reception Thursday October 5th, 6-9pm. Visit the VASA website for address and other details as they become available. Artist Statement: The Fun Money Series of paintings are part of an exploration of the cultural significance of money and the ways that we learn in childhood to think about money through fantasy, play, and story. I incorporate coin shaped foil candy wrappers into the paintings to create fantasy worlds in which the main actors, represented by plastic figurines, interact with the coins in different ways. Much like the…
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Final week to see I AM CANADIAN !

Events & Announcements, The Story Behind the Painting, What's the Big Idea?
Hi All! It is the final week to see I am Canadian at the Edge Gallery in Calgary's historic Inglewood neighbourhood. Make sure you check out all the fantastic work on display, and remember, it IS for sale! Gallery hours are 10 - 5:30 Tuesday through Friday and 10 - 5:00 on Saturdays. Below I am posting my artist statement with images of the pieces in the show: [caption id="attachment_222" align="aligncenter" width="241"] Finding a Dance Partner16 x 20 O/C[/caption] [caption id="attachment_223" align="aligncenter" width="240"] Salvation16 x 20 O/C[/caption] [caption id="attachment_224" align="aligncenter" width="242"] The New Homeland16 x 20 O/C[/caption] [caption id="attachment_225" align="aligncenter" width="242"] A Level Playing Field16 x 20 O/C[/caption] [caption id="attachment_226" align="aligncenter" width="241"] Spirit Wrestlers16 x 20 O/C[/caption] [caption id="attachment_227" align="aligncenter" width="236"] Land of Fairytale Abundance16 x 20 O/C[/caption] [caption id="attachment_228"…
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Getting the New Western Gallery on to the Website

Events & Announcements, The Story Behind the Painting, Working Artist
I have just added a new western art gallery to my website. Included in the gallery is the painting featured in my last post, and I will be talking about some of the others more in depth as we go along. The images are not super high quality yet, the captions are short, and the design does not line up with the other galleries either, but it is there. Adding it required changes to all of the other pages, and will also require further changes, but one could spend all week on updating and never get into the studio! The other side of my new years resolution is spending the afternoon in the studio, so what it is really about is achieving balance between office and studio so I am neither binging…
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