A Honorable Mention for On Thin Ice from the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Ringing in the new year with a energetic abstract, titled Impulse.
An entire wall of bear paintings, engaged visitors during the East Side Culture Crawl. Conversations flowed freely from a gentleman who once lived in Churchill, Manitoba in the 1950's to those who use to live in northern Canada. Besides being great conversation starters, the bear paintings may hopefully raise awareness for the plight of our bears. Whichever, these creatures are beckoning me to paint them.
This is, Hey, Good Looking.
I am fortunate to have several of my paintings the beautiful Gallery 88 in Kerrisdale. You'll spy several of them in their front window.
The Optimist grizzly begged to be painted twice, as he/she evoked a feeling, and essence of bear-ness. I am a big believer of painting in series as one idea leads to another, building, re-shaping, and learning from the previous.
Enjoy, as there maybe more Optimists to come.
I painted Wolf after a few weeks away from the easel, tending to other art related agenda items. I hadn't actually been putting paint on canvas, certainly not as liberally and as frequently as I normally do. It feels so natural re-aquainting myself with my paints, canvas, and letting loose. John Lennon once said that he measured time by the number of his albums. I feel I measure time through my art.
A wonderful blend of art and wine at the West Fine Art Show at the Glass House Estate Winery. I even had a grape vine over my display. Definitely a lovely venue with some really great artists.
As the cold snap nears winter's door, polar bears test the stability of the icey patches by carefully gliding their entire bodies on to the uncertain surfaces. With winter comes food opportunities.
The title of this series is Abstract Congruity.
These pieces remind me of lines and figures laid over one another, with an overall sense of harmony.
I enjoyed my time in the Northwest Territories. It is/was a rugged part of Canada, but well worth a visit. Chocked full of black, grizzly, and polar bears sightings!