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Friday, February 24, 2012

Halifax 2012 3x6ft, acrylic on wood panel

Halifax 2012 is based on a photograph taken by the famous Halifax photographer Chris Reardon, who hung out the side of a helicopter to capture this scene. Then the image was run through my head, eyes and hands and we came up with this brilliant monster. If a work of art reflects the artist, then it appears I have not grown up as I try to knead childlike cartooning, N.S. folk art Fauvism and Pop into a golden warm, sweet smelling image loaf of our town by the sea..

Friday, February 3, 2012

Retro show 2009 at Nscad and 1976 first city painting

This here is a 3x4ft oil painting created in grade 13 art class at Jarvis CI in Toronto in 1978. it was my homage to my hometown. Little did I know that this landscape theme of horizontal bands of color and shape would follow me through the rest of my career, not to mention the harbour...