Citadel tilt shift

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Citadel Hill tilt shift

This is a small section of a bigger painting in progress. Stay tuned for the big reveal in two weeks.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Proposal drawing for the Gimme Halifax Experience

The Gimme Halifax Experience, a four dimensional Halifax Cyclorama. Approximately 24 x 5 ft, this sculptural installation offers the public a 360 degree seagull's view of HRM. Including recorded sounds and a colorful paint approach, this Cyclorama experience will engage and excite all who enter.

This proposal is the beginning of the grant application stage..

Citadel Hil 2012

finishing up in the studio

                                    on display at Uncommon Grounds on South Park and Victoria rd.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fearless Halifax installation



Fearless Halifax.
Jackson Engineering presents an example of fear free creativity.
Join Kyle in a pop up studio as he captures the city of Halifax from above...

Nocturne night, Oct. 13, 2012
1666 Granville
 Thanks to Props floral Design  

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Panorama in progress...

                       New Halifax Panorama in progress developing a sweeping view of our fair city

Monday, September 3, 2012

Halifax in plywood 3D

Halifax in 3D is the latest painting to come out of the studio. It is 2x3ft and 6inches deep. Made out of 3/4" blatic fir plywood and paint. It is a nod to some of my earlier 3D Halifax paintings although more refined and considered. I made this painting to take with me to a television audition in which you present something made out of a sheet of 3/4 inch plywood. Most folks will probably arrive with a nice piece of furniture, a chair, night table etc. Of course, in the attempt to set myself apart from the crowd, I am showing up with a 3 dimensional painting of my town. Maybe the painting will help me move further along in the audition process. I will let you know...

Monday, August 13, 2012

Waegwoltic in the sun. a painting series exhibited at the Waegwoltic club that celebrates summer by the pools

                                                                     Lido pool, acrylic on canvas 42x30"

                                                                    Open swim, acrylic on panel 29x21"

Waegwoltic sailing school, acrylic on panel 25x21"
                                                                Waegwoltic lido pool

Waegwoltic open swim

                                              Waegwoltic summer adventure camp boat launch

Waegwoltic Sailing camp

Waegwoltic Lido 

                                                                A perfect cannonball in the main pool

 Late night swim

                                                         Early morning swim in the Lido

                                                      Greetings from the clubhouse

Monday, August 6, 2012

Folk art festival 2012

Another fun day at the annual Folk art Festival, or as I like to say, outsider art exhibition. I was lucky to have half my collection sold and enjoyed meeting all my old pals. On to the next great art adventure!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Outsider art for the Aug5 Folk art Festival, this Sunday in Lunenburg

Here we are again, getting everything ready for another folk festival. It is a wonderful way to make outsider art, with the cloak of folk on. The goal is to capture a sense of humour and whimsy, like chasing a beautiful butterfly to trap for yoyr collection. Good folk art should be as light as a warm summer breeze and as my old pal Tom used to say, "it should reach out its hand, smile and say" hi, how are you?"

This Sunday the new Mars explorer will be landing on the planet at the same time of the festival, makes sense.
                                                                                          Halifax Shadow box

                                                                                                        Titanic 2012
                                                                                            Lovehorn 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The surrealists Whirlygig, what goes around, comes around

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Titanic memorial painting

The Titanic disaster happened 100 years ago this april. This painting is a memorial to the lost souls of the sinking and a metaphor for the follies of man. If only they had a crowd of people on the bow of the ship looking out for danger, they could of avoided disaster.

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...