I have a new show that's currently up at the Bob Prittie Library in Metrotown (British Columbia), presented by the Burnaby Art Gallery Outreach Program. It runs from April 22 to July 8. This is my first show in BC, and it includes all thirteen drawings that I completed over the past winter. All are investigations of various self-contained flora, ranging from wild to man-made arrangements, including four drawings that depict the japanese art of Kokedama (suspended string gardens). More info here.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
I updated my website recently. I put up all the new drawings I've been working on over the winter, that will be exhibited in an upcoming show with the Burnaby Art Gallery outreach program in Burnaby, BC (I'll post the info for that soon). I also put up the three new silkscreens from last year, all the illustrations I did in the fall for my friend Jeremy's book, uploaded larger versions of most of my silkscreens, and updated my shop section. Here are two of my new drawings. The originals will be available for purchase after the show is over.
Friday, March 01, 2013
I'm lucky to have a number of attractive small parks within a few blocks of my place, then a little further if willing to treck uphill there's the mountain and the two cemeteries (see last photo). In the first photo you can see what I call the moat park where there's a little circular ice rink lit up at night with christmas lights. I usually end up going skating there just once a year, but haven't gone yet this year.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Here's a tour of my neighborhood after the rare sort of glorious snow-fall that coats every single available surface for a brief few hours until it melts away. This is the one day per year of eastern-Canada winter that I actually enjoy. More photos to come.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sunday, January 06, 2013
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
For the past couple years around this time I make my resolutions in the form of a master plan for the upcoming year, covering everything from professional art to travel, reading, financial goals and more. There's something in my genetics that entails a love of spreadsheets and I find that writing it all down and checking back periodically keeps me somewhat focused on all (some) of these things. This winter I'm working on new work for a show at a public gallery, but I'm also hoping to start learning some new crafts* and keeping up my self-education when it comes to horticulture, ecology and sustainable living. When the winter is over I might have a big geographical life change but this is still in the planning stage.
*Crafts: I'm particularly interested in knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, embroidery, cross stitch, and quilting, and so far I can ... knit a scarf, so I have a long way to go.
Below are some progress photos, and I'm still posting day to day photos like these on my tumblr. I hope to have more moments like the one in the photo above in the coming year.