Another Fantastic Colourful Adventure Also Fondly Conversed About as the Associate of the Federation of Canadian Artists or just AFCA. Why the rambles? On Sunday 9 March 2014 I was awarded my AFCA along with 14 other established artists at the Federation of Canadian Artists. Receiving the Associate level of membership is recognition by senior […]
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The January painting from start to finish tracks the development of the oil painting from her genesis to her completion in 4 1/2 minutes. The monochromatic oil painting was based on the Centerm Terminal at the northern end of Main Street, Vancouver. The terminal which is operated by DP World was an obvious choice as […]
“Tackling tomorrow” Oil on canvas. 30″ x 48″ has entered into the 4th stage of her life cycle with her introduction to the world via Granville Island Public Market. I love working away and looking up only to see her. The movement in the brushstrokes, the resonating contrasts and those very sexy areas of […]
Video from inside the studio, building on the foundation of the first 20 minutes. The pace slows a little but the concentration remains constant as the eye continues to race over the surface of the painting constantly seeking and evaluating. That which is good stays and that which holds no value, not even as an […]
The year is off to a good start and the January painting is underway. Yesterday was the first day of actually putting pigment onto canvas after 2 weeks of planning the format, sourcing the stretcher bars, stretching and re-stretching the canvas (the first canvas tore) and a couple of days of priming. The January painting […]
New paintings in the studio for the Culture Crawl 2013 are below. The studio at 233 Main Street will be open this evening and all weekend. We are very easy to find: located between Powell and Cordova on the West side of the street opposite the Provincial Court House. You will know that you are […]
Christie claims crown has a nice pace to it so forgive me, I could not resist the grandiose statement. I also did not mislead you. The Grand prize at the 2013 Annual International show at the Federation of Canadian artists was awarded to the monochrome painting: “Hidden Jewels”. You will recall that I first wrote […]
Monochrome painting will again be a part of the Annual International Representational Show this fall at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Granville Island. “Hidden Jewels” was first exhibited as part of the summer collection at the Harmony Arts Festival and at the Circle Craft Summer Show and will proudly take her place on the […]
Unknown painting on easel Unknown painting on easel is literally an unknown painting. We are in the place where she may or may not come to life and honestly at the moment I am loosing confidence. There are times during the painting process when a painting takes on a life of its own and pushes […]
Sam Kee building which now houses Jack Chow’s insurance, one of the first monochromatic paintings. Ripley’s and the Guiness Book of World records has declared this the world’s narrowest building. The view from the corner of Carrall and Pender street in Vancouver’s China Town is one of the most iconographic. The Sun building, the gates […]
“Landscapes” at the Federation of Canadian artists gallery until the 8 March 2013. The first prize tag sits proudly next to: “Central Pacific. Oil on canvas. 40″ x 44″ I am thoroughly chuffed and smiling ear to ear. This painting is one of the works that I always commit to in the first month of […]
Stoppes had applied for membership at Just Ladies Fitness, Metrotown and was denied based on his sex. The courts ruled against Stoppes as he was not adversely affected and no dignity had been lost.
Robert Pickton was tried and convicted for the murders of 6 women, he was charged in the deaths of 20 and confessed to the deaths of 49. He received life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Sherman had been arrested and convicted of possessing Morphine. During a raid a police officer had seen him throw something, which was later discovered to be the drug, at a closed window.
Mills was detained as another tenant at the Miller Block was suspected of having small pox. The next day they diagnosed measles
A painting that came about almost by accident and one which proves that there is some wisdom in Steven Pressfield’s “The war of art” where the antagonist is the resistance. The resistance works daily to prevent us from doing that which we should be doing and in oing so, seperates us from the muse. It […]