Sunday, 15 October 2017

Edward and Frank

Tonight I did something very different. After viewing an amazing exhibit at the AGO I was inspired to recreate two amazing characters. Using black and white with a splash of colour. Sometimes doing something different and working outside of our comfort zone can teach us things we didn’t know, you push boundaries and hopefully become a better artist. Each painting took 1 hour or less, speed paintings. I had lots of fun here!


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Paint once more but with feeling!

I attempted a painting last night and my heart wasn't fully in it, this week had some hardships and I approached a painting the wrong way. I was really unhappy with it, and thought how did I go so wrong. Sometimes in the beginning stage of a painting we see something that isn't done and looks off and we feel discouraged and start to lose hope. We put ourselves down and doubt ourselves. When you take a step back and few it from a different angle, approach it with a different frame of mind, and allow your brush stokes to be loose and fast, or slow and approached with a bit of care in other areas. You start to feel and fall in love with your painting. Some things take time, we aren't perfect and neither is the creative process. Art can be very therapeutic, but like therapy you have to give in, and give it your all to get anything out of it.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Tree Stump



It's been a busy week decompressing after two weekends of art shows. Now I'm reorganizing my studio, and stretching up a storm. Tonight I made a quick digital painting of a scene I saw at sixteen mile creek in oakville. Hoping to get painting on canvas this weekend :)


Monday, 11 September 2017

Modern Mississauga

It's a great feeling when you are going through the news and find an article about the art show you are in plus a picture of one of your paintings! Check out the article about Arts on the Credit Tour and see a picture of my Love Swans painting!

https://www.modernmississauga.com/main/2017/9/11/the-2017-arts-on-the-credit-tour

Friday, 8 September 2017

Known for....

I was at Fan Expo last weekend and my artist friends inspired me to create something to display at my art shows. If you see an artist at a show for the first time you don't know them or their background, reputation and previous work. So why not create a board to spark conversation! You will be more likely to show interest in, support and invest in someone once you have made that connection.

As for me I have just won 3rd place at Visual Arts Mississauga's Beyond! Exhibit for my piece Sunset at Rhododendron Gardens! A piece I love and I am proud of.  I also have a great background in the animation industry working on many fantastic projects that I have just loved! I have created, modelled, surfaced, rigged.... numerous characters, props and environments on many popular shows! Animation is a challenging and fantastic industry to be a part of!

Let's get some conversation going!


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Enjoy!