Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Captain Hook, Limited Edition Prints & Last Show Of The Year!


Captain Hook made his way onto my easel recently...forcing me to immerse myself in reference photos, it's a tough job! ;D I ended up combining two images because I loved the expression in one but HAD to incorporate the hook. This is Colin O'Donoghue as Captain Hook / Killian Jones from Once Upon A Time. 
Many spectators recognized him at my art shows this past weekend!


Introducing limited edition 8x10 fine art prints! These very small runs of just 10 prints are professionally printed on 100lb stock. They come titled & numbered with full signature on the back. These editions will be available immediately upon release of any new painting and once they're gone only open editions will be available.

This month's limited edition print releases include:


Final show of 2013-And a very exciting one! This is a new event for me and I've heard nothing but stellar reviews about it. One short night only!

Friday Dec 6th, 2013 7:00-10:00
Hillhurst Sunnyside Holiday Market
1320 5th Ave, NW Calgary
(403) 283-0554


Christmas season has me happily busy with commission pieces, most of which are destined to be holiday gifts so I can't share them til the new year. I am getting started on a new piece of my own so keep an eye out on Facebook for progress pics & updates!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New Paintings, Christmas Commissions & Upcoming Shows!

Not much happening on the forefront but lots going on behind the scenes recently! I've been busy with top secret commission projects so they have to stay under wraps, it drives me nuts not being able to share what I'm working on! but I do have a couple new pieces to share...


"The Art Of Being"
First up, "The Art Of Being" this one is extra special because it comes with a poem! And there is a secret answer hidden within the poem so please read, re-read and scour it until you go bonkers find the answer ;)

The Art Of Being

Looking for answers, unable to see
Sought resolution standing right before me.
Self created paradoxes, illusions inherent
Once ready, the answer becomes so apparent.

Often the hardest, the simplest things
The solace a virtuous regimen brings.
Pearls of wisdom surround me, aching to awaken
Correcting the truth, so often mistaken.

Vying for absolution, fearful of change
Upheaving the world I can't help but estrange.
Inner savior and saboteur, rivaling to find
An escape from the prisons of "me" and "my mind".

Eternal forgiveness, flaws, vices and foes
Dissolve the illusions of suffering and woe.
From erroneous perceptions, comes the long awaited transfer
To all timeless questions, there is only one answer...

A copy of this poem is included with the original painting. For more details and purchase info, please visit the listing!

Next, "Triris" a bit different from my usual works as there is no face in the painting *gasp*. This iris still life is a donation piece for a corporate fundraiser aiding High River flood relief. BUT, interested parties can find 8x10 prints here =)
A special thank you to the Alberta Medical Association for making High River their charity of choice this year. Best of luck to all bidders!


The holiday season is upon us so get ready to pull out your hair and fret over gift ideas! ( I say it sarcastically but it's really kinda true...) but fret no longer! I will have tables at 3 shows over the next month in Nanton, Okotoks and Calgary. Original paintings and lots of prints both framed and unframed as well as the usual odds and ends (ACEOs, bookmarks, cards, etc.) will be available.

Friday Nov 22nd, 2013 4:00-9:00
Light Up Okotoks Bazaar
Elks Hall
58 Elizabeth St, Okotoks, AB

Saturday Nov 23rd, 2013 10:00-5:00
Distinctly Nanton Christmas Market
2204-18th St, Nanton, AB

Friday Dec 6th, 2013 7:00-10:00
Hillhurst Sunnyside Holiday Market
1320 5th Ave, NW Calgary
(403) 283-0554


Last but not least, the Christmas commission window is now open! Looking for that special one of a kind gift? Individual portraits, family portraits, pet portraits or even a rendering of an idol or favorite character...realism, fantasy or any combination, your imagination is the only limit! I will work with you to create something very special Time is of the essence as we approach the busy holiday season and these spots fill up fast so please contact me via the usual social networking sites or directly to get started!

Don't forget, everything you buy from me SHIPS FREE WORLDWIDE! ...that's how I say thank you