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Red Sky at Low Tide

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60x40 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

This piece was comissioned by a delightful client who wanted a red painting that "popped" - Intitially in trepidation of working with so much red, I pressed on... and this is the result. I had the pleasure of hanging the painting in her appartment... along with much red wine and taasty snacks... pleased with the outcome and how it looks in its new home!

Lessons (Mishon): An interpretation - New Commission

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A friend asked me to paint my interpretation of Lessons, sung by Mishon ... This is what I came up with....

"Seeing your style... feeling your shine..." versions 1 & 2 - Both are 24"x18" on gallery canvas...

Selection of Paintings Commissioned : Late 2017/Early 2018

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Blue Beach - 30"x40"

Blue Gorge - 32"x24"  one of my favourite creations

Bush Fire III - 60"x24"

2017

Gulls Feeding: I covered an exisitng work with plaster.. dozens of gull-like shapes appeared... thought to go with the flow...

 

All Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

New Commission: Maple Leaf Hockey Player

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(double click on each thumbnail to see full size)

The client, a huge Maple Leaf fan, requested this work, Maple Leaf Hockey Player and provided the signed Doug Gilmour sweater, stick, gloves & helmet;

The framed piece is 40x32" Multi-Media on board ... and is now part of my Essence of People Series (see gallery);

This is the second hockey player in the series... The first commission, completed some years ago, was Essence of Victory


New Paintings Delivered

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I was delighted to deliver these 3 pieces to the newly renovated home of a young family this week!  Fall Forest is the largest work... 60"x40", Sunset Crag 40"x30" is a vibrant piece that occupies a dramatic position at the top of the staircase, while Blue Highland 30"x40" is in soft blues and golds that the client wanted for the master bedroom,

All pieces are a mix of acrylic paint, plaster and natural material.

Exhibition - Denison, Texas October 2014

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Every artist, despite a successful sales record, reaches a point where local/obvious avenues have been explored and sales come from word of mouth or customer referrals.

Proactive marketing requires an enormous effort … especially for a mind that prefers to create.  In this context, I am deeply grateful, if not overwhelmed, at the consideration of a Dallas businessman who previously purchased several of my paintings. I was thrilled to learn that he had arranged an exhibition of my work at the Mary Karam Gallery in Denison Texas

I am particularly delighted that my work is hanging in Denison TX - - A town that has become a disitinct cultural/arts/innovation destination in the U.S.      

Cantine Exhibition - August 2014

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A chance conversation in one of my all-time favourite Toronto restaurants, Cantine, brought an invitation to hang a selection of paintings during the month of August!

If you are in the Avenue/Davenport road area pop in for a delicious snack/meal and check out my work… I was quite pleased at how well the venue shows the 12 pieces on display…

 Cantine Bar & Grill, 138 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2H6

New Commission: April 2014

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Agonized over this one ..... The client wanted bright blues, deep pinks and a foreground that picked up colors in her decor... It also had to add an an illusion of depth in the room .... To get unstuck, I called and asked her " Decscribe the picture you have in your mind"... This is my interpretation... I was delighted and relieved to see her hang the piece immediately ...

 

The 1st photograph, taken at an angle, best illustrates how the painting is viewed in the room... 

Blue River at Night - Commission January 2014

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A Chicago couple, with a beautifully decorated new home, wanted a painting that would blend with their color scheme of blues, greys and sand colors. "It must pop as well as bring a suggestionof interest/mystery ..."  

No matter how I varied the attempts to execute my own vison, the piece kept returning to what it is... I was delighted they approved! 

Clearly my sub-concious prevailed over my concious will!

 

Acrylic/Multi-Media on Canvas 30"x40" 

Fiery Islands - New Commission

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This piece was taken away with the paint still fresh... I received this photo today ... always good to see a picture framed and hanging in its new home!