I haven't been avoiding you; I have been cocooning and I am ready to come out!
I am so close to achieving my dream of supporting myself through my art. I have been simulating an artist residency in my home/studio; in an effort to revitalize/reinvent my artistic practice. I have found my way to making work that is challenging, exciting and not damaging to my health.
Studio sale announcement: Saturday December 14th 2pm - 6pm
1444 Dupont Street Unit 1A Toronto Park anywhere in the lot outside or in the Piri Piri overflow parking. We are above Piri Piri, entrance at ground level off the parking lot.
I wanted to do this sooner but I felt like I had to have at least three figurative paintings before I came out as a figurative painter. I thought the big news was going to be me coming out as a landscape painter; but I think there is more I can say by exploring the contradiction of the figure in the landscape. I place the figure into the landscape in a way that calls into question whether they are friend or foe; or maybe I have integrated the figure so well that they become part of the landscape. I don't know, you tell me.
Babies/kids/dogs welcome! We have two friendly kitties.
I have been taking an inventory and rephotographing older paintings; they are all in a rack, easy to view.
There are many that have not been shown before; and others that have been shown in eastern or western Canada but not Toronto.
See the surfaces: what you miss when you view my work online is the surface; which is an integral part of my work. in have paintings from 2008 that have high gloss reflective surfaces; today's paintings which have an almost paper like finish, matte is my new gloss.
See where the magic happens: my studio is in a live/work loft with lots of big white walls which are great for viewing paintings.
Happy holidays and hope to see you soon!