Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Animals Idols

Hey all, I am so happy to announce my new Animal Idols!!! I have been playing around with the idea of wooden animal shapes for some time now and now have found a new approach to explore. There are six animal shapes in all and are cut from sustainable Canadian maple, and hand screen printed. Please follow this link to my etsy site to purchase them.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pre-Christmas News

There has been a lot happening here in the background since my last post.

1. I am now working pt and doing Illustration and Motion Graphics.
2. I finished a two week show In Windamere a new housing development in south east Edmonton.
3. I vendered the November Royal Bison Art and Craft Fair. It was a great showing and had plenty of wonderful comments from people visiting. Thanks Josh, Vikki and Jeanie.
4. I have a new monthly show up at The Next Act Pub (n of whyte on gateway blvd s). Thanks so much to Saylish for the opportunity.
5. Recently I have completed a new painting, actually it is more like a repainting. I painted the river valley some months ago and snapped a quick photograph, then proceeded to paint a portrait on top. It was a retirement gift for a fellow that worked for the city in the river valley. I had so many comments about it that I should have taken better photos for prints. So I went ahead and painted a new version of it.

6. In addition I found a neat picture in the Globe and Mail of Walter Gretzky holding a image of my illustration I did for the Canadian Lung Association.

7. Also I found this great little post with my painting of the highlevel bridge and trolly.

I hope everything is fine with you all.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm in the Journal!!!

A slightly late post, but life is busy. The Monday after Art walk I got a call from Marta Gold, who had seen my work in Vivid Print and would like to write a story on it for the Edmonton Journal. I was so pleased that I am sure I rambled on for about an hour. She and Candice Elliott (photographer) came over the next day and we chatted and took photos, it was great! You can read the article and see some of the photos here. Yay!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

2 Series Finished and Artwalk

I want to thank everyone that came out to Artwalk this weekend. It was really nice to hear from a number of people that they liked my work and that even some had previously bought prints from Vivid Print. It was super nice to have had the opportunity to give several of my prints new homes with wonderful people that came by.

At Artwalk, I revealed two series that I had just completed the first was the Mouse and Reindeer series, and the second was a painting series that I had completed painting of Cityscapes with Christmas lights on the buildings making up ornaments.



Friday, June 24, 2011


I had so much fun with the Deer and Mouse in the Christmas Seals project, that I have decided to work on a longer series with the two. Perhaps even make some chiristmas cards out of it. Here is the first one.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lots of news

Allot of things have happened since I have last posted so this is going to be a bigger one.

First, I am happy to annouce that the Canadian Lung Association stamp is now featured on their website here and here. So make sure that you donate today and receive some of these stamps for your presents. And I want to thank Janis Hass for the opportunity.

Secondly A new poster show is up at Latitude 53, put together by a fellow illustrator in Edmonton, Gabe Wong. The theme for the show is "where are we going?" and this is the piece that I did for it and some quick iphone photos of the show.

And Thirdly
Prints are going really well at Vivid print, Thank you all for your support. I am currently working on Two new series, one is a follow up to the Edmonton Series, Edmonton II. The second is a Christmas series, I know a little early, but these ideas came from another project and lent so well to a painting series, I just wanted to paint them. I am participating in Art Walk this year and it is my goal to have them all painted by them, wish me luck!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Postcards and New Print

Recently I send off my Edmonton paintings with some modifications to a be printed as postcards. I was not sure how they were going to look, yet when they arrived I liked the bite sized versions. Vivid print also liked them and suggested that I send some their way to sell in the store, since they always are asked if they have Postcards of Edmonton. I am happy to report that about a dozen of them have sold already.

Also I was contacted to do a portrait for a retirement present. After some inquiries and emails I found out he loves the river valley in Edmonton. Perfect!! I like painting it. So I painted some of the landmarks, trees and river. This is the photo of it with out the portrait, I thought it would make for a good print.

MEC 2011 Catalog

Just this last month many of my friends and family have been receiving their catalogs from our favorite outdoorsy store Mountain Equipment Co-op. With in these fantastic pages is a spread of a painting I was asked to do for them. I had for many years worked for MEC while in school for illustration, so it feels cyclical to have now painted for them. It was a great honor to work for them in both instances, and hope to do more in the future with them.

My good friend Leroy Schultz photographed the painting for me too.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Late 2010 Janine at Uppercase invited me to illustrate an article for the eight issue of her quarterly magazine. The article was about our fascination with the scale of object and our relationship with them. I had just come back from Burbank, where I had stayed near the Hollywood walk of fame. While I was there I saw Ray Harryhausen's star, so I ran with the idea of a puppet master with his small stage.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mountain Equipment Co-op

Great news, last week I finished an illustration for Mountain Equipment Co-op. Judy contacted me, we had corresponded some time ago and thought of me when they were commissioning some illustration. I was pumped about doing it and now it is view able on the MEC Blog here. In addition, she asked me to do an illustration for their cataloge shipping out in March. I'd love to show it but, I'll have to wait till it is out.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Avenue Edmonton

I just picked up the most recent Edmonton edition of Avenue Magazine with my illustrations for an article about the cities plans to revitalize several neighborhoods near the downtown core. It was a neat assignment where I was able to paint out more of Edmonton's landmarks. Thanks to Avenues art director Rodrigo Orozco.