This Cafe seems to be called 'Coffee'. I can't see any other name! The image on the left is one I took while visiting Toronto in 2019. I love the colours in this image - the cool with the splash of warm colours! I couldn't help make a painting out of this image. I included signs to make this feel more like Toronto. The photo on the right is one I took off of Google Street View. It looks like this cafe has closed down! I hope that was just temporary.
I changed the painting to an evening scene to add a little more drama and enjoy the variety of colours.
It was a rainy/misty day in Toronto when I walked the steets, jumped on the cable cars, visited cafes and restaurants, visited shops and downtown. Being from Calgary, I rarely get out East. I was amazed at how beautiful I found Toronto to be. There were so many varieties of trees, bushes and flowers and they crowded in on the sidewalks and streets. The mist softened everything, the houses were alive with character and the businesses were eclectic. I loved the old electric cable cars that were fixed up that would only slow down enough for passangers to hop on and off.
"The day that the world changed" - has so many references and it can change with what is going on in your world or the big world. The world is always change and often it looks the same - unless we go away for a long while and then come back. Then we notice the changes. But everyday, we don't notice.
This painting was created with ink and had a resin coating over it. The original is on birchwood canvas and is 24"x18". You can order smaller or larger size prints. For now, the original is still available. Please send me a message if you have questions.
Special gifts for someone special! $265 each or 3 for $500.
Ready to hang. Signed and wrapped for Christmas.
Many clients have asked me about adding my paintings to their collections, but not being able to afford the original work. I almost never do prints of my work because the quality is important to me. I chose to print onto wood so I could go in and add more detail and paint after they were printed. It is like an artist who sings a song at each concert - it sounds a little different every time! :-). Once I sell out of these prints, I will not be making any more available. You will just have to wait until more originals are created. ;-)
(Print sizes are approximately 9"x12")
SALE PRICE: 5 prints for $525! Individually: $165 each.
I'm super excited! I am going to be working out of Sparrow Artspace for the month of October! I will be creating, teaching, sharing and selling my work out of this beautiful gallery in Bridgeland!
OPEN Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10am-6pm or by appointment
We are located in the historic DeWaal Building in Bridgeland in Mohkínstsis on Treaty 7 Land
36 4th St NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 3R7
Come and see NEW WORK in my BIG CITY LIVING SERIES. I have new limited edition prints available!
These days, I am also immersed in the studies of my Master’s in Psychology. I have been exploring more in abstracted imagery. I am in the process of studying mark-making, layering and textures with encaustic and other mixed media to communicate my emotions and thoughts in abstracted form.
In the residency I will be further exploring mark-making through journaling. I am combining my physical experience of being in the city along with a layer of abstracted emotions and thoughts that interplay with my physical world. I will also be collaborating with Vicki Myers on a set of sculptures and drawings that go with the sculptures.
WORKSHOP: SATURDAY OCTOBER 23 - SIGN UP!
I am slowly starting to build up an online gallery where artwork remains digital and is purchased with Etherum - digital coins. It has been a huge learning curve and I am still figuring so much out. I wanted to share my beginning process here with you. You can view my collection on OpenSea - you do not have to have an account to view items.
FREE ETHEREUM EARNINGS FOR ANYONE WHO HAS PURCHASED MY ORIGINAL ARTWORK. YOU WILL receive royalties every time your painting sells as an NFT or can purchase the NFT for greatly reduced price and resell it on OpenSea. This gives your original piece more monetary value. It gives you something to trade without losing your original artwork. I will have more details in upcoming emails.
What is an NFT?
NFTs are tokens that we can use to represent ownership of unique items. They let us tokenise things like art, collectibles, even real estate. They can only have one official owner at a time and they're secured by the Ethereum blockchain – no one can modify the record of ownership or copy/paste a new NFT into existence.
NFT stands for non-fungible token. Non-fungible is an economic term that you could use to describe things like your furniture, a song file, or your computer. These things are not interchangeable for other items because they have unique properties.
My work was purchased for a series called Joe Pickett. I hope to see them up on the wall on my TV one day :-).
I will be making limited edition shirts with one or a couple of these images. Let me know if you are interested!
I am going to be showing some new experimental work at the Sparrow Artspace in Bridgeland.
I will be working collaboratively with another artist - Vicki Myers. We are going to put our heads together to create some experiemental work that will really get you thinking! Stay tuned for more details.
Workshops and seminars will be scheduled during the month of OCTOBER!
4pm to 11pm - the streets will be full and you get to find new and interesting local businesses at the Inglewood Night Market.
Come visit me at my booth! I will be located across from GRAVITY CAFE and next to Trail Appliances.
10% discount for anyone who mentions seeing this on my website!
Art is the...
great connector of people, places and dreams. It speaks the language of the heart when it is authentic and created from an open and non-judgemental space. It is passionate pursuit of creation with a playful mind.