The Birch Grove.
Commissioned for the 10’X15’ feature wall in the living room of my client’s flashy new apartment. Acrylic on canvas (2’X3’each)
The Maple ~ acrylic on canvas (3’X4’ each)
The largest piece I have done! Commissioned for a beautiful vacation home in Whistler, BC (to be hung between 13” wood beams in the main living room)
Ink drawing; postcard bill fold for a stunning bar in Halifax called the Drawing Room (you’ll find it perched atop the staircase of the Henry House on Barrington Street) The cocktail list is classic, educational, and delicious. They deservedly boast a breathtaking 1920’s restoration complete with a 200 year old fireplace, a bar that was handmade in the UK and shipped over, vintage glassware, no signage other than word of mouth, and a proper knowledgeable bartender who uses only the finest fresh ingredients.
"Olive and George", Acrylic on wood, 24"X36"
The reference for this painting is a photograph of my friend Simon’s parents in the late fifties, on holiday in Cannes, France. His wife Laura submitted the photograph to the popular fashion blog ‘The Sartorialist’ for their vintage photo collection, and was chosen to be posted (http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/vintage-photos-21/). She emailed me to tell me the news knowing how much I love the blog. When I saw the photo I fell immediately for the vibrant colors and timeless fashion; this one moment of Olive and George’s lives together. I messaged her asking her if I might use the photograph as reference for a painting, and as it turns out they chose to commission this piece.
Pigeons on Granville (Granville street skytrain entrance, Downtown Vancouver)
for the VANSCAPES art show collective (please excuse the iphone photograph)
24’ x 30” Acrylic on wood panel
Pigeons are considered to be one of the most intelligent birds on the planet, able to undertake tasks previously thought to be the sole preserve of humans and primates. The pigeon has been found to recognize its own reflection in a mirror, and is one of only 6 species (and the only non-mammal) that has this skill. A pigeon mates for life, has the ability to conceptualize, and can recognize all 26 letters of the English language. This is my shout out to our numerous (and often underestimated) little friends.