We are heading into the busy time of the year for us, that being the art show season. Cheri and I will be participating in a few new shows this year and some familiar shows from previous years. The next show will be a first for us, Car Free Day, in Vancouver on Main Street between 22nd -23rd ave. from noon – 7:00pm on June 16th. I will be set up with 20 other artists, and what could be a better way to spoil your father on Father’s Day than with a painting for his office, studio or den.
The scene set in my recent painting ‘Self-Serve’, is so familiar to many Canadians yet absolutely foreign to others. That is what I love about Canada – the vast diversity in landscape and weather. For many of us living in Vancouver, we do not have much need for such a machine yet for those in Eastern or Northern Canada this Bombardier Autoniege is quite familiar. The original is currently at White Dog Studio Gallery in Whistler, and if you find yourself in the area I encourage you to visit the gallery. It is filled with great art and a wonderful people!
I am very excited about my latest completed painting, which is the first in a new series of cargo ship paintings. The massive cargo ships waiting patiently in our Vancouver harbor is such an iconic scene and one that inspires me to paint. They are our modern day trade ships, like the adventurous Tall Ships of our past, plying the open sea from port to port by way of foreign lands. It may be a less dangerous undertaking than it was back then, but the legacy lives on with these ships.
‘A Ship Named Amber’ 14”x40”, acrylic on canvas
I have been included in the June issue of the American Art Collector Magazine. As the majority of my work is focused on marine subjects along our Pacific Northwest, the magazine contacted me to be included in their annual Marine Artist edition. The American Art Collector is a monthly publication that highlights artists across North America and is a great magazine for art collectors to see so many different artists and styles of paintings in one magazine. It is available on magazine stands now.
I participate in a monthly on-line art competition open to artists internationally, and for the month of April my painting ‘Last Light’ was awarded ‘Outstanding Acrylic’. It is a real honour for me to have my work noticed amongst so many incredibly talented artists. Thank you to those of you that ‘like’ my submission through facebook. Your support is greatly appreciated!
We look forward to seeing you at upcoming shows!