Friday, May 22, 2009

New Paintings for the Ottawa School of Art Boutique

These are my latest paintings since I've completed my program at the Ottawa School of Art... graduation posts to follow, but not yet.
The three paintings are available in the school boutique here in Ottawa. That cat must have resonated with the zeitgeist of the times as he was snapped up in two days. I hope it's gone to a loving home... kitty needs some love methinks!

Cat Wants Out 16" x 20" acrylic on canvas 2009 sold

O Happy Day 16" x 20" acrylic on canvas 2009

You Look Good 16" x 20" acrylic on canvas 2009

Urban Art @ Minto Park July 18, 2009 Elgin at Gilmour Street, Ottawa

This is a year of new adventures for me. Perfectly in line with this is my new position as one of the organizers of the 4th Annual Urban Art @ Minto Park art in the park show.

My good friend Tim Hunt is the other organizer. Between us we hope to get this thing going!

So, on bustling Elgin Street, one of the few Ottawa streets alive with action day and night, you will find the Urban Art Show on Saturday July 18th, from 9pm - 5pm, rain or shine. We are currently lining up participants for the show and if you are local to Ottawa, and a fine artist, I encourage you to apply. It is a juried event and it is an event strictly for handmade goods.

We are looking to give a hand up especially to those new to art shows in general and we hope your experience at the show encourages you to keep going. We need more artists in the world that's for sure.

I'm excited to announce we'll be participating in a community art event linked to a giant world-wide event called Art for Miles. At our show we'll be rolling out a 12' x 5' canvas and inviting the public and our artists to help create a mural on the topic of the Urban Environment. Our mural will join many many more from all over the world in May 2010 in Egypt.


At that time all the murals will be linked together and wrapped around a pyramid in Giza in an attempt to create 12,000 miles of murals for peace for the world, and possibly to break a Guinness Book of World record for the longest mural. This project has been in the works for TEN years. I love the idea that a part of Ottawa will be around a pyramid don't you? Over the years my art has gone around the world, to many places I have never been. This one totally captures my imagination.

More info on the event itself at

And if you are curious about Urban Art @ Minto Park check out the blog. You can find the info and application there as well as an intro to some of the artists appearing at our event. Or you can email the show at

Franklin: Post Playoff

The Senators didn't make it to the playoffs this year. Franklin demonstrates what they're doing now. Let's hope we're not all as old as Franklin the next time they make the playoffs.