A Winter’s Day in 2023

It’s the first minus-thirty-something day of the winter, so it’s as good a time as any for a website update.

For me, the highlight of 2022 was having my art chosen to decorate a traffic box at the Olive and Cassells St. intersection. It’s a real treat to drive past this corner and see my work standing out; my urge to use all the crayons in the box pays off, because it’s the most brightly-coloured thing in the landscape.

In 2022 I finished one painting which I’d had in the works for a couple years. I painted this one on an incredibly unforgiving wooden panel, so there was no time for blending. I had to just slap the shapes down and hope for the best. I’m very proud of it. Fans of The Cure will no doubt recognize it.

Robert Smith on the Rooftop

I also discovered round canvases, after building a website for Judy Gouin. I’ve finished two and have two in progress: