Awakening the Fire

I’m having my next exhibition on April 6th, 2012 at Ayden Gallery in Vancouver, titled Awakening the Fire.

I’ll also be showing along side Jose Rivas, an awesome artist from Vancouver, as well as Lawrence Nerbonne, another great artistĀ from Montreal.

I’ll be featuring 14 new works that range in size from 12″ x 18″ to 4′ x 5.’ I will be presenting, for the first time, my latest mixed media works on wood. I’m feeling good about the work in this exhibit and I hope you get the chance to check it out.

SEVEN

Ayden Gallery’s 7 Year Anniversary Exhibtion

I’ll be participating in next week’s exhibition in Vancouver along with a crowd of fantastic artists. The opening is on Friday the 18th of February.

Toms Shoes handed out a pair of their shoes to every artist to paint on which will be part of the exhibition.

new painting

Here is my latest painting along with a pair of shoes that I bronze leafed and painted for Ayden Gallery’s 7th year anniversary exhibition, simply called 7.

This painting is a first attempt at some imagery I’ve had hovering in my mind over the past couple of months. When I began, I didn’t know exactly what it would turn out to be. I had an initial sketch for my idea, but once I began working on it, new ideas emerged. The dark form behind the woman took a form of it’s own and it began suggesting a cobra snake. I focussed on not over analyzing or intellectualizing what I was doing, but to be honest there were times when this painting was pretty challenging.

I hope to expand and explore similar ideas in my next paintings, hopefully further develop what it is I am trying to achieve as I still feel I’m in the preliminary stages.

This painting, entitled “Rising,” is 36″ x 24″, acrylic, oil and bronze leaf on wood panel. Ayden’s 7 exhibition is February 18th in Vancouver. If you’re in that part of the world I suggest checkin it out. It’s going to be dope!