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!