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En Masse in San Diego

  At the beginning of the month, I was in San Diego with Montreal’s art based initiative, En Masse, to do some live painting for Art San Diego. There was four of us from Montreal, Jason Botkin, Fred Caron, Kirsten McCrea and myself, and we … Continue readingEn Masse in San Diego

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Burning Man, 2011

I’m going to Burning Man, 2011! I’ll be heading from Montreal, Canada, to Nevada by truck! This is about 48 hours of driving.. so needless to say, we’ll be there in about 5 days from when we leave. This will be my first burn and … Continue readingBurning Man, 2011

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my creepy designs

Here are a couple of t-shirt designs that I created for VirginX Industries clothing line. They have been kicking around for quite some time now, though I’m not sure if they have ever been printed or whether they ever will. Either way, I think they … Continue readingmy creepy designs

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Feature on Pakayla Biehn

Pakayla Biehn is a multidisciplinary artist based out of San Francisco. Featured here are a selection of oil paintings from her “Double Exposure” series. Biehn used a variety of photographs as references for this body of work; some are from single exposure shots from photographer and friend Jeff Enlow, which … Continue readingFeature on Pakayla Biehn

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Shawn Barber

Shawn Barber, based out of L.A., focuses on the portraiture and tattoo culture. His paintings are lively and expressive, and range in technique from tight, beautifully executed renderings to expressive markings all in the one piece. Barber will often superimpose numerous limbs on his figures, suggesting the … Continue readingShawn Barber

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Latest Painting

My latest painting, “Natural Phases,” is oil and bronze leaf on wood panel, 48″ high by 36″ across. It’s an interesting thing that happened with the creation of this painting; I had put together my composition, which I was happy with, and then printed out … Continue readingLatest Painting

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Feature on Catherine Brooks

I recently came across Catherine Brooks’ paintings and was immediately drawn in to her gorgeous work. It’s easy to say that her portrayals of young beautiful women are attractive, but there are elements that give her work more depth. Brooks is developing imagery for her … Continue readingFeature on Catherine Brooks

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Feature on James Jean

James Jean may need little or no introduction at all, but I thought that I’d share a few thoughts and feature some of my favorite works of his from 2010. Jean’s style is a unique union of influences and techniques. It’s a beautiful and at times … Continue readingFeature on James Jean

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Feature on Jeff Simpson

The line between ‘fine’ art and commercial art is beginning to blur, more and more. This is in fact the mission of some curators and art galleries including Artifact Gallery in San Francisco. Featured here is Jeff Simpson, a Montreal based illustrator, concept artist and colourist. … Continue readingFeature on Jeff Simpson

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Feature on Angela Fraleigh

Angela Fraleigh is an artist based out of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Fraleigh’s paintings range in scale from very large canvases, as the work featured above, “The Quietest Sounds on Earth” which is 96″ x 192″, to small scale works of only 11″x14.” I feel it is important … Continue readingFeature on Angela Fraleigh

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New Painting

This is my latest painting which remains untitled. It runs along the same lines of my previous painting, but was initially thought out a little more than the last one. I had set out to paint the figure in dark, natural flesh tones, but just as … Continue readingNew Painting

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Feature on Justin Mortimer

Justin Mortimer’s paintings are wonderfully executed. He demonstrates a masterful use of paint, and negotiates an erie sense of spacial relations. Mortimer’s imagery is nothing less than unsettling, and the selection of works here are some of his safer, less horrific examples. Looking at his site … Continue readingFeature on Justin Mortimer

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Feature on ‘Other’

‘Other’ is a Canadian artist who’s work I’ve been admiring for years in the streets of Montreal. Other started out painting freight trains in the late 80s and is now doing street art and exhibitions around the world. Other’s paintings are typically quite colourful mashups of patterns, … Continue readingFeature on ‘Other’

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Portrait of my Father

This is my latest painting. It’s a portrait of my father, Antonio Ledo. Painting someone that I know is always more interesting than someone from a found image, and painting someone like my father takes the experience to a new level. It was a whole … Continue readingPortrait of my Father

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Dark City

Featured here is some more of my point and shoot digital photography. All these shots were taken during the winter in Montreal, but not all in the same year. The photos are mostly of my neighborhood in the Plateau Mont Royal and the Mile End. I believe … Continue readingDark City

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Feature on Andre De Dienes

Andre De Dienes is probably best known for his extensive photographic studies of Marilyn Manroe. I am not a very big fan of the sensastionalism and worship of this beauty icon, but De Dienes captured Marilyn at the young age of 19, pre sensational glamour. … Continue readingFeature on Andre De Dienes

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