A celebration of Loneliness - Acrylic on Canvass.  2.5'x3.3' SOLD
A celebration of Loneliness - Acrylic on Canvass. 2.5'x3.3' SOLD
Staircase to Regal Road, Acrylic on Canvass.  3'x5' - SOLD
Staircase to Regal Road, Acrylic on Canvass. 3'x5' - SOLD
The Ice Storm.  Acrylic on Canvass.  5.5'x3' $1000
The Ice Storm. Acrylic on Canvass. 5.5'x3' $1000
Trash-Can Carmichael - Oil on Canvass.  6'x6' $1200
Trash-Can Carmichael - Oil on Canvass. 6'x6' $1200
Lynn Valley, B.C. - Oil on Canvass.  2.5'x3.3' $1000
Lynn Valley, B.C. - Oil on Canvass. 2.5'x3.3' $1000
She kicks and the clouds part - Acrylic on Canvass.  2.5'x3.3' - $750
She kicks and the clouds part - Acrylic on Canvass. 2.5'x3.3' - $750
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#500, Self Portrait.  Acrylic on Canvass
#500, Self Portrait. Acrylic on Canvass
Gibraltar Point, Oil on Paper.  9"x12" $400
Gibraltar Point, Oil on Paper. 9"x12" $400
The Creepy Lighthouse.  Acrylic on Canvass.  3.5'x6' $1200
The Creepy Lighthouse. Acrylic on Canvass. 3.5'x6' $1200
Moving in to Studio One
Moving in to Studio One
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The Red Tree - Acrylic on Canvass.  2.5'x3'
The Red Tree - Acrylic on Canvass. 2.5'x3'
Looking Up - Acrylic on Canvass
Looking Up - Acrylic on Canvass
Packing up Studio One, Gibraltar Point
Packing up Studio One, Gibraltar Point
Sara Peel, Acrylic and Heavy Gel on Canvass
Sara Peel, Acrylic and Heavy Gel on Canvass
Bindu - Acrylic and heavy gel on Canvass
Bindu - Acrylic and heavy gel on Canvass
Sunset, P.E.I. - Acrylic on Canvass.  3'x5'
Sunset, P.E.I. - Acrylic on Canvass. 3'x5'
Jan Smith.  Acrylic with Glass Beads
Jan Smith. Acrylic with Glass Beads
Last day on the island.  Photo by Jay Shuster
Last day on the island. Photo by Jay Shuster
The Trout
The Trout
A celebration of Loneliness - Acrylic on Canvass.  2.5'x3.3' SOLD
A celebration of Loneliness - Acrylic on Canvass. 2.5'x3.3' SOLD
Staircase to Regal Road, Acrylic on Canvass.  3'x5' - SOLD
Staircase to Regal Road, Acrylic on Canvass. 3'x5' - SOLDA place to lose oneself.  Regal Road is up near St. Claire and Dufferin in one of the fancy neighbourhoods that speckle the city.  A hidden gem.This is perfectly Toronto to me. 
The Ice Storm.  Acrylic on Canvass.  5.5'x3' $1000
The Ice Storm. Acrylic on Canvass. 5.5'x3' $1000When the waves pick up on Lake Ontario and it gets cold enough, the icicles found in the trees along the shoreline are a sight to behold.  
Trash-Can Carmichael - Oil on Canvass.  6'x6' $1200
Trash-Can Carmichael - Oil on Canvass. 6'x6' $1200This canvass was found in the discard room at Gibraltar point (hence the "trash can" reference).  My first foray into oil painting of this magnitude.  The sucker took weeks to dry.
Lynn Valley, B.C. - Oil on Canvass.  2.5'x3.3' $1000
Lynn Valley, B.C. - Oil on Canvass. 2.5'x3.3' $1000Haida Gwaii still inspires all this time later.  How I dearly wish to return.
She kicks and the clouds part - Acrylic on Canvass.  2.5'x3.3' - $750
She kicks and the clouds part - Acrylic on Canvass. 2.5'x3.3' - $750Sophia Perlman came to visit one day and I snapped a photo of her on the swings behind the school.  It was the perfect image for the day.
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#500, Self Portrait.  Acrylic on Canvass
#500, Self Portrait. Acrylic on CanvassEvery 100 portraits I do a selfie.  This one celebrates my 5 years as a painter and since I started in ernest.  There's gold-leaf paint in the background, though the photo doesn't quite pick it up.  My new favourite product is "goldleaf" by Daler Rowney.  Hard to find - but well worth it.
Gibraltar Point, Oil on Paper.  9"x12" $400
Gibraltar Point, Oil on Paper. 9"x12" $400
The Creepy Lighthouse.  Acrylic on Canvass.  3.5'x6' $1200
The Creepy Lighthouse. Acrylic on Canvass. 3.5'x6' $1200I found a completely black-primed canvass in the discard room at Gibraltar Point.  Using only white paint, I did up this view of the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse which sits directly across from Artscape.  It was built in 1808 and boasts being the oldest lighthouse on the Great Lakes and the second oldest lighthouse in Canada.  And.... It's haunted... I made the mistake of googling the story before returning to the island. For a guy with an active imagination, that's probably not a good idea....
Moving in to Studio One
Moving in to Studio OneArtscape, Gibraltar Point.
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The Red Tree - Acrylic on Canvass.  2.5'x3'
The Red Tree - Acrylic on Canvass. 2.5'x3'I did this up for Doug McKeague, who came to visit one day and honoured me with a commission for his lovely home in Calgary.  He asked for a tree.... this seemed like the thing to do.
Looking Up - Acrylic on Canvass
Looking Up - Acrylic on CanvassIn exchange for room and board I'll do up a big canvass.  This one went to Carmen Grant and James Wright.... The best of hosts.
Packing up Studio One, Gibraltar Point
Packing up Studio One, Gibraltar PointAlways hard to leave.... a studio like this one is my dream.  Pinch me?
Sara Peel, Acrylic and Heavy Gel on Canvass
Sara Peel, Acrylic and Heavy Gel on CanvassExploring tactile paintings with heavy gel and Gold Leaf paint.  The ridges are dense and the canvass weighs much more than the usual portraits.  
Bindu - Acrylic and heavy gel on Canvass
Bindu - Acrylic and heavy gel on CanvassContinuing my tactile art series - paintings meant to be touched!I mixed heavy gel with acrylic for a sculptural experience.  I've also added sparkle-y bits and mediums for my low-vision friends to enjoy.
Sunset, P.E.I. - Acrylic on Canvass.  3'x5'
Sunset, P.E.I. - Acrylic on Canvass. 3'x5'One year ago I found myself on a small farm in P.E.I.  It was the best of times.  The photos from my trip still fill my hard drive and I could work from them for years and years.  
Jan Smith.  Acrylic with Glass Beads
Jan Smith. Acrylic with Glass Beads
Last day on the island.  Photo by Jay Shuster
Last day on the island. Photo by Jay Shuster
The Trout
The Trout
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