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I was recently again asked to speak about my friend Toller Cranston, at the Michael Hoppe concert (I will upload the video soon). I actually wrote a speech for this occasion. In case anyone is interested in who Toller was, here are some excerpts from my speech: I believe that if street kids get into…

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My mindset has been somewhat philosophical lately. I have been thinking about art, about the meaning of it all, and about the commercial contemporary art market. I came across the work of figurative painter Alan J. Lawson, who studied philosophy, like myself, and appears to be able to articulate all of the concepts I would…

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December 2015 update

OK I know I am very behind on blog posts. Please accept my apologies. It’s just that I wanted to post an in-depth update of my European trip, before moving on to other things. However, I’ll have to do that Europe post later, because there is just too much to say. The main news I…

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April 2015 Update

Exactly 141 years to the day¬†after the first impressionist exhibition in Paris in 1874, I have left France by train to Geneva to start my 1 month residency in a tiny village called Trelex. Before that, a few days in Paris seeing the works of the Impressionists (left me impressed) and three nights in Brussels…

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  The late Canadian skating icon, Toller Cranston, was the best friend I had in Mexico. We met at the end of 2011, when I visited his gallery in San Miguel de Allende for the first time. Just then, Toller was putting on an exhibition for a younger artist whom he had taken under his…

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Cat Paintings

I have completed 4 Cat Dinner / Party paintings and am working on the fifth. This is not something I do often – I usually create one-off images which are either major works or studies for major works. If I do readdress a painting or a concept, it is usually no more than once or…

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Overall, this has been a good year for me. I am enjoying painting and meeting with painter friends – Toller Cranston, E.C. Bell, Bruce Stuart, and others. Everyone is traveling lots. Nobody sticks around for very long. Some new friends came, others left, but everything balances out in the end. You can only maintain so…

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As a self taught artist, I am continuously learning through my own experimentation and self observance, and I make mental notes, and sometimes write these notes in a notebook for inclusion in a future book which I plan to eventually publish to help other artists, especially beginning ones. After several years of writing notes and…

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