Archive for April, 2012

Ready to go!

Paintings finished and ready for transport to Artemis Gallery. Most recently finished…a memoir of childhood in Edmonton. “I Heard the Owl Call My Name” 20″ x 20″

Add comment April 18th, 2012

Square Foot Show & “Spring” show

Two June group shows coming up: ‘Square Foot Show’ at Art Alchemy in Courtenay, June 8; “Spring” show at Purple Onion in Comox, June 22.

Add comment April 17th, 2012

Homage to Skinny Fat Jack

This painting is an allegory of the spirit of Calgary, as well as an homage to ‘Skinny Fat Jack’ Davis, my friend Darcy Davis’s father. Jack Davis, 1936 - 2004, epitomized the energy of the growing, confident city. Jack worked a straight job for the city, but also ran his own speakeasy, managed a casino, worked as a carney, and got into the antique business. His son describes him as a charmer, stampeder, bootlegger, bellylaugher, collector, father, husband, valentino; a gregarious, proud son of Calgary. I trust this painting captures some of those qualities. It will be shown at the Artemis Gallery in North Vancouver, April 27 - May 27.

“Allegory of Calgary: Homage to Skinny Fat Jack”
Acrylic/canvas 36″ x 48″

Add comment April 7th, 2012