Sunday, November 15, 2015

Kingston Prize: Honourable Mention

Stefan, 23
egg tempera on Claybord, 20 x 16"

I am very pleased that my portrait, Stefan, 23, has received an Honourable Mention in year's Kingston Prize exhibition, an award of $2000.  

The show opened on November 14, 2015, at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and will run until February 14, 2016. On March 16, 2016, it will travel to Galerie d'Art Desjardins in Drummondville, Qu├ębec.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

New Work in Graphite and Conservator's Wax

I've turned to a new technique recently.  These pieces are made with graphite and conservator's wax, an acid free paste wax normally used for cleaning and polishing. The process involves not only scraping back to the bare Claybord, but adding more layers of graphite and wax, then scraping again.  Although I've mainly used a mini box cutter for the scraping, some of these effects are achieved with a waxy rag, cotton swabs, sandpaper, and steel wool.  In order to add traces of colour, I've also used touches of egg tempera, pigment mixed with wax, and brown shoe polish. 

These pieces will be available for purchase at Village Studios in Stratford, Ontario, from November 21, when I'll be having a two-person exhibition of new small works with Matthew Tarini


Landscape #1
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 8 x 10"  SOLD

Landscape #2
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 8 x 10" SOLD

 Heron
graphite, conservator's wax, egg tempera, and shoe polish on Claybord, 5 x 7" SOLD

 Modesty
graphite, conservator's wax, pigment, and shoe polish on Claybord, 12 x 12"

 Sheep
graphite, conservator's wax, and iridescent silver pigment on Claybord, 12 x 12" SOLD

 Rabbit
graphite, conservator's wax and shoe polish on Claybord, 12 x 12" SOLD

 Tree near the Thames Source
graphite, conservator's wax and shoe polish on Claybord, 5 x 7"  SOLD

 Tree Swallow
graphite, conservator's wax, pigment and shoe polish on Claybord, 7 x 5"  SOLD

 Mouse
graphite, conservator's wax and shoe polish on Claybord, 1 11/16 x 2 1/8"  SOLD

 Wittenham Clumps
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4"  SOLD

In Wytham Woods
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4"  SOLD

Landscape #3 (near Kelmscott)
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 1 7/16 x 3 15/16"  SOLD

Bridge on the Thames
graphite, conservator's wax, egg tempera, and shoe polish on Claybord, 8 x 10"

 Landscape #4
graphite and conservator's wax on Claybord, 5 1/2 x 14"

Hilly Landscape
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 8 x 10"  SOLD

Oxford Night
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 5 1/2 x 10 3/4  SOLD

 Beech Tree
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 11 x 14" SOLD

 Church Street
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 10 x 8"  SOLD

 Vine
graphite, conservator's wax, and shoe polish on Claybord, 7 x 5" SOLD

Landscape with Tree: Rain Coming
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 8 x 10"

 Rooves
graphite, conservator's wax, egg tempera, and shoe polish on Claybord, 8 x 8"  SOLD

Landscape with Path
graphite, conservator's wax, egg tempera, and shoe polish on Claybord, 8 1/4 x 11" 
Donated to I Love My Gallery Auction, Gallery Stratford

 Goldfinch
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 4 x 4"  SOLD

 Baby Robin
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 4 x 4"  SOLD

Quince
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 5 x 7"   SOLD

 Skeleton of a Baby Gorilla
graphite and conservator's wax on Claybord, 14 x 5 3/8" SOLD

 Teri's Garden
graphite and conservator's wax on Claybord, 8 x 10"  SOLD

Indigo Bunting
graphite, conservator's wax, and pigment on Claybord 5 x 7"  SOLD

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Visitors
acrylic on muslin laid on birch panel, 16 x 12"  SOLD


Still Life with Strawberries
egg tempera on Claybord, 8 3/4 x 16"  SOLD


Carousel
acrylic on muslin laid on birch panel, 12 x 12" SOLD


Still Life with Scarlet Tanager
acrylic on muslin laid on birch panel, 14 x 18"  SOLD


Night Watch
acrylic on muslin laid on birch panel, 12 x 12"  SOLD

Thursday, July 16, 2015

DISCOVERY: The Perth Huron Juried Exhibition

Drawing Room
acrylic on birch panel, 24 x 30"

I am delighted that my painting, Drawing Room, has been selected for "Discovery," this year's Perth Huron Juried Exhibition.  The show opens at 1:00 this Sunday, July 19, at Gallery Stratford and will run until October 4, 2015.  

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

500 Portraits


I am happy to report that my portrait, Pamela Newel Sellers, has been included in the revised edition of 500 Portraits: 25 Years of the BP Portrait Award.  

From the National Portrait Gallery website: 

The BP Portrait Award is the world’s leading showcase for painters working in portraiture. This revised and updated edition of 500 Portraits brings together more than 500 portraits from twenty-five years of the Award. Featuring works by the world’s leading figurative artists, this book celebrates our enduring fascination with the human face.

You can purchase the book by clicking here.

Friday, June 26, 2015

"Charlotte and Emily" on Making a Mark

I was delighted to spend some time speaking with Katherine Tyrrell last week at the National Portrait Gallery in London.  Katherine writes about art on her blog for artists and art lovers, Making a Mark.  She was kind enough to include a picture of me in her recent post, "BP Portrait 2015 - Artists with their paintings."  Here is the link.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

"Pigs in Museums" May 30th - June 12th at Village Studios

A Day at Hever Castle
acrylic on birch panel, 18 x 24"  SOLD

Chapel
acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30"  SOLD

Cheap Thrills
acrylic on birch panel, 20 x 16"  SOLD

Dingle Gardens
acrylic on muslin laid on birch panel, 36 x 36"

Don't Miss our New Pimm's Cocktails
acrylic on birch panel, 18 x 24"  SOLD

Drawing Room
acrylic on birch panel, 24 x 30"  SOLD

Escape
acrylic on birch panel, 16 x 16"  SOLD

Fearful Symmetry
acrylic on canvas, 36 x 30"  SOLD

Grand Staircase
acrylic on birch panel, 30 x 24"  SOLD

High Street
acrylic on birch panel, 24 x 24"

Library
acrylic on birch panel, 24 x 30"  SOLD

Promenade
acrylic on birch panel, 16 x 20"  SOLD

Study in Black and Pink
acrylic on birch panel, 24 x 18"  SOLD

Ten past Ten
acrylic on birch panel, 24 x 18"  SOLD

The Fallen
acrylic on birch panel, 24 x 24"

Waiting at the Wallace
acrylic on birch panel, 24 x 18"