July 7, 2018

Yes, there is a dark side the artistic process.  No one really talks about it. Everybody thinks that everything we create is beautiful and awesome.  People imagine a bright studio, filled with music, and the artist wearing splattered clothes while passionately and blis...

May 31, 2018

Last week I started volunteering out of a need to do something worthwhile with the time I have left in Miami.  I also wanted to see a different side of the city, in contrast to the flashy cars and houses, beautiful clothes and glamourous lifestyle, because I knew it ex...

April 12, 2018

I've been away from my studio now for five months. Started with riding my motorcycle down to Florida at the end of October, spent time with family and friends in Exuma and south Florida, and toured parts of Australia, Singapore, South-East Asia and Japan.  Now, I'm bac...

August 22, 2017

            

I had the most memorable dinner with a charming and lovely acquaintance. He is a friend of a friend who was visiting Toronto for two days and I had only met him once before, a few months ago in Miami. Lucky for me, I had just a...

August 4, 2017

I recently traveled and spent three weeks in South Africa and Dubai. Overall, it was amazing. Flying into George, we toured the coastline, Garden Route, through the mountains and Cape Town. From the beautiful land and seascapes, to the most touching encounters with the...

May 21, 2017

I have often said that I take lessons from children as much as I teach them. I was recently in a classroom with 28 grade six students as a guest artist through the DAREarts program. DAREarts, if you are not familiar with, is a Canadian charitable organization that uses...

January 10, 2017

And if you thought I meant cocaine....sorry, I don't do THOSE lines.

It had been a while since I touched my sketch books. My colleague, Mike Smalley, encouraged me to start drawing again to get my creative fluidity going again.  I sat there with my sketch book, a pencil...

November 1, 2016

I was recently in a small airport in Mexico, waiting on, what turned out to be a cancelled flight when I met and started chatting with a lovely couple from Houston, Texas. It was a much more entertaining way to pass the time and the conversation had me reflecting on my...

March 31, 2016

"Canadian contemporary art you can own or rent." 

I was thrilled when the Art Gallery of Ontario's Art Rentals & Sales Coordinator wanted to include me in their roster of artists in their program. She asked me to bring "Callum", my latest painting to the gallery.  When...

March 5, 2016

February was an incredible month.  I'm riding on a high.  I look at my Cascade Collection paintings and I am standing on one of the peaks.  One of the many peaks in this lifetime.  I often think of my paintings when I reflect on what's happening in my life at the momen...

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