Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Digital: Establising a gallery presence...


I don't mind a bit of rejection from time-to-time! 

So, sporting a steadily growing body of digital work, having sorted framing and finishing, and being able to ship finished product to galleries anywhere in the world with ease, I'm ready and keen to tackle the difficult hurdle of achieving a significant level of international distribution.

My experience with traditional brick-and-mortar galleries, as a sculptor, has been a very positive one and therefore I have decided to focus on that route with my digital work. Further, my work is very conceptual, and the fact that I'm both a three dimensional and two dimensional artist and create in several  modes, portrait, wildlife, landscape, and abstract is best handled on a one-on-one basis in a gallery setting.

I will continue to increase my presence via social media with my site and a select few art sites, such as Artists-in-Canada; where I have been a member for several years. However, I will redirect sales though the galleries where I'm an exhibitor.

If you are an established gallery and would be interested in exhibiting my work you can contact me through the contact form to the left and I will send you my artist bio and exhibitor proposal.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

New Digital Works!!

I have completed some West-Coast inspired pieces. They're in the posts below.

In addition, I have added a couple of older concepts I've finally come to grips with. Add to that at least two more, yet to be conceived, works over the next few months and my digital portfolio, listed in the column to the right, should expand to around thirty pieces as we go through the fall.

I have done a number of modifications to my previous works, given some new learning and my continuing effort to balance my style and colours, so, it might be a fun idea to click at random on  some of the works and see if you can spot the changes. Hint: There's a small notation at the bottom...rs18, which stands for "reviewed September 2018".

I'm continuing the work on my new eKaymaran of course, but with the first prototype now competed I have a window of opportunity to get these works published.

All my digital work is Facemount finished and ready to hang with an integrated mounting structure on the back. A museum shadow box is easily added if a more traditional framed look is desired. Sizes and prices will be included as I complete the full write-ups.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Trickster

This piece is one of those that have been in the works for while.

The Raven has long been thought to have MAGICAL powers. In the painting the Raven has not only made off with a wonderful pearl necklace but has bewitched it's owner to join him forever more.

Do you recognise the city backdrop?  I still have some work to do on the piece...the flag poles on the Sun Life look rather barren!

Facemount: Acrylic and Slickrock Metallic Paper with integrated hanging mechanism.

16 X 20 Inches....$565
20 X 24 Inches....$785
24 X 36 Inches....$1,285
30 X 40 Inches....$1,585

Monday, August 20, 2018

Mother Nature?

A bit busy as an overall piece...but that's how mother nature must be. And she can show up looking like anyone or anything she likes. Clouds for her hair, soft lips for all the kisses she gives, and a dark predator side to use when necessary.



Facemount: Acrylic and Slickrock Metallic Paper with integrated hanging mechanism.

16 X 20 Inches....$565
20 X 24 Inches....$785
24 X 36 Inches....$1,285
30 X 40 Inches....$1,585

WILDLIFE: Puffin Power

Puffins are little, but they band together, and with those powerful beaks they surely have what it takes to hold off any predator...cute, but with a bit of an edge.

Okay, in reality, they live on predator-less islands off Newfoundland.

Puffins spend most of their time on the open ocean. It's when they come to land to breed that they develop the bright orange and yellow beak.


Facemount: Acrylic and Slickrock Metallic Paper with integrated hanging mechanism.

16 X 20 Inches....$565
20 X 24 Inches....$785
24 X 36 Inches....$1,285
30 X 40 Inches....$1,585

WILDLIFE: " MAKE MY DAY!"


I'm quite sure you know who these guys are!  NWT Muskox!

I wanted to portray them as good buddies, brothers-in-arms, that don't mind hanging together after a hard day on the tundra. It's the wolves that have to worry about are all those the horns and hooves; although the strong odour the Muskox emit during rut season may be enough to keep the wolves at bay...that's why they're called Muskox. I rather like the Inuktitut name "umingmak" or "bearded one", which is much nicer than stinky ox.


Facemount: Acrylic and Slickrock Metallic Paper with integrated hanging mechanism.

16 X 20 Inches....$565
20 X 24 Inches....$785
24 X 36 Inches....$1,285
30 X 40 Inches....$1,585

WILDLIFE: ORCAS


A pod of Orcas moving to more open water. Perhaps trying to shake the flock of "watcher" boats that hound them daily.

Facemount: Acrylic and Slickrock Metallic Paper with integrated hanging mechanism.

16 X 20 Inches....$565
20 X 24 Inches....$785
24 X 36 Inches....$1,285
30 X 40 Inches....$1,585

WILDLIFE: OYSTER CATCHERS


I see these strikingly coloured birds on occasion on my morning walks along the Victoria harbour. They keep in a tightly nit group. Since the water is quite cold here they often stand on just one leg; warming the other under their feathers. You can see the two to the right doing that in this piece.

Facemount: Acrylic and Slickrock Metallic Paper with integrated hanging mechanism.

16 X 20 Inches....$565
20 X 24 Inches....$785
24 X 36 Inches....$1,285
30 X 40 Inches....$1,585