Monthly Archives: April 2016

My Birds up Close

People know my work best for my dramatic, large-scale paintings and murals of photorealistic birds. It's a passion that I have had since childhood. However, it would be wrong to consider me a naturalist or wildlife artist. When I do a painting of a bird, I am not aiming for realism. I am trying to capture not only their image but...
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The Crow Takes Centre Stage

Wall art, public art, urban art or street art has evolved! It started as an underground movement linked to the hip-hop culture. At one time, it may have been called illegal art, graffiti art and even wall therapy. Now, it's international festivals in many major cities (Montreal, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Dallas, Lima, Buenos Aires and more), with artists who...
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Painting the Emperor’s Son

In March 2015, I was commissioned to paint a work of art inspired by L’Aiglon (The Eaglet), an opera in five acts, set to Alexandrine verse by Edmond Rostand. The Opera paints a picture of Napoleon’s son, Napoléon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte, who was at birth proclaimed King of Rome. While he sought to free himself from the...
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Through the Eyes of a Child

My sculptured frames on mirrors or chair or as part of paintings are really a fusion of painting and sculpture. I believe that they defy categorization. I use rare finds and eclectic troves from our collective past - toy dinosaurs and soldiers, collected shells from seaside family vacations and the silk flowers from grandma’s house. I use retro toys and...
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La Petite du Musée

I have completed a significant number of commissioned pieces for various Canadian, American and international clients. In 2012, I was commissioned by The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal's largest museum and amongst the most prominent in Canada, to do a painting for their 2012 - 2013 school bulletin. I decided to re-interpret William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s painting Parure des Champs. Using elements such as the crafts...
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My Wanderlust

In May 2011, I held my first solo exhibition entitled "WANDERLUST, our innate desire to wander, travel and explore the world". My WANDERLUST collection of birds and sculptures were meant to take people away. However, the stillness of the birds in the paintings is almost counterintuitive and asks us to take time for stillness. In an often demanding,...
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En Masse

I am a member of En Masse, a Montreal-based, multi-artist collaborative drawing project. En Masse, currently under the direction of Botkin and Rupert Bottenberg, was started in 2009 and has worked with over 250 international artists. It draws life from the many creative individuals who take part in the projects that create large-scale, highly spontaneous drawings in...
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“Fattal” Attraction

The Chromatic Festival was conceived as an annual Montréal arts party/festival designed to showcase art and artists. It organizes special events and takes art out of traditional spaces and introduces it into places that one might not expect. In the summer of 2015, part of the Festival was held in Saint Henri area, near the Fattal lofts. The lofts are home...
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