Category Archives: Paintings

The Japanese Call it Forest Bathing

The Japanese practice something called forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” So shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses. This is not exercise, or hiking, or jogging. It is simply being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing,...
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A Cardinal on Rue Masson

This gorgeous red cardinal is seen all over our Canadian landscape, from the countryside to the urban playgrounds in our cities. I chose this particular bird because of what it represents - according to Spiritual Astrology, Tarot & Metaphysical Studies, the Cardinal represents renewed vitality and the recognition of self-importance. Another element to my design is...
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My Last Painting in Florida ’18

Finished my last painting here in Florida (Feb. 2018). I took many trips to the east cost driving through the Everglades - the flat landscape and massive open skies that surround you inspire me. Anyone who has taken that drive with me will tell you how I’m constantly being taken away by the birds and skies...
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My first painting of 2018.

My first painting this year - Black & Gold II, 2018 Also, the first of many in a small collection I’ll be doing for Judith Liegeois Designs in Naples. Florida. I am beyond happy to be showing with her. I encourage everyone to visit her website at http://www.judithliegeoisdesigns.com and if you are in Naples, Florida, please drop...
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Wow. I’m in British Vogue Magazine.

This is HUGE!! VOGUE reached out to me for a feature on their Gallery Profile page in the October issue. I am ecstatic over this...to be noticed by such a high profile magazine such as VOGUE has truly exceeded my wildest expectations. WOW! My art is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m sure happy it’s...
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Sacred Geometry

I was very excited to submit this piece (36"x36"/ oil, gold enamel & silver leaf on canvas) for the FamaArt Fair during this year's Mural Festival Élémentaire II, 2017 As an artist, I have always been fascinated by sacred geometry. It's all around us, in nature, in architecture, in art, etc. It's always there. Subliminally, we...
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STOP and take a good, deep breath

Revisiting the elements in this piece I painted for @mumtl - Encan Soirée Bénéfice. The alchemical symbol for air is an upward-pointing triangle, bisected by a horizontal line as seen here in my painting. Given my current state, I felt it was important to paint something that reminded me to stop and just breathe. 
Life is hard...
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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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Have You Seen the Sky?

I love painting skies! If emotion could be painted it would be in the form of a sky. Someone once said that sky is a medium of revelation through which God shows himself to us. Do you remember as a child looking up at the clouds floating by and seeing each cloud as a bird or...
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Art Basel Miami 2012

Since 1970, Art Basel has highlighted great international art in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami where leading galleries show significant work of established and emerging stars. It is the most prestigious art show in the Americas. In 2012, 65,000 people attended Art Basel in Miami, where I exhibited artwork at the Déja vu Decor Gallery as...
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