The Love of Cats and Dogs

I was very happy to do 2 murals for Vétérinaire LaSalle. It’s where art, design and medicine live. Dr. Bourrellis is the visionary and sole owner of the clinic since 2016.

As if her workload was not big enough, she decided to realize her dream – combining her two passions, art and veterinary medicine.

When she visited a commercial space in Place LaSalle, it was an empty box of 5000 sq. ft. and a 22 ft. high ceiling. She saw a beautiful blank canvas for her project and the future clinic took shape.

Supported by a great team of architect, entrepreneur and foreman, her the ideas were realized. From the murals at reception and in the treatment room, the skylights, the project of recovering old negatoscopes into “portraits”, by way of the kennel space for cats and the indoor bathroom for dogs; Dr. Bourrellis was allowed to give way to creativity and to work with local artisans to promote art and offer you a space out of the ordinary.

Thank you Dr. Bourrellis for trusting me with your “kings” and to Melanie Pittarelli for giving me a shoutout.

Thank you also to Gord Onck for your handsome dog Riley! Thank you also to Suzanna Assaf for your handsome cat Kai!

 

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 there.

This painting is something I hope will take you there- visually at least!

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 in and visit her gallery. You’ll love it!

 

Arctic Beauties

These two arctic beauties are part of a mini series completed for a special collector couple. Painting white birds on a white canvas was something I’ve always wanted to do…did it and want to do it again! Love.
Oils on canvas – 72” x 72”

Wow, Showing With Marie Saint Pierre

I was very excited to be featuring my latest work in collaboration with Montreal fashion icon, Marie Saint Pierre. The Maison Marie Saint Pierre presented “ACTE I: CAPSULE 30 ans”(June 2017), the thirty-year celebration of their brand and their newest fashion collection.

See it at: https://www.mariesaintpierre.com/ca_fr/actualites/capsule-30-ans/

She’s an award-winning pioneer in the Canadian fashion industry and a woman of many firsts. Marie was the first Quebec designer to participate at the Fashion Coterie of New York, and the first Canadian designer to present her collection in Paris. Marie’s awards range from Designer of the Year from Elle Quebec to recepient of the National Order of Canada.

Marie Saint Pierre’s collections are distributed in its two Montreal, Miami, online stores as well as in a multitude of sales outlets throughout North America.

Prelude to a Prance

One of my latest pieces, “Prelude to a Prance”, was a very large 84″x84″, oil on canvas. Irwin and Claude Lande of Montreal (Westmount) commissioned it. My clients wanted a painting that captured the horse’s power.

They wanted to feel the movement, sound and intensity of the horse lifting up the soil under its hoofs. I studied for days, learning the anatomy and understanding the way a horse moves in space. The pose that I painted captures the moment just before the peak of action, just before the horse abruptly stops and goes up on its back legs. It is at that point that the soil is being lifted and sent into a cloud of dust under its body.