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!
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!
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 at times, messy and complicated… I am notorious for never stopping and always pushing through it all without taking a minute for me – I thought we could all use a little reminder to STOP a second and take a good deep breath.
In fact, much of my work has focused on this recurring theme – the stillness of my birds, symbolizing awareness hopefully inspires reflection and reminds us all to stop and take the time to deal with our own thoughts, emotions, awareness and the blessings in our lives.