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 young students created during workshops at the Museum, art supplies, a school bag and running shoes; I turned the little girl into ‘La Petite du Musée’.
I also included a Montreal skyline in the distance and, in keeping with my theme from my WANDERLUST exhibit, I painted a sparrow on some spray cans. It’s a typical bird you would see all over urban Montreal.
Please visit my Commissions page for more information!
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 black and white. EN MASSE explores the creation of a collective vision; works created together that are greater than any one person could create alone.
I participated in numerous projects with other En Masse artists – Chuchai; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Michel de la Cheneliere Studio; Excalibur, Fima; The Salon Masse group exhibition at Galerie Pangée in Montreal; Studio 301; Surface Jalouse; Miami Scope and Fountain Art Fair and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Big Bang exhibit.
In December 2011, En Masse was invited to participate in the Miami Scope and Fountain Art Fair. Since 1970, Art Basel’s three fairs – in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami Beach – rank as the premier shows of their kind, presenting 20th and 21st century art with a strong curatorial perspective. Their reputation for showing high quality work has attracted leading international galleries and collectors, offering visitors the most important art from around the world.
In 2012, En Masse was again in Miami and completed the large monochromatic wall (pictured below) in the Wynwood Arts District.
Please see more En Masse pictures and videos by visiting my Street-Art Gallery.
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 a face or a car? Do you remember the myriad of color shades in the stormy, angry, rain clouds coming across the lake at the cottage? Do you remember your favorite, burning-red, sunset sky?
What is your favorite museum, landscape or cloudscape masterpiece – Constable, Turner, Van Gogh?
My landscape paintings are in the abstract painting style. Abstract Art doesn’t even try to look like anything from the real world. The subject of the painting is simply the colors used, the textures in the artwork and the materials.
My landscape paintings give me a great deal of personal creative expression by inputting into it emotions and feelings. By definition, paintings done in this style are intentionally different from real life – colors are more vibrant, forms carry more emotion, details and texture add life. All of this allows us to see the landscape in a totally new way, as if infused with emotion, hyper-energy and a life of its own. All of a sudden it speaks to us; communicates something. I do not add materials to my paintings for added visual or tactile texture. I allow the composition and the interwoven combination, the intensity and the iridescence of the colors themselves to speak to us.
Please visit my Landscape Gallery to see more of my paintings!