I'm excited to announce that I was invited by LA-based Song-Word Art House and The Tragically Hip to create an original painting inspired by a Tragically Hip song of my choice. My piece incorporates lyrics from Fiddler's Green and is a 4'x4' mixed media painting. Images of my work will be released to the public and available for purchase on July 7th.

From the Tragically Hip page:

Announcing a one-of-a-kind art exhibition, “Echoes Of The Flame: Art Inspired By The Lyrics Of The Tragically Hip'', presented by Song-Word Art House. It will be open from July 8th through to August 28th at Bracebridge Hall in Muskoka, ON. A portion of the proceeds generated from the sale of the original 18-piece artwork collection will be donated in support of the Tsi Tyônnheht Onkwawén:na language and cultural centre. 

“We are so pleased and gratified to see the music we created, transformed into new artistic expressions…like seeds we scattered that have taken root and are now in bloom.”

The full artworks collection (originals and limited edition prints of each artwork) will be available for viewing and purchase at Bracebridge Hall beginning July 8th as well as online here - https://song-word.com/the-tragically-hip

I'm excited to announce that I was invited by LA-based Song-Word Art House and The Tragically Hip to create an original painting inspired by a Tragically Hip song of my choice. My piece incorporates lyrics from Fiddler's Green and is a 4'x4' mixed media painting. Images of my work will be released to the public and available for purchase on July 7th.

From the Tragically Hip page:

Announcing a one-of-a-kind art exhibition, “Echoes Of The Flame: Art Inspired By The Lyrics Of The Tragically Hip'', presented by Song-Word Art House. It will be open from July 8th through to August 28th at Bracebridge Hall in Muskoka, ON. A portion of the proceeds generated from the sale of the original 18-piece artwork collection will be donated in support of the Tsi Tyônnheht Onkwawén:na language and cultural centre.

“We are so pleased and gratified to see the music we created, transformed into new artistic expressions…like seeds we scattered that have taken root and are now in bloom.”

The full artworks collection (originals and limited edition prints of each artwork) will be available for viewing and purchase at Bracebridge Hall beginning July 8th as well as online here - https://song-word.com/the-tragically-hip
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My installation - A Silent Sky - is finished and ready for the opening at Lynnwood Arts Centre in Simcoe Ontario. The piece is part of the Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together Indigenous Artists Exhibition in partnership with the Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk Catholic District School Board. During the construction of the piece I worked with students from grades 4-8. We talked about art, my process and how art helps us heal. We spoke about the residential schools and missing family. I wanted to create a piece that would engage and encourage conversation about residential schools and the impact they have had on so many. I’m very pleased with the finished result and the experience that this opportunity provided. 

The exhibition opens to the public Thursday June 9th.

My installation - A Silent Sky - is finished and ready for the opening at Lynnwood Arts Centre in Simcoe Ontario. The piece is part of the Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together Indigenous Artists Exhibition in partnership with the Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk Catholic District School Board. During the construction of the piece I worked with students from grades 4-8. We talked about art, my process and how art helps us heal. We spoke about the residential schools and missing family. I wanted to create a piece that would engage and encourage conversation about residential schools and the impact they have had on so many. I’m very pleased with the finished result and the experience that this opportunity provided.

The exhibition opens to the public Thursday June 9th.
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I’d like to thank those that nominated and voted for me as the Top Visual Artist in the Spirit of Norfolk Awards, I sincerely appreciate it. I’m very fortunate to live and work in Norfolk and I’m very proud to call it my home. Congratulations to all the other winners and nominees and thank you to @989myfm @oldies997 and to the sponsors for making this happen.

I’d like to thank those that nominated and voted for me as the Top Visual Artist in the Spirit of Norfolk Awards, I sincerely appreciate it. I’m very fortunate to live and work in Norfolk and I’m very proud to call it my home. Congratulations to all the other winners and nominees and thank you to @989myfm @oldies997 and to the sponsors for making this happen. ...

Detail of a recent piece that’s found a home. Looking forward to getting back in the studio in the next couple of weeks.

Detail of a recent piece that’s found a home. Looking forward to getting back in the studio in the next couple of weeks. ...

New painting. 60” x 40” mixed media on ply. Available

New painting. 60” x 40” mixed media on ply. Available ...

New painting. 32”x32” mixed media on ply.

New painting. 32”x32” mixed media on ply. ...

Details of a new 32”x32” mixed media piece.

Details of a new 32”x32” mixed media piece. ...

Detail of a new painting. 32”x32” mixed media on ply.

Detail of a new painting. 32”x32” mixed media on ply. ...

Another busy day in the studio. Detail of work in progress.

Another busy day in the studio. Detail of work in progress. ...

Finished this piece up today. Mixed media on ply. 32”x32”

Finished this piece up today. Mixed media on ply. 32”x32” ...

New work. These will stay in my home as part of my personal collection.

New work. These will stay in my home as part of my personal collection. ...

New painting - 32”x32” mixed media on ply.

New painting - 32”x32” mixed media on ply. ...

Detail of a new 34”x34” mixed media painting.

Detail of a new 34”x34” mixed media painting. ...

New studio work. Detail from a 34”x34” mixed media painting on ply panel.

New studio work. Detail from a 34”x34” mixed media painting on ply panel. ...

Goin’ into 22 like…

Goin’ into 22 like… ...

the messengers - detail of a 48”x48” painting I recently completed.  My family are survivors of the Mohawk Institute…. Canada’s oldest Residential School. The concept of the piece is that birds carry messages/updates from children, home to broken mothers.” The piece is part of the “shift” group show @thebenzgallery in London ON. Some pieces close doors and some open them. I’m looking forward to getting back in the studio to follow my path.

the messengers - detail of a 48”x48” painting I recently completed. My family are survivors of the Mohawk Institute…. Canada’s oldest Residential School. The concept of the piece is that birds carry messages/updates from children, home to broken mothers.” The piece is part of the “shift” group show @thebenzgallery in London ON. Some pieces close doors and some open them. I’m looking forward to getting back in the studio to follow my path. ...