I have a great opportunity to open up an art shop for a solo show in Willow Park Village, just off Macleod Trail in southern Calgary. The space is around 1500 square feet and has a lot of wall space! Willow Park Village is a great mall with lots of parking and the mall itself [...]
Newest Wildlife art flip book...
I did a flipbook for my larger images, then one for the fluid/general sized items and now I have been asked to do one in coastal colours. They're fun to create and I think they show booth the consistency and the diversity of the art well too!
I did a flipbook for my larger images and have now done one for the fluid/general sized items. They're fun to create and I think they show booth the consistency and the diversity of the art well too!
I decided to create a flip book to highlight my extra large paintings also as an easy way of sending my portfolio.. I like how simple it is.
I am an avid reader and reading the Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander, right now. I have only finished the second chapter but the book has been incredibly enlightening and powerful. The first pages are concerned with the fact that everything we have is made up or as the book [...]
I recently did an interview with Jessica Whiting for my inclusion as an artist in www.CalgaryArtMarket.com. I have included it here. here I love to photograph small images such as bumblebees and butterflies. I imaging what they see and small images in the photographs are enlarged in their eyes. This is a major inspiration for [...]
I have long lived by an artist's code of excellence and my friend John Paul explains this better than I could ever do. Below is the video. https://youtu.be/c3CkTS4L3-0
I was a graphic designer for most of my life and freelanced since 1986. Prior to becoming a designer I was hired as an accountant's assistant and they were going to sponsor me to take courses. I spoke to a friend and told her that I wanted to do art instead. She told me to [...]
I recently saw a TEDX video with artist Gwenn Seemel that spoke about why she doesn't copywrite her art. She has a point and the talk is very informational. I am not sure how I feel but personally, my work is spontanious and evolves in the moment... even I can't copy it... Here's the video. [...]
I submitted samples of my work to Baywest's Artist Program recently and out of over 90+ entries Baywest Homes chose Aurora Falls as one of 5 finalists to hang in their Harmony Aspen Showhome. I am delighted and overjoyed to be included in this group of artists and the art will be hanging over the fireplace until [...]
My art piece called Amaranthine had been selected as a semi-finalists in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. It was a great honour and although I didn't win the big one my art was seen by a whole pile of people who might not have seen it without the extra help. To be truthful though, Amaranthine [...]
A lease agreement has been announced between Contemporary Calgary Arts Society and the City of Calgary which will enable a a new world-class gallery for modern and contemporary art to be opened in the Centennial Planetarium in 2019. This is very exciting news for Canada and Calgarians (like myself). The Planetarium has long been considered a [...]
Chinese vlogger Li Ziqi films her videos in the serene countryside of China, demonstrating step-by-step instructions for making traditional recipes such as fresh pomelo honey and Lanzhou beef noodles. In one of her most recent videos Li presents the days long process of traditional Chinese paper making, a process which can be traced back to the early [...]
Tribes is a quick study of human behaviour on a mass scale. Thousands of tiny people move in sync, forming connections, creating collective patterns on the landscape, and seemingly sharing common goals. Tribes continues Universal Everything’s longstanding lines of enquiry into choreography and rules of human behaviour. Informed by the complexities of crowd dynamics, the [...]
This is a Fascinating digital animation and motion graphic. Created by Universal Everything, Walking City is a slowly evolving video sculpture that gradually changes form through dozens of permutations while the core motion, the act of walking, remains the same. Via Universal Everything: Referencing the utopian visions of 1960’s architecture practice Archigram, Walking City is a slowly evolving [...]
This piece shows Louie Schwartzbergs award-winning photography and short film on Gratitude and Happiness. Brother David Steindl-Rast's spoken words, Gary Malkin's musical compositions and Louie's cinematography make this a stunningly beautiful piece, reminding us of the precious gift of life, and the beauty all around us. The banner image of Bridal Falls (top) is my [...]
Our Economy is constantly working towards more stuff and it is not always the right stuff for our health, our oceans and the earth. What if it changed towards better stuff? We can all do our part to stop this nonsense and move towards better solutions, better jobs and health, not just more stuff and [...]
Spiky Needle Sea Urchin A while ago Mark and I took a trip to Roatan, an island off the coast of Honduras. We stayed in an ECO Lodge named Tranquil Seas and it was my favourite all time place to stay. It wasn't only the lush gardens, friendly environment or comfortable cabana that made this [...]
Once again, join me for the Beacon Annual Spring Art Exhibition and Sale. I will be debuting all new abstracts for this show and of course a lot of colour. The sale includes original art, jewellry, glass, photography, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and a guest artist in skin nutrition. It goes for 2 days and features several artists [...]
Stephen Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller. In 1963 Stephen was diagnosed with ALS, a form of Motor Neurone Disease, shortly after his 21st birthday. In spite of being wheelchair-bound and dependent on a computerised [...]
I love nature and head to the hiking trails whenever I can. Here's a great video from a camera set up in the woods.
I love bees and often photograph wild ones while hiking in the foothills near my home. We all know how necessary these insects are and we also know that our bee populations are dwindling. Note: the top banner picture is my own. I found this video of a honey bee metamorphosis from National Geographic fascinating. It features the first 21 days [...]
I will be showing newest 48" x 60" Kaleidoscope at my booth in the Calgary MakeIt show at the Big 4 building in Stampede Park as well as my newest abstracts. Big Four at Stampede Park 1898 Macleod Trail SE $8 @ door; free for kids 12 & under
Captain Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari in Dana Point, California has recently filmed and edited a 5-minute video that contains beautiful, jaw-dropping, footage ever taken with a drone from the air of a huge mega-pod of thousands of common dolphins stampeding off Dana Point, California as well as three grey whales [...]