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Harmoniehof: The War Travelled Trunk

Harmoniehof: The War Travelled Trunk

 

This is the story of a trunk.

During the Great Depression, a Dutch family living in Amsterdam found themselves forced out of work, and like so many, faced some tough decisions. Along with their three-year-old daughter, the young husband (37) and wife (31), made the move to the volcano-dotted island of Java, lying between Sumatra and Bali.

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Painting featured on SUITS in Mike Ross office

Painting featured on SUITS in Mike Ross office

SUITS, an American legal drama television series set in New York city and shot in Toronto, has commissioned me do make a painting for their set, specifically for the office of Mike Ross (Patrick J Adams).

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Auction  //  Big Wave #5

Auction // Big Wave #5

OK, lets try our hand at this. Up for auction is the original oil painting “Big Wave #5”. 20″x20″, freshly completed December 2013, framed and ready to hang.

50% of the proceeds will go directly to my 2 year old’s daycare facility. Continue reading >>

ATLAS: The journey of a nomadic painting

ATLAS: The journey of a nomadic painting

 

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON

Life began for the painting long before I answered that Craigslist ad. I met Chris when he was given the daunting task of clearing out his childhood home in the Beaches, after the recent passing of his parents. I say daunting, because it was his father who was a “collector of all things,”  a borderline hoarder, a man who found it difficult to simply walk past things discarded curbside. Continue reading >>

Dear good friend

Dear good friend

 

Dear good friend,

     Today was your big surgery.  As it was happening I found myself wondering if you would pull through.  I  began to think about the many things we’d been through, the crazy brainstorming sessions, successful projects, failed ones, and of course many shelved ones.  The potential always seemed endless. Continue reading >>

A Letter to my Son on his First Birthday

A Letter to my Son on his First Birthday

 

My son,

     Today is your first birthday. As I look down at you snoozing in my lap, I am amazed at how fast we got here together. I fall in love with you deeper and deeper each and every day.

     It was one year ago that we first met. I remember how little you were, and how after a big loud first breath (scream), you quietly nuzzled in with mommy when the mid-wife placed you there. When you cried it made mommy cry, because she had waited so long to hear that sound. We were so happy you were here. Continue reading >>