Another bird!

If you’ve been following my Instagram page, you’ve noticed I’ve been on an animals kick lately, specifically birds and seahorses. Many other animals in the works, but these couple have occupied my attention as of late. Here’s one of several I’ve been working on, this one of course finished. A different approach on this one, keeping the background loose and not overrendering the entire image. I like the clean look, though it is a departure from my scuffed up edges. A new direction perhaps? Only time will tell.

For now, enjoy “On Crystalline Wing.”

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“On Crystalline Wing”
Pen/ink and ink wash on paper.
5.5″ x 7″ (2016)
This drawing is sold, but to purchase other available artwork, please swing by the store.

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detail.

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Super honored to be a part of the spectacular lineup for this show.

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Buddy and art legend Jason Edmiston has teamed up with Nuvango and curated a dream team of talent for an upcoming show in Toronto entitled “In Our Veins.” Proudly featuring original works from: Jason Edmiston, Camilla d’Errico, Alex Pardee, Paul Jackson, Colin Christian, Sarah Joncas, Steven Daily, Scarecrowoven, AlexanderKirzhner, N.C. Winters Sam Wolfe Connelly, Bruce White, Justin Hopkins, Randy Ortiz, Isabel Samaras, Gary Pullin, Kevin Tong, Dave Correia, Brin Levinson and Rob Jones. Opening on  at the Nuvango Gallery in Toronto, Canada. The gallery experience will be augmented with installation decor that will highlight the influences for each artist. From Nuvango:

In Our Veins is a collaborative installation which highlights the pop-cutural influences of over 15 North American artists. Nuvango Gallery will be converted into an intimate and curious space, imagining the salon-style home of our most devoted collector. Moody décor, kitsch accents and nostalgic trinkets will transport visitors to the past while viewing contemporary representations of this cult aesthetic!

In addition to my custom hand sculpted framed original painting, prints of my piece for the show will also be available in extremely limited quantities. The show opens Feb 11th, 8-11pm, but for those that can’t make the opening, there’s even a pre-sale option, for those that can’t make it to the opening in Toronto. Full details on the whole show here.

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“Cognitive Dissonance”
Pen/ink, ink wash & acrylic on paper, mounted to wood panel.
Float-framed in custom hand sculpted frame with hand painted, collaged background.
Original painting: 6.75″ x 8.75″, framed: 11.5″ x 13.5″ x 3.5″ (2016)

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limited edition prints also available.

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Color.

Been really enjoying this series of work which hinges on the abstract and spontaneous nature of ink flow and other suspended pigments within water on a paper surface. There’s a real joy to only give the mildest direction to the flow of inks on the paper and adjust to the random delightful forms that result. Then it’s a matter of building up washes into thicker layers of acrylic paints but still leaving the wash elements, with all their hard edges of ink blooms to take on various errata textures. I can, and have, just spend hours working on these pieces.

For now, enjoy “Dissociative Qualities of Memory.”

Dissociative Qualities Of Memory, original ink and acrylic painting on paper.

“Dissociative Qualities of Memory”
Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on paper, varnished.
5.5″ x 7″ (2016)
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

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detail.

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