A portrait of love and catharsis. “Studio Door’, oil on panel, 10″x8″, sold, private collection.
A portrait of my father’s beloved journal of quotations. It was a cherished possession of his and now it is a cherished possession of mine. RIP.
My favourite book of Lucian Freud paintings, with a favourite knife of my grandfather’s on top…a push dagger with a handle made of extinct mastodon ivory…
“Freud with push dagger”, oil on panel, 8″x8″
I’ve painted this house, and Gayle within it, so many times over the years. It’s a history of our friendship…
“And in this moment, like a swift intake of breath, the rain came.”~Truman Capote, “Other Voices, Other Rooms”
A portrait of a dear friend in her history home…Gayle is a muse and inspiration. “The Homesteader”, oil on panel, 72″x48″, sold, private collection.
“The Revenant”, oil on panel, 72″x36″, available at Abbozzo Gallery
There’s a lot happening this week! First, opening this Thursday May 12th and running until May 17th “The Revenant” and “Gayle, Certain” are both a part of “Go Figure”, a group show of figurative works by Abbozzo Gallery happening at First Canadian Place at 100 King Street West in downtown Toronto. Opening reception is 5-7pm. You can find out more information here: http://abbozzogallery.com/go-figure-first-canadian-place/
Also, I’m off to Chicago on Friday for a charity auction to raise money for cancer research happening in West Fulton Market Friday evening:) I have painted a special portrait of cancer survivors whom I was paired up with via Brushes with Cancer, a fabulous Chicago-based charity. More information can be found here:
Have a wonderful week and hopefully see you at one of the openings/events!