A visit to Abbozzo Gallery, Painting Amendments and Painting in Progress..


Some quick artistic updates from the studio…

I will be at Abbozzo Gallery on Wednesday from 5-8pm. Please come out and see this incredible space in the heart of downtown Toronto. They are located at 401 Richmond St, at the corner of Spadina Ave. Here is their website. Abbozzo Gallery

I am working hard on a new draped portrait. Here is a progress shot of it for you to see. When complete this painting will be available at the gallery. It is 48″x24″,oil on canvas.








I have written a poem and painted it onto the figure in my painting “Mayberry Street, Hidden”. I wanted to capture a bit of the sensations of that morning, and see what would happen if I applied it directly to the painting. Here is a detail from the painting. You can see the entire painting at Abbozzo Gallery.





I hope you are well and perhaps see you Wednesday at the gallery!



“Gayle, Snowshoeing” to be featured in 2014 Calendar

I am excited to announce that “Gayle, Snowshoeing” will be included in an upcoming 2014 calendar by “Canadian Artists For The Poor”, a charitable fundraiser. Money raised from calendar sales goes to help fight extreme poverty around the world. You can find out more information here. Calendars are $20 each. Every bit makes a difference!

"Gayle, Snowshoeing", oil on canvas, 36"x 48", private collection, Oakville, Ontario

Heeding the Call Of The Yukon…

Hello friends!

I hope you are well. Here is an exciting bit of news!

I sat down with Dave White of CBC Radio North this week to discuss my upcoming move to The Yukon…it’s all about following your dreams and the art that will come out of that odyssey.

Here is a link to the interview…







I am so excited to see what this life change does to my paintings. Thanks for your interest and support in my work. I will update this page again soon.
Have a great day!


Gallery On The Move and Google Map Showing Where My Art Lives

Hello Friends, Collectors and Art Lovers,

Lots is happening in the studio. I am preparing five new paintings for Abbozzo Gallery’s 20th Anniversary show titled 20/20, complete with a brand, spanking new location in downtown Toronto!

Here is Abbozzo’s site http://abbozzogallery.com along with the site of their new location in the thriving arts community at 401 Richmond! http://www.401richmond.net

The gallery opens May 4th with a group show titled “20/20″ for 20 years in business. The official opening reception is on May 22nd at 5pm. I hope you can attend!

Also, I have created a Google Maps map of where my art lives in the world. Have a look.

Map Of Where My Art Lives. If you own a piece of my artwork and your city is not displayed on the map, please let me know and I will add it immediately. I do not publish addresses or client information to retain privacy for collectors.





“After The Storm”, oil on canvas, 15″x30″, available at Abbozzo Gallery

“Saw Whet Portrait”

“Saw Whet Portrait”, oil on panel, 12″x12″ is being donated to West Sound Wildlife Animal Refuge on Bainbridge Island, WA. It is part of a charity fundraiser to help raise money that will go towards helping injured or sick wildlife and rehabilitate them. I will post more details about the fundraiser soon! http://westsoundwildlife.org I am thrilled to be a part of this project!

“The Guest Room” being auctioned at Sheridan College Alumni Gala


I was recently approached by my art alma mater, Sheridan College, to donate a painting for their annual fundraising gala and silent auction. I was thrilled to have a painting to donate for a good cause. My miniature painting “The Guest Room” will be available to the highest bidder on October 18th, 2012 at The Big Picture Gala held at the Mississauga Convention Centre. Good things come on small canvases ;)

I hope you are all well and please stay tuned for new paintings being posted within the next few weeks as my solo exhibition, “Surfacing” is quickly approaching! Mark November 3rd from 2-5pm on your calendars! That is the opening reception at Abbozzo Gallery. Paintings are selling well in advance of the show. Please contact the gallery for a preview of all the paintings!

“The Guest Room”, oil on panel, 4″x5″.




“Hannah, Surfacing” (in progress)

I don’t normally post paintings in progress but I am so excited about this piece that I had to. It is a juggernaut: 72″x48″! I am painting it on its side in my studio as it is so large that I cannot paint it vertically. I love a good challenge. You can see the finished piece at my solo exhibition at Abbozzo Gallery this coming November. Thanks for your interest and enjoy the sneak peek!

“Sonnets From The Labrador” and other great news…

Hello art lovers! Here is a quick update with two events of note.

An article was published in a Delaware magazine recently about a collector of my paintings. It is a terrific article which mentions my artwork, along with many paintings being seen in photographs of Patti Hurd’s beautiful home. Here is a link to the article. Enjoy!


The other exciting news is that my painting “David’s Studio, Sunset” is featured on the cover of a new poetry e-book titled “Sonnets From The Labrador” by well-respected poet Samuel Peralta. This book is a collection of poetry inspired by the beautiful artwork of David Blackwood. “Sonnets From The Labrador” e-book will be available via Amazon for the kindle and for download. Here is what the cover looks like, and I have provided a link to Samuel’s blog as well. You can see it here: http://semaphore1.blogspot.ca/

Finally, I will not be posting any more new paintings until my show in November…surprise is a good thing!!! I would like to wait and have the unveiling of the works at the exhibition…but I will post them as soon as the show goes up..until then, thanks for your patience!

Thanks for reading and hope this update finds you in great health!


Email newsletter sign up!

Behold a lovely new email newsletter sign up form on the right hand side of this website! I will be sending out periodic updates as to shows/events and the like. Thanks for signing up if you do and wishing you a beautiful day today, wherever you are :)


Your patience is appreciated!


As I continue to add sold work and new work to my website I am correcting some text issues for some images. I apologize for this and thank-you for your patience as I continue to iron out the kinks. Having said that I LOVE WordPress and just being able to look at my website on my mobile device is reason enough to transition over from Flash.

Have a wonderful evening and stay tuned for new updates!