Just wanted to share with LaSalle, Ontario my mural proposal for their Bell Box Mural Project. This painted image is my interpretation of the grist mill built on the property of Simon Amable Drouillard at Turkey Creek circa 1780. The grist mill is believed to be the first commercial, industrial enterprise in Ontario.
Come out and join us this weekend to welcome Kingsville’s newest shopping venue, Windblown & Weathered Studio & Gallery at 10 Division St. N. The GRAND OPENING is this weekend, anytime from Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15, 2016. As the feature artist I will be present on Saturday, May 14 from 7-9 pm. Make a point to join us this weekend!!
Finally, my home town has a real Art Gallery! Windblown & Weathered Studio & Gallery is owned and operated by local artist, Susan Dupont Baptista. She will open her doors which are located at 10 Division St. N., Kingsville, ON on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Her grand opening is planned for mid May and I will keep you updated with regard to the actual date as I learn more.
Twenty of my paintings have been hung, one of which is titled “Rotary Memorial Park”. It is a plein air painting, started at the park in Cottam, ON and finished in my studio in Kingsville, ON.
Years ago in Calgary, AB a young girl modeled for us with her bicycle. It was obviously pretty small for her but she went everywhere on that thing. After two hours, I captured her and the bike on my 18” x 24” board but nothing more. So the piece sat unfinished for 7 years as I tried to figure out how to finish it. When I packed up all our belongings and moved to Kingsville, ON the girl and her bike made the road trip with us. It was full of potential energy and I’m glad I finally finished it, “Late for the Party”.