This weekend! West End Studio Tour.

west-2013-e-invitationThe West End Studio Tour (WEST) is a pleasant walking, biking or driving tour of artist studios located in the West end of Ottawa, Ontario.

I’ll be showing at 619 Westview Ave, Ottawa, with the talented artist, Alice Ruth Hinther.

I hope to see you there!

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West End Studio Tour — double Wammy!

I’m VERY proud to be showing with the talented Alice Hinther during this year’s West End Studio Tour. Two artists at the same location (#2 and #3 on the map) — in Alice’s beautiful backyard garden.

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Speed Painting!

No joke, this guy can paint a complete painting in less than 60 seconds.

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Fish mosaic recently launched…

Mini Fish, paper mosaic, $227, tax-free, 13.25"W x 7.25"H, free shipping in Ottawa, affordable shipping elsewhere

Mini Fish, paper mosaic, $227, tax-free.

This paper mosaic piece is entirely handmade, including the frame. This is an original process creating the visual effect of tile mosaic using various handmade, recycled and acid-free crafting papers and acrylic gel. The glass-like, glossy finish is easy to keep clean and can be safely dusted or wiped with a damp cloth. The frame has multiple coats of paint and varathane to ensure a solid finish. Mounted with a wire hanger. Although it looks like tile mosaic it is very light, easy to hang and offers no worries about transport.

This piece is signed and logged in a series of 25.

There is a greeting card based on this series.

**I am happy to ship internationally. Please contact me for specific rates for your city/country**

  • TILE PIECES: 146
  • SIZE: 13.25″W x 7.25″H x 1.75″D
  • 33.66 cm x 19.05 cm x 18.42 cm
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Cool 3-D Illusion Street Art

To celebrate my bringing art to the streets of Ottawa (ByWard Market), here is some very impressive actual street art, painted directly on the pavement to give the illusion of a 3D space on a flat surface. WOW, these people are talented!

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I am 1 of 40 Official Artists of Canadian Tulip Festival!

tulipsI’m very proud to announce that I have become one of just 40 Official Artists of this year’s Canadian Tulip Festival.

In 1945, the Dutch royal family sent 100,000 tulip bulbs to Ottawa in gratitude for Canadians having sheltered Princess Juliana and her daughters for the preceding three years during the Second World War. In 1953, an 18-day festival was born to preserve and celebrate that heritage. It has become the largest tulip festival in the world.

I am honoured to be called a 2013 Official Artist of the festival. The 40 artists’ renditions of tulips can be seen at City Hall throughout the festival.

  • Ottawa City Hall Plaza
  • “Tulip Gallery”
  • May 3-20, 2013
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Month of May at Linda Street Gallery

If you’re in the Westboro neighbourhood, check out my solo show at Linda Street Gallery (lobby of the city’s Dovercourt Recreation Centre). I’ve got an excellent cross-section of my paper mosaics there from May 1 to May 30th.
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Very cool video of camouflaged Octopus

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Insects in Modern Art

The Caddis Fly larva builds its home by weaving silk with tiny sticks and particles found at the bottom of a pond or river, where it lives. Contemporary French artist Hubert Duprat used their habits in an experiment that would have them using jewels, gold, and shiny objects to make their homes. The results are beautiful. See the short video here.

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Wonder Geeks Activate — an art show just for geeks!

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