Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Nikita and Maillie
Graphite and Conservator's Wax on Claybord
8 x 10" (commission)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Commission

This is a commissioned painting of an armoured vehicle towing a damaged tank in Afghanistan. It's an unusual subject for me, but it was a true pleasure to paint from the excellent photos provided by my client.

Recovery
Acrylic on muslin laid on birch panel, 24 x 36" (Commission)

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Jackson's Open Art Prize

I am very pleased to announce that my portrait, Pamela Newel Sellers, has received a Runner-Up commendation in the Jackson's Open Art Prize 2016. There were 3100 entries to this competition. You can read about it here: https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2016/05/13/jacksons-open-art-prize-winners-announced




Wednesday, April 27, 2016

NATURAL HISTORY


Pool at Night, egg tempera on Claybord, 16 x 20" SOLD

Portrait of a Male Mottled Duck, acrylic on canvas board, 8 x 10" oval + frame  SOLD

Portrait of a Female Mottled Duck, acrylic on canvas board, 8 x 10" oval + frame  SOLD

Squirrel, egg tempera on Claybord, 12 x 12"  SOLD

Goldfish, egg tempera on Claybord, 11 x 14"  SOLD

Cyclamen, egg tempera on Claybord, 8 x 10"

Two Robins, egg tempera on Claybord, 8 x 10"  SOLD

Tulips, egg tempera on Claybord, 14 x 11"  SOLD

Gargoyle, graphite and Conservator's Wax on egg tempera, 12 x 12"

Nine-Banded Armadillo, graphite and Conservator's Wax on Claybord, 5 x 14"

Three-Banded Armadillo, graphite, Conservator's Wax, and Pigment on Claybord, 8 x 12"

Anthony Purrkins, graphite and Conservator's Wax on Claybord, 4 x 4"

Portrait of Anthony Purrkins, graphite and Conservator's Wax on Claybord, 4 x 4"

Portrait of Chanterelle, graphite and Conservator's Wax on Claybord, 4 x 4"

Henry, graphite and Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 8 x 10"

Portrait of Henry, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 4 x 4"  SOLD

Mouse #1, graphite and Conservator's Wax on Claybord, 2 x 2"  SOLD

Mouse #2, graphite and Conservator's Wax on Claybord, 2 x 2"  SOLD

Mouse #3, graphite and Conservator's Wax on Claybord, 2 x 2" SOLD

Mouse #4, graphite and Conservator's Wax on Claybord, 2 x 2"  SOLD

Mouse #5, graphite and Conservator's Wax on Claybord, 2 x 2" SOLD

Albino Blackbird, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 8 x 10"  SOLD

Chickadee, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 3 x 3"  SOLD

Indigo Bunting, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 5 x 7"  SOLD

Portrait of a Cardinal, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 3 x 3"  SOLD

Portrait of a Chickadee, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 3 x 3"  SOLD

Portrait of a Drongo, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 3 x 3"  SOLD

Portrait of an English Robin, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 3 x 3" SOLD

Portrait of an Indigo Bunting, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 3 x 3"  SOLD

Portrait of a Junco, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 3 x 3" SOLD

Portrait of a Sparrow, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 3 x 3"

Portrait of a Tree Swallow, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 
3 x 3"  SOLD

Portrait of a Goose, graphite, Conservator's Wax, and pigment on Claybord, 11 x 6"  SOLD

Portrait of a Male Mallard, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 4 x 4"  SOLD

Portrait of a Female Mallard, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 4 x 4"  SOLD

Portrait of a Muscovy Duck, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 4 x 4"

Portrait of a Grey Goose, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 7 x 5"
 SOLD

Stairway, graphite, Conservator's Wax and pigment on Claybord, 11 x 14"  SOLD

Kensington, graphite and Conservator's Wax, 10 x 8"

Window, graphite and Conservator's Wax, 10 x 8"

Doorway, graphite and Conservator's Wax, 10 x 8"  SOLD

Night Garden, graphite, Conservator's Wax, and pastel on Pastelbord, 9 x 9"

Landscape, graphite, Conservator's Wax, and pastel on Pastelbord, 9 x 9"



Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Process: Graphite and Conservator's Wax on Claybord


Apologies for the poor video quality -- and for my head in the frame.  This was a one-woman, one-tripod, one-shot project.  However, it should give you some idea of how I go about starting a drawing using my wax and scratch technique with graphite on Claybord.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Kingston Prize: Honourable Mention

Stefan, 23
egg tempera on Claybord, 20 x 16"

I am very pleased that my portrait, Stefan, 23, has received an Honourable Mention in year's Kingston Prize exhibition, an award of $2000.  

The show opened on November 14, 2015, at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and will run until February 14, 2016. On March 16, 2016, it will travel to Galerie d'Art Desjardins in Drummondville, Qu├ębec.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

New Work in Graphite and Conservator's Wax

I've turned to a new technique recently.  These pieces are made with graphite and conservator's wax, an acid free paste wax normally used for cleaning and polishing. The process involves not only scraping back to the bare Claybord, but adding more layers of graphite and wax, then scraping again.  Although I've mainly used a mini box cutter for the scraping, some of these effects are achieved with a waxy rag, cotton swabs, sandpaper, and steel wool.  In order to add traces of colour, I've also used touches of egg tempera, pigment mixed with wax, and brown shoe polish. 

These pieces will be available for purchase at Village Studios in Stratford, Ontario, from November 21, when I'll be having a two-person exhibition of new small works with Matthew Tarini


Landscape #1
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 8 x 10"  SOLD

Landscape #2
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 8 x 10" SOLD

 Heron
graphite, conservator's wax, egg tempera, and shoe polish on Claybord, 5 x 7" SOLD

 Modesty
graphite, conservator's wax, pigment, and shoe polish on Claybord, 12 x 12"

 Sheep
graphite, conservator's wax, and iridescent silver pigment on Claybord, 12 x 12" SOLD

 Rabbit
graphite, conservator's wax and shoe polish on Claybord, 12 x 12" SOLD

 Tree near the Thames Source
graphite, conservator's wax and shoe polish on Claybord, 5 x 7"  SOLD

 Tree Swallow
graphite, conservator's wax, pigment and shoe polish on Claybord, 7 x 5"  SOLD

 Mouse
graphite, conservator's wax and shoe polish on Claybord, 1 11/16 x 2 1/8"  SOLD

 Wittenham Clumps
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4"  SOLD

In Wytham Woods
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4"  SOLD

Landscape #3 (near Kelmscott)
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 1 7/16 x 3 15/16"  SOLD

Bridge on the Thames
graphite, conservator's wax, egg tempera, and shoe polish on Claybord, 8 x 10"

 Landscape #4
graphite and conservator's wax on Claybord, 5 1/2 x 14"

Hilly Landscape
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 8 x 10"  SOLD

Oxford Night
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 5 1/2 x 10 3/4  SOLD

 Beech Tree
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 11 x 14" SOLD

 Church Street
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 10 x 8"  SOLD

 Vine
graphite, conservator's wax, and shoe polish on Claybord, 7 x 5" SOLD

Landscape with Tree: Rain Coming
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 8 x 10"

 Rooves
graphite, conservator's wax, egg tempera, and shoe polish on Claybord, 8 x 8"  SOLD

Landscape with Path
graphite, conservator's wax, egg tempera, and shoe polish on Claybord, 8 1/4 x 11" 
Donated to I Love My Gallery Auction, Gallery Stratford

 Goldfinch
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 4 x 4"  SOLD

 Baby Robin
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 4 x 4"  SOLD

Quince
graphite, conservator's wax, and egg tempera on Claybord, 5 x 7"   SOLD

 Skeleton of a Baby Gorilla
graphite and conservator's wax on Claybord, 14 x 5 3/8" SOLD

 Teri's Garden
graphite and conservator's wax on Claybord, 8 x 10"  SOLD

Indigo Bunting
graphite, conservator's wax, and pigment on Claybord 5 x 7"  SOLD