I love working large. For me, brushstrokes come the most naturally when I can work from my elbow & shoulder. Working on pieces this size are very freeing and I find I can focus on the subject more than the technique. I can’t tell exactly how many mushroom kids are squeezed into the tree fort, … Continue reading Mushrooms…Attack!
My response to “how to wrap a cube”.
My singing mushroom print is one of my favourite pieces to come out of my recent work using an industrial press. Usually I compose pieces like this using pen and ink, but with pronto plates, you can build up the surface in such a uniform way that there really isn’t a comparison. The printing process … Continue reading laLA! (the singing mushroom)
There are some architecture gems in Vancouver, but you do have to go looking for them. If you’re a local, you’ve probably heard people complain about how ugly the skyline or the buildings are here. On the flip side, I’ve heard tourists from Europe talk about how modern our city looks with our new … Continue reading Vancouver iconic buildings
I have a hard time shaking these two ideas when I am working on self portraits: everything I draw is me. i am ugly/i am beautiful. These two ideas are actually very distracting when you’re drawing. When I’m sketching live models (my favourite kind of drawing), I focus on a specific section to … Continue reading Self Portrait II
Immediately after I finished my collage, I picked up an old canvas and prepped it to make a companion piece. I had taken a few pictures of the amazing buildings that face English Bay as source when I was working on my collages. I felt compelled to keep painting well into that night and … Continue reading Beach Avenue