Thank you Montreal. Parc-nature du Bois-de-Liesse

One of my favourite spots to visit in Montreal is Parc-nature du Bois-de-Liesse. It has excellent cross-country skiing trails and a large network of hiking trails amongst rare hardwood forests of Black Maple. Make the time and go see it.

I enjoyed the process of painting this landscape very much.  I am fairly certain you can find this spot just off of the Boucle des Champs-Pitfield trail in Parc-nature du Bois-de-Liesse. Each tree has its own fingerprint or “character” held within its bark patterns, curves, and branches. Similar to the people I have met and the places I have visited while living in Montreal, I have my favourite trees.

This will be the last painting I complete here in Montreal this year, as I will be moving to Boston. I like to think of this painting as a “Thank you” to this fantastic city which I had the pleasure to live in for the last 5 years and I am pleased to say this piece is now on its way to its new home in Winnipeg, MB where some fine people can enjoy this small slice of what Montreal has to offer.

Thank you Montreal.

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MURAL Festival Montreal 2014


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MURAL Festival Montreal 2014 was expected to be another huge success, and the artists did not disappoint. Local and international artists and muralists gathered here in Montreal for another MURAL festival. From June 12- June 15 2014, walk down Saint-Laurent and the surrounding area to catch the large murals being worked on by such talent as 123 Klan, Bezt from Etam Cru, Zilon, Nunca, Inti, Alex Scanner, Vilx, Zema, Cyrcle, Alexis Diaz, Fred Caron, Seth, 2501, Zoltan, Kashink, Kevin Ledo, Bryan Beyung, Stikki Peaches, Miss Me, Alex Produkt, Mathieu Connery, and Le Diamantaire. On top of that, there were many installations, exhibitions, and street sales to browse while walking around the closed streets.

Works in progress

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Update: Finished Pieces

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123 Klan
Bezt from Etam Cru
Zilon
Nunca
Inti
Alex Scanner
Vilx
Zema
Cyrcle
Alexis Diaz
Fred Caron
Seth
2501
Zoltan
Kashink
Kevin Ledo
Bryan Beyung
Stikki Peaches
Miss Me
Alex Produkt
Mathieu Connery
Le Diamantaire

See last year’s MURAL Festival.

Vernissage Behind Closed Doors

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Opening Night of Behind Closed Doors at Hotel ZERO1 showcased an eclectic range of styles and I enjoyed seeing the unique interpretations of the theme. The pieces will be available for purchase through silent auction and will be on display for your viewing pleasure until May 31st. Check out the Facebook page  for more photos.

Many thanks to Marion Desnoyer, Hotel ZERO1, John Pineault, Shield of Athena, Encadrium, and to all the other sponsors and organizers.

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Title: Going Outside for a Bike Ride
Artists Statement: It’s empowering to be your own source of transportation. Making quick decisions while moving at high speed is exhilarating and I often find myself smiling while I ride my bike. I ride because it makes me happy and more aware of my surroundings. It’s also a means of an escape from boredom and a path to freedom. Everyone should go outside for a bike ride.

Scott 3 Rox Racing Auction

Team Scott 3 Rox Racing held a fund raising event April 8th in Burlington Ontario and I was pleased to create and donate a painting for the silent auction. It was a great opportunity to meet the Scott 3 Rox riders for 2014 at their team launch and by all accounts the night rolled along smoothly with Jeff Douglas from CBC Radio’s ‘As it Happens’ hosting.

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Here the six riders are depicted riding through a forest with trilliums.

More photos HERE.

Pippi Longstocking

Based upon the fictional Swedish character Pippi Longstocking, this was a wedding gift to some friends in Winnipeg for their new baby girl. They requested Pippi because she represents what it means to be strong, independent, and fearless.

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Behind Closed Doors

Opening Night // Vernissage

May 8th, 2014 from 5.30PM until 8.30PM // 8 mai 2014 de 17h30 à 20h30
@Hôtel ZERO1

I will be one of 22 Montreal based artists interpreting the theme Behind Closed Doors, with a portion from the sale of each piece going to Shield of Athena, a non-profit organization for victims of family violence. Come and buy some fantastic art for a good cause.

Also, please join us at the Fundraiser this Saturday, 5 April 2014 at 8:00 PM – and Sunday, 6 April 2014 at 12:00 AM.

Check out the Facebook page  for more information and photos.

“LIVE Art Multimedia Interaction” Black & Blue 2013

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I have been asked to participate in the years’ “LIVE Art Multimedia Interaction” Black & Blue 2013 being held at Arsenal Gallery, October 12th, from 6pm-3am. I will be painting a large piece which will be available for the silent auction the following day.

The Black & Blue will also present ” LIVE Art Multimedia Interaction great art and auction at the Arsenal Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 exposure. ” More than forty artists will be on site to create their works live. The public can purchase these works by participating in the silent auction. The public is invited to visit the exhibition free of charge from 18:00 to 22:00 on Saturday and 13:00 to 18:00 on Sundays.

– BBCM

Free Entry  
Saturday October 12th 6-10pm
Sunday October 13th 1-6pm
2020 William Street

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Montreal Mural Festival / Festival MURAL

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From June 13th to June 16th, Montreal will be host to local and international artists along Saint-Laurent Boulevard as part of a huge Montreal Mural Festival. With the street closed, people can wander freely and partake in the many bowls of eye candy being created on various walls along Saint Laurent. ROA, Jason Botkin, Pixel Pancho, Labrona, Omen, Phlegm, Chris Dyer, Squid Called Sebastien, Christina Angelina, Reka One, and many others are here to change grey and red brick into something more. Here is a taste of what is happening.

 

YES Art Expo 2013 Pt. II

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Another interesting couple of days a this year’s YES Art Expo. I had a great time meeting the talented artists and despite the strange weather, it was busy with foot traffic of all sorts. I didn’t have time to meet all of the artists, but for those of you I did make time for, I will keep in touch. I encourage you to check out the full artists list to see the rest of what was on display.

 

 

YES Art Expo 2013

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This year’s Yes Art Expo will be held June 2nd and 3rd at Marché Bonsecours. I will be one of more than sixty artists attending and look forward to this great opportunity to meet other Montréal based artists and network with the local talent. Last year’s expo was a huge success and let’s make it happen again!

Come check out some new things I’ve been working on.

June 2nd: 1-7pm

June 3rd: 12-6pm

Location: Marché Bonsecours, 350, rue Saint-Paul

Artists  in Attendance