My Oil painting ‘Mountain Bluebird’ was juried into the exhibition Masterworks from the International Guild of Realism which tours for two years.
Charleston, South Carolina
My painting “Yellow Rose” was juried into this 9th Annual International Guild of Realism show -it was an honour to be included into such a prestigious exhibition.
Leisure Painter Magazine
Leisure Painter is a very popular and unique art magazine in which you are invited to follow along the the creative process from conception to completion. By following the step-by-step process you will learn about my technique and how accidents can sometimes lead to new beginnings. Enjoy.
Bow Valley Ranche • Fish Creek Restoration Society
The Artisan Gardens completes the Ranche at Fish Creek Restoration Society’s vision to honour the First Nations People and the rich history of the Bow Valley Ranche. This project brings together celebrated Canadian artists and people interested in creating a lasting legacy within a living piece of art.
In November 2014, I travelled to New Zealand to take a one-on-one workshop with Susan Harrison-Tustain.
On display at the Grand Salon from June to September 2014
I am pleased to announce that my paintings will be showcased from June to September at the new Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant in Fish Creek Park, displayed in the Grand Salon. Take some time to check it out and enjoy a great meal at the same time.
International Artist Magazine
If you didn't get a chance to pick up the June/July 2013 issue of International Artist Magazine, here is an overview. In this article I discuss my process in detail. See the step-by-step stages of working from a reference photograph on a toned canvas, how I build layers and use glazing techniques to get the subtle and glowing colours, all the way to the final painting. I talk about my palette and the kinds of brushes I use to achieve the soft backgrounds and hard edge details of realism. Enjoy.
8th Annual International Juried Exhibition
Every year the International Guild of Realism holds a show and exhibition which represents some of the best work of its members. Every member is invited to submit three of their best paintings to be juried in to the show. There were approximately seventy five artists that were selected. It was a great honour that my painting “Ronnie Rooster” was selected to be in the 8th Annual Show and Exhibition this year in Tempe, Arizona. Before submitting my work I asked all of my students to pick three of their favourite pieces of my art - I gave them about seven to choose from - and they voted “Ronnie Rooster” as their favourite piece - well they were right!