My artistic success is due in most part to the City of Vancouver's innovative policy of "open wall" at Lee Side skate park. This venue is the the only open canvas in Vancouver for artists to freely express themselves. Woe! There has been a rumour that it is in danger of being closed. My contribution to it has been the portrait in the foreground of the young woman, with crossed wrists, looking fixedly at the viewer expectantly.
"Support Youth Art" This piece is on display in the centre of the downtown core in Victoria, BC on Cook Street. Created in 2014.
This exotic beauty was commissioned for the Indian restaurant, India Gate. She is the representation of the mysterious East and is located in her adopted Western home. Look for her on the wall of the restaurant! She is at the of the busy intersection of Robson and Granville Streets, Vancouver BC. Hundreds of people walk by daily and her image is captured on photos.
I have been privileged to paint in some renowned cities; in 2011, I worked in Spain and Berlin, Germany. In 2012, I had the opportunity to work in Los Angeles, CA. I travelled to Las Vegas, NV and New York in 2013, where I completed some exciting commissions . My paintings are signed and dated with the locations.
This 2012 film was made by a really talented teen, Paige a student of Evergreen Art School and will be featured in the 2013 Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). Paige has been asked to submit blank canvases to the New York International Children's Film Festival (http://www.gkids.com/) A coordinator from New York IFF saw this film in Vancouver, and recommended that it be shown at the NY film festival. They were so keen that even though entries had been closed, Paige was encouraged to submit a late entry and waived the submission fee. It will be available on screen to over 30,000 viewers in New York City.