Visual Art

Book Layout & Cover Design

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Laid out a novel last night. The cover was the most fun to design. Amazing what you can do using just Pages.

Sketching the Line

I made these drawings in late February 2017 while taking TTC around Toronto. The first one was selected to appear in the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway cars as part of their 2017 Art in Transit program, Sketching the Line.

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Eastbound on King St E at Sumach St
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Hey Mister, That’s a Brand New Streetcar! (514 Cherry St, westbound on King)
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The Bus Arrives in Parkdale (Dufferin St at Liberty St)
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512 Cherry (King St W and John Ave)
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All Aboard at Liberty Village (Atlantic Ave at East Liberty St)

 

Drawing

In fall of 2016 I took an excellent drawing class from Michael Antkowiak at OCAD.

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OCAD life drawing

Painting

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I was very lucky to get to take a painting class at the California College of the Arts under the guidance of CCA painting guru/ philosopher/ life coach Bryan Keith Thomas and his invaluable and gifted TA, Chiyomi McKibbin.


Here’s an example of my evolution while in the class from February to May, 2014:

Self-Portrait (1st)

Self-Portrait (2nd)

Self-Portrait (final)


Polly at the Esalen Baths

This oil portrait, Polly at the Esalen Baths, was my fifth attempt halfway through the semester. Since the class has ended, I’ve done eight more portraits, but all in acrylic since I no longer have a great studio space like CCA’s, where I also did this French vase:

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Here are three more portraits I’m almost ready to abandon (as “art is never finished”):

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Portrait of a Friend

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Midway through the semester our class showed a few pieces in the main nave of CCA’s SF campus, but I didn’t show at a real gallery until November 7-21, 2014, when these five pieces hung at the College Avenue Galleries for CCA’s International Student Exhibition.

Berenice Art Show

 

 

 

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