Summer Collection 2016
Harmony Arts Festival 2016 Art Market. 29 July – 1 August & 5 August – 7 August
The Summer Collection is first available at Booth # 1 at the Harmony Arts Festival art market which takes place along Argyle Ave, West Vancouver over the August long weekend.
The Harmony Arts festival celebrates their 26th Arts festival centered around Argyle Ave between 14th and 16th streets, West Vancouver. The week long annual festival includes live music, food, movies, exhibitions and the famous Art market which only takes place over the 2 weekends. This is my 5th year participating in the festival which sees over 130 000 visitors.
If, during the festival you get a little turned around and cannot find me, head to the area along Argyle ave which has the best view of the ocean. I am at the corner of 16th and Argyle ave opposite John Lawson Park in booth No.1
The summer collection 2016 include 3 works which mark a change in the direction of my painting: “Downtown”, “Descending into memory” and “Almost Home”. Each of these paintings were created from the premise that the quality and vitality of the painting itself, is more important than the image. This has always been the value with which I approach my work but the subject has always held dominant importance as the painting is usually executed from reference materials which are only later put away in order to focus on creating the painting.
The 3 works listed above, saw the image only being introduced when I was no longer able to build the visual reference in my imagination map and the paintings themselves were originally developed from the 3 dimensional mental images which I am constantly building in my mind. This may at first glance seem to be a small adjustment in working process but the shift is large and the consequences infinite. In addition to looking for greater clarity on the role of complexity in a painting, the works are now developing even greater integrity as paintings and the images themselves reference more than geography but the human poetry of the place.
10″ x 10″ Urban Pinholes
Artist’s notes: A new release on brushstrokes
Finally! (yes I was listening, just slow) I have published a small 32 page 4″ x 6″ artist’s notes on brushwork. This is my first foray publishing my painting insights and sharing them beyond workshops and private studio sessions. The notes will be give invaluable insight for painters at all stages of their development and the first 100 copies of the publication will be available for purchase from me at the Harmony Arts Festival.