Wednesday, October 9, 2013

We've Created a Monster: Dovercourt Recreation Centre until Oct. 30

We've Created a Monster is a playful exhibition of fictional and everyday monsters put together by myself and long-time artist/friend Katie Argyle.

We've Created a Monster ran for August and September at the Burr House Gallery in Richmond Hill.  It can be seen in it's latest incarnation at The Linda Street Gallery in the Lobby of Dovercourt Recreation Centre, 411 Dovercourt St., Ottawa for the month of October.  The show will be taken down on October 30th to make way for the Community Centre's annual Halloween extravaganza featuring the ever popular haunted house, engineered by students of Carleton University.

It was a great privilege to visit Katie at her new home in Richmond Hill when we took down the show, and to see evidence of her creative exploits all over the region.  Take a minute to vote for her mural in Downtown Markham's Perfect City competition!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Come See Me Tonight At The Ottawa Velo Vogue Fashion Show 2013

Here's a sneak peak at the sculpture I am donating for tonight's silent Auction at the Ottawa Velo Vogue Fashion show at Kichesippi Brewery.  Details below.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Velo Vogue: A bicycle fashion show

Velo Vogue Fashion Show 2013

The Ottawa Velo Vogue bicycle fashion show is back in its second year bringing you the latest in cycling fashion for both men and women. This is not your typical fashion show with spandex. The show will highlight the latest trends in clothing, accessories, and bikes (vintage and new) from local and international designers:
Saturday, June 1st
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Kichesippi Brewery, 866 Campbell Ave. (off of Carling Ave.)
Admission: $10 in advance at or at the door 
Proceeds from the event will go to Cycle Salvation; an organization that provides training and employment in the field of bike mechanics to people who are economically disadvantaged. For more information, please visit:

I will be donating a mask for the silent auction.  Here's a sneak peek at some of the elements scrubbed up and ready to assemble.  I'll post a photo of the completed work tomorrow.

Hope to see you there!!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Garden Sculpture Show at Skelly Gallery May 26th until October 31

I just took down my show at the Urban Pear on the weekend and sent off two of my masks,  Longhorn and Appearing Knightly with my artist friend Nancy Green to the Skelly Gallery for the upcoming Garden Sulpture Show in aid of the Canadian Mental Health Association.  I'm a big fan of outdoor art and am really looking forward to visiting Skelly, and checking out the other artists work.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Art Show at The Urban Pear-- Feb 27 to May 11

I set up my show at the Urban Pear this morning with Chef and owner Ben Baird (twitter). I was welcomed by delicious coffee and was very interested to hear about the food truck the Pear is getting ready to hit the streets in May. You are in for a treat ottawa!

It's very satisfying to see work go up on the walls of such a fine establishment after working away in the studio surrounded by piles of scrap metal. I feel like a groundhog crawling out of my hole.  That said, the exhibit looks great in these surroundings, so check out the Pear's website for it's hours and other info.

A big thanks to Annette Hegel for her generosity in allowing me to use space in her studio for the past few months. I tend to do most of my work outside during the friendlier seasons, so the warmth of an indoor workspace was comfort indeed!.

The Urban Pear is closed Monday and Tuesday so the show will start on Wednesday Feb. 27 and runs until May11th. Come on by and check out the show and while you're at it have a look at the menu. Awesome!

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sweat-er continues until Jan 7

Happy New Year!!!  If you haven't had a chance to stop by Cyclelogik, Sweat-er continues until January 7th.  Thanks to Andrea Stokes and the folks at Cyclelogik for hosting a great opening in December.