Thursday, January 03, 2013

Canadian Wildlife Magazine

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you've all said your farewells to our dearest 2012, and are now taking the time to make 2013 feel right at home. I had a lot to be grateful for last year. A lot. This year seems to be shaping up as well.

I'm really happy to have two illustrations in the Jan/Feb issue of Canadian Wildlife Magazine (Biosphère en français). The article is about a new study that indicates that animals may have a more developed sense of self consciousness that we'd initially assumed, perhaps not to the same degree of self-awareness that we possess, but similarly. It also discusses the possibilities of what this could mean for the human-animal relationship in the future. 

The book also has beautiful works from my fellow canucks (who are equally beautiful) Pete Ryan and Jacqui Oakley.

Many many thanks to AD Steve Balaban for the opportunity!

Thursday, December 27, 2012


graphite on Stonehenge
50.8 x 50.8 cm

The drawing above is my contribution to the 2nd Annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational group show, curated by none other than Zach Tutor. I am really grateful to be apart of this show. So much beautiful artwork by amazing folks, some of whom I have the pleasure to call friends. The show opens on Jan, 3rd  at 6PM at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Please visit the Supersonic Electronic Invitational 2 (SEI2) page and Spoke Art website for the full  details and listing of all participating artists. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Wild at Heart

The “Wild at Heart: Keep Wildlife in the Wild” show opens this weekend at Thinkspace gallery in Los Angeles.  Co-curated by my friend, Amanda Erlanson, of Erratic Phenomena and Heroes & Villains fame. The show boasts a stellar line up of artists who have produced works to raise awareness and draw attention to the lives of some of our more endangered friends. This ink drawing is my contribution to the show - a ballad for the Maned Wolves. The show includes works by: Andrew Hem, Aron Wiesenfeld, Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, Joao Ruas, Lindsey Carr, Phil Hale, Mark Ryden, Rob Sato, Rodrigo Luff, Souther Salazar, Tessar Lo, Martin Wittfooth and many more. 

A large portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit Born Free USA.

The show opens saturday May 26th, hopefully many of you can make it out to opening! 

Many thanks again to Amanda and Andrew for all their hard work producing the show and for having me take part in this cause. 

Show information:
“Wild at Heart”
6009 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Opening Reception with Artists: 
Saturday, May 26 from 5PM – 9PM
at: Thinkspace Gallery

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Speak softly and carry a big stick

Tonight is the launch event for Garrison Creek Bat Company - a Toronto based company, founded by three friends of mine (who you may have heard of), that deals in beautifully hand-crafted baseball bats. To celebrate the launch of their company and to showcase the first model - The Bellwoods Bat - they've invited 17 artists to custom paint bats for the exhibit, which opens tonight at AWOL gallery - 76 Ossington Avenue. You can visit their website to find the full roster of artists, as well as their contact info for any purchase inquiries.

Here are some photos of the bat I painted. I'm so happy to be apart of this show - namely, for the opportunity to show in the city I love, and along side some of my favourite artists. From what I've seen everyone really hit it out of the park!! ...also, the baseball puns. MY GOD the baseball puns!

If you're in Toronto tonight, the opening reception starts at 7pm, you should step up to plate and head on over, grab a drink and say hi! Maybe talk about the Blue Jays?

And in case you're worried about walking down the street looking like an extra from the Warriors, Garrison Creek Bat Co offers these gorgeous handmade bat bags made by Robin Akitt. Head on over to her site to see the bags as well as all the other amazing things she produces.

Also, in other news - this is the last week to see Finding Together Again @ Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco. If you haven't had a chance to stop by, these are the last days, the show will be up until the 28th.