Been cooking up tons of good stuff lately, but sadly, little has seen the pages of this blog.  

As always, much is cooking on the EN MASSE front, having just wrapped up two projects in the last couple of days.  Go to this great place for more deets and pretty pictures...good times had by all.

On the personal front, many experiments brewing in the studio, both on the coffee table home-front (with special thanks to Mika and Sebastian for putting up with dad's laboratory of cut up character confetti...read big mess), and at the studio.  I'll be sure to post some of those creations soon.  A 200lb plaster sculpture found its way into the mix somehow as well.

Also, I'm excited to announce  Galerie Pangee has invited me to participate in this years Extreme Painting exhibition, taking the form of a solo show of PAINTINGS (yes--color!).  The show, entitled "Last Minute", will be mounted on July 7, 2010, with a vernissage on the next night.  Details will follow asap, but for now, I'll post a couple of related images...works in progress from the studio.



Machine Wash Cold - Tumble Dry Low

One of my drawings was chosen to be part of the 2010 Moniker Designs 3rd annual version of Machine
Wash Cold - Tumble Dry Low.  Having seen the work that's come out of the previous editions of this incredible project created by Katie Green, I'm proud, and a more than a little thrilled to be part of this presentation of limited run hand-printed love.

Some deets from the folks...

May 1st - 5pm - 12pm
May 2nd - 11am - 5pm

Every spring 15 designs are chosen from our ever-expanding local and international artist community for printing.

The 2010/2011 MCW-TDL collection will be printed on a variety of cottonie T and Tank styles for boys and girls alike. There is something for everyone this year (even the kiddies).

The 2010/2011 artists include:

T-shirt Designs:

Josh Gordon
Peru Dyer
Jamie Ross
Eric Clement
Jimmy Baptiste
Marc-Andre (Earthcrusher)
Dave Arnold
Shannon Lea Adolph
Amy Ball
Ellen Smallwood
Julien Del Busso
Conor Virtue
JP King
Danielle N. Simm
Melanie Lefebvre

We’ve decided to add a couple of great extra’s to this years collection as these designs were too good to give up!

All Over Fabric:
Jason Botkin

Tote Bags:
Lulu Galway
Sunny Stone & Gaelle Janvier

Woodblock Prints:
Chris Robertson


OUch!  The absence of late has been caused in part to my recent relocation to a cool, dim, productive little spot under a rock. Many tales to tell, but most of it related to the EN MASSE business.  One might find a good time over at enmasse.info.

In the meantime...a few side projects I've been cookin up in the kitchen...mostly commissions.   My View from the Under the rock...

Some months ago, I was privately commissioned to do an interpretation of the battle on the Plains of Abraham...a very important, albeit brief moment in Canada's history...a struggle that put British interests on top (for better or worse).

General Wolfe on the left, leading the British,  lies dying on the battle field (where he drew his last breath), while General Montcalm mortally wounded on the right, soon follows his adversary.  The battle rages in a cloud of anger, fear, gun-smoke, blood and dead bodies, as the early morning sun watches quietly through the rising column of cloud.

Finally, Montcalm gazes at a nice place to enter.

The shots aren't that great, taken in my studio, but they give the general impression.