Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Artist Project 2017 Chapter 2 - The Setup.

A very small portion of the
showroom floor.
construction zone.
After a very pleasant train ride into Toronto, I met my friends Clara and Piera for a lovely dinner at Piera's restaurant, Vesuvio in The Junction.

The following day, I went down to The Better Living Centre to hang my paintings in my booth. About 5 hours later, I had a pretty sweet-looking arrangement of planetary artwork.

My booth at the head of a very long
line of artists.
The setup process went quite smoothly, which was a relief because I didn't have an assistant this time. Also, I was lucky to be given a coveted corner booth, where I could show off, 'Explosion Time!', one of my largest paintings, (4 x 5 ft). The walls were 11 ft high and the inside of the booth is 5 x 10 ft.
I'm tired, but happy.
This is where I was to spend 5 hours on Thursday night, 11 hours on Friday, 9 hours on Saturday, and finally, 7 hours on Sunday, not including the few hours of pack up on Sunday night. It's a bit like being a specimen in a zoo. People walk by, look, and ask questions. I literally spoke with several thousand people!

Next Post:  The Artist Project 2017 Chapter 3 - Opening Night Gala

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Artist Project 2017 Chapter 1

My paintings are all packed up and ready for passage from Almonte (Near Ottawa, Ontario) to Toronto, aka my hometown, aka T-Dot, aka The Big Smoke, aka Hogtown.
I'm currently en route "via" Via Rail.
Class d'affaires, bien sûr. J'adore voyager par le train. Every time I switch between English and French, the responses of the staff change accordingly. :) J'aime ça!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Recent Art Sales

'Beautiful Campfire Night'
10 x 20 acrylic on wood
'The Age of Information'
12 x 12 acrylic on wood
'Peculiar Velcocity'
12 x 12 acrylic on wood
As a full-time artist, making a sale is one of the most important and desirable events I can experience. It's up there with awards, praise and admiration. These are the pillars and foundation of my whole practice.

Selling art affords me the means with which to continue to create, so I was very happy to find out that another abstract / scenic piece sold today on www.artbombdaily.com
36 x 48 acrylic on wood
'Big Sky'
10 x 10 acrylic on wood
Thank-you so much Karine Wolf Guyon and ArtBomb! Thank-you also to every other art gallery and patron who has supported me and those who continue to do so. You are greatly appreciated!