On the Shoulders of Giants, New Artwork at TAP19

Riverdale  2019. 62 x 50 inches. Oil on canvas.

Riverdale 2019. 62 x 50 inches. Oil on canvas.

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair
February 21–25, 2019
Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place Toronto
Booth 414

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 A largely overlooked part of recent Toronto history is its high-rise buildings; the collection of paintings is a celebration of these iconic and forgotten structures that prominently crowd the city landscape. 
The latest paintings are influenced by Canadian painter David Milne with inspiration from pop culture posters found in the same era of the architecture. Come join me at The Artist Project to see the works in person and learn more about the ideas behind them!


Time of Day


Time of Day

New paintings the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

July 6–8, 2018
Nathan Philips Square, Toronto
Booth C198

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“The unexamined life is not one worth living” – Plato

Time of Day draws inspiration from the English idiom “to give” or “to be given the time of day”, it is commonly used in describing a standard of respect or empathy towards someone or something. In its context, the term is a call to action to myself, to examine a situation. Time of day is an introspective look at of my thoughts and feelings from the time I was pursuing a corporate career. The paintings each explore opposite themes surrounding opportunity and adversity, as well as the unconscious and conscious mind.

These concepts are identified through several visual elements including: the depiction of light and shadow in scenes, which illustrate duration (moments, opportunities, adversity); contrasting colours within analogous palettes (opportunity, discovery, repetition, uniformity); as well as the varied textural brushwork (clarity, obscurity).

There were many times I felt like a spectator to my life, watching moments pass me by and ignoring action. I was daydreaming as if I was a passenger on a plane above the clouds.