These two pieces are the same. I used the same photo of Christopher Walken (aka Ronnie), taken by famous photographer Martin Schoeller. The process and time that passed between each piece (Christopher in 2012 and Ronnie in 2021) made them very different from one another. Even though they look so different, I think they convey two different sides of the same person. Christopher, as we all know, is super famous mega-actor Tarantino bad-ass. He looks creepy. He feels sinister even if he's being goofy. Ronnie, on the other hand, looks more like he did before he was Christopher (even though it's the same photo). He looks like the musical theatre guy with an edge. Have you seen his dance in Pennies From Heaven? That's what I"m talkin about. He's pretty, but odd. He's suave with a dark quirk - not necessarily black corners of mystery, more like a little mischief and a whole lotta charm to get you to follow him. I also like the way both pieces show the difference in my work over time. It's tighter, more confident, more defined. I'm creating more animals and feeling bolder with colours. It'll be exciting to see where I go next. Stay tuned for upcoming giveaways, entries, and more work with custom frames!
I will be in the upcoming annual Square Foot Show at the Westland Gallery in Wortley Village, London, Ontario. The show runs from November 18 - December 24, 2020, and the Opening Night is 6pm on Nov. 18th.
Four of my embroidery pieces will be shown at the Transcendence show at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio during the month of November! If in the area, check it out! This will be an amazing show!!
Every year, you can find my work at the Square Foot Show in Wortley Village, London, Ontario - July to August :) Great artists! Great show!
The annual Square Foot Show at the Westland Gallery in Wortley Village is still on! Until August 10th you still have time to see the awesome display of square foot art. Amazing talent. The show is always a favorite. I have two pieces in the show - Martin and Coretta, and Malcolm and Betty. If you can get there it's worth a look and possibly even a purchase!
November 14 to 30, 2017 at the Westland Gallery in Wortley Village, London, Ontario. Meghan Dauphinee and I had a great show called Thread and Thrum! The opening was an amazing turnout of many friends, family and public art lovers:) Here are some photos of the show and I will be posting the video of our art talk soon!
This year's square foot show at The Westland Gallery on Wortley Road in Old South, London, Ontario, is about to begin! Opening is Wed., July 12 at 7:00 pm and I have three drawings in the show.
(shown: Timeless Fire - 12"x12" paint markers on wood transfer)
2017 is starting off running as I'm in two juried group shows in January!
First is the 39th Juried Show at Visual Arts Mississauga from January 12 to February 18. Opening is on January 12 from 6pm-9pm at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane in Mississauga. For more information go to:
The second show in January is at Quest Art in Midland, Ontario. Fabrication III is the third juried fibre art show being held there from January 13 to March 11. Opening is on January 13 from 7pm-9pm at 333 King Street in Midland, Ontario.
I will also be in the annual Square Foot Show this summer at the Westland Gallery in London, Ontario, and the Westland will also be showcasing my work alongside fellow artist Meghan Dauphinee (http://www.meghandauphinee.ca/) in November of 2017. Please check here for more information!
I was in the group coaster show at La Luz de Jesus gallery in Los Angeles this summer and it was a blast! First of all I love their shop where you can get obscure art books to whoopie cushions to japanese dolls. Second of all this is one of the biggest art openings in L.A. on an annual basis and there was a life size sculpture of naked Trump on display!!
My work was four eyes each on 4"x4" coasters and depicting a difference element. I love all the talent in this show and was grateful to hang with such amazing artwork.