20 October 2012
07 March 2012
The painting below is called Crucible.
Wikipedia says: A crucible is a container that can withstand very high temperatures and is used for metal, glass, and pigment production. They can be made from any material that withstands temperatures high enough to melt or alter its contents (such as clay).
What I like about the name is that it can also mean: A severe test, as of patience or belief; a trial.
Finally, I also found the following: A place, time, or situation characterized by the confluence of powerful intellectual, social, economic, or political forces: "Macroeconomics . . . was cast in the crucible of the Depression" (Peter Passell)
As I find my paintings somewhat "intense" and this one has powerful colors, the name seem to fit, particularly to the second definition of a severe test.
21 January 2012
It has been too long since my last posting. I am not spending as much time as I would like in the studio. This latest piece took a long time to complete! The canvas is 36 by 48 so it is my largest piece yet...
22 October 2011
Hi friends, here's my latest creation, inspired by the fall season...I've playfully called it "A Feather in Your Cap"...hope you like it! Next up: tackling a very large canvas...wish me luck!
25 September 2011
18 September 2011
I was very honoured this summer to be selected as a guest artist by Parks Canada to display both my ceramic work and paintings at Laurier House National Historic Site in Ottawa.
The restored historic house and museum was the place of residence of two of Canada’s most notable Prime Ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Rt. Hon. William Mackenzie King, and is open to the public for guided visits. For four weeks, a selection of my ceramic work was on display in the gift shop area, while some of my paintings made a fascinating contrast with the more formal portraiture hanging on the museum walls!
(In this photo: me and Laurier House General Manager Lorenzo Cotroneo with two of my paintings that were on display)