Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Summer Workshop 2012

I am teaching an oil painting workshop this summer- July 20th-22nd. The workshop will take place in my studio(in the east end of Toronto) and runs from 10am-4pm daily. On the first day we will paint an object from life. The following 2 days we will paint from a live model. On the Saturday we will focus on a head study and Sunday we will loosely paint the figure in an environment. I will do demos daily and explore methods of painting naturalistically. The cost of the workshop is $325 if you bring your own materials and $350 if I supply the paint. If you have any questions or would like to register please email me at

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Weekend With the Masters scholarship!

I have grown a pretty thick skin as an artist. I apply for awards and competitions and am often rejected- goes with the profession. Yesterday however, I experienced an awesome win! American Artist Magazine awarded me a scholarship to their Weekend With the Masters Workshop and Conference in San Diego this coming September. Over 4 days I will have the opportunity to watch, speak to and learn from a number of the best and most successful figurative oil painters in America. Jeremy Lipking, David Kassan, Michael Klein, Daniel E.Greene, Daniel Spricks, David Lefelle, Steven Asseal, Rose Frantzen and Stephen Early are some of the insanely terrific participating instructors. I feel like I'm in junior A and I've been called up to play an all-star game!

Book cover!

I am so thrilled and exited to announce that ÉDITIONS B O R É A L- a Montreal publishing house, has purchased the rights to use my mixed media drawing (Study of Margo) for the cover of this book. I should have a copy of the book in my hands the beginning of May. Can't wait to see it! The publishers have also used the work of fellow Ingram Gallery artists Sean Yelland, Ryan Price, Andrew Bell and Yann Leroux for previous book cover images. Yey Ingram!