Monthly Archives: May 2011

Space Hat and Red Hat Squirrel – in progress

By | May 28th, 2011|Work in Progress: The Lab|

So I've now got three paintings on the assembly line, and will start the fourth one next week. I'm still working on Mohawk Squirrel, Red Hat Squirrel, and now Space Hat Squirrel (not sure on her name yet). I'm trying out a new method and new mediums that I really like. Will post further developments, [...]

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Red Hat Squirrel

By | May 24th, 2011|Work in Progress: The Lab|

I'm working on Mohawk Squirrel and also Red Hat Squirrel seen below. Getting wood cut for four more ornate gold frames, and back to trying Walnut Oil for painting. Red Hat Squirrel in progress.

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Saint Squirrel: Protecting You ‘Cause You’re Nuts! Pop Surrealism

By | May 21st, 2011|Paintings, Squirrel Series|

Saint Squirrel: Protecting You 'Cause You're Nuts! | 18 X 24 | Oil on Board | 2010   Saint Squirrel was inspired by a squirrel that had been hit by a car outside our house. Originally called, Saint Squirrel, Protector of Road Kill and Keeper of Lost Nuts, the Saint was modelled after [...]

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Mohawk Squirrel – in progress

By | May 18th, 2011|Work in Progress: The Lab|

I'm working on two paintings right now, Mohawk Squirrel and Redhat Squirrel. Both are in various stages of progress. Posting Mohawk Squirrel here, Redhat tomorrow.

Videos & Photos: Secret Squirrels Show

By | May 17th, 2011|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Articles and Media, Squirrel Series|

The Secret Squirrel Show, features artwork that preserves Scottish lore, religious iconography and pop culture while using Contemporary motif and techniques often seen in Pop Surrealism. The Final Word Many thanks to everyone who came out to the show (and those in spirit), it was a magical afternoon. A huge thank you to [...]

Martin (Marty) Machacek, Rogers Chocolates and Mother’s Day!

By | May 8th, 2011|Art News, Art of Consumption|

I had the pleasure of meeting Martin (Marty) Machacek and his lovely business partner wife Dana. I had seen Marty's work around town at various venues including the Inner Harbour (Causeway), coffee shops and restaurants (Blue Fox, Vic's Steakhouse, Fernwood Pub), and several people mentioned that we should connect. This wonderful couple is [...]

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Secret Squirrel Video of Event by Exhibit-V.ca, Pop Surrealism, Victoria, BC

By | May 5th, 2011|Art News, Art of Consumption, Paintings, Squirrel Series, YouTube Videos|

Hi Everyone! I will post a longer review of the Secret Squirrels show either tomorrow or next week, but in the meantime, check out this video with me talking about the art show, see the artwork, and many thanks for this coverage by Efren Quiroz, the owner of Exhibit-V.ca

Squirrel Pop Surrealism, Live Model!

By | May 5th, 2011|Art of Consumption, Work in Progress: The Lab|

This scene happened a few moments ago, and I wanted to share it with you. I was busy working on my latest painting, and heard a strange noise. I looked out the window, and who do I see? Frank, aka Bad Monkey, came to have a visit. We still can't figure out how he got [...]

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