Squirrel Series

Sun Squirrel influenced by Rande Cook Sun Mask. How art is alive, influenced and always changing.

By | January 26th, 2017|Art News, Art of Consumption, Paintings, Squirrealism, Squirrel Series|

Sun Squirrel, 48" x 48" oil on panel, 2016. Today I was invited to speak to Professor Rande Cook's visual arts class (352 northwest coast contemporary design) at the University of Victoria. He is currently the Audain Professor of Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest. My presentation took the students on a journey of my [...]

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Still Life Squirrel Mask

By | August 24th, 2016|Art of Consumption, Paintings, Squirrealism, Squirrel Series|

  Still Life Squirrel Mask, 36" diameter, oil on panel, 2016. Continuing my theme of the constellations and outer space from the Hunt of the Unicorn painting, this one utilizing the theme of a Dutch still life, and the Archie McPhee Squirrel Mask. This oil painting is influenced by reinterpreting the Renaissance fondness [...]

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Christmas Show and Sale at Massey Gallery (AGGV). Winchester Galleries Winter Exhibition. #squirrealism meets #bananology

By | November 16th, 2015|Art Shows, Squirrealism, Squirrel Series|

Our Best for Christmas Show & Sale Opens November 26, 2015 - January 4, 2016 | Massey Gallery (Art Gallery of Greater Victoria) Open Thursday, November 26, 2015 Join the Art Rental & Sales 20 artists, whose work has consistently sold or rented exceptionally well, for this year's Christmas Show & Sale - opening concurrently [...]

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Yayoi Kusama Squirrel, Pop Surrealism, Art

By | September 4th, 2013|Art News, Art of Consumption, Paintings, Squirrealism, Squirrel Series|

Yayoi Kusama Squirrel is complete. Here is a post when it was in progress to see underpainting, and more about Yayoi Kusama. Yayoi Kusama Squirrel, 24 x 35, Oil on Wood Panel, 2013

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Murakami Squirrel – Supersquirrel or Superad not Superflat

By | July 25th, 2013|Art News, Paintings, Squirrealism, Squirrel Series|

Today I finished Murakami Squirrel. You can see the underpainting for this piece here.  This is part of a series I'm doing about the top internationally prolific contemporary artists of our day, and there will be some artists thrown in that I just think are Superad. Which of course is a play on words from [...]

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Banksy is a Secret Squirrel. Banksy Art, Artist, Pop Surrealism

By | April 29th, 2013|Art News, Art of Consumption, Paintings, Squirrealism, Squirrel Series|

Banksy Squirrel is finally complete! Banksy Squirrel, 24 x 35, Oil on Board, Carollyne Yardley, 2013 Behind the scenes photoshoot here. Greeting cards available here.   I've been working on this painting since early January 2013. There have been several distractions, art shows, and other production tasks keeping me away from the easel. [...]

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Tin Soldier Squirrel, First Commission! Pop Surrealism

By | February 15th, 2013|Paintings, Squirrel Series|

My first commission was a request made by a dear friend of mine, James (Jim) Mantle, Artist and Friend to the Environment. James Mantle, is an alumni of the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design (circa 1980's) and retired from the world of advertising and graphic design many years ago. While we both laugh [...]

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Romancing the Squirrel: I Love you Big Bush Squirrel aka Topiary Squirrel, Pop Surrealism

By | January 7th, 2013|Art News, Art of Consumption, Paintings, Squirrel Series|

First painting of 2013. Sneak preview posted here, watch for upcoming show dates. Pop Surrealism. Titled Romancing the Squirrel, and also known as Topiary Squirrel, and alternatively as "I Love You Big Bush Squirrel!" Idea to riff of the popular culture movie from 1980's called Romancing the Stone, where the plot was a treasure hunt [...]

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The ApARTment Gallery, 1016 Fort Street (upstairs), Victoria, BC

By | October 18th, 2012|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Squirrel Series|

Please remember to see my paintings at The ApARTment Gallery at 1016 Fort Street, Victoria BC until November 01, 2012. If you are thinking of buying a unique wedding present, birthday, home decor or getting a jump start on Christmas presents, please consider buying a piece of original fine art.  Locally created, hand made, using [...]

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Christmastime Pretty Baby – Squirrel Miniatures make great gifts!

By | October 18th, 2012|Art of Consumption, Paintings, Squirrel Series|

I'm making a few miniature paintings for Christmas, they will be available for sale sometime in November. Please watch my blog for more details and locations to view and purchase. Many thanks to everyone who has collected a piece (or two) of my artwork. Very much appreciated, and I hope you are all enjoying your [...]

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