Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Wishes for 2013 & Tribute to Arthur Heming

Arthur Heming was told as a lad that he was color blind. As a result, he painted in black and white for most of his adult life, until, one day, he discovered he wasn't ...  Love this story, and love his work.  I've chosen this painting of his as a Christmas tribute to all the artists out there who persist in the face of overwhelming odds. Your dedication and your efforts are very much appreciated. Keep at it!

Season's Very Best to All. 
Merry Christmas!
p.s. More lovely evocative Heming visuals via Google Images ....

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ambassador-at-large, His Excellency - Peter Wintonick

Shocked to hear that an old dear friend from Montreal died recently from a rare cancer. Peter Wintonick will remain an inspiration to many as a 'documentary' provocateur. One of the most 'open' individuals I've ever known, his carefully chosen words were consistently poetic and poignant. His vision was VERY LARGE, an all encompassing world-view. The planet lost a 'good soul' in his passing. R.I.P Peter. This small acrylic of mine lingers as a tribute ... I will miss him dearly.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Dollar Store Beauty

A mere 5" high, but iluminated with all the grace and elan of the REAL DEAL ... 
that is to say, young bucks in nature. And at just $1.25 RETAIL,  these solitary beauties have been produced by the hundreds of thousands .... Ultimately, they are creating much more then delight. This offshore 'stuff' enters our lives and gives us all new meanings. Like it or not.