Wednesday, March 26, 2014

RAW Montreal: SPECTRUM - April 26 2014!

I'm exhibiting in the next RAW Montreal event and it's just ONE MONTH away! Anybody going? You can find more info about the show, and save by picking up your ticket ahead of time here:

Click on the image below to see the full flyer of all the participating talent. (Larger image available on the link above.)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

I had finally watched the movie Drew: The Man Behind the Poster this past week. Excellent documentary - I strongly recommend you to watch it.

Drew Struzan is an acclaimed movie poster artist having amassed unparalleled talent combined with advertising art on some of the greatest films ever made. He has certainly influenced my work and created a great sense of anticipation for movies as a child. I like that the film makers also chose to explore how the movie poster industry has unfortunately decayed over time. 

For more great art documentary recommendations, I compiled a list here:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Cereal Seige: revised color and tones

Learning lots from illustrator, Charles Vinh, ( in the Illustrative Painting course I'm taking at Syn Studio. Here's the revised rough color, tonal study and under painting of 'Cereal Siege' still in the works.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Cereal Siege

I'm simultaneously working on 2 paintings right now. Just finished preparing the surface of the new one (my final project for the Illustrative Painting class at Syn Studio) with gesso and all done the planning. Almost ready to paint - my favorite part of the process. I included a sneak peek of the rough color study. The painting is called 'Cereal Siege'.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Feature on Wondereur!

THANK YOU Wondereur and Andy Nulman ( for the excellent featured interview! Wondereur is an award-winning online publication that combines photojournalism with the experience of buying art.  

You can experience the interview here:
(Scroll down and click on one of the images for sale, then click on the 'Enter Story' for the rest of the experience.)

You can learn more about Wondereur here:

You can download the app FOR FREE on your mobile device here:

This photo (and all photos from the shoot) was taken by photographer Dario Ayala. You can see more of Dario's captivating work at:

“It is beautiful! From the intuitiveness, artist bios, photos and art work, I felt immediately connected to the artists in a personal way - getting to know their quirks, deep dreams and desires for self expression. I felt I had been let into a personal space that few are allowed. Very cool. Very thoughtful.”

— Wondereur user from Australia

Sunday, February 02, 2014

'Care Bear' painting

Just passed a very busy January (in a good way). Shortly into the new year, I started work on a new painting involving a care bear. Some of the process below:

Reference sculpture I created and the final drawing.

Tonal and rough color study.

First block-in.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Whoville Massacre painting progress video

'Tis true: I've at last joined the ranks of 21st Century shameless YouTube video marketing! Here I am discussing one of my more recent paintings, the Thoughts & Progress booklets and quite possibly - the GREATEST horror movie never made! Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

City of Saints

Thank you all so much, those of you who attended the opening of City of Saints art show last night! If you weren't able to make it, the work is still on display in Galerie 203 and I encourage you to see the works in person.

You can also see the full collection on the website here:

Sunday, November 10, 2013

City of Saints

City of Saints - Montreal's most deserving art show is just under two weeks away! Would love to see many of you there!

On Wednesday November 20th, an opening exhibit of 16 artists will launch painting based on Saints with Montreal (City of Saints) streets named after them. 

Since November 1st (All Saints Day) we've been uploading one Saint everyday leading up to the show. Today's Saint is Saint Viateur by... me! (below)

You can see the rest of the collection and find more about the show here:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Whoville Massacre & LAST DAY to order Saint Felix Booklet

Thank you to all who came out to the MONSTRA art show presented by DECOVER Tuesday night (Oct. 22)! You can check out the mysterious new monster painting I created especially for the show in the photos below.

The newest magazine, Oct. 2013, is for sale in Quebec news stands now. If you live outside of the province and would like to pick up one, contact me and I can make arrangements on your behalf.

'The Whoville Massacre', 18"x24" acrylic on wood panel

 DECOVER magazine - page 23

DECOVER Magazine - October 2013 

TODAY - OCTOBER 27, 2013 - is also the LAST DAY to order your FREE Thoughts & Progress: Saint Felix booklet! (All you pay is shipping!)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Last sneak peek of monster painting

Back in June, I started to release preview images of an upcoming monster painting. Next week (October 22), the 'monsterpiece' will finally be revealed in the ghoulish group show presented by DECOVER Magazine. Here is the LAST sneak peek... (Not scared of the Grinch? Oh, YOU WILL BE.)

October 22 at 1151 rue Alexandre-de -Sève in Montreal. Door creek open open at 5:00pm and cost is $10 which includes a copy of the magazine.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

FREE Saint Felix Thoughts & Progress booklets!

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to my Canadian friends! I have a very special promo on my online store right now: I'm giving away FREE signed Thoughts & Progress: Saint Felix booklets until October 27! All you pay is shipping - THAT'S IT.

I've worked hard creating the image and compiling the booklet and would love to share the process with you! I also welcome your feedback on how I can continue to improve these booklets.

You can order your booklet here:

Sunday, October 06, 2013


My next art show is coming up quick! A HUGE monster themed group show called MONSTRA featuring over a hundred local artists and the most outrageous Halloween party of the year! Presented by DECOVER magazine and opening on October 22 at 1151 rue Alexandre-de -Sève in Montreal. 

 ''Bela Lugosi''
acrylic  on canvas
48" x 48"
  by Philippe Mayer & Melsa Montagne

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Saint Felix prints now available!

Yay! The 16"x20" Saint Felix prints have finally arrived are are now available! Included with the print is a FREE Thoughts & Progress booklet detailing all the planning that when involved in making the print.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A frame! More to come...

Hope you all had a great summer! I've got some stuff on the go I'm eager to tell you all about. Unfortunately, It's going to have to wait for now.

In the meantime: here's the frame for an upcoming painting I'm working on. An exhibition in November. (Just the base coat color. It's a work in progress...)

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Praise for Thoughts & Progress booklet!

I was unbelievably complimented today when I read Andy Nulman's (President of Just for laughs) newest blog post exclaiming his delights on the Thoughts & Progress booklet I created for the painting 'The Boastful Ghost'. Andy instigated the idea for the booklet and he writes about how much value is added in discovering the work that went into something.

You can read the article here:

You can order your copy of the booklet here:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Low Brow exhibition extended!

Great news! The Low Brow exhibition I organized at Cinema du Parc (in conjunction with the screening of New Brow: Contemporary Underground Art at the  beginning of the month)has been extended for another month (till October 6th) - so you still have time to check it out if you haven't done so already.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mister Dress-up interview

Thanks to all who picked up a T-Shirt with my Music Totem design! (Your shirts should be arriving soon.) All shirt orders are now closed. Mister Dress-up (the company I collaborated with on it) has posted an interview today about me and my work. You can read it here:

Sunday, August 18, 2013

LAST DAY to pre-order your Saint Felix giclee print!

Hey Folks, today is the LAST DAY to pre order your Saint Felix giclee print with the FREE making of booklet revealing all the steps in the process!

Monday, August 12, 2013

T-Shirt design for sale - ONE WEEK ONLY!

Unique T-Shirt lovers: my Haida hybrid design 'Music Totem' is now available on a Tee for ONE WEEK ONLY! Get dressed here: