Friday, December 10, 2010

To everyone who missed the 'SPECTRUM' artshow Tuesday night: Jake and Anthony from posted a review online as well as a compilation of the 15 works. Thanks, guys. Here is the link:
BIG FUN HOLIDAY ARTY PARTY TONIGHT AT ARGYLE FINE ART! I will have new/recent work on display for sale among other artists. Book signing by Steven Rhude as well as live music and deals on selected works of art. Party runs from 7-9 - be there!

Friday, December 03, 2010

SPECTRUM - this Tuesday!

This Tuesday night at the Seahorse. Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 19, 2010

New T-Shirt!

Whoa - long time, no post! Busy is good though. The painting below is now avaliable on a T-shirt. It can be purchased locally (if you live in Halifax) or online through the Fresh Prints website:

I was in Montreal for 9 days late October for my first solo show there 'Obsolete Idols' which went well. (Will post some photos of the opening at a later date). After that was 'Hal-Con' - Halifax's first Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Comic Convention. I had a vendor table and sold prints and original drawings. Thank you for everyone that attended and bought work.
Upcoming: Tuesday December 7th at the Seahorse in Halifax: 'SPECTRUM', group show featuring the work of myself along with Nick Brunt, James Farrell, Justin Lee and Mark MacAulay.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Muppet Art Show!

The Muppet Art Show! This is a group show comprising of myself and 9 other artists at the Economy Shoe Shop. Opening reception is Tuesday August 3rd. See you there!
Poster by Nick Brunt

Friday, July 02, 2010

New website!

My new website is finally up! - check it out! I will still be updating this blog though. (Also, I'm much busier these days it seems.) Below is the poster for my next solo show. It will be held in Montreal. Hope some of you are able to make it!

Friday, June 18, 2010

No, I'm not dead!

'The Cat Shat on the Mat', acrylic and ink on wood panel, 11" x 14"

(Wow! It's been a month since my last post...) Next Saturday, June 26th, I'll be painting live at the Paragon Theatre as part of the East Coast Lips 10th anniversary celebration! All (19+) are welcome! for more info.

Friday, May 14, 2010

people sketches

Here are some sketches of people I drew. True story. Working on some other stuff I can't disclose right now. Stay tuned...
My work has been featured on the website The Sponge. The Sponge is an online portfolio that promotes visual designers in Atlantic Canada and helps employers in the industry discover that talent.

Friday, May 07, 2010


This is a revised painting I did back in December for the 'Select Start' videogame art show. I wanted to push the colors and values as it felt unfinished to me for awhile. Compare it to the one I did and posted 5 months ago - you'll see.
BIG ART SHOW in the works for the month of August. Stay tuned for more details.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Free Comic Book Day Tomorrow!

3 hour still life study. Acrylic on canvas paper.
Tomorrow is 'Free Comic Book Day'! I will be drawing for kids from 12:00 noon-4:00pm along with a panel of comic book artists and talented local artists. It will be held at Saint David’s Hall, just around the corner from 'Strange Adventures' comic book store. ( It's going to be a fun day!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Champions of Breakfast

Here's the painting I did for the 'Champions of Breakfast' show at the Paragon this past Tuesday. I wanted it to look like a mock up UFC poster. I like the cheesey wresling names I gave them.
'Ultimate Breakfast Championship', 20" x 24", acrylic on wood panel

Friday, April 16, 2010

Music Totem

'Music Totem'
acrylic on wood panel
8" x 24"

This is a new age totem pole design I did with a music theme, based on traditional native imagery. If you venture to the Paragon Theatre you will see this same design painted on a table (above). If you still haven't made it to the Paragon Theatre, the perfect time to go is this TUESDAY NIGHT APRIL 20th: for the 'Champions of Breakfast' (cereal mascot) Art show! Show starts off at 9:00pm - you don't even need to be an early riser! Eat your sugar filled artificially flavored cereal of choice and see you there!

Friday, April 09, 2010

'A part of our heritage'

This was the last painting I did for my show at the Paragon Theatre last month all dealing with an enviromental theme. The idea for it was actually floating around in my head for about six years before I finally sat down and painted it. 'Now, the people will know we were here.' , acrylic on wood panel, 12" x 24"

Join me the evening of Tuesday April 20th at the Paragon Theatre for 'Champions of Breakfast' (the cereal mascot art show)! Another fun filled sugar frosted group show you won't want to miss! See you there!

Friday, April 02, 2010

80's Cartoon Art Show!

My contribution to the '80's Cartoon Art Show' that happend at the Paragon Theatre this past Tuesday night. If you missed the show - good news: it has been extended and will be up unil the 19th of April! There are still many works availible (including the one above) so take a look.
My friend and photographer, David J. Crew captured the excitement of the opening and posted the photos he took online. You can see them here:
'Smurf Days'
acrylic on wood panel
10" x 10"

Friday, March 26, 2010

Cafe Creeper

THIS TUESDAY (March 30th) is the '80's Cartoon Art Show' at the Paragon Theatre! Myself and 7 other artists have painted some of your favorite childhood characters. Fine Art + 80's nostalgia - what could be better? Also this is the LAST WEEKEND to see all the works of mine currently on display and for sale at the Paragon. Come to one of their show and check out the work while you're there. ( for more info)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Only WHO can prevent forest fires?

I was going for sort of a Hanna-Barbarra/Yogi Bear look on this one.
'Hypocrite', acrylic on wood panel, 8" x 24"
I originaly planed to have Smokey UNintentionally burn down the forest behind him turning around in shock, but I thought it would be more amusing to have him fully aware of the enviromental damage he caused. What if animals had the same disregard for the earth that humans do? We'd be in a lot of trouble!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Lady Smurfette

This is the painting I painted live at the Paragon Theater for my opening last Saturday. I suspected a Lady Gaga Smurfette would be a fun challenge. This painting is still for sale. Contact me if you wish to buy it:
'Lady Smurfette', acrylic on plywood, 29" x 42"

I based the dress off the one she's wearing in this photo becasue it already resembled the one Smurfette wears. (I have no idea what the occasion was for.)
I wanted the final painting to resemble a poise Lady Gaga would actually do. The sketches above were drawn while watching her 'Just Dance' video.

Friday, March 05, 2010


TOMORROW NIGHT at the Paragon Theatre is the opening of my new exhibition. Show starts off at 8:00pm and after 10:00pm I will be starting up a very special LIVE painting that will be bid on and sold by the end of the night! The painting above is one of the new paintings included in the exhibition among a series all relating to an environmental theme. It is based on my favorite Dr. Suess book of all time: The Lorax.
'The Lorax', acrylic and aerosol on wood panel, 12" x 24"

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sad Unicorn

This is the final painting I did for the Economy Shoe Shop Show. TODAY and TOMORROW are the LAST DAYS to see the work if you still haven't. The idea for this painting came from a converstion with another artist I admire when he jokingly stated unicorns were not fit to paint. The painting was floating around in my head for about two and a half months before I was able to paint it and it SOLD before I even hung it up on the wall! 'Sad Unicorn', acrylic on wood panel, 9"x12"

Join me the evening of SATURDAY MARCH 6th 2010 for the opening of my month long show at the Paragon Theatre! ( That evening, I'll be presenting my new work and later making a very special painting LIVE to the audience! Included in that show are a series of brand new never before seen paintings all related to an enviromental theme. See you there!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Halloween Sweethearts

This is one of the new Valentine's Day themed paintings I did for my Shoe Shop Show. It is of course based on one of the most influential animated films of all time: 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'.
'Halloween Sweethearts', acrylic on wood panel canvas, 10" x 12"

If you haven't seen the show yet at the Economy Shoe Shop, this coming week is the last full week to see it. Also, I will be painting at the Paragon this Tuesday night for the 'Dead Celebrity Record Show' - see you there!

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Hug-A-Tron 5,000!

The name says it all! A robot specifically designed to relinquish your emotionally repressed needs! Isn't technology great? Buy one today and never be hugless again!

The robot is a homage to Robby the Robot from the movie 'Forbidden Planet'. I based the backlighting from the movie poster 'The Thing'. I've never seen the move, but one of my favorite movie posters ever made. I've gotten more comments on this painting then I ever would have anticipated…
Acrylic on wood panel canvas, 9"x 12".

Friday, February 05, 2010


'Swiss Cheese'
acrylic on wood panel canvas
8" x 8"
This Monday night (February 8th) is the grand opening of my Economy Shoe Shop 'Artist of the Month' opening. 19 original paintings will be hung up and for sale, including a series of new paintings all related to Valentine's Day. Come out after 7:00pm and stay for the live jazz starting up after 9:00pm. Located on 1661-1663 Argyle Street.

Friday, January 29, 2010

TONIGHT - Pre-Shrunk!

Tonight is the 'Pre-Shrunk' show at Argyle Fine Art Gallery. I contributed the 3 paintings above. There will be quite a variety of art styles there and these little canvas will go fast so make sure you see the show! Starts tonight at 7:00pm. for more info.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Zodiac Show

The Zodiac show this past Tuesday (Jan. 19th) combined the talents of 12 different artists patinting the full Zodiac live before your eyes. It was a blast! Thanks to all the people who came out to the show.
This awsome group shot was taken by photographer David J. Crewe. To see the rest of the photos he took during the event please visit:
I did the sign 'Leo' (although my actual sign is 'Pieces'). The original painting I did has been sold and unfortunately, I don't have a photo of the finished product. Here it is about three-quarters of the way done. Photo by Stoo Metz:

NEXT FRIDAY: 'Pre-Shrunk' show at Argyle Fine Art Gallery. Myself and over 30 other artists are a part of this show conisisting of each artist preparing 1-5 works on canvas 5" x 4". Opening is Friday January 29th 7:00pm - 9:00pm. for more details.

Friday, January 15, 2010

'True Faces' - Young Love

Above is the final painting from my 'True Faces' show back in November. The painting is called 'Young Love' and I think the name says it all.

Join me as well as 11 other artists this Tuesday night (January 19th) as we paint the entire Zodiac before your eyes at the Paragon. Show starts at 10pm - see you then!

Friday, January 08, 2010

'True Faces' - House Party

House parties - we've all been there! Below is a reinactment of the painting above taken from a friend's Christmas party.

Friday, January 01, 2010

True Faces - Fast Food

Happy New Year! Thank you very much to all the people who came to my art shows in 2009, provided encouragement, bought artwork and made the year a success. You're the reason I continue to pursue this lifestyle. This past year, I made a total of 44 paintings, 1 mural, 20 combined shows and apperances (2 of them solo shows) and numerous sold paintings, drawings and prints. I also managed to update this blog every week with something new. I already have shows in the works for 2010. The info to the next one I'm involved in is below:

(Poster by Peter Farmer)