The Front Gallery represents my work in Edmonton, AB. They've just moved into a new space and it looks gorgeous! I haven't been up to see it yet, but hope to make the trip within a month or so.
Here's a brief news clipping about the move.
Kurbatoff Gallery represents my work in Vancouver, BC. They have just made the first sale of one of my "Snapshot" paintings! This is the one which sold:
acrylic and mixed-media stitching on canvas
39 x 56"
Hooray! I had begun to wonder if there was any merit in these photo-based works... yes, I know artistic merit is not necessarily indicated by sales, but.
I have been invited to paint/alter some hard hats for a ground-breaking ceremony at cSPACE in Calgary, where construction is soon to begin at the old King Edward School location.
Today I worked on the first hat:
I've never done anything with hard hats before! So I had to research a bit about the materials of the hard hat and what I could use on it that would be reasonably permanent.
I decided to sand it, drill holes in it, scratch its surface. Then I struck out into un-researched territory and rubbed graphite into it and sprayed it with a clear sealing coat. This is a test run - tomorrow I will do a scratch test.
If this doesn't work out, I will be able to use oil paint to stain the surface, which will be very permanent based on some earlier testing I did. I hope the graphite works, though, because I really like how its sooty look is reminiscent of a miner's hat. A rather pretty miner's hat.