Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Duelling Squid

Printing Duelling Squid linocuts this week. Will have some of these limited edition prints available this weekend at the Downhome Expo at the Glacier, Mount Pearl, April 17-19, 2015.

Diva Puffin

My cartoon for the April edition of the Northeast Avalon Times. Pick one up if you're in the area!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Buy local

My cartoon for this month's Northeast Avalon Times. Two "big" concerts going head-to-head this summer on the same day: one in St. John's and one in Grand Falls creating a little townies vs. baymen action. Enjoy the show if yer goin' but don't forget to buy local when you can!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Whistler's Puffin

Whistler's Puffin (with apologies to Whistler and his mother). The original painting was actually called "Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1". My version has a bit more colour. And a lot more puffin. Still tweaking it a bit but it's pretty well done. (20" x 20", oil on canvas)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


New addition to the small copper-tooled series I started last year (killick, cod, etc).

Monday, January 19, 2015

Not far enough...

My cartoon for the Northeast Avalon Times! Pick one up if you're in the area!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Onesie the rooster

This is Onesie the rooster. His owner Laurie (founder/manager of Some Good Market), took a great shot of him the other day and I felt compelled to paint him. Onesie and I have never met but I'm told he's quite the charmer.

Oil on canvas, 20" x 20"

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gibbet Hill painting (progress)

Production is winding down for t-shirts and crafts this season so I'm getting back to the easel. I started this Gibbet Hill painting back in the spring... finally returning to it. I'm remembering why it seemed so daunting: there are so many rocks!

Monday, December 15, 2014

The cats who stole Christmas

My cartoon for the December edition of the Northeast Avalon Times.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Craft Council Christmas Craft Fair

I've spent the last few weeks in production mode for this event... now it's here! Thanks to my father and my wife for helping me set up my booth today! (I'm going to owe them a dinner or two before the weekend's out.) I've had a lot of interest in my recent "Dominion of Newfoundland" shirts... I'll have a yaffle of them on hand as well as my copper work and linocuts. The Craft Council Christmas Craft Fair starts tomorrow (Thursday, 12-9) at the Arts and Culture Centre. I'm on the second floor mezzanine!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New still life

Painting has been on the back burner for a few months. I was glad to get together with a friend for a still life session last night. Flowers are not my usual choice for subject matter but I'm happy with the results after 3 hours.

Oil on canvas, 12" x 24"

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Roads (or lack thereof)

My latest cartoon for the Northeast Avalon Times. Pick one up if you're in the area.

I know there are much worst roads in the province than those in St. John's, but the massive amount of daytime road repair/tear-up has been bugging everyone in town (including me) for months. Also, the city has been extraordinarily slow at re-painting the roads this year... it's mid-October and some of the busiest streets are just getting done. In a few short months (weeks?) they'll be covered with snow and the paint will be scraped away by the plows throughout the winter.

Let's hope everyone in charge of these projects have a better plan for 2015.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Copper rolls

Well it doesn't look like much but here's my latest copper order, all the way from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. On the left is a 12" x 50' roll and on the right a 24" x 10' roll, both are 36 gauge. Looking forward to trying out some larger pieces with that wide roll.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Iceberg lino, 2nd colour

After a few test prints and few nips n' tucks of the plate, here's where I landed with the second colour.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Iceberg linocut progress

Above is the first of three colours printed for my latest iceberg linocut. Below that is a progress shot of the second plate as it's being chipped away. Pretty satisfied with the progress so far. The clouds gave me some pause as I didn't have a firm plan for them but I think I've got them sorted. Sometimes you just need to plow through the doubt and see what happens.


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