Monday, February 16, 2015

I'm Teaching a Workshop in New York in March!

Hi All! I'm super excited to announce that I'm offering a figure painting workshop in New York in March!  We'll be using the famous limited palette that Anders Zorn used, consisting of only white, black, red and yellow ochre. This offers a surprisingly full range of colors as well as providing great color harmony. I hope you can join us!

Contemporary Figure Painting Using Classical Techniques 

Limited to 10 participants!

Location: 231 Maujer Street, 1st Floor, Brooklyn

Dates: March 20th from 6pm to 10pm, March 21st and 22nd from 10am to 4pm, 2015

$300 plus model fees

Learn a foundation of traditional techniques that can be used to develop your own personal style.

This three-day figure painting workshop is a unique opportunity for students of all levels to learn the process of painting the figure in oils using a limited palette.

The course will center on the experience of painting from a live model and there will be a single, sustained pose throughout the workshop. Participants will learn how to achieve a better likeness as well as how to paint convincing flesh tones. Each day will include a painting demonstration, discussion and individual instruction at the easel.

The beginner will learn fundamental principles such as how to mix colors and render form modeling. The more advanced student will discover how to take their work to the next level and achieve the finish that they desire.  These tips can be applied to all future work and improve any painting of any subject.

Discussions and handouts will cover the stages to developing a painting, comparative measuring, proportion and structure of the face and body, as well as glazing, value, edges, composition, light, and modeling with color temperature.

To register for the workshop, or for further information, please email


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dacia Gallery Holiday Show

My latest painting, "Radiate" will be included in Dacia Gallery's holiday show, Nunc Veritatem that opens tomorrow in NYC.  It is such an honor to be included in this amazing show with artists I admire so much, such as Patricia Watwood, Daniel Maidman, Max Ginsburg, Leah Lopez, Erin Anderson, Casey Childs, Janet Cook and Adam Miller.  I hope to see you at the opening tomorrow night (December 11th) from 6pm until 9pm.  There will be artist talks at 7:30!

"Radiate," oil on canvas, 24"x 24," 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Plein Air Landscapes in Winter Exhibition at Grenning Gallery

I have a number of new plein air landscape paintings included in the "Gems of Grenning Gallery" exhibition at Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY.  Below are a few of the paintings I have included in the show, as well as some photos of me at Cathedral Lakes in, British-Columbia, Canada, painting on site. There will be an opening reception on Saturday December 6th from 5:30 to 7:30.  I hope to see you there!

"Stream from Pyramid Lake," 8"x 10", oil on canvas

"Stream from Pyramid Lake II," 11"x 14", oil on canvas

"Waterfall by Quinescoe Lake II," 11"x 14", oil on canvas

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Solo Show at Cube Gallery Written Up in Fine Art Today!

I am so grateful for the lovely write-up in Fine Art Today about my upcoming solo show at Cube Gallery in Ottawa!  I love what Jeffrey Carlson wrote about my work!  The opening reception for the show is next Thursday, Nov 6th, from 6 to 9 pm.  I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Newly Released Book "The Figure"

I am so excited that my painting "A Forward Pull II" is included in this newly released book "The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture, Contemporary Perspectives," published by Skira Rizzoli.  A huge thank you to Margaret McCann and The New York Academy of Art for including my work in it! It is an amazing collection of figurative artists.  John Seed has written a wonderful review of the book on Hyperallergic.  You can order your copy of this amazing book HERE.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Figureworks Juried Show 2014

I'm so excited that I have been asked to be on the jury for this year's Figureworks show in Ottawa, Canada, so I wanted to put the word out to all artists about this wonderful show. The deadline for application is Oct, 3, 2014, and you can find the submission guidelines on their website HERE. This is going to be an amazing exhibition of figurative art and is open to artists internationally.  I'm so honoured to be on the jury with the amazing artists Mat Dubé and Andrew Morrow and I hope to see your submission soon!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Lake Country Art House Workshop

Here are some photos from the portrait painting with a full palette workshop that I taught at The Lake Country Art House this summer.  It was a wonderful group and we all had a really nice time!  Also, here are some shots of the stages of my demo painting, taking it from the grisaille underpainting using Burnt Umber, through the block in of basic lightside and shadowside colours, to the final rendering of the planes and edges of the forms and features. We filmed a full-length video of the demo which you can check out on YouTube HERE.