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New Artist Studios

Great news from Vancouver City Council! Cultural amenity space for new artist studios at 1265 Howe Street has been approved. Under the agreement, the City will own the…

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Down by the Water

Reflections on Abstract Art I was listening to Tom Allen’s radio show, Shift, on CBC2, as I usually do weekday afternoons. Tom commented on the song Down By…

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Process and Materials

A client recently asked me about my artistic process. This client is an avid collector of serigraphs, lithographs, pastel drawings and original acrylic paintings but my work is…

mixed media artwork of spring flowers in a meadow with view of lake and mountains, mostly blue with some red and yellow

Bid on Original Art at Timeraiser Vancouver

The Timeraiser is tonight! Timeraiser Vancouver is an inventive idea to put original art in the hands of people who are willing to volunteer for a charity. At…

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Watercolours on Exhibit at Tate Britain

Here’s an exhibit I would love to see of watercolours at Tate Britain. Especially contemporary watercolour work. I’ll post links to any interesting blogs that I find about…

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Creating meaning

The artist must have something to say, for mastery over form is not the goal but rather the adapting of form to its inner meaning. Wassily Kandinsky Over…

The Window, Mixed media (inkjet and acrylic) on canvas, by ellen Scobie, digital mixed media, original art on canvas

Window Views

Art exhibit presented by The North Vancouver Community Arts Council October 29 – November 20, 2010 Opening Reception 7-9pm, Thursday, October 28, 2010 Windows can be viewed as…

Softly Rushing, fine art print on paper, neutral colour, color, beige, ochre, brown, nature, landscape, grey

Contemporary Printmaking: The Penang International Print Exhibition 2012

September 15 – October 15, 2010 Opening Ceremony September 28, 2010 Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia Guest Curator: Prof. A. Rahman I will be exhibiting two prints at…

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San Diego Art Exhibit: 14 Contemporary Artists in Digital Media

Exhibition Catalog Excerpts Curatorial Comments by Will Gibson Throughout the history of man, technological advances start in one discipline and ripple through other fields of endeavor and over…

Is a title important to an artwork?

I cannot fully explain a piece of art in words. Like many other artists, I would prefer that the art speaks for itself. As has been often repeated,…

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Just one more awesome thing

Neil Pasricha started a blog a few years ago called 1000awesomethings.com. It was during a time in his life when nothing seemed to be going right and he…