Friday, December 27, 2013

La Selva

These are some of the acrylic paintings that I made while staying at the Sachaqa Centro de Arte in the Peruvian Amazon (about a year overdue!) :)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Oil on panel
8" x 6"

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

As above, so below
Oil on canvas
16" x 12"

Hey everyone! Two things are happening this weekend: On Friday Dec. 6th from 6-9 is the opening reception of Walnut Contemporary's Little Salon: These Post-Neo-Pop Like Days where I'll be exhibiting my painting, As above, so below. 

To see more information, visit Walnut Contemporary's website:

And on Saturday Dec. 7th, AKIN Collective is having their AKIN OPEN STUDIO/ HOLIDAY SALE/ COLOURING BOOK LAUNCH from 1-6:30 at the Akin Landsdowne Studio, 87 Wade Avenue, Toronto. Join us for a showcase of three floors of recent work by members of Akin Collective along with the annual holiday sale and the launch of our first publication, the Akin Colouring Book. 

Click here to visit AKIN's website:

Friday, November 22, 2013


I got a chance to give a short speech, giving thanks on behalf of the students at OCAD University last night during the Donor Thank You event. It was a lovely event and I was truly honored to be able to finally express my gratitude for all the emotional and financial support that I have received from the donors and from OCAD U. :)

Thanks to Jess Cimo for the photo.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Safe under covers
Oil on canvas
29" x 24"

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Shifting Self

My new piece, "Shifting Self", that will be given to Gary Slaight, the 2013 recipient of the Business for the Arts prestigeous Edmund C. Bovey award for a lifetime of philanthropy in the arts. 

To read more about Gary Slaight and the award:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Akin Collective - Colouring Book

Akin Collective has decided to put together a fine art book in the style of a colouring book that will be distributed at MOCCA, Articulations (the art supply store), and hopefully Art Metropole (the art book store). It will be printed and ready for the Open Studio + Sale which will likely be the second weekend of December. I will post more details as they come! 

Each artist had to figure out a way to convey his or her preferred subject matter and aesthetic values in an image that is only black and white and is conducive to being coloured in (ie. has bold lines and empty white sections).

Here is my page that will be included among many, many others :)


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Art Toronto | 2013 Toronto International Art Fair

This weekend my painting, Purge, is being exhibited, along with other OCADU graduates, in OCADU's booth at the Toronto International Art Fair at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in booth 1404. See you there!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A wave of painting has begun in the new studio :)

Work in progress

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Art with Heart 2013

I'm so thrilled to say that my piece "Caught in the Rain" will be included in this year's Art with Heart collection to help raise funds for Casey House. The painting will be in the Emerging Artist section in lot #38. 

Art with Heart Details

TD Bank Group Presents the 20th Annual Art with Heart, a benefit for Casey House. Canada's leading auction of contemporary Canadian art features an exciting curated collection of emerging & established artists raises funds for Casey House, Toronto's HIV/AIDS hospital. This year’s 86-lot collection features work by some of the most esteemed contemporary artists working in Canada today. Ticket price includes open bar and food.  

  20th Annual Art with Heart
  Canada's premier charity auction of contemporary art
  Exciting curated collection of emerging & established artists
  Raising   funds for Casey House, Toronto's HIV/AIDS hospital
  Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at The Carlu
  Tickets $175 at or 416.962.4040 ext. 238

Kristy Gordon, Recent Work

Hello everyone! 

I hope you're all feeling energized by the crisp fall weather :) 

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the opening reception of my close friend (and incredibly talented artist) Kristy Gordon. Her new paintings are on display at Cube Gallery in Ottawa until October 13th, 2013. If you get a chance to stop by, you will be moved by her beautiful portraits. Her sensitivity to detail and colour, as well as her thoughtful and honest approach to painting are sure to inspire :)

You can visit her website here:

Some words from the artist about the work:

"My paintings investigate the sensation of moving through the unknown,” she says. “They explore the idea of remaining buoyant through  transitional periods and often depict creatures that create their own light.   They embody the idea that one must create one's own light to stay positive through these in-limbo periods.  My paintings explore bipolar  oppositions such as light and dark, soft and hard edges, the beautiful and the  dangerous.”

Here's a sneak preview of the show:

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The underbrush
Oil on canvas
40" x 30"

Rio Cumbaza
Oil on canvas
12" x 16"

Friday, August 16, 2013

Collective Unconscious: Members Show

Without beginning, without end
Oil on canvas
36" x 48"

Into the tangle #2
Oil on canvas
40" x 36"

At the Collective Unconscious exhibition at Creatures Collective with Kevin Columbus and his beautiful explosion paintings :)

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the opening last night! It was such a wonderful experience! If you haven't had a chance to see the work, please stop by 822 Dundas Street West, Toronto. The show will run until the 21st.

Saturday, August 10, 2013


Happy Saturday everyone :)

I hope everyone is having a magical and creative summer!

1. Abstract Implications 3 (Aug. 10th-)

I wanted to let you know that I will have a couple of pieces in the Abstract Implications 3 at Project Gallery (1109 Queen St. East, Toronto). We had the first round last week at Gallery 1313, so if you didn't get a chance to check out the work, you can attend the opening reception tonight (Saturday, Aug. 10th) from 7-12. 

Featuring the work of: Kristine Misfud, Shaheer Zazai, Erin Loree,
Cal Schaub, Christina Mazzulla, Bridgit Lanni, Dy Vy, Stan Olthuis, Bradford Wilson, Melissa Espina, Eric Euler, Joanna Labriola, Nic Labriola, Sarah Campbell, Ana Wood, Andre Kan, Brooke Wayne, Deanna McCaw, Sarah Hussain, Melissa Penney, Lex Buchanan, David Contin, Ryan Crockett, Alexander Royce, Ramya Raj and Hareem Qureshy, Tony Agnelli, Alexander Williamson, Ineke MacNab


2. Collective Unconscious: Members Show (Aug. 15th-21st)

Next Thursday, August 15th, will be the opening reception for the Collective Unconscious: Members Show at Creatures Creating (822 Dundas West, Toronto). I'm extremely excited to be moving into the studio space in the back of the gallery and becoming a part of the Creatures Collective. 

I've just spent a wonderful couple of months at the Akin Studios at Queen and Dufferin and will miss the space and the members dearly. :)

...So, Come and celebrate our one year anniversary at Creatures' new location, 822 Dundas West with amazing work from the gallery members. 

Kevin Columbus
Tongson Chen
Stella Cade
Erin Loree
Chris Perez
Mony Zakhour
Jordan McKie
Andre Kan
Yifat Shaik
Anthony Smerek

and more!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Feeling those greens and blues..

Studio shot of works in progress

From what you once were
Oil on canvas
72" x 36"

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Just as it comes, it goes

The only way out is through