Shellsuit Zombie Love

The guys and gals over at Shellsuit Zombie gave me some love and featured me on their Mad Skills Monday blog. If you follow my stuff, I don't think there is much new work for you to see on the post. But you should head over anyways and take a look at what they've got to show, they've got some cool shit going on over there. Click on that big ole' picture underneath these words to take a magical journey, through the tubes and airspace, to their website.

Harcourt House Masquerade House Party

I've been working with Harcourt House Artist Run Centre for a few years now, and have nothing but love for these cats. They offer continual support and guidance to artists, show some incredibly creative work, house artist studios on the cheap, offer educational and live drawing classes, and just generally kick ass. Now, they're doing house parties too. "Get the hell out!", you say? Well, no. No I will not. Because they are. They even asked me to make an ad that says so. If you guys are around, check this thing out. You'll like it. I'm sure.

Esteli Streets

I've been lazy at sharing photos from my time in Central America. It's always hard for me to go back and organize/edit a batch of travel pictures. I know that the photo will never do the experience justice, and it seems a shame to only have the chosen moments be the ones to get recognition. Maybe I just have a hard time going back in general. Why put energy into a spent experience when there are endless unknowns to navigate? And pointless blog entries to write...

These photos are from some street wandering in Esteli, Nicaragua. There is some crazy talent in this town, and they puke it onto all the walls they can. They're beautiful. And they kept me company during my days, and slinked away into the shadows at night.

Custom Portrait

This is Ron. I've never met Ron, but would really like to. His face is full of lines with long tales etched into them.

I was asked to make a picture to thank Ron for being a properly weird, English lad who helped some Canadian folks out on their travels. Here's what I came up with. It was made by combining pencil, watercolour and digital mediums.

If you're in need of a thank you gift, or if you just want a picture drawn of someone, get in touch. I'm always looking for more people to draw! Or, you can click here to see some more samples and varieties.

A Bunch of Freaks

This piece was created for two of my dearest people as a celebration of their love and the family of freaks that they have created around them. These two have showed me, and continue to show me, new, beautiful, and unique ways to love. I'm happy that they exist and have managed to find their way into each other's space.

Done in collaboration Pale Illusions Art, with photo reference provided by Daniel Brady. We used acrylic, water colour, India ink, and gold-leaf and slapped it all on some canvas. The frame was found in a thrift store, stripped and re-painted to give a little eloquence to our grime.

San Marcos Nudies (NSFW)

Just a quick heads up, there is nudity in this photo set, so if you're not down with that or you're in a place where you'll get fired and/or arrested for checking it out, maybe you should wait a bit...

Some more shots from a shoot that I did with a really incredible human, Piotr (Pedro) Daranowski. This shoot was a lot of fun, and set in the landscape of the impossibly beautiful, Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. I'm really happy that I got to meet this soul, and I'm also really happy that he let me take pictures of his dick! Cause, that's what friends are for, right?

Sample Shots

Here are a couple sample shots from a travel shoot that I did with the always lovely, Pedro. My Polish brother with the magic hands and a taste for greasy hip hop + meditation. It was a little push out of our normal comfort zones, but I think we were both pretty pleased with how it went. This lad is such a pleasure. Until the next time brother, be kind and travel safe.

Dale + Lisa

I stayed in Edmonton for a couple months in November/December this year to work on an illustration contract with N.A.I.T. I wasn't sure where I was going to stay, but word of mouth is a lovely thing. I was lucky enough to be connected with Lisa + Dale. Two beautiful people who offered their home to me for my last month there. It immediately felt right, and I still feel luck that I was able land in their laps. This was a little thank you picture that I made for them when I left.
Much love you two. You are the definition of bee's knees!

Body Folds Acrylic

A few months ago I took some pictures of the body and how it folds. Because the body is incredible. And folds are pretty great too. This is a painting that I made from those photos.

If you'd like to see the initial photos, you can check them out HERE.

Acrylic on Canvas Paper
11" x 16"