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.
www.harcourthouse.ab.ca

Drawn Chance

Chance the Rapper. Hip Hop torch bearer. Maker of good things. Here's my tip of the hat to him and his flows. Thanks for the juice, Chance. Here's some love in return.

I'm trying some new techniques for portraits to get a little different feel. This one was made using water colour, pen and ink, and some digital type, filters, and manipulation to finish.

Enjoy.

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.

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!

Project Magazine

Hello Friends,

Happy holidays and all that jazz. I hope that you're all gradually waking up from your food comas and coming to terms with the slow realization that new pants may be more of a need rather than a want.

I've got some pretty great friends that seem to have talent puking out of them. Aside from working full time jobs and creating things that make them happy, some of them also design, layout, and publish collaborative magazines that pimp the Edmonton arts scene and people. Yu-Chen is one of those friends and she (and some others) have put together the first issue of their bi-monthly publication, Project Magazine, which is created to showcase the work of selected local artists. And I was lucky enough to be one of those selected artists. I've attached a few pictures of my work from the magazine so you can take a look see yourself.

There are a ton of these magazines floating around out there, but Project Magazine does a really great job on quality, and paying attention to the presentation of the artists work. They have full page spreads of the artist's work that are ready to be pulled and framed, or left just the way they are, as a tangible portfolio for Edmonton artists and designers. They are hoping to get some cash for these, but they are currently offering some complementary issues at the Daffodil Gallery and Block 1912 Cafe. So, if you're in a pinch or cash is tight, you can check it out there. If you want to show some love by spreading your monies around, they are available for purchase from the website, www.projectmagazine.co. Regardless, check it out, spread the word, take a peak, it's all good things.

Much love, people!

Big Ass Cityscape - Finished

I was contacted about creating a piece of art for a great couple who had traveled the world and are now happily married and in their own home for the first time. The piece was to serve as both a gift for her husband, and a piece of art for their new home. These two had been all over the world and had the scrape book photos to prove it. We got to talking, and I decided to create a cityscape made up of all their most memorable buildings. I started sifting through their images, sketching and arranging the buildings to work as one, singular piece.

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