My Career Timeline:
Collingwood and area for the day
another great workshop this summer by Paul Jackson. The more I learn the less I realise I know
A perfect for day learning about world culture at the CNE
a day trip to the Royal Ontario Museum to check out some bones
I spent a lot of time on trails in the next week and got a lot of inspiration to do some more nature painting
Sarnia was great at the OI Convention
August was my next art show, a very busy weekend with a few sales.
June 2 2018 I graded for my 3rd Degree Black in American Kenpo Karate under Grand Master Larry Tatum in London, On
June 23 day trip to the distillery district
A week in Montreal with not knowing any french, but loving all the food, and the incredible city, the most memorable thing about the city was the amazing murals spread throughout the streets.
I finished a painting for the IWS Canada show and got accepted in, of my youngest Chihuahua Willow
Getting back home shortly after the River flooded taking the family business out for a few weeks and leaving for a fun month ahead.
Indiana was a beautiful state, I loved the architecture and went to Shapiro’s Deli for dinner, I got a bit of a back injury and was unable to get as many photos as I had wished, but overall a great time
I drove from Gulfport Mississippi to Memphis Tennessee for just under $30 in gas, I had some original fried chicken and ate great donuts, Memphis is a perfect city for getting pictures of great night scenes
An incredible five day workshop by Paul Jackson on how to paint portraits in watercolor
Gulfport was a peaceful place, with the friendliest people I met on my road trip, great gumbo and amazing crab Chimney at the The Chimneys Restaurant, could be the best thing I have ever eaten.
New Orleans was quite a surprise, A beautiful area, I somehow didn’t realise it was part of mardi gras until I was stuck in traffic watch thousands of teenagers jumping around throughout the streets, I did find some quite areas and get many great pictures, but the highlight was The National World War II museum , an incredible display of history left a great impression
A strong city made out of steel with a very deep history, on a plus side, the crime rate is pretty high, so I ended up getting many great photos in unsolicited areas because hardly anyone walks the streets, and parking was only 5 cants at the meters.
The place I stayed at was pretty freaky and i’m pretty sure it was half meth lab, I only stayed about 5 hours just to get a good sleep, but a kind lady kept waking my up because she was seeing a ghost of a little blond girl, I didn’t want to be stabbed so I slept dressed with my shoes on and hit the road at 2 am to beat traffic, sorry lady, but it wasn’t a dead girls spirits that where blowing the breakers, it was you plugging in two heaters in the same outlet multiple times in a row…
A Beautiful city with the greatest people, I loved everything here from the food to the architecture,I got to know a few great musicians and had some spicy chicken with copious amounts of butter
I was Featured artist at the Mary Webb Centre in Highgate Ontario, with many other local artists, a great show with one sale.
A peaceful Christmas time in Chatham, and a beautiful day for a long walk, many winter paintings to come!
I began teaching watercolor classes to youth and adults
A day trip to Amherstburg November 15th to check out the the traveling Banksy exhibit was pretty neat
My first solo exhibition was a huge successes with many sales and hundreds of visitors, a beautiful space at Shakti Yoga right downtown Chatham, great live music by Heather Vince and Glenn Burk, and lots of great food by Sam’s Percolator. Despite the total downpour and thunderstorms the evening was great, That Saturday was also when my all time favourite fighter Georges St.Pierre came out of retirement and won one last match in the UFC
My first Calendar is in with 12 new paintings
Painting like it was going out of style, preparing for a one day event
My goal was to create 14 new watercolor paintings for a solo art exhibition I was Hosting in November
A 3 day Glass Painting workshop with Paul Jackson, my all time favorite artist. Learning to work on layers and reflection
Spending the next few months on a commission painting of the soon to be torn down Fifth St. Bridge in Chatham, on.
May 1st 2017 after 7 years in the family business I Start my official career as a Watercolor artist