After concentrating on writing books for more than a decade, I’m back to painting – and loving it.
I took up painting seriously over 20 years ago in Bloor West Village, Toronto, where I used to live – and sold hundreds of my small watercolours to private buyers.
Some of my paintings are now in the City of Toronto’s permanent collection. Several corporations such as the Royal Bank and Versa Services have also bought them. I’ve taken part in One of a Kind, the Toronto City Hall annual art show, the Beaches Arts & Crafts show, and Elora’s Art in the Yard.
In the past, I concentrated mostly on city scenes and floral landscapes, but my latest fascination is with chip wagons and food trucks.
Why? They are colourful, feisty, independent and they like to do their own thing. Like me.
These new paintings are in 3-D – that is, I use drywall compound, carpet scraps and other stuff to build up layers on masonite, then paint them in acrylic. I’ve never done anything quite like them before.
Come and see this work at Back Lane Studios, Roncesvalles, Toronto, in fall, 2017.
Here are some samples of my paintings – both new and old. Click on the image to make it bigger.