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Smoky views in Vancouver for the SeaWheeze

Smoky views in Vancouver for the SeaWheeze

Tomorrow I run the lululemon SeaWheeze (a local Vancouver half-marathon running event). I've been so focused on painting in every spare moment this summer, I had hoped that signing up for the SeaWheeze back in November would keep me in running shape all summer....

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Blue Angels, Gum Wall & the Seattle Art Fair

Blue Angels, Gum Wall & the Seattle Art Fair

This past weekend's wandering of Seattle included Blue Angels, the Gum Wall and the Seattle Art Fair... Yes, even the Blue Angel F-18 Hornets were circling downtown.     The visit was a much different context than the last time I was in Seattle, which has me...

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Painting in the Garden

Painting in the Garden

This past weekend, I finally visited the Monet Secret Garden Show at the Vancouver Art Gallery. I have done a walk-through of the exhibit on opening weekend but due to the crowds decided to come back later. An advantage of a Gallery membership is one can avoid the...

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Creating a Series of Paintings

Creating a Series of Paintings

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” – Aristotle I love this quote. Especially with respect to the process of working on a series of paintings together versus the process of working individual paintings. I am focusing this summer to work on series of...

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Learning Italian with 12 Vancouver Artists

Learning Italian with 12 Vancouver Artists

I started learning Italian in 2013. After sitting through several engineering meetings in Bologna Italy, I decided if the opportunity came up again to visit “Motor City” Bologna again with its hub of Mechanical Engineering companies, I wanted to be able to...

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Revisiting the National Gallery & the Canadian Masterpieces

Revisiting the National Gallery & the Canadian Masterpieces

Each time I see a painting I have different expectations and mindset, and in turn I get a new perspective on the piece. This past weekend I was in Ottawa, Canada and I took an afternoon to go back to the National Art Gallery of Canada that I visited 6 months earlier....

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Spring Garden in Vancouver

Spring Garden in Vancouver

The beautiful flowers surround this entire home in the front and back; it was such a pleasure to work on this commission piece. I visited the home in Vancouver in late spring and caught the tail-end of the spring-blooms when the purple and pink rhododendrons were out...

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Robot Art: My First Try at Automating Painting

Robot Art: My First Try at Automating Painting

Building a Robot that can Paint I attend a monthly artist business group in Vancouver, when I told them about my idea of a painting robot the reaction was confusion “Why would I paint pictures of robots?”. I quickly learned to rephrase this idea: I actually meant that...

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