'A New Year, Again' / 7.5x10, Acrylagouache on watercolor paper.
At the beginning of a new year, people traditionally - myself included in the past - make new plans and goals for themselves. Feeling pressured to improve and change from where they are currently at. Improvement and growth should be something that just happens. It's great to strive for more and set goals for yourself, pushing yourself to new places. I try to do this as much as I can. This year, I'm not going to force myself to make unforeseen goals, or try to plan the year out before it's barely even started. With that in mind, I welcome the new year with thanks and appreciation for the past years, and everything that I have gained and experienced up until this point. 2014 brought big changes, changes that were needed, and I feel lucky for where I'm at and where I'm going. It brought new friends, great support, and awesome opportunities. I'm excited for this new year, and can't wait to see where it will take me. Happy Year of the Sheep!
Was sent some images from the guys at Is This Menswear? of one of my pieces up in their shop. They have curated an event called Art? which is their winter group exhibition of artwork that they have collected over the years. Glad to have some of my work alongside other talented local artists.
I was happy to be included, alongside a handful of other talented artists, in the group show PAPER PRESENTS: works on paper and printed matter recently at the Gam Gallery in Vancouver.
The show will run until December 20th, and is full of fun works on paper and printed matter that are available just in time for the holiday season! Below are some images of my pieces that I have in the show.
One of the nicest feelings, in my opinion at least, is seeing your art in the home of the people who bought it. I thought I would share a post with some recent pictures of work nestled in the houses of friends, and in some cases, alongside artwork done by friends as well.
My work beside a cute portrait done by the lovely Coreena Lewis (above)
Before recently relocating, I had the pleasure of working with the guys who runIs This Menswear?, which is a locally designed and made on the beautiful coast of British Columbia, and was lucky enough to be their first art show in their new space. This show was something that brought me outside of my comfort zone. The images weren't defined objects. The lines weren't controlled or slow.
The palettes are about process. They are a byproduct of creating, an appreciation of color. There is no hidden meaning, they are just beautiful colors playing together.
Below are some images that Iain took of the Palettes in the shop.