Mary T. Smith was a self-taught African-American artist from Mississippi. She lived from 1904 to 1995. She was a prolific artist during the years in which she painted. In her yard, she apparently created some outbuildings where she painted and installed her work. Smith’s work… Read More
Jack Savitsky was born in 1910. He lived in Pennsylvania where he began working in the coal mines at a young age. Both his parents were immigrants, his father from Russia and his mother from Poland. He was a miner for 35 years, until 1959.… Read More
We love to be surrounded by images in our day to day life. The late Ron Bloore once told me, “painting is thinking,” so you might say we love to live in an environment brimming with ideas. One of the things I like about painting… Read More
We trundled off to yumart today as our old friend Claude Breeze’s exhibition TOYBOX was opening up. We’ve known Claude since about 1980 or 1981, when we were among his painting students at York University. Somehow or another, after we graduated from York we remained… Read More
Here’s a couple snaps of charcoal drawings I made while out foraging in the enchanted mushroom forest a few days ago.
Here are more little drawings I made while off on a little adventure in “cottage country” with the Newfs. Click on any image to enlarge. Apologies are in order for the inexcusably poor quality photos….I snapped them on a cabin table with an iphone while… Read More
Billy Name, Factory Superstar, has passed at 76. RIP
I’m continuing to make drawings in the garden. Here is a picture of the one I did this morning. Like the others, this one is pencil on hot-pressed watercolour paper.
This is a scan of a small photo-collage I made this afternoon, which I call Nick’s Place. It’s made up of parts of photos taken at two different trout streams. The mossy landscape parts and the single tree come from the canyon stretch of a… Read More
I really enjoyed Robert Chandler’s new painting show, called something happened, which opened this afternoon at Yumart. Yumart is at 401 Richmond, here in Toronto. If you’re in town and down that way, check it out. You’ll find some excellent painting. Going to an art… Read More