Workshop with Martinho Correia: Caravaggio’s Late Method

Recently, I had the opportunity to take Martinho Correia’s workshop on Caravaggios’ late method of painting organized by the Kanata Art Club, and I am really glad I did. It was a week-long online workshop on Zoom which ran from May 10th to the 14th daily from 9 am to…

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My commissions website Portraits From Picture is back!

I decided to re-instate my commissions website It is now on a WordPress platform and much more user friendly and I daresay better looking that my previous site. Creating portraits is what started me on the artistic journey back in 2012. Starting with a pencil and a sheet of…

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Portrait accepted into Portraits of Resilience online exhibit

I am thrilled that my graphite and charcoal pencil portrait Still Looking Ahead….has been accepted into the Portraits of Resilience online exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The purpose of this exhibition initiative is to showcase artwork from the community, for the community, and to share how artist capture…

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Donation to Art in Isolation Project

I recently donated six of my artworks to this worthy cause and project called Canadian Art in Isolation. The COVID-19 social distancing efforts to mitigate the public health risks has caused increased levels of isolation from friends and family for seniors in long-term-care homes. The Canadian Art in Isolation Project…

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Resin Heart – An ideal gift for your loved one

I am launching a line of resin hearts for the opening of my online store (which will happen soon, hopefully….). For now, I have only 4 hearts, but I am planning to do more in the future. They are made with acrylic paints and coated with a shiny resin coat…

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New painting in the works

After almost four months of being absent from artistic endevours, I decided today to start on a painting. What to paint, what to paint?  A seascape sunset, of course.  Add a few rocks, a few sand speckles, and voilà! Here is the painting….I did not give it a title yet. …

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Exhibit at John St. Gallery, Arnprior

I am excited to have some of my paintings at another gallery in Arnprior, this time at the John Street Gallery, 109 John St. This is a very cozy little gallery that sells not only artworks, but also home decor from plants, ceramics, to other hand-made crafts and items. I…

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Colourful Impressions at St. Laurent Complex

I am fortunate to have been included in the Colourful Impressions exhibit at the St. Laurent Complex, a four-artist exhibition organized by Arteast.  As part of this exhibit, I am displaying some of my larger, medium and small of my latest resin-covered seascape works.  This exhibit can be seen until…

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Mad about resin

Recently, I started coating some of my paintings with epoxy resin. I must admit, I am hooked! I don’t really care for the messiness of working with resin, but the final product is worth all the trouble. Resin covered artworks look contemporary and the glass-like shine brings up paintings to…

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Gallery106 Exhibit in Arprior

Pop-up gallery Gallery106 in Arprior, ON is about to open its doors on November 3rd.  What started initially with 20 artist has escalated to more than 30 artists, exhibiting a wide variety of great and affordable art, just before the Christmas holidays. There will be a vernissage on Friday, November…

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New Gallery 106 in Arnprior, ON

I am thrilled to take part in this 20-artist joint venture to open up a pop-up gallery in Arprior, Ontario! It will be called Gallery 106, and will be opening its doors on November 1st and will run until the end of December, and possibly longer. I created a website…

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3rd Prize at Arteast’s AAE 2018

I am excited to report that my pastel painting “Morning Bath at the Lake“  has been awarded 3rd Prize in the Works on Paper category at Arteast’s Annual Juried Exhibition 2018.  Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the vernissage of this event on September 20th. However, my painting will…

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“Purely Pastel” Solo Show

Just finished hanging my second current solo show at Café 111 located withing the Ottawa City Hall at 110 Laurier St. W.  at Lisgar St. This show exhibits my pastels created between 2016 and 2018, and it will be on until October or possibly November 5th. The photos taken are…

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“Beyond The Ordinary” Solo Show

My current exhibition “Beyond the Ordinary” at Lunasole Resto-bar exhibits 10 of my acrylic mixed media paintings. This exhibit will be on until October 16th. Lunasole can be found at 5935 Jean D’Arc Blvd S in Orleans.                         

My new set of pastel pencils

I am excited to try out my new Stabilo CarbOthello pastel pencils I just got! So far, I’ve been using Faber-Castell’s Pitt Pastel pencils, and they are great, but their colours are not vibrant enough for my flower pastels. It looks like the CarbOthello pencils are much better in that…

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Spiked up my vase

As I was cleaning my house yesterday, I noticed that one of my vases that used to be white, it had acquired a dull yellowish colour that I did not care for. What to do with this boring looking vase? Spice it up, of course! So, I painted it with…

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“Canada in Leaf” Artists Get a Plaque

In 2017, I was fortunate to be part of a group of 30 artists participating in a project organized by Arteast to celebrate Canada’s 150th  birthday. It was a maple leaf montage called “Canada In Leaf”, on which each artists painted a small portion of the maple leaf with something symbolizing…

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3 Awards Received at NFAL’s AAE 2018

I was thrilled to have received three awards for my graphite drawing “Alter Ego” on June 4, 2018 at the Nepean Fine Arts League’s Annual Awards Exhibition: 1st Award of Excellence, Judges’s Choice  Award and 1st Members’ Choice Award. Judges, NFAL members, thank you all for voting for my drawing!…

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“Artists of the Rideau” in Elgin, ON

I am thrilled to have been selected as one of the artists taking part in the  “Artists of the Rideau” exhibition in the center of the Rideau Lakes cottage country in the picturesque and charming Elgin Art Gallery above the “Savoury and Sweet” chocolate boutique, gift store and restaurant located in…

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“Purely Pastel” Solo show at Biagio’s

I just set up my solo show “Purely Pastel” at Biagio’s Restaurant and I must say, it looks pretty good. There is a lot of wall space and the lighting is not bad either.  This show exhibits my pastels that I created between 2016 and 2018.

Dirk Dzimirsky Workshop in Germany

Between October 29th and November 3rd, 2017, I was fortunate to participate in a five–day advanced realism workshop by Dirk Dzimirsky, German hyperrealist artist, in the artist’s studio in Warmsen, Germany.  The workshop was focused on graphite pencil drawing, and was attended by drawing enthusiasts form the US, Spain, Ireland,…

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Members’ Choice at NFAL’s AAE 2017

I was thrilled to receive the 3rd Members’ Choice Award for my pastel ‘Aromatherapy’ at Nepean Fine Arts League’s Annual Awards Exhibition in June, 2017.  The pastel painting was actually part of the NFAL volunteers exhibit in the Atrium Gallery at Ben Franklin.

Selections 2013

To my surprise and delight, my graphite drawing “Old Iraqi Man” has been one of the few drawings accepted at Selections 2013 exhibit organized by the AOE Arts Council in the Trinity Gallery at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Below is an excerpt of the article from the AOE website.