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“Cockadoodle” Lands at Space Station Sixty-Five in London!

I’m thrilled to announce, “Cockadoodle, The Erogenous Art of Maurice Vellekoop”, my first overseas solo art exhibition, curated by Bren O’Cllaghan, which hung at Twenty Twenty Two in Manchester last summer, will be moving to Space Station Sixty-Five in London this February. The show will run from February 27 until May 2, 2015. I will […]

3 More Renaissance Portraits + 1 Gainsborough

        Right at the end of this just-over 2 day paintathon, I decide to leap ahead a couple hundred years and try my hand at a Gainsborough – his portrait of  Mrs. Grace Dalrymple. Well, the result has a bit too much of a paint-by-numbers feeling for my taste. Maybe next Christmas […]

Christmas Cards 2014: 6 Renaissance Portraits

This year, for Christmas Cards for family, colleagues and a few friends, I drew and painted copies of some Renaissance portraits in gouache on coloured paper. Apologies to Giovanni Bellini, Piero Della Francesca, Antonio Pollaiuolo, etc…              

“Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice Vellekoop” Dates and Program

Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice Vellekoop Curated by Bren O’Callaghan Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice Vellekoop is a flamboyant new exhibition that uncorks the Canadian artist’s contribution to illustration, underground comics and contemporary erotica. It will be Maurice Vellekoop’s first European solo exhibition with a wide selection of his erotic output on show alongside […]

Manchester, Here I Come!

I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce I will be having a one man show at Twenty Twenty Two, a music and arts space in Manchester, the UK, this coming August 14 – September 13, 2014. The event coincides with Manchester Pride and will feature gay erotica, comics, illustration, printed matter and possibly a bit […]

The Days of Anna Madrigal

I was so thrilled to be asked to create this illustration for a review of Armistead Maupin’s final volume of his “Tales of the City” series, titled “The Days of Anna Madrigal”, for the New York Times Book Review, which appeared today. Thanks, Nicholas Blechman, for thinking of me!

Happy New Year 2014!

Here’s a picture of me and my fella with our sequined, Schiaparelli-inspired fascinators we designed and made for the Yabu Pushelberg Surrealist-themed Christmas party a few weeks ago. By the way, if you have made a comment or request, forgive me if I have not posted it or replied: my spam filter here at WordPress is […]

Merry Christmas 2013

Last weekend I made another batch of gouache on coloured paper Christmas cards for friends and family. My first idea was to do paintings of elaborate cakes and food . I just couldn’t get them to work out, so I took a left turn and ended up with… Renaissance and Elizabethan jewelry! Of course, what […]

End of an Arena

Alas, the David Bowie show, which originated at the V&A and had its first stop at the Art Gallery of Ontario, closed this week (next stop Sao Paulo). It’s impossible to overstate the impact Bowie had on my youth and the show brought to vivid life all the reasons why. Like so many confused, angry […]

Happy American Thanksgiving!

Here is a commission from The Boston Globe for an article titled, “Thanksgiving, or how to eat American politics,” by Rachel Laudan, author of “Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History”. Her piece traces the evolution of the ‘traditional’ turkey dinner as a kind of populist reaction against stuffy, aristocratic, European modes of dining. Sarah […]