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Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Naughty Show’s Over

Well, “The Naughty Show”, my joint art show with dear friend Anita Kunz at ONE800 Gallery, ended this week. There was a closing party at the gallery last Sunday afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00. A few people turned up on a perfectly gorgeous summer day to meet us artists including a very charming couple of […]

“Toronto Island Narratives, Past and Present”

Last summer my neighbour and friend, Delwyn Higgins asked me to be part of  “Toronto Island Narratives, Past and Present”, a group show of Island artists which took place at The Market Gallery, a wonderful space upstairs at Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. The show was a memorial tribute to Island archivist Albert Fulton who […]

“More Joy of Gouache” : Bygone Divas

So I got out the gouache paints again this week and tried to just relax, loosen up, not be too stern in my judgment of the results and above all, enjoy myself. Also, to get away from the security of my old pal, the black outline and attempt to draw with the brush rather than […]

The New Met

Here is a drawing I found from a while ago. It was for a New Yorker story on Peter Gelb’s new regime at the Metropolitan Opera (now four years in). It shows from left to right, Placido Domingo, Karita Mattila, Mr. Gelb, Renee Fleming and Natalie Dessay sharing a bow in front of the famous […]

Polyamory

These illustrations were commissioned by the Boston Globe in late December for a cover story on ployamory that ran in early 2010.  The whole job was very straightforward, basically a group of full-figure characters for a sort of diagram showing who was zooming who in and ouside of committed relationships. All went very smoothly and […]

The Naughty Show

Well, last Wednesday, June 30 was my and Anita Kunz’s art show opening at ONE800 Gallery in Toronto. Mobs of people came out to see us and the evening was a smashing success! Here I am with my dear friends Karen Tyrell and Bette Minott. (Sorry about the eyes-closed-photo Bette, it’s the only one I […]