I have some exciting new work coming to the Jerico arts center, Vancouver, B.C., March 23- April 15. I will have an exibit on aluminum, paper, and canvas, in the lobby so make sure to get out there and check it out before or after your theatrical entertainment. Be sure to tell Martine what you think of my work!
The west coast premier art show is underway in ucluelet at the Black Rock Resort. I have created a special piece of acrylic on dyed canvas, titled Salmon Sortee'. Come to the coast this week the weather is wonderful, if your looking for spring, the west coast is where you will find it. The whales are around, and so are the sea lions, and all the shore birds and of coarse sunshine, enjoy!!
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I had a great visit to the Black Rock resort in Ucluelet, where the 2017 Art Splash event was held. I was the artist in action for a couple of days and had a great time. Thanks to everyone who appreciated my work and stopping by to say hi.
Just wanted to post a little info for my fellow artists who happen to find this page. Anyone using acrylic paint should be aware or beware the these paints are toxic to us and the marine environment. Just because the paints are water clean-up and water soluble is no excuse for putting them down the drain.The heavy metals and other ingredients are very harmful to the marine environment. Some of the colours use high concentrations of heavy metals like cadmium and copper. When small amounts (parts per billion) are put into the water it disables a salmons ability to smell or find its way to its home stream or river.
Because the Salmon is Sacred to me i had to find a way to clean-up my waste water from my art production. With a little research and the Golden paint website i found a simple solution and constructed an Acrylic paint removal system. Please check out this link to the simple process. http://www.goldenpaints.com/just-paint-article3.
Sockeyeking artworks is in high production at this time. I am currently creating Serigraphs on aluminum panels. Its the aluminum that really sets these pieces off. By using translucent acrylic colours , the aluminum surface reflects light through the paint creating a real ocean colour and feel. Everytime you walk by a piece or the lighting changes, the ocean seems to come alive and the fish even appear to move, wow!. And for 2018 I am creating larger format pieces on paper and canvas to allow more space for larger numbers of fish, kelp accents, and of coarse lots of vibrant colours.