It's been a long time since the release of the books "Barhopping into History, London Ontario" and "Hopping into History, London's Old East Village" by my author friend Kym Wolfe, and myself. It has to be the right project. There are so many craft breweries here in London ON and they each have history and character and awesome craft beer. We are systematically making our way to all of them: testing, talking, observing, taking photos, and interviewing owners and brewmasters.
Played a little golf over the Christmas break. A long drive to South Carolina, but missed the nasty weather here in Ontario, CA. Colder than normal temperatures in Myrtle Beach, but played 5 rounds of golf. The course I liked the best was World Tour Golf Links. After the round, while enjoying a Yuengling Traditional Lager, I sketched the 18 holes in my sketchbook with Micron pen and graphite.
Excited to be part of the "Meet the Artist" Series at the London Public Library. Kym Wolfe and I will be discussing the history and architecture of significant London buildings.
Location: London Public Library
Branch: Central Location
Date: Saturday, November 19
Time: 2:30 to 3:30 pm
No registration required, 2 hours free parking at Citi Plaza, cost: Free
Holiday Market at London Brewing Coop - I'm a Vendor!
Location: London Brewing Coop
Address: 521 Burbrook Pl, London
Date: Saturday, November 26
Time: Noon to 7pm
Stop by, check out the holiday market, and enjoy a truly local beer! It’s not just great-tasting beer and it’s not just brewed there. Their beer is as local and as organic as possible.
Starting into my 5th month of creating original greeting cards in support or Humane Society London Middlesex. This month - more dogs, more cats, maybe some rabbits and maybe even a potbelly pig...
Starting in September, I switched it up a little and started creating some cat cards. Cats have such tiny, cute little noses. And such beautiful eyes! The sympathy cards that I am creating, are a very simple design, so I have added some graphics to the backs. What will be next? Maybe rabbits?
All cards come with an envelope, packaged in a protective sleeve, with some of the proceeds to be donated to a local charity: Humane Society London Middlesex. If you are interested in a personalized card, please contact the artist.
I am starting the fourth month of creating an original art card every day. I am calling it my #dailydog project. $1.00 from the sale of each card will be donated to Humane Society London Middlesex. Each original hand-drawn card comes with an envelope and is packaged in a protective sleeve.
June 30 cards + July 31 cards + August 31 cards = a total of 92 original cards.
Some are for sale at Magpies Collected Creations at Covent Garden Market.
I am pleased to say that the Woodstock Art Gallery Gift Shop, now carries my artwork and art cards. Last Friday, I delivered nine pieces of artwork, some framed, some matted plus 8 of my greeting cards. Framed pieces include the architectural illustrations: Woodstock Streetscape with Capitol Theatre, Theatre Woodstock, and Woodstock Market. All these pieces of art were completed in 2022. And working on some more. And Woodstock architectural greeting cards to come.
The Woodstock Art Gallery Gift Shop features unique items crafted by local artists (and your purchase supports both artists and programming at the Gallery), including pottery, glass, jewellery, fabric arts, paintings, prints, art cards and more. If you become a member of the Woodstock Art Gallery you receive a 10% discount.
Draw every day.... a practice I enjoy and encourage artists to do. Starting in May, I drew human faces daily in my sketchbook. But, one month (31 faces) was enough! Beginning in June, I switched to a daily dog. I had a bundle of greeting cards with a matching envelope and I created an original hand-drawn greeting card of a dog every day for the month of June. Enjoyed it, so I have continued into July. My plan is to sell these greeting cards and give 10% of the retail sales price to Humane Society London & Middlesex. As of yesterday, I have completed 35 original cards and will do today's #dailydog shortly.
I have been invited to show 3 pieces of my golf course artwork at a plein air exhibition at Westland Gallery. The French term plein air means out of doors and refers to the practice of painting entire finished pictures out of doors. My artworks are not really paintings, but rather charcoal drawings that were completed on location. The more interesting part is that I made the charcoal from trees on that very golf course.
Name: Plein Air Group Exhibition 2022 (Various Artists)
Dates: June 7th to June 25, 2022
Live Painting in Wortley Village: Friday, June 17th from 4 - 7 pm and Saturday, June 18th from 9 am to noon