Over the past few years, I have been so fortunate to work with some truly amazing clients. Each of the following projects allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone. These projects range from commissioned work to murals.
The Kingsville Art Project - Goose Wings Migration Mural
TRUE Kingsville, Sponsored by Fed-Dev Ontario & Southwestern Ontario Tourism Corporation, Kingsville, ON
I was very fortunate to be included among 11 outstanding local artists to create beautiful murals that will be featured throughout downtown Kingsville. My work, which features a pair of 10' goose wings, will be installed in a beautiful location. This is an interactive piece which will allow visitors to take pictures "wearing" the wings. This amazing project is the catalyst to many more exciting events that will be taking place in Kingsville beginning in late Spring 2023. I cannot wait for the big unveiling of some really beautiful artwork which will completely change the face of Kingsville. Stay tuned for photos when the big install takes place!
W.E. Creates on YourTv Windsor - Artist Feature
I am very fortunate to have been asked to participate in the filming of a great new show called W.E. (Windsor-Essex) Creates on YourTv Windsor, a Windsor, ON based cable tv channel. This show centers around local artists and artisans coming on and teaching host Greg Gnyp a new creative skill. I have been invited 3 times, although once I was unable to participate due to a hectic schedule at the end of 2022. In my first appearance, I taught Greg some simple mixed media techniques on creating an intuitive piece of art. The second episode is the Valentine's Day 2023 episode. I chose to teach him how to create paper roses and we had a blast. I have posted the Create Paper Roses - Step 1 video tutorial in my "Free Stuff" section on the creation of paper roses. Check back soon for Create Paper Roses - Step 2 in which I will show you my hand painting and assembly process. This video will be uploaded soon!
October - Saturdays in the Studio Artist Feature
Weekly Workshops at Art Windsor-Essex
After a very successful experience creating workshops and a custom mural for the House of Sophrosyne in partnership with Art Windsor-Essex, I was once again contacted with an excellent opportunity to share some art skills. Every Saturday, for the month of October, I hosted a set of fall themed workshops to gallery attendees. These workshops are offered free with the cost of admissions to the gallery. The five workshops that I offered were:
- "A View Through the Trees" wood slice painting.
- "Fall Forest" squeegee painting.
- pumpkin painting
- art mask making
- live leaf printing
Murdoch Mysteries Exhibition
I was contacted by the Murdoch Mysteries production team in the later part of 2022 to ask permission to use some of my fan art in a display they were planning on creating for the Murdoch Mysteries traveling exhibition. Here are the two entries I sent them.
Julia and William (2022), Julia (2019)
City of Windsor:
Mayoral Gifts to Sister Cities, 2018, 2019, & 2022
I was commissioned to create paintings for the City of Windsor's Mayor's Office to be given as gifts by Mayor Drew Dilkens to the Mayors of our sister cities Lublin, Poland (2022), Saltillo, Mexico (2019), Gunsan, South Korea (2018) and Fujisawa, Japan (2018).