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When I light your darkened door

New small paintings and recent small news.

I was happy to have a  mention in a nice video interview with Bianca Trenker, owner of Mountain Living Studio. I am happy to have work hanging in her beautiful gallery, among so many remarkable artists.

I have been creating tiny paintings,  which will make their debut at Valkarie Gallery‘s special event from November 29 to December 6. I will not be present physically but my work will- lots of it, and scads of affordable stuff. Anybody with any sense can agree that if you must choose, the latter is the best option.The latest little ones I’ve finished are below.


“Cock of the Walk,” oil on canvas, 5″ x 5″



“Crazy Cat,” oil on canvas, 6″ x 6″

TravelingIncognito“Traveling Incognito,” oil on canvas, 5″ x 5″.

Willow“Willow,” oil on canvas, 5″ x 5″.




It is Steal Something Day

and I am cranky.

I get as annoyed as anyone else with the wads of ads in the Thanksgiving Day newspaper urging me to buy crap I don’t need.

But Adbusters’ “Buy Nothing Day” alternative has always rubbed me the wrong way, seemed a little sanctimonious.

It’s like that couple with the second home who wear new clothing and drive (new! expensive!) hybrid vehicles telling you all about their non-materialistic lifestyle while they sip their micro-brews.


So for others who don’t want to feel guilty about buying a loaf of bread today- if they can afford to buy a loaf of bread today- there is Steal Something Day, a snarky concept with a large grain of truth conceived by a group of anarchists in Montreal.

You could make a grand gesture today and pull a Jean Valjean.

CORE New Art Space is open tonight and I will be working there. Anyone who would like to celebrate Black Friday by buying art is more than welcome.

This economy has been particularly hard on visual artists.

Non-buying lookers are welcome, too. But please don’t steal anything:)

I’m not really that cranky. I hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a lovely Thanksgiving. Happy Black Friday.