Author: am-995

More Animals? Why the Hell Not!

My regular followers on Facebook and Instagram have noticed that on occasion I post a painting of a bird or some kind of non-human animal. I really enjoy making these paintings with the Condo inspired, Picasso-influenced style that I have become obsessed with. I feel like there’s an awful lot I can do with them […]

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100 Portraits. What the Hell is THAT All About?

In this year of a helluvalot of time spent alone–either self-isolating as I was doing for the past two weeks after taking a trip, or just generally spending a great deal of time at home prudently trying to avoid the virus that’s plaguing humanity these days–it occurred to me that I might just be able […]

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How the Hell do I Deal with My Website! Help!

So my regular reader(s?) may have noticed something about this website over the last few months. I’ve been updating my blog weekly for over six months now and I’ve also been regularly posting to Instagram and Facebook. But I have rarely been updating the website! This may seem like an oversight on my part, and […]

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When the Hell Do You Call a Painting Done?

On occasion I’m asked: “when do you consider a painting to be finished?” Of course that’s a question that a lot of painters get. And I guess the answer if kind of simple: when it looks finished. When I can stand back and say: “that’s what I wanted.” Well, maybe it’s more like” “that’s pretty […]

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What the Hell, Let’s Talk Movies!

Last week I told you a little bit about my weird history with TV. I’m pretty sure my history with movies is not quite as weird as that, but I’m also pretty sure I don’t fit the stereotypes that exist of men and their relationships to movies. Lets start withe the geeks, who love Star […]

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What the Hell Kind of TV do I Watch?

So there was a time that I was one of those people. Well, kind of. You know the people I’m talking about. The I’m-too-good-for-TV people. The ones who proudly tell you “I don’t own a TV.” Now I’m not gonna lie, there’s never been a time when I didn’t own a TV. But there was […]

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Hot Damn! I’m in Two Group Shows Starting This Week!

For the last few years I’ve spent most of my time working on becoming a decent oil painter. Before I did that, during my BFA and my MFA, I focused on drawing, clunky cut-out animation and performance. I’ve mentioned before that, in the back of my mind, I always knew I’d end up painting. But […]

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In Which I Talk About My Favourite Damn Music

So last week I wrote a kind of rambling post about my connection with Popular Culture in which I intended to tell my reader(s) about my favourite things in that realm. But that didn’t happen, so I’ll do that this week, starting with music. The problem with doing so, is you dear reader(s) will see […]

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In Today’s Blog Post: More of that Dammed Pop Culture!

There’s a song from the 80s by the Canadian band The Pursuit of Happiness called I’m an Adult now. There’s one line in that song that I can particularly relate to “I can’t take too much loud music I mean I like to play it, but I sure don’t like the racket…” That’s exactly how […]

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What the Hell’s with all the Damn Pop Culture, You Ask?

Well, maybe you didn’t ask that question, but here’s the answer anyway. Popular Culture is culture in North America. I’m sure the contemporary art world wouldn’t love to hear me say that, but I really believe it’s true. Well, not entirely. Contemporary art, New Music, Contemporary Dance, and other forms of ‘high culture’ are also […]

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