Summer becomes the season for gallery activity locally with seasonal galleries reopening after languishing all winter and exhibitions taking place, projects coming to life and weather (at last) improving. As with each year, I bemoan the fact that I am so busy with the season, but I enjoy it also, as productivity and deadlines are the things that drive me forward.
20 x 24" oil on canvas
pen and wash, Stillman & Birn sketchbook
One of my designs was accepted by Clean St. John's and I will be painting it on a traffic box in the city in July. I can't tell you much more than that right now, but will find ways of sharing the experience and the final painting with you as it progresses. Its great to see colourful original art around the city and research shows that it deters vandalism through graffiti so I hope the program continues until every traffic box is painted. If your city doesn't have a public art program then start one! It brings community together and supports local artists.