Monday, December 15, 2008

three weeks in

i've been in brooklyn for three weeks and the place really hasn't changed my work except for the fact that i now draw terrifying skeletons...or rather one otherwise known as the six legged calf.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


i will be posting new bigger work up here soon, but as for now i have a newish piece that can be seen in my profile for blogTO:
a number of local artists can be found here as part of this new and exciting feature.
i just found out that ill be spending the first three months of the new year in venice doing an internship at the peggy guggenheim museum. if you could not tell by the expression on my face in the photo, of what i think i will look like in venice, im really very excited. i hope that this means the beginning of colour in my work - but no promises.


i am really lucky to be a part of this auction for youthline along with eighty other exciting artists. should be a great show for a very worthy organization. more information and images of the works in the show can be found at

Monday, November 17, 2008

a painterly approach to drawing

these are two sketches that i have been working on recently and that am looking forward to getting back to. i am trying to determine the range of tone that i want...basically whether or not i need a black.

new new new

i spent this weekend in new york visiting my friend nick who was showing as part of 'on the road of knives' with zak smith and shawn cheng. these are basically the only two pictures that i took as we were busy watching ufc clips on youtube. this one was added if only to make him look taller.
im Really excited about his new work and the potential to spend some time in the city working as well. nick was an excellent host, save for his misleading retelling of my border crossing nightmare.

Friday, October 24, 2008

the direction of the new drawings...

nothing but pencil. never again. nothing. but. pencil. (perhaps it would look better if i knew how to clean up the glare on white paper in photoshop)

Monday, October 6, 2008

So This One Time I Had a Show...

A Few Old Drawings

And Then After My Show...

There was a boy who convinced me to start a blog. He just so happens to be one of my favourite artists in Toronto, and for the record a non-smoker.

Nicholas Di Genova's work has been described as:
"Full-bodied, lots of juicy peach fruit/marmalade. This is out of left-field, but the color and texture here reminded me of some of the Alban whites -- it's quite rich, with a bit of an oily feel, and a deep golden, yellow color. Unusual for an Italian white."