What have I been up to…picture frames.

Other than being an artist one of my few marketable skills has been as a picture framer. I worked in or ran picture framing shops for over twenty years before I decided to become a stay at home dad.

Four years ago we added an addition onto our small home and one of the things I wanted was a nice basement space that I could use for a picture framing workshop. Slowly I’ve been trying to add tools and a few pieces of equipment to the workshop.

Here are a few examples of framing projects. I guess I should develop a business plan and start advertising if I want to grow my business. Maybe in the new year.








A Manifesto of sorts. That moment when you say screw it and do what you want.


There comes a time when you should do the things you want to do. Sometimes these things can be completely new territory, and sometimes these things can be revisiting old ground. In my case I reverted to older ways of working. I have gone back a bit and started over. Can’t explain it, and I can’t predict the future, but I think I’ll do what I want to do.

What have I been up to.


So its been a while since I’ve posted anything and a lot has changed. I came to a point where I needed a change or maybe a visit to old ways. I needed to tell visual stories again. Maybe I painted myself into a corner with abstraction and had run as far as I could with my Long Series project.

After the election of Trump I really felt shocked and I felt a need for the return of the figure and a narrative in my painting. I needed satire, humour, horror, history and any other number of ways of expressing myself.

Somehow I ended up exploring the portrait and in this case punk portraits…just because.

and you can see more of my recent work on Instagram


Anna watercolour 11×14


Sam watercolour 11×14


Jane watercolour 11×14


Stephen watercolour 11×14


Siigoun watercolour 11×14


Youudin watercolour 11×14


Michael watercolour 11×14


Michelle watercolour 11×14

You can see more of my recent work on Instagram