I have another 20 panel story being written and painted for Wapiti Music Festival, my third WonderWalk. It’s called The Other Side Of The Bookshelf and it’s about two kids from opposite sides of library hill who just adore books. Only 5 panels started so I’m only 25% happy.
Michelle and I just released our latest mobile designs. Check them out! http://www.annexsuspended.com Watch them move to the sounds of Dwight Schenk.
This is a business I started with my friend Michelle Galway and recently we decided to pair paintings with mobiles. You’ll see our first Circle Art Wall Hanging paired with Life Aquatic, a curious submarine. I love painting and I can’t wait to see where this idea goes.
Check out Annex’s Etsy shop for more details.
I’m going to be telling my story over the next week or so on Small Town Social if anyone is interested in reading it. The Traveller was displayed at Wapiti Music Festival and it will be out again during the Chautauqua festival in Fernie, BC. There are the others who are not in Fernie and/or are not attending the festivals and I want there to be an opportunity for everyone to read it. The layout was done fairly quickly, and professional photos are in my possible future, but the story is still there and I hope you enjoy.
There is also a wonderful article about The Traveller in The Free Press. Read the article here. I should probably grab a copy to send to my mum.
Last year I deputed Shy Girl at Wapiti Music Festival and this year I’m introducing a whole new story titled The Traveller. It’s a simple 20 page illustrated story with few words. I’m hoping the imagery will be enough to grab people’s attention. I’m know I’m in love with the story and I can’t wait to show it in Annex Park on August 11 and 12th.
I started working on this painting around October 23rd, 2014. Today I called it done. Just over 2 years! Not bad. It’s been a journey, to say the least. It’s a painting I have enjoyed making from the second it started. I didn’t always know where I was going with it but once that island was in place, I knew exactly what had to happen next. Today it’s called “Attraction” because something is drawing all these people, animals, insects and plants to this island in the middle of nowhere.
There’s a lot of pressure when you do realistic paintings. Your style, the content and choices to use a reference or not, it’s all overwhelming sometimes. So when I did a few paintings recently where there was no objective – you’re in the moment – I felt so free. Here are some of the latest abstract pieces I’ve begun. They’re certainly not done – let’s see where my brain takes them next.