Here is the portfolio of work I presented at the Riverdale Art Walk last June (June 2 – 3, 2012). As a reminder, all images are offered as limited-edition fine art prints, in sizes ranging from 9 x 6″ to 60 x 40″. Please contact me at 416 802 6163 for further information or use the form on my contact page.
What’s new? I’m pleased to announce that I will be showing my work at Akasha Art Projects in February 2014.
The theme of the show is best expressed as “luminous” and will feature work that will nuke your winter doldrums … (remember those? You will, Virginia; you will…)
More info closer to the date…
California, here I come…
I travel to San Francisco later this week. I can’t adequately express my feelings about this trip – except to say that it represents my breaking through of a year-long period of fear, self-doubt and inactivity. The peony shown here is from the last images I took in March 2012. Yes, a year ago… but now ?
APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain...
There is something disturbing about this peony image from last year. It is a bit – decaying. The erotic swirling of the deep red petals, which seem to be the colour of deoxygenated blood, the mottled brown liver spots on the leaves, the tired slump of the genitalia in the centre – it’s just not PRETTY.
Which is why I love it…
Peony: White with Red (2011)
… for the AIDS Committee of Toronto, is fast approaching.
The Gala is on Thursday, March 7th, 2013, 5:30pm – 11:30pm
The SNAP! Factory
@ Andrew Richard Designs,
571 Adelaide St. East.
PREVIEWS: Thursday, February 28th, and Friday, March 1st,
6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Arta Gallery, The Distillery District,
14 Distillery Lane.
Left: My piece “Peony: White with Red” from 2011, chosen as one of the Live Auction Pieces. List price: $2,000
#1, Edition of 5.
(As seen at Rouge Concept Gallery, May 2012)
I made a scan of the Artists’ Network poster for the upcoming Riverdale Art Walk. I will be in Booth #1, reflecting my shotgun-fast application!
I was pleased to see that the Artists’ Network used TWO of my images for this piece of publicity: my Passion Flower (top collage) and Mauve-White Dahlia on Red (bottom collage). Rather flattering! Save the dates, more info to come…
Riverdale Art Walk (RAW) Poster, 2012
David Roddis, “Pansylicious: Blue”, ©2012
I once attended a “sell your fine-art photography” seminar. There, we were informed, among other things, that “anyone can shoot flowers”, and “blue images don’t sell”.
Well, I have forged ahead despite these warnings. One does receive extraordinary comments and advice along the way. The only way forward is to do what one must, despite “expert” opinion.
Enjoy the blue!