March 2014

Phantom Guest

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EVERYONE I’VE NEVER KNOWN, Burrard Hotel, April 25th, 2014 (noon to 8:30pm)

I have been invited by the Vancouver-based figurative art collective, Phantoms in the Front Yard, to participate as a guest artist, in this one-night-only exhibition of miniature works.

EVERYONE I’VE NEVER KNOWN, as described by the Phantoms, is about the people we encounter but never truly know:

“Many believe this is a time of decreasing contact with our familiars, and increasing contact with acquaintances and strangers, be it through information sharing, celebrity culture, population density, or any other means of interface.

Do you ever wonder how well you know someone? How well you know yourself? Family? Friends? Do you ever think about how much impact a person you barely know at all, or only seeing passing, can have on your life?

We have…and this exhibition displays our reflections and discoveries in an array of miniature pictures devoted to all the people we’ve never truly known. Everything is smaller than 10” square, and there will literally be hundreds of works to look at and choose from inside 4 rooms of the Burrard Hotel. But there’s only one night to get acquainted with them all…”

Check out the Phantoms Website at

Classical Realism Atelier Ongoing Classes

Ongoing classes for the second quarter of 2014 have been scheduled. I have added an Open Studio session on Tuesday afternoons. Classes fill up quickly, so register soon.


April Weekend Workshop – Introduction to Bargue Drawing

Join me on April 12th and 13th for the Introduction to Bargue Drawing Weekend Workshop. I am happy to welcome Kalene Dunsmoor, an accomplished artist and instructor, to the studio. She will be helping me provide maximum attention and guidance to all students attending the workshop. Please register soon, as workshops fill up quickly. Contact if you have any questions.


Bargue Drawing Exhibit Opening

Here are a few photos from the Bargue Drawing exhibit opening party at the Tartine on March 8th. These meticulous pencil drawings accomplished by my students will be on display at Tartine Bread and Pies, 770 Beach Ave., until April 2nd. Drop by for a coffee and check them out up close.

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Exhibition of Bargue Drawings

My students are having a series of shows of their work, completed in my atelier.  The first one is the Bargue Drawing show, at Tartine Gallery, 770 Beach Avenue in downtown Vancouver.  March 7-April 2, 2014.  Hours of operation are 7am-7pm daily.  Please drop in, have a coffee, and enjoy the art !