2017 Makers’ Market Season is almot upon us. I plan on being part of the Art Crawl shows on the Second Friday of May, June, July, and August.
I also have a Limited Edition T-shirt coming out with Start Famous On Demand. More details coming soon. Here is a sneak peek at what we are planning for my design.
I had an amazing time at Battle of the Brushes 2016. The event was in support of RE-Create. RE-Create is an art studio for at risk youth in downtown Hamilton. I’m happy to say that I made it to round 2 and sold a painting.
Painting live is such a unique experience. Usually artists are locked away in their studio painting all alone and and after hours and hours of getting the piece just right it may get to be seen by others. When I paint at home I always let each layer or colour dry before starting the next. Live painting is a little strange in that you can’t wait for anything to dry, you are always working wet on wet with the colours blending and mixing at every brush stroke. Although that isn’t the way I usually like to paint it is a nice a challenge and the energy of the spectators is a nice trade off.
The painting is more of a performance then a finished static work, and you definitely feed off the energy of everyone in the room, which is a rare gift for any visual artist.
Photos by Matt Linzel
I’m happy to say I’m back at the Hamilton Makers’ Market this year. The Market happens the 2nd Friday of every month during Art Crawl on James St. N. The Market is located in front of Christ’s Church Cathedral (252 James St. N.). I have lots of new posters and shirts as well as past favourites. I’m also very excited to be sharing a booth with Bearded Nomad (they make amazing beard oil and mustache wax, my own beard approves!).