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‘Tomato/Tomaaato’: Oil on Canvas 30″ x 40″

‘Tomato/Tomaaato’: Oil on Canvas 30″ x 40″
The colours explode in a frenzy of reds and yellows in this display at the Jean Talon-Market in Montreal’s Little Italy neighbourhood.

From my continuing series of ‘Foodscapes’.


St. Lambert Lions Club 5th Annual Art Show

St. Lambert Lions Club 5th Annual Art Show (2014)

Over 30 local artists. 

• Great art at wonderful prices! Paintings are all 5″x 7″ and priced at $20.00

• 50% of proceeds will go to the Lions Club and a donation will be given to a local charity.

I will have 6 new paintings in the show (they can be pre-viewed in my “Small Paintings/Studies’ category: ‘Cuppa Warmth’, ‘In a Blaze of Glory’, ‘Sunlit Barn’, ‘Country Road’, ‘Lake Shore View’, Lac Hertel_2′)

Friday, November 21st, 6:30 pm  to 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 22nd, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Maison Desaulniers: 574 Notre Dame, St. Lambert (please use door facing the parking lot). Free parking.

• Fruit cakes and cherry cakes will also be on sale. Coffee, tea and cakes served downstairs.




Van Gogh meets Monet: A conversation

Van Gogh Meets Monet‘:

Concept, Text, Art Direction, Set-up, Background Painting (‘Country Road, PEI’), Photography: Robert Kramberger

(Van Gogh, Monet Figures: “Little Thinkers” series, The Unemployed Philosophers Guild)

Imagine if these two gentlemen had been painting side-by-side (they did meet in Paris, but never worked together) on a lovely day, in the French countryside (my painting, ‘Country Road, PEI’, substitutes for rural, 19 century France).

The premise of the scene:

Van Gogh’s paintings have fetched some of the highest prices for art; but he had sold only one painting during his lifetime (for a relative pittance). Unfortunately, he had difficulty garnering attention and respect for his work and never realized financial gain prior to his death in 1890 (self inflicted gunshot, or not).

Monet, on the other hand, had become somewhat of a sensation by 1886 (when this fictitious “en plein air” meeting would have taken place). His paintings were fetching handsome prices by then, allowing him to finally enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle, up until his own passing in 1926.

What would have been the tone of their conversation? I have added my suggestion below.

And what do you think they would say to one another? Go  ahead, add your own caption.

Van Gogh: “Bloody hell! You get 200 francs for that? Hrmph!

Monet: “Umm…is it time for lunch, yet?”



“What A Choice!”: Oil on Canvas 30″ x 36″

“What A Choice!”: Oil on Canvas 30″ x 36″

Call it “Food for Art”, or just simply “Foodscapes”. Another  in my new series devoted to food that is both delicious and delectable to the eye. Art that looks and tastes good!  (A figure of speech, of course; please do not attempt to eat the canvas).