Dec 28, 2009

Making an installation!

As you may or may not know, I have been asked to participate in the Toronto Lowbrow show that is happening January 7th @ 52 mcCaul. I Love any opportunity to make 3-D installations so I harvested a massive supply of cardboard and lugged it across the city to my studio/living room to make something specifically for this show.
Cardboard is an amazing material and best of all it's free! I based this installation on imagery from a piece that I made specifically for this show. After a rough drawing and proportion of what I wanted to do, I cut the cardboard into panels. using masking tape, I attached the panels together. At this point you can start to see your drawing come alive, which is motivating cause there is still a lot to do.
Cardboard absorbs paint like crazy so I like to prime it. That way I don't waste my pigment paint. Thanks Jak, for your priming skills!
I also made some spooky clouds to go along with the rest of the installation. They were painted black after they were primed!

After everything got primed I painted the shapes with acrylic paint and at this point they are pretty much ready to go. Here are some nice and tall booted legs for the lowbrow show. If you are curious to see how these legs make their way into the show you'll have to wait until January 7th to see them in person! or just stay tuned until I post some pics in the near future!

Dec 18, 2009

Toronto LowBrow Show!

I'm super excited to be part of this show! the venue is rad and the people involved are very talented. This should be a sick!

Dec 14, 2009

card crazy

Here are a few quick drawings that I did recently for birthday cards. The castle was for a family member and the sleeping giant character was for my good friend and roommate, Jim. Happy Birthday guys!

Dec 4, 2009

fun with shapes

just procrastinating from school work!

Dec 3, 2009


I was going through the old hard drive, and found some work that I did For the student gallery show back in Sept. I cleaned up the scans and thought I would post a few before I added them to my web site. Canadiana and fake Canadian folklore were the themes behind these pieces. At the moment things are hectic at school but I have a few projects on the go that I'll post in the near future. enjoy!

Nov 21, 2009

Busy is as busy does!

Today is my friend Shawna's birthday. Not only is she a good friend but she is responsible for keeping my hair in check. Hence the hair related illustration that i did as a birthday card. Happy B-day Dude!

On another note I went to the American Illustration book launch party in New York last week.
It was an awesome event and the book looks amazing. I can't wait till I get a book in the mail.
here I am utilizing the open bar, whaaat I'm a student!

Nov 11, 2009

city on the move

This is the live painting we did at Bay and Bathurst station. the finishing touches.
Jimmy, gettin down!

kellen working his magic
A couple days ago, Jim, Kellen, and myself got to install some of our work in the Bay and Bathurst subway station. It was lots of fun and i especially enjoyed throwing around some paint with the boys, during the live painting exhibit. If your heading that way take a peek.

Super huge thanks to Jamie, Nawfal,and Hannah for helping us out with the show.

Nov 6, 2009


I spent the last couple days working on this little zine. it was for class but I kept working on it after it was evaluated just trying to make it a bit better. I had a lot of fun making this thing but I am most happy about the way the cover turned out. I'm thinking that I might try to produce more copies of this zine but there are still few kinks that I need to work out. I'll post the actual content of the comic in the upcoming week, so check back for that.

Forest Poster

I re-printed a few of these guys for some friends and their new place. It reminded me that water colors are fun and I should get around to do a few more of them. If any one is keen on a print just gimmie a shout!

Oct 30, 2009

card crazy

I made this card for a friend a little while ago but totally forgot about it until now! I dig stumps a lot and axes are pretty rad too. These icons seem to creep into my work a lot but I'm cool with that because they are a strong metaphoric tool that I enjoy exploring right now.

Oct 23, 2009

computer foolery

Just trying some stuff. Playing in photoshop & illustrator which is something that I don't do very often but can be fun in small doses. Jimmy showed me some tricks to try so this was kind of a co-lab. Thanks Jimmy!

Oct 17, 2009

nursery painting (congrats erin!)

been working on this guy 4 a while but it is finally done so I thought I would post some pics before it goes to its new home!

Oct 5, 2009


This one is another one pager for my sequential narrative class. The goal is to represent anxiety. I had fun doing this piece especially because I haven't worked in the puter in a while.

Oct 2, 2009

painting ( for a friend's new Baby)

Here is a sneak peak of a work in progress for some good friends of mine and their soon to be born baby. I've been working on this piece for a while and I'm finally starting to see it come around. I can't believe that so many shades of green exist, its crazy. anyways I was super excited to try and work big instead of stuff the needs to be scanned. I hope this piece can be enjoyed in the years to come as this baby grows into a person. Congrats' Erin I know it's comin any day now!

Sep 23, 2009

comics(first one in a while)

This is what I came up with for the first assignment for my sequential narrative class. The assignment was to only use 4 panels and incorporate the phrase, Are u alright.

Sep 21, 2009

Spectacle Window Display

I played hooky from school last friday to install the spectacle window display. This has been a long time coming and I'm stoked that it is finally up. installation art is a facet of design that has become a growing passion of mine. I would love the opportunity to do more of this kind of work in the future, fingers crossed! A big thanks to my lovely lady for all the support and a great help. It would not have been possible with out her. So if your in the queen west area, pop in to spectacle to have a peek. Its on the north side of queen just east of trinity bellwoods park and west of Niagra st.

Sep 15, 2009


Here is a sneek peak of an element i've been working on for a window display. This project has been consuming most of my free time but it is starting to shape up nicely. Stay tuned for the secret location of the installation. Hint: queen st. west.
should be fun!

Sep 8, 2009

little known artifacts, group show

It's back to school for a lot of people this week, including myself, so what better than reconnecting after the summer at a cool art show. I've been trapped indoors for the later part of August working on new pieces that were inspired by the great Canadian outdoors and the need to fabricate Canadian folklore. The opening reception is September 10th 5-7. There is tons of amazing work from some of my favorite Toronto artists. It should be a blast!

Sep 1, 2009

Art show

So, a little short notice but there is going to be a sick art/music jam this thursday, sept 3rd. It should be lots of fun and a good way to start off the long weekend!
don't forget to rsvp if your keen on attending

Aug 17, 2009

I'm not lazy, I swear!

I haven't posted in a while but i just wanted to let people know that I haven't slowed down. I've been away on a few trips and trying to work at my jobby job as much as possible. I ve also been looking for a new place to live which has become a huge annoyance in my life. All things aside I've still tried to focus on making some stuff for tons of amazing shows coming up in the fall. The big show that the work shown in the picture is for is going to be in early september at the OCAD student gallery. Im super pumped about it, it's gonna be rad!

Jul 23, 2009


I just Finished this graphic for a friend that rides for Sattelyte wakeskates. I hope he likes it, was a lot of fun to do. Im a big fan of native stuff so i jumped at the chance to play with the imagery.

Jul 17, 2009

Back from New York

I just got back form New york where our primary objective was to promote ourselves in a creative way to a few specific design agencies. I wasn't able to post any of the preliminary work for my promotion so I figured its better late than never.
Mike Perry was super sweet to us. He was stoked on our promotion so we traded with some of his amazing work! Definitely a high light of the promo tour!
The Boys and I, had an amazing time in the big apple. We got to meet some amazing people and see some amazing sights! It was a good time all around! A big thanks to Tom Slaughter for showing us around, and also a big thanks to the Mezei crew for providing transport and shelter, sorry bout the mirror!

New York Promo

I had to finish screen printing the cover in one night so that I could drop them off at the printers to be chopped and stapled.
This is the last page of the book with a simple drawing and the address of my web page.
This is the second last page which has my c.v. and a business card placed into the page.
This is one of the internal pages
Each book was numbered on the back. The edition was out of 30.