Monday, December 14, 2009

Hitting the Slopes

Here's a card I did for a lawyer here in Toronto. I'd previously designed his business cards, and he asked that I maintain the same graphic motif as the business card and adapt it into a seasonal image. It was an interesting challenge! The business card design is below: personal information has been obscured to protect the innocent.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Silver and Gould

Here's the artwork for The Glenn Gould Foundation's new Christmas card. Thanks again to the Foundation for taking the illustration route!

On a somewhat related note, here are a couple of photographs of the billboard I did for them last month in context. Sadly, its stay in Toronto was a short one, but I'm told it's on its way to Caracas, Venezuela where it will be hung permanently(!)

The Glenn Gould Foundation also hired me to be their embedded photographer, documenting the entire week that the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra was here in Toronto, and I have to say it was an amazing experience. I'm hoping to post some photos of the week's photos soon!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Gustavo Dudamel

Here's an ad that's going to be printed more or less as a billboard and displayed at the Four Seasons Centre at Queen and University. Gustavo Dudamel (new conductor of the LA Philharmonic) is conducting the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, as part of the Glenn Gould Prize Celebration of Music Week. Big thanks go out to the Glenn Gould Foundation for giving illustration a try! The piece is digital, done in Adobe Illustrator, from an original photograph by Chris Christodoulou.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Side Show continues

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Side Show last night! For those of you who couldn't make it, the show goes until next Saturday, so it's not too late! Here are my two pieces. And below, you'll find the crew that made it all happen. Missing: Irma Kniivila, the bottom of my face.

Friday, October 02, 2009

The Side Show!

Hey everyone!
If you're in town for Nuit Blanche tomorrow night, come check out my new show with Not an Octagon! Here are all of the savoury details:

The Side Show, at 2nd Half Gallery, 250 Queen St. West (across from MuchMusic, between Starbucks and Tribal Rhythm)
Opening Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 7:00pm, running until October 10th.

Pat Butler -
Wendy Ding -
Greg Hill -
Irma Kniivila -
Hyein Lee -
Eric Overton -
Liz Pignataro -
Jack Shepherd -
Hieng Tang -
Jhosephine Taniwidjaya -

There will be merch and food for sale there too, so don't miss it!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

This post refers to you.

Here's the cover I did for Miss Maya's new EP, which you can pick up tonight at the Beaches Jazz festival! It was fun to try and extend the photo outwards into something that that is more of a stylized design element, but still make the transition look convincing. Maya will be playing with MINT and a slew of guest artists at 1910 Queen Street East, from 7-11 tonight. Plenty of other funky and amazing bands will be performing there as well, so don't miss it!

Photography by Emma Ercolani and Shawn McPherson. See more of Miss Maya at her site,

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Lonely Robots 2: Eclectic Boogaloo

Here's the final piece for the Lonely Robots show at Magic Pony.

Daisy, Daisy
Acrylic on Wood Panel

The work is up from July 13 - July 19, and the reception will be on Thursday the 16th from 7-10. Magic Pony is located at 694 Queen St West here in Toronto.

Just look at all of these cool people who are participating! Tell your friends!

For more info, go check out

Thursday, July 09, 2009

The Good Show Roundup

A big thank you to everyone who made it out to last night's show at Balsam Restaurant! We had a great crowd all night, and I think everyone had a pretty good time. I'll be posting photos of the show soon, as will the other members of Not an Octagon. Special thanks to Pat Butler for organizing the show!

For those who couldn't make it, here are the pieces I had up. Three are new, one I've posted before:

Moonlight Becomes You
Acrylic on Wood Panel
Approx. 8.5"x11"
Available for $200

Nature's Bounty
Acrylic on Wood Panel
Approx. 9"x12"
Available for $200

One with Sprinkles, Please?
Acrylic on Canvas

Portrait of Sophia Perlman
Oil and Acrylic on Wood Panel
Available for $350

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The Good Show

Tomorrrow night is The Good Show, a group exhibition I'm doing with the Not an Octagon Collective over in the Beaches. Come on by to enjoy some good food, hear some great music from Toronto's own Peirson Ross, and see new paintings from Hyein Lee, Pat Butler, Liz Pignataro, Wendy Ding, and me.

Here are all the details:

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 6:00pm-12:00am
Balsam Restaurant, 2343 Queen Street East in Toronto (map here)
Call 416.699.2343 for more information

The show is for one night only, so be sure to check it out!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Mazel Tov!

Here's a wedding invitation I did for my brother and sister-in-law to be. It's a pretty big departure from my usual style, but sometimes it's fun to stretch a bit. Congratulations you two!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Business Cards

Here are some business cards I've done recently. With the exception of the Clovertone card (online store launching soon!) the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Moore the Merrier

Here's a poster I did for Toronto's own Soular and rising pop sensation Miss Maya. Catch them at the Lula Lounge this Thursday night!

Lately, I've been sketching at the Art Gallery of Ontario quite a bit. One of my favourite spots is the Henry Moore Gallery. It's awfully quiet, and being surrounded by all of those giant stone forms feels like being in an immense cemetery. Spooky!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Lonely Robots

Here's a piece for a show this summer called Lonely Robots. I'll let you know the details once everything's ironed out!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Birds and the Bees

Here's a piece I did this week of the Birds and the Bees show at the Jerome Jenner Gallery. Come check the opening reception out on March 20, from 7-11pm (you'll find the gallery at 2880 Dundas West here in Toronto). It's a fundraiser for Sheridan College's Illustration program, so be sure to bring your cheque book and help out a good cause! This sexy lady can be yours for a mere $200!