Payne’s Grey study

So here’s an expansion of the black study started yesterday.

Always learning

As an artist you never stop learning. You’re always trying new things, new colours. This is black. I almost never use black because, well, instructors have carried on the old mantra that originated with the Impressionists. It clued in that maybe they’ve never learned how to use black effectively either.

A Moment of Clarity

A Moment of Clarity

The latest piece in this series is called A Moment of Clarity. My studio mate, Kevin, suggested that for a contrast, invert the audiology test results so that the anyone above the lines is murky, muddled and vague, and make my area clear, bright and resolute. It was an interesting thought, so I played with […]

Replacement sounds

I was talking with someone who is a video producer, explaining to him the idea behind my video shorts. The process of isolating the video from the sound. He thought it was cool, but he suggested replacing the audio with the “sound of silence”, as it’s considered an industry standard to replace it with the […]

Wrapping up

My Cultivate project is coming to an end this week. Here are my thoughts: I will miss the extra space. It is nice to be able to spread out, have a small drawing video editing area separate from the painting area. At the end of this week, I’ll have to contract to my old space, […]


Last night someone wrote a comment on my blog about Invisibility and Isolation. It wasn’t a nice comment, something along the line of not giving up my day job, and that people are just being nice to me instead of being honest. And that I collect disability assistance on the tax payer’s dime. Of course, […]

Accessible Art

Art can be monumental, forever stationary at a place where the world makes pilgrimage to view, such as the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris, or the David at Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence. The problem I have with monumental art is that it requires a degree of money and mobility to see it. While hundreds and […]



In The Name Game blog post, I showed a preview of a work in progress. This is Rhapsody, an homage to singers in general, for their vocal abilities. A nod to one of my favourite singers of all time, Freddie Mercury of Queen.


Echoes combines my hearing test results with memories of places. Here, I let the hearing test result lines dictate the shape of the canyons, and treelines and the clouds follow that shape – echoes.