Well, I wasn't joking that I was busy. I have 3 paintings for sale at the London Music Club. Thank you to Janice Denomme for accepting these pieces.
As of the first week of November, showing 6 paintings at the Arts Centre at Westmount Shopping Centre for the 4 weeks of that month.
I also have 3 paintings for sale at the London Music Club in London.
I will be attending the Habitat for Humanity Gala in London on Nov. 21 where I will have a table that I have re-purposed table (beautifully painted) to be auctioned that night and also will be doing a portrait of the guest entertainer that night, Gordon Deppe from the Spoons.
Are you an artist that would like to understand Photoshop and how it can help you edit photos? I am offering Photoshop for Artists at the Art Centre at Westmount Shopping Centre starting November 5, 2014. This is a 3 hour course that will deal with the main questions that I come across when speaking to people wanting to learn this software. I have over 20 years experience teaching and look forward to teaching these classes!
Follow my link on my website, sylverdesign.com, under Graphics Instruction as to times and how each class fills up. Please refer to the website and attached pdf file before sending me an email at sylverdesign.com
Here is an example of two very different styles of painting that I have done. The one on the left is heavily textured and has more of an abstract look. The violin on the right has more of a photorealistic touch.
As a painter many things inspire me, from people and animals, to nature and architecture. As a graduate of Graphic Design from BealArt and Industrial Design from Fanshawe Design, I have both a fine art and technical background: that is why I don't stick to one particular subject. As an illustrator I have historically stayed close to creating paintings that tend to be more realistic and have developed a vibrant colour palette.
Lately I have developed an interest in creating more abstract paintings and am enjoying learning new techniques. That is one of the things I love most about creating art - you never stop learning and exploring.
As a former instructor of design theory and graphic software, I draw (excuse the pun) on my knowledge of how design elements work together. At BealArt, it was called the Visual Vocabulary which includes concepts like positive and negative space, harmony, repetition, contrast and many others.
Painting is my passion and I will paint for the rest of my days. I am sure I will continue to find new things to inspire me as time goes on, I have been painting for over 13 years and I still find ideas that capture my imagination. I feel very blessed that I have the opportunity and facility to paint what inspires me.
I am playing around right now with acrylic mediums and creating more abstract paintings. I have 3 large paintings (one is actually a huge triptych) in this new style. The first will be a painting with poppies. I will post them as they come to life. I also have spent more time recently with my family as life will have us do. The second will be a sea of colours and white flowers. I am still working out the final triptych (3 pieces of canvas). Below is an image that is inspiring me. I have to get some palette knifes!
This blog is to showcase my ongoing work.