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The passing of Doug Haynes

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Great painter and friend Doug Haynes passed away on this day in 2016.


Doug lived in Edmonton and was a stalwart of the Canadian art community. He was an exemplary artist who cared much about what he did and about people. One of the most stunning shows for me in recent memory was the complete Toledo Series shown just last year at the Art Gallery of Alberta.  I had the great opportunity to work with Doug in the print studio at Keyano College in Fort McMurray. On two separate visits (totaling about ten working days), he created over 150 monotypes. He liked to tease me after that about being a “task master”. But I think he was simply showing me the enthusiasm for work that permeated his life. For several years, Doug served as the chairperson of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta,

Gone six years ago today

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

On this day in history – 1933

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Josef and Anni Albers arrive in America on their way to Black Mountain College.

Looking into the litho studio at the new Emily Carr campus

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Photo credit to Leslie Urquhart.

On this day in history – 1952

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Helen Frankenthaler finished her groundbreaking painting Mountains and Sea.


Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Whereabouts is an exhibition Rhonda Neufeld and I have at Malaspina Printmakers on Granville Island in Vancouver. The opening reception is from 6-9 PM on Thursday, November 2.

July 9, 2012
Moose Jaw, River Street
graphite, pastel, oil paint stick, conté

52N 106W: Measured and Marked

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

52°N 106ºW: Measured and Marked is an exhibition of work completed with Rhonda Neufeld on our residency in Saskatoon last summer. It will be shown at Art Placement in Saskatoon from June 17 to July 13. The opening reception is June 13 at 2PM. Pictured here is A1 – a set of linocuts printed on the front pages of the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.

Nicolle Marsh Flats

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016


This work completed about one year ago records a visit Rhonda and I made to Saskatchewan in a new way. The image, that is 24″ x 54″, fuses photography with Mylar’s that were drawn while walking on the Nicolle Marsh Flats near Buffalo Pound Lake. There are five other related works from that visit.

‘Scapes at Headbones in Vernon, BC

Sunday, May 29th, 2016


Rhonda and I have an exhibition at Headbones, 6700 Old Kamloops Road in Vernon, BC. Along with us, the show features Mary Smith McCulloch and Paul Roux. The public opening reception is from 6-8PM on Saturday, June 4


Sometime in the past with The Mozart Group

Friday, March 6th, 2015

This was my posse. Travelling across Canada; learning the ropes.

Opening Splash Animation by Ray Statham,
Website Design: Miscellaneous Projects

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