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Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Highlight of my summer was an opportunity to spend some time with Tom and Pat O’Flanagan.  The last time I saw Tom was at his show (with brothers Rob and Terry) at the Edmonton Art Gallery in 2004.  For sure, too much time has passed.  I never worried and always knew Tom had my  back in past dangerous and unpredictable times.

Last night in V-town

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Andrea Pinheiro is a friend who leaves Vancouver tomorrow.  She is joining the faculty at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie where she will be working with another great friend, Tom O’Flanagan.  Tonight her joint show with Damian Moppett, “Not Photographs”, opened at the Satellite Gallery.  We are going to miss you around here Andrea.

He’s a good looking man

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

I spent two days in Guelph, ON with long time friend Rob O’Flanagan.   There has been much debate in his family about which brother carries the handsome gene.  But, I think this picture might settle that argument.  We spent part of our weekend looking for Amanda McMorran.   We did get to see her exhibition at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre and also sat in a sofa being sold at her yard sale. However we never caught sight of her.

Mr. Peterson

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

I had an opportunity to visit my first printmaking instructor in Trepassey, NL. We hadn’t been together for nearly twenty years. Warren Peterson also taught me several drawing classes and is a prime influence in my thinking about art and life. He is also a master of the critique. Impossible to know how to thank him but he really made a difference in my life (and many others). How about simply, thank-you, Mister P.

Warren Peterson

This afternoon at the Chan Centre / UBC

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Photo credit to John Wertschek.

Fred Herzog was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Emily Carr today. After the convocation ceremony, I took the opportunity to talk with him about photography and his amazing body or work.

Tonight in Vancouver

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Visiting with Angela Grossman before the opening of the  Foundation Exhibition.

Looking back

Thursday, October 8th, 2009


During my time at TGL, I was at the centre of printing the entire Swan Engraving series and also nearby for the Circuit prints produced by Frank Stella.  On occasion Bob Cross and I would go into Manhattan to work on one thing or another for Frank in his studio.  Here I am one day inking parts for one of the constructions he was working on at the time.

Christmas at Emily Carr

Monday, December 15th, 2008

I wasn’t able to sit with Santa at the party today.  I did better than that, Landon Mackenzie and Renee van Halm welcomed me to their table.


Big Hugs

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

On Friday evening, I got an opportunity to get to Liz Ingram’s opening at Malaspina.  Liz is part of the fabulous print team at the Universtiy of Alberta and produces some of the best prints and drawings being made in western Canada.


Bob Boyer

Saturday, August 30th, 2008


Bob Boyer passed away unexpectedly four years ago today.  He was one of Canada’s great artists and a good friend.  We always had a good time together, I learned much from him, and I deeply respect him.  Along the way we also were able to smoke a few cigars together in Fort McMurray and Regina.  I dug through boxes of photographs looking for one that I could post. Wouldn’t you know it?  I don’t have one.  Someone told me that the National Gallery of Canada had never bought art from a living Canadian First Nation’s artist until they acquired one of Bob’s paintings.  Can this be true?  I am presuming it was one of his blanket paintings.

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