Last Art Show of the Year

Composite image of an industrial landscape

Yes, I have two pictures up for show and sale in my last art show of the year!

The Black Cat Artspace is holding its 5th Annual Salon of Inclusiveness show and it’s at the new, bigger showroom they’ve just opened at 1785 St Clair Avenue West (St Clair and Osler), in Toronto.

The show runs from December 6th until January 7th. The show features about 100 artists and to accommodate them they have not one, but two opening receptions! First night is tomorrow night, Thursday, December 6th from 7.00 p.m. until 10.00 p.m. and the second is the following night, Friday, December 7th  7.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. They’ll both be great nights so come along if you can. I will definitely be at the first reception tomorrow night. If you can’t make either of these nights, then you can drop in at the gallery and take a look at some other time. You can find the gallery hours here

Abstract Image of Liverpool UK
In My View.
Liverpool: A city that leaves its mark.

On this page I’ve posted the two images I have in the show. Both are urban composites and have evolved from my photography project, “Hamilton and Liverpool: Two Ports, Two Stories”.  You can probably guess that the one at the top of the page  – entitled “Hard Times” – is based on Hamilton and the second one – “In My View” – is based on Liverpool. I’m still working on this project so there’ll be more to come.

This may be my last art show of the year, but I’m already well into planning where I’ll be showing next year. Over the next few months I’ll also be working on a few sets of new images with different themes, and will start to make them available early in 2019.

Creating Composite Images

Composite photograph showing conservation and industry

Well, I’ve been experimenting with a new direction for some of my photographs recently as I venture further into creating composite images. I still I love the landscape and other photos I’ve been taking, exploring the great outdoors in all its variations, but I’ve felt an urge to get more adventurous in the way I present them.

The image above is one such example of my composite images. It’s shows how I’m working with different components, in this case to show how nature and industry – or urban and rural – exist alongside each other. How far do they conflict and cooperate as they cross paths in the same locale? With urban regeneration and land reclamation (in this case wetlands) often going on in the same areas, it’s easy to see how people are rethinking how these things coexist.

New web site coming!

On another note, we’ve been having a great summer and I think I’ll use that as my excuse for why I haven’t been posting anything here on my web site, or doing much on the social media front. Relax or change your routine and it’s so hard to keep up with everything! I’m hoping to remedy that in the near future.

One of the first steps though, will be overhauling this web site. It’s going to get a new look and a new set of more up to date pictures that will be easier to browse (themes) and purchase, if you feel inclined.

Watch this space!