Monday, September 1, 2014

Toronto is High Energy at TIFF Time.

In just a few days Tiff 2014 will be in full swing. Toronto is always high energy but it seems to go absolutely crazy once the Toronto International Film Festival gets underway. I'm not one to stand in lines for hours so I don't 'do' Tiff and I don't hang out at the various hotels or red carpet events to catch a fleeting glimpse of the attending celebrities. I do however like to people watch. I could sit for hours with a coffee watching the crowds and soaking it all in. The movie goers, and the media are as interesting as the stars (at least I think so).

Watching the many events and after parties from our balcony is fun too. The after parties were a nightly event at Brant House last year so it will be interesting to see if the Citizen will continue the tradition. Of course the parking in front of Jacobs will be like a showroom for Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Porsches. 

I'll be spending much of the time that Tiff is in TO busy in my studio but you can be sure when it's time for a break I'll be at the local coffee joint people watching.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Almost TIFF Time.

This is probably one of the most colorful parts of the city. Restaurant row on King St. at John St. right across from TIFF. Always busy, it will be all systems go in a couple of weeks when the Toronto International Film Festival begins. These tables will be full 24/7. (well just about). 

I like the signs so much that I started painting them awhile ago, Check out this past post. I'm still working on new ones to add to the series. Stay tuned.

 Fred's Not Here
6x6 acrylic on canvas  $250.
available here at Art Interiors

 Kit Kat
6x6 acrylic on canvas
available here at Art Interiors

Hey Lucy
30x30 acrylic on canvas $1500.
email me for info

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Grab a Taxi.

Grab a Taxi
15x30  acrylic on gallery canvas

Today I wanted to share with you one of my most recent cityscapes. I finished a few new paintings in this series a couple of days before we were off to New York. These new works are heading out to a gallery soon and I'll be sure to post pics of them all with links as soon as delivery is confirmed. In the meantime, if you have any questions or need more info please feel free to drop me an email. I'm email friendly.

New York was a blast as usual. We were in NYC for a quick drive through last summer on our way to a wedding in Long Island. And then there was this trip a few years back when we stayed at The Plaza Hotel

 Oh New York!! There is soooo much inspiration in every inch of that city. We stayed at a small boutique hotel just off 5th Avenue and 56th Street. Chambers Hotel. It had excellent 'walkability' , a second floor mezzanine art gallery and library, and a Momofuku Milk Bar in the lobby. That was dangerous but oh so yummy. We also did alot of driving and visited different parts of the city. Of course I took a ton of photos so there will be future posts. Stay tuned.