My artwork is influenced and inspired by the magnificence and splendor of the natural environment. I seek to stimulate my emotions through the passion I feel when I am immersed in nature; whether by the beauty of a single flower, or by a panoramic wild coastline scene. I am intrigued by the fleeting balance between strength and fragility in nature and I seek to create feelings of tranquility and balance in my works.
My art phase began when I discovered a true passion for painting on wood, and creating a harmonious blend between wood, shape, texture and colour. In my belief, wood retains the spirit of the living tree and I just try to honour it.
Wood is an excellent medium. It’s strong, light and flexible. You can shape it, carve it, colour it. Design of each art piece is blending form and aesthetic. A form is most important, and wood species and richness of grain patterns are chosen to enhance it. Starting with a mental image of the shape and color and rough sketch, the magic begins.
Every piece of wood in my sculptures has been shaped and fitted to a specifically designated position – countless bits of wood assembled into enigmatic, loosely geometric compositions. The creative process involves building up layers of paint then tearing them down. The hidden layers are revealed through sanding or scrubbing. It’s so similar to our life, what we don’t see still matters. We all have layers that are not visible and I find discovering the depth of these layers the most interesting in people and paintings.
Much of my inspiration comes from the wood itself. Collecting wood simply for its natural beauty is the start of many of my works. Using wood that has been recycled gives me the most pleasure. I appreciate the ability to transform a row resource into a timeless piece of art.
As the largest of its kind in Canada, the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair offers a fresh-air and free alternative to conventional art shows and galleries. Over 300 artists participate and 100,000 visitors attend the fair every year. Side-by-side, established artists, undiscovered talents and innovative students exhibit and sell their work directly to the public. It’s an ideal way to make connections with artists and their work.
To incorporate contemporary wooden art, with its gorgeous imperfections of knots and grains, is the easiest way to bring nature into any space of your life. Wood has an ability to transform your mind and soul, to make you emotionally charged, excited, calmed or soothed.
Living in an urban environment certainly has its many advantages, but most of us city folk still pine for the great outdoors. And if weekend or vacation outings just aren’t enough, embrace the nature and bring its harmony and beauty into your living space. Incorporating nature inspired artistic wooden panels into interior design will evoke an array of positive emotions from excited and motivated to calm and soothed, making them perfect for any personality or design.
While other design trends come and go, nature inspired elements will continue to remain strong. The beautiful and calming influence they can have on our interior environments is boundless.
AXPONA is the largest high-end audio show in North America. The three-day experience features multiple hotel floors packed with listening rooms, The Exhibit Hall featuring Ear Gear Expo and The Record Fair, seminars and live musical performances. Whether you’re a serious audiophile, a newcomer to high-end audio or simply a music lover, you’ll find everything you need to immerse yourself in your favorite sounds. The event features over 150 high fidelity listening rooms, providing guests the enviable opportunity to experience the newest technology in high-end consumer audio products.
The Montréal Audio Fest brings in more than 5,000 visitors who want to hear, see and touch over 300 brands of audio products under one roof. It’s the biggest get-together of audio-video industry manufacturers, distributors and retailers in Canada. Come meet over a hundred exhibitors, all eager to share their passion for music with you, by demonstrating some of the world’s best sound systems from $3000 to $1 000 000.
The annual Toronto Interior Design Show is Canada’s premier showcase of designers and avant-garde concepts from across North America and the globe, all under one roof in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s North Building. IDS Toronto celebrates its 20th year, connecting the right people, with the right products, in the hottest spaces.
TAVES showcases cutting-edge products in the most exciting categories: Hi-Fi and home theater, virtual reality, robots, wearables, drones, hi-tech vehicles, 3D printing and tech toys. Rounding out the show are a broad mix of tech workshops for kids and adults, product launches and an eclectic program of speakers offering the latest insights into the electrifying world of consumer technology.
Artexpo New York, the world’s largest fine art trade show, where you’ll find more than 400+ innovative exhibiting artists, galleries and publishers from across the globe, showcasing exciting original artwork, prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, giclee, lithographs, glass works and more—all under one roof.
The Artist Project celebrates its 10th year with another exciting show from February 23 to 26, 2017 at the Better Living Centre located at Toronto’s Exhibition Place. From collectors and curators, to gallerists and designers, visitors can explore and discover works of art from over 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. This is a unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from artists at Toronto’s favourite art fair.
The Interior Design Show is Canada’s design fair. Since the doors first opened in 1999, IDS has been visited by over 700,000 design professionals, design-savvy consumers and media; it has served as a design industry hub providing a unique and unrivalled business opportunity for thousands of design-driven businesses.
Each year, world-renowned designers and architects participate as keynote speakers and create inspiring feature exhibits. Located in the city of Toronto, Canada’s economic engine, IDS provides an annual catalyst for millions of dollars spent on design, and has positioned Toronto as a frontrunner in the global design scene.