I am an established, self-taught, multidisciplinary artist, with a focus primarily on the disciplines of music and visual arts. I work within an extensive style range of oil and acrylic pieces, which includes large-scale murals, custom personal and iconic portraiture, landscapes, wildlife, and artworks conveying a depth of political messaging. My works are guided by the possibility of capturing not only the subject, but also the feelings surrounding moments of interaction.
As a musician, I have worked for over ten years in recording, mixing, and production for both solo and collaborative projects in roots reggae with producers such as James “Bonzai” Caruso and Bobby Digital.
Both my visual art and music productions have received recognition from granting bodies, organizations, and respected artists on national and international levels.
Cafe Carlo, ongoing collection, Winnipeg MB
Renew Art Project, Bhairavi & Peacock, Winnipeg, MB
Cree First Nation of Waswanipi, Kaniiganskakoe (Leaders), Waswanipi, QC
Cafe Carlo, Impressionism, Winnipeg, MB
Creative Manitoba, Bold, Winnipeg, MB
Mariaggi’s Hotel, Spontaneous Impressionism, Winnipeg, MB
St. Norbert Arts Centre, GerryFest, Winnipeg, MB
Robert A. Steen CC, Wolseley Art Festival, Winnipeg, MB
Public collection, Night at Vegas and Rat Pack, Mariaggi’s Hotel, Winnipeg, MB
Public collection, Scott Nolan, portrait, Ironwood Stage and Grill, Calgary, AB
Public collection, Sigiriya (mural), Katana, Sri Lanka
Private collection, Moshe Kraus, portrait, Ottawa, ON
Private collection of James “Bonzai” Caruso, Sound of Messiah, Los Angeles, USA
Private collection, Fantasy World, New York, USA
Private collection, A Father’s World, Jakarta, Indonesia
Private collection of multiple artworks (10+), Winnipeg, MB
Various private collections, Winnipeg, MB
West End BIZ, Bhairavi & Peacock, Winnipeg, MB
Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada (ANAVETS), Canadian Heroes, Winnipeg, MB
Private commission (residence), untitled, Winnipeg, MB
New Green Design, untitled, Camp Manitou, MB
Kay Four Properties, Home Sweet Home, Winnipeg, MB
Folklorama, Folklorama 50, Winnipeg, MB
PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS
Album cover: Generation of Love, Gerry Atwell, Winnipeg, MB
Album cover: Freedom of a Slave, Anthony Kannon, New York, USA. Artwork: Liberty too
Video: The Boiling Kettle, Waswanipi, QC.
The Murals of Winnipeg, Take Pride Winnipeg!: pages 14, 23, 54, Winnipeg, MB. Artwork: Canadian Heroes, Home Sweet Home, Folklorama 50
Article: 2020-2021 Manitoba Arts Council Annual Report, p. 9, Winnipeg, MB. Artwork: Destiny
Album cover: We Still Gotta Lotta Livin’ To Do, Times Change(d) compilation, Winnipeg, MB. Artwork: Times Change(d)
Video: Creation and presentation of Destiny, Winnipeg, MB.
Article: “A memorable endeavour.” Style Manitoba, Vol. 25, Winter 2020: p. 36-37, Winnipeg, MB.
GRANTS and AWARDS
Grant: Create, Manitoba Arts Council, $15 000. Project: The Boiling Kettle
Grant: Connecting at a Distance, Manitoba Arts Council, $500.
Award: Mural of the Year, The Murals of Winnipeg. Project: Folklorama 50
Grant: Album promotion and touring, Manitoba Music, $2000.
Project: It’s a Dream album
Grant: Level 2 music production, Manitoba Music, $7500.
Project: It’s a Dream album
TEACHING and MENTORING
Mentoring: GerryFest youth mentorship program, Winnipeg, MB
Mentoring: Creative Manitoba Careers in the Arts youth mentorship program, Winnipeg, MB
Workshop: Oil and acrylic technique, Robert A. Steen CC, Winnipeg, MB
Workshop: Oil and acrylic technique, Art City, Winnipeg, MB
Workshop: Oil and acrylic technique, Art from the Heart, Winnipeg, MB