eBay

The new Refrigerator LP is out with my art on the cover! Tonight (11:45 p.m. PDT), the label (Shrimper) will put the 16 x 20″ painting on eBay. USA only.

While the auction is Shrimper’s thing, I’ll be packaging and shipping the painting. It can ship as one painting, or the buyer can connect with me and add to the purchase.

eBay auction


Proceeds from the auction go towards opening the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change.

LARGE
“Affirmative #15″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile)

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Buyers / Collections

6 LARGE in the Abu Dhabi Collection

Someone’s having fun in Victoria, BC!

Brooklyn turntable

Vancouver hoodies!

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Retired Art Museum Director

It was a real thrill to receive this statement in an email after the New York Times Magazine article came out.

“I am a retired art museum director (a Smithsonian and a Guggenheim museum among others) and think your paintings are just terrific in how you capture character so well and what a great colorist you are!”

She bought these three 11 x 14″ paintings for her home.

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NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE


“Unlike most portraits, especially the ones men tend to paint of women, these were not made to be looked upon. The subjects were equal partners in the looking. You stared at them and they stared back. Smith’s women seemed to have rich interior lives and sometimes wore uniforms to indicate what they were doing before you, the viewer, so rudely interrupted.” – Nick Marino, New York Times Magazine, January 10, 2021

FOLLOW me on FaceBook to see $100 USD paintings for sale daily.

I’m currently focused on creating groups 3 or more LARGE (16 x 20″ $600 USD) paintings based on the various “themes” I already paint. I will create a private album / page for you with options based on themes that interest you.

Join my 3 or more LARGE painting GROUP on FaceBook when you have selected themes and are ready to buy. Please include which country I’d be shipping to.

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I post my daily $100 USD paintings for sale first on my regular FaceBook page.

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CBC radio interview (September, 2020)
NPR podcast version

All sales above my $1000 USD monthly expenses go towards opening the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change.

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Favorite Large Paintings (all SOLD)

Some of my recent (since September 2020) favourites.

I’m currently focused on creating groups 3 or more LARGE (16 x 20″ $600 USD) paintings based on the various “themes” I already paint. I will create a private album / page for you with options based on themes that interest you.

THEMES
Scuba
Sun Hat
Astronaut
Aviator
Angry Woman in Rock
Bathing Cap
Ruff Collar
Headphones
The Phone
Chocolate
Nurse
Hoodie

Join my 3 or more LARGE paintings GROUP on FaceBook when you have selected themes and are ready to buy. Please include which country I’d be shipping to.

LARGE “The Hat #124″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “The Hat #129″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Affirmative #12″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Headphones with Diaphanous Apricot Scarf #3″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “The Singer #20″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Bathing Cap and Phone #13″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “The Hat #117″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Hoodie #9″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Pioneer of Aviation #42″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Chocolate #11″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Bathing Cap and Ruff Collar #3″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Angry Woman in Rock #38″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Pioneer of Aviation #32″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Bathing Cap #3″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD


LARGE “The Hat #115″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Scuba #34″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Hoodie #5″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Hoodie″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “No Hat #967″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Headphones #49″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Bathing Cap & Phone #11″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “The Phone #19″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

LARGE “Scuba #33″ (16 x 20″ acrylic on canvas 1/2” profile) $600 USD SOLD

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$100 USD paintings / favorites 2016 to 09/2020

all of these $100 USD paintings have SOLD

I post new $100 USD paintings for sale first on FaceBook.

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No Hat #948 800

“No Hat #948″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2020
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #937 800

“No Hat #937″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2020
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #938 800

“No Hat #938″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2020
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

Scuba #19 800

“Scuba #19″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2020
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

Nurse #46 800

“Nurse #46″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2020
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

Bathing Cap and Phone #7 800

“Bathing Cap and Phone #7″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2020
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #690 800
“No Hat #690″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2019
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #675 800

“No Hat #675″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2019
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

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“No Hat #583″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2019
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

Orange Jacket # 800“Orange Jacket #10″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2019
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

Hoodie #14 800
“Hoodie #14” (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2019
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #590 800
“No Hat #590″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2019
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #572 800
“No Hat #572″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2019
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #559 800
“No Hat #559″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2019
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #554 800
“No Hat #554″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2019
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #549 800
“No Hat #549″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2019
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #544 800
“No Hat #544″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2019
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #532 800
“No Hat #532″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2019
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #588 800

“No Hat #588″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2019
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

The Hat #83 800
“The Hat #83″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel) 2019
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #462 800
“No Hat #462″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2018
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #458 800
“No Hat #458″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2018
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #436 800
“No Hat #436″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2018
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #434 800
“No Hat #434″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2018
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #441 800
“No Hat #441″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2018
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #427 800
“No Hat #427″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2018
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #348 800

“No Hat #348″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2018
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

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“No Hat #443″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2018
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #388 800
“No Hat #388″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2018
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #371 800
“No Hat #371″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2018
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #395 800
“No Hat #395″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2018
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

Phone #6 800
“The Phone #6″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2018
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

Phone #2 800
“The Phone #2″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2018
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #325 800

“No Hat #325″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2018
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat 266 800
“No Hat #266″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2017
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat 255 800
“No Hat #255″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2017
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat 258 800
“No Hat #258″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2017
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat 235 800
“No Hat #235″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2017
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat 234 800
“No Hat #234″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2017
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

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“No Hat #248″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2017
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat 246 800

“No Hat #246″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2017
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat 247 800

“No Hat #247″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2017
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat 240 800

“No Hat #240″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2017
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat 200 800

“No Hat #200″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2017
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

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“No Hat #134″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2017
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

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“Singer #4″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2017
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

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“No Hat #116″ (acrylic on canvas panel, 14 x 11”) 2017
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #94 800
“No Hat #94″ (acrylic on canvas board 14 x 11”) 2017
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #88 800
“No Hat #88″ (acrylic on canvas board 14 x 11”) 2016
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #79 800

“No Hat #79″ (acrylic on canvas board 14 x 11”) 2016
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #73 800
“No Hat #73″ (acrylic on canvas board 14 x 11”) 2016
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #71 800
“No Hat #71″ (acrylic on watercolour paper 14 x 11”) 2016
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #70 800
“No Hat #70″ (acrylic on watercolour paper 14 x 11”) 2016
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #59 800
“No Hat #59″ (acrylic on canvas board 14 x 11”) 2016
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

No Hat #27 800

“No Hat #27″ (acrylic on paper, 14 x 11”) 2016
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

The Hat #31 800

“The Hat #31″ (acrylic on watercolor paper, 14 x 11”) 2016
$100 USD plus shipping SOLD

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Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change

Every month, sales above my $1000 USD expenses go towards opening the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change where artists work on projects that intend to change the world. The property will be bequeathed to an arts group yet to be named.

Since 2016, I’ve been posting a daily 11 X 14″ painting for $100 USD on my regular FaceBook page. In September I added a 16 x 20″ size ($600 USD).

Over $200,000 USD has been set aside from painting sales, which, when combined with my savings, puts the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change on track to open this summer.

I’ve looked at a few places in person, had two accepted offers, but at the low end of the market there are so many ways to go wrong. To give a sense of what I’m planning to purchase, here are some of the listings I’ve looked at in the past couple of years of searching, painting, adding to the funds, while waiting for various lights to turn green.

SOLD The two-house property listed for around $300,000 USD on Texada Island, BC, would been excellent for the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change. Both buildings have metal roofs and wood stoves. Drawbacks are septic tank as opposed to municipal sewer, distance from airport and hospital, and internet service. In this case, I’d take the small house and visiting artists would be in the larger, newer house (top).

I had an accepted offer on this 2-bedroom, art deco house on a main street (gallery potential) in the interior of BC in March, 2020 where the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change could have been added as a laneway house. Prior to a securing building inspection, I saw old photos with plants growing under the house which, with additional poking around, took me to an article about a rising groundwater issue in this flood-prone river town. I later learned that the river had at one time flowed right down that main street.

Flood and forest fire potential are two of my priorities.

SOLD This two-house property listed for around $400,000 USD on Pender Island, BC, would been excellent for the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change, but it was beyond my reach in the summer of 2019. Drawbacks are septic tank as opposed to municipal sewer, distance from grocery store and post office, but this could have been great. Close to secluded beaches and hiking trails.

SOLD This house on Gabriola Island with a gallery/studio for the visiting artist to use in conjunction with a second bathroom, bedroom and potential for kitchen on the lower level of the house was way beyond my means in the summer of 2019, but if it came back on the market now, I could buy it with a loan of $20,000 USD.


This somewhat too rural property with a guesthouse in the interior was within reach, but not close enough to an airport or hospital (hour and a half). It’s maybe a 20 minute walk to grocery and post office along a road without sidewalk or adequate shoulder. The property is on a slight slope with some potential for erosion towards the river below. Very hot summers. Winters quite a bit too cold.

This house is two ferry-rides and one long, mountainous drive away from Vancouver in a small town on a small island with a very small population. I was seriously considering this place until someone mentioned that it was likely a mobile home with a second suite under it. I do as much gathering of information as possible before heading off to look at places.

Basically looking on the southwest coast of BC for a place with two separate living situations, ideally in two buildings close to a hospital (15 minutes) within an hour of an airport. Walking distance to good grocery store and post office. Preference for metal roof, wood stove or fireplace, municipal water and sewer.