Commissioned Portraits
Print Shops
Gallery Shows
Professional Work
Musicial Performer
Computer Skills
Parental Skills
Online Portfolio

 Innocuous live links to related websites herein.


 Online Portfolios 



7 printmaking methods    1997

the portrait     ongoing 

the 3 minute portrait experiment
(25 in a 3 day marathon) 2003

the Carnegie Hall Sessions   2001

the nude (paint on photograph of large life studies) 1997-2003

pen & ink drawings from t.v.   1994


"Rachmaninoff" & other Composers
(very recent work in development)   2003

portrait of an artist as a young man
(& other novels drawn by me)  2000-2002

paintings of C.R. Avery's "A Shotgun Wedding"  2002


15 apparent mood swings   2005

the diarial adventures of Mickey the Swan   2002 (the late 20th Century . Bop)  1988

commercial work     ongoing

early work (studies of bus stops & bars) 1988



Professional Work

teacher of guitar Vancouver, 2005-2006

Bolts of Fiction Vancouver, 2005-2006 Mainteneance of website for a reoccurring literary event. 
CandyVisions Vancouver, 2003-2004 A website for a photographer/filmaker
With A Twist  Vancouver, 2002 Porcelain painter.
The Britannia Community Centre Vancouver, 2002 Drawing from life model. 
Freedom Outfitters Vancouver, B.C., 2001 Some designs and a label for their 2002 Springline of clothing.
EastSide Eternity Posters Vancouver, 2005, Drawing for "Paris Nights" Vancouver 2003; Image for C.R.Avery's show at the Pharmacie Esperanza Montreal, 2003 and the Pic,Vancouver; Image used for "Paris Nights" New York, 2002; Poster for "A Shotgun Wedding" Vancouver, 2002. Drawings from the play are used on C.R.'s website, 2004; "Disclosure" Vancouver,  2002 5 portraits used in event posters  and as the rotating cover for C.R.'s c.d. "disclosure",used as the introduction to C.R.'s documentary by Sebnem Koyuncu, and now I'm teaching C.R. slide guitar 2006.
AnuW.I.S.E. Hall, Vancouver, BC, 2001
   & The Roundhouse, Vancouver, BC, 2003 Multimedia Performance 
Symphony of FireVancouver 2000-04: pyrotechnic crew
Douglas Udell Gallery Vancouver 2000: shipper/reciever, gallery grunt
Northland's Agricom  Edmonton, Alberta, 1997 1 day mural for Farm Fair.

Avanti’s Edmonton, Alberta, 1997  1 day mural for cd release party.

The Fringe Gallery Edmonton, Alberta, 1997 


Print Shops

BenwellAtkins Vancouver, 2002-2003 I ran the joint. Learned a variety of book making techniques, the latest in offset printing technology, and disc to fuji plate stripping. I also established full time benefits for the part time/full time staff. A complicated printer & bookmaker. A fast paced job whereof everything was multi-documented in hard copy, forklift. I was fired in a corporate shuffle but not before I achieved the respect of my workmates, alot of valuable knowledge, and put an end to perpetual part time status. 
Direct Image ScreenWorks Vancouver, 2002  Print, design, color separation, darkroom. 
Hamilton Graphics Vancouver, 1999  Shop maintenance and printer's assistant. 
Blue Sky  full time and occasional 1998-2001  (quit, fired, laid off and rehired 3 times) Precision automatic printer, heat press, manual printer, maintenance. 
The Stockroom  Edmonton,1994  Cleaning silkscreens
University  of Alberta Edmonton,1994-1997  Copperplate printing on brand and griffin presses; viscosity, multi-plate, and de-gre-de printing; photoetching, sugarlift,  wintergreen transfer, airbrush aquatint and drypoint etching;  Stone and photo lithography on an offset printer; One plate intaglio, relief and collograph printing on a mylander press, linocut reduction and jig saw on a hydraulic press,  silkscreen reduction. 
University of Lethbridge Lethbridge, 1991-1994 Zincplate printing on brand and griffin presses; soft ground, spray bomb and aquatinting. 
Ronald's Printing
Edmonton 1990 Bindery, 1984 Papercutter


Gallery Shows

this links to a marquee page.  

the Books of Automancy

the Britannia Gallery Project, Britannia Branch Public Library July 2004. preview (curator:Leah Decter)


Cafe Deux Soliel, June 2004. Project3Media Auction (curator:Ken Lambert)

li'l nudes
11 diagrams for ideas about one

Lugz, Dec., 2003 - Jan., 2004.

Layer Upon Layer 
rare old ingredients for conjuring sublimity

Turks, Dec., 2003 - Jan., 2004. 5 viscosity etchings, 2 linocuts, some acetate paintings and xeroxes, 3painted photographs, and a pastel portrait.

Artists Against War

the W.I.S.E. Hall-Vancouver, Jan., 2004  A large nude.

3 peices for Anu 

the Roundhouse-Vancouver, Oct., 2003  A viscosity etching, a pastel face, and a diary book

li'l nudes
28 diagrams for ideas about us

Mecca-Vancouver, June-July, 2003.

We Are All Poetry
joint show with Jordan Bent

Bukowski's-Vancouver, March, 2003. 7 illustrated books mounted in pedestal frames. (curator: Melinda Barker)

7 portraits & 12 li'l nudes

Don Giovanni's- Vancouver, Feb., 2003. curator: Asza)

the East Side Culture Crawl

the Mergatroid Building-Vancouver, 2002: 11 li'l nudes.

TheErotic Show

the Back Alley Gallery-Vancouver, 2002 (curator: Mad Dog)

One of Many Incremental Magics

Ishtar Gallery,Vancouver, BC, 2001: Linocut Reduction (curator: Jabbar al Janabi)

I Should Paint This

Aunt Leah's, Vancouver, BC, 2000: Assemblage (curator: Peter Hill)

Print Show

FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, 1997: 1 silkscreen print.

Graduate Show

FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, 1997: 4 photo-etchings and a figure drawing.

Posters and Prints

Fringe Gallery-Edmonton, Alberta, 1995: 2 silkscreen posters.

Solo Show

Weinlos Bookstore-Edmonton, Alberta, 1987: Series of plain air drawings from cafes and taverns.


Commissioned Portraits

Charlene Welk Vancouver, 2004 portrait of a pianist. 
Graham Clark Vancouver, 2003 portrait of a local comedian. 
Jody Ann Zinner Vancouver, 2003 a watercolour painting of a
Commercial Drive painter 
Robin Mathews Vancouver, 2002 an editioned linocut print of a
Canadian author.
C.R. Avery Vancouver, 2002 5 portraits used in event posters and as the rotating cover for C.R.'s c.d. "Disclosure." They've since been used as the introduction to C.R.'s documentary by Sebnem Koyuncu
David Baldwin & Connie Farrel Vancouver, 2001 pastel.  
E. Spliff Vancouver, 2001 pastel portrait of an
East Side rapper (now with Freeflow).

this links to some documentation of these works.



Pat's PubVancouver, Feb. 9, 2007 Open for the Grange.

the Purple CrabVancouver, Feb.1, 2007 Open for the Great Rock'n'Roll Factory.

Cafe duex SolielVancouver, Jan. 6, 2007 with the Cornbinders and Muffin Tops.

Vancouver Story Slam 2006 – 2007 Oct. 15 - slide guitar, doo-wop singing, drumming on some tracks.

Co-Op RadioVancouver, Oct.12, 2006 Live radio set immediately after the Joey Only show.

the LamplighterVancouver, Oct. 11, 2006 Open for the Joey Only Outlaw Band with Anna Bon - Bon & Hard Candy, and the Barnburners.

RimeVancouver, Aug.5, 2006 Open for the C.R. Avery band.

The Yale Vancouver, July 20, 2006 An ICTV benefit with All-Purpose, Space 9.

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House Vancouver, June 28, 2006, Atmospheric music.

Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Vancouver, April 6, 2006 featured act.

Poesy Vancouver, 2006 Walking Home Sideways” used as a soundtrack in this short independent film.

CTV's Whistler Vancouver, 2006 2 songs including "My Sisters" and "My Lung" are used in the 3rd episode.

Vancouver Story Slam 2004 – 2005 Vancouver, 2005 - 2006 slide guitar on two tracks.
The Afro Canadian Bar Vancouver, Oct.15, 2005 benefit show for Joey Only’s legal defense
the Princeton Vancouver,
Jan 24, 2005 accompanied by Nigel Burn on guitar.
Norman's Vancouver, March 14, 2005
the Purple Crab Vancouver, March 12, May 13, 2005 open for The Blues Bombers.
the Main
Vancouver, Nov. 8, 2004
the Pic
Vancouver, Nov.6, 2004 accompanied by Charlene Welk on piano.
the Railway Club
Vancouver, May 25, 2004 Performance for "Folk You".
Cafe deux Soliel
May 20, 2004 Performance for "Music Waste".
2005 Open for Shane Koyzan and C.R.Avery
the Libra Room Vancouver, 2003 accompanying Maata.
Slickety Jim's
Vancouver, June 6, 2004
the Cottage Bistro Vancouver, 2004 accompanied by Michael Louw on drums with the Listening Society and Kathara.
El Cocal
Vancouver, 2003 Bob's Blues Jam and with Brandi Watts.
the Listening Society
Vancouver, 2004 Performance for the Listening Society's New Year's Eve Party.
the Listening Society Compilation #1
Vancouver, 2004 One song of mine included.


Honours Degree in Drawing & Printmaking

University of Alberta - Edmonton, Alberta, 1994-1997.


Copper Plate Etching- Copper Etching in Ferric Chloride, Photo-Etching, Drawing on the Plate with Various Resists, Drypoint, Sugarlift, Zerox Transfer, Computer Transfer, Airbrush Aquatinting, Viscosity Printing, Color Printing, Editioning.
Other Printmaking- Silkscreen Reduction, Drawing and Photo on Screen, Poster making, Word and Image, Linocut, Linocut Reduction, Jig-saw, Relief Engraving and Intaglio on Sintra, Collagraph. Stone Lithography, Photo Lithography, Offset Printing, Day-gre`-day, Photo-process, Enlarger, Photo box, Codalith, Color Printing, Color Separation, 4 color Printing, Editioning.
Drawing- Figure Drawing, Anatomical Drawing, Conceptual Drawing, Portraits, Oil and Chalk Pastels, Inks, Conte, Charcoal, Acrylic, Mixed Media, Zerox Enlargement and Contrast, Laser printer, Rag Papers. I have always scored highly in drawing.
Art History & Theory- Survey of 18th Century Art, Canadian Portraits, Medieval Art, Film Studies, Poetry, Trained under leading formalist and conceptual artist, local and international(Walter Jule, Lyndal Osborne, Liz Ingram, Ryoji Ikeda, Marna Bunnel, Steve Dixon, Sean Caulfield, Marc Siegner, Robert Sinclair, Tad Warszinski, Rob Von Eshen).
Presentation- Regularly required to present initial ideas and finished projects and have managed to be consistently informative and entertaining. Use of 35mm film projector, slide projector.



University of Lethbridge - Lethbridge, Alberta, 1991-1994.


Zinc Plate Etching- Zinc Etching in Nitric Acid, Drypoint, Soft Ground Etching, Rosin and Spray Paint Aquatinting, Engraving, Rouletting, Viscosity Printing, Relief.
Drawing- Figurative Drawing, Life Drawing, Conceptual Drawing, Pen and Ink, Scenography, Plan and Elevation, Photo-Realism, Mural Drawing, Paper Making, Video Editing, Film Animation. Often led the class.
Art History & Theory- Survey of 20th Century Art, Modern Art, Modern Music, Canadian Art. Trained under leading conceptual and academic artists.(Marianne Gerlinger, Jeff Spalding, Janet Cardiff, Leslie Dawn, Billy MaCarrol, Catherine Ross, Jennifer Gordon, Herb Hicks, Pat Traer)
Writing & Research-
Research Essays, Expository Essays, Precises, Library Research, Microfiche, Bibliography, Footnotes. Perfect scores for writing at both universities. (I also proofread reports and essays published by the Canadian Ministry of Forestry.)



Grant McEwan Community College- Edmonton, Alberta, 1984-1985.

Graphic Art-
Design, Composition, Architectural Drawing, Figurative Drawing, Mark making, Line Weight, Cut Outs, Art History. Worked professionally as a display artist.



St. Joeseph Composite High School - Edmonton, Alberta, 1983-1984.

Commercial Art- 40 credits in Design, Composition, Architectural Drawing, Figurative Drawing, Life Drawing, Painting, Pen and Ink, Contour Drawing, Opaque Projector.


Computer Skills

Internet- html, javascripting, image sizing, networking, design, maintenance.
Web Pages
-See links above under professional work.
Word Programs
- MS Word, Abode Acrobat, Corel WordPerfect8, Perfect Expert, Presentations8.
Graphics Programs-
Abode PhotoShop, Image Ready, Paint Shop Pro, Pagemaker, Corel Draw, Photo-Paint , Photo House.

Parental Skills

Have bave brought up a well-read, intelligent, courteous, sentimental boy. Provides me with growing knowledge of fairy tales and universal myths, as well as popular culture. Cooked, Kept House. Patience, Joy of Life.