Making the Most of Snap Decisions

2010

Making the most of Snap Decisions is an exhibition of paintings created from the 4 x 6 inch photographs taken by the artist's younger self. The images are accidental compositions unwittingly created at various stages of the artist's life.
Making the most of Snap Decisions is the result of digging and sorting through boxes and piles of hundreds of moments of suspended animation. It is part of an on-going exploration of collecting and hording of the incidental random moments in photographs. The resulting images are painted versions of the original youthful photographs contemplated and filtered though the painter's eyes and hands.
Making the most of Snap Decisions is an exhibition of the ordered outcome of the cumulative imagery. The paintings are forced to relate to a common horizon line, which is the thread tying the work together and imposing a version of order.



Italian street scene
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Larry racing
3 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
African Lion Safari
3 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Natascha
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Gary
4 x 6 inches Oil on Mylar on wood 2010
Cub parade
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Room in Florence
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Falconeer
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Guitar lesson
3 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Dining room
3 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Italian church
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Italian countryside
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010

Harbour
4 x 10 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Studio interior
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Drawing table
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Inside a clock
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010

Grass
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Parking lot
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Bridge
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Airplane
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010

Gin
3 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Dogs wrestling
3 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Joust
3 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Loading dock
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010

Mom in the morning
3 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Sink with dishes
6 x 12 inches
Oil on canvas
2008
Hamilton bridge
3 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Halifax rocky shore
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Cyclist
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Birthday party 1
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Bronze pour
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Gin on gymbag
3 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Peggy's Cove 1
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Italian soldiers
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Water
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Peggy's Cove
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009

Arch De Triumph
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Mallard
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Hamilton
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Seagulls 2
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Seagulls 1
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Italian cat
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009

Dog door

4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Dinosaur 3
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Lawnchair
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Pink Florence
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Peggy's Cove 2
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Clothes pegs
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Backyard
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Warning
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Arno water
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Julia
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
200

Airplane window
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Birthday Party 2
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Paris
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
High park zoo
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Scouts
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Jeff
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Arno Water 2
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Dad in window 1
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009

Nova Scotia
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Dad in Window 2
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Stilt walker
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Courtyard
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Dinosaur 2
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Chris
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Birthday party 3
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
McMaster
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Venice
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Dinosaur 1
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Tim
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009

Halifax view
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Matt
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Backyard in winter
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Dad
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Mom
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Parisian dog
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009

Single tree
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Baby heads
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Airplane
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Train car
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Spinning propeller
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Part of a plane
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Upstair bathroom
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
New driveway
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Tim and Joust
4 x 5 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Tim birthday
3 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Bathroom sink
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Chris
6 x 4 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Dad and window
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010

Maid of the Mist
4 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Ship
8 x 8 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2009
Simon and Sculptures
6 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2007
Derek and Al
6 x 6 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2007
Family by the lake
12 x 12 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Grandparents and Lynn
11 x 14 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2010
Cat
24 x 24 inches
Oil on Mylar on wood
2007
Casts of heads
5 x 7 inches
Oil on scratchboard
2010
Horses and young riders
12 x 12 inches
Oil and paper on wood
2010
Bryan
12 x 12 inches
conte, gouache, gessoed paper on board
2010
Tim
12 x 12 inches
conte, gouache, gessoed paper on board
2010
Mike
12 x 12 inches
conte, gouache, gessoed paper on board
2010

Installation shot

AWOL Gallery
November 2009

Installation shot

AWOL Gallery
November 2009