Monday, December 09, 2013

December Art Crawl -- art sales

Is it December already, where did the year go?   I hope everyone has a Merry Holiday Season and a Happy New Year, and a healthy and wonderful year ahead in 2014.

For the December art crawl I will be at:

located on the Second Floor of the historical "Vasco da Gama club" at 175 1/2 James Street North in Hamilton.
thou ART pARTy takes place the second Friday of every month 7pm-midnight.
thou ART pARTy showcases local artists and local musicians all evening.
thou ART pARTy is open to all. There is never cover charge.

Come out and see some of my newest prints or get some of your old favorites. I will have a good selection to choose from as well as steampunk themed goodies. Come by and say Hi to all the wonderful artists.

Monday, December 02, 2013


People have been asking me for cats for years, so I finally made some stylized kitties for the winter season.  One with the cat sitting in the box is called Take Me Home.  The other peeking out of the box is called Sanctuary.  Just thought I would try something a little different. Made with watercolour and pencil.  Due to the warping of the paper the scan was a little difficult, but I think I managed.  They will be available at my next outing and at The Pearl Co.  Will keep you posted on my next appearance.

Take Me Home


Monday, November 18, 2013

More Holiday Sales

I will be at the 9th Annual International Marketplace on Friday November 22, 2013.  I will be there one day only even though the sale continues on Saturday. So if you want to see me come on Friday, but if you can't make it there are lots of other artists and gift opportunities on Saturday as well.

Free Admission and Parking.
Immanuel Christian Reformed Church
61 Mohawk Rd. West.
Hamilton ON

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Holiday Sales

I will be selling my art at a number of places over the holiday season.  The first confirmed location will be at the November Art Crawl on Hamilton's James Street North.  I will be appearing with a group of other great artists at 175 1/2 James St north on the second floor at Thou Art Party on Friday November 8th.  Come on over and visit with me and all the other great artists along the James Street Crawl.  Lots to see and many one of a kind original gifts for the holiday season.  Also my work is always available at the Pearl Co. on Steven Street in Hamilton.  

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Steampunk Surfer -- final

"I say Cowabunga dude"  a whimsical steampunk piece.  This one took a lot of fine tuning to get the final result, but I hope you agree with me that it was worth it.  I hope to have it available at Steam on Queen on June 22 and other following events, if the printer gods are with me. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


line drawing finally done in computer, now the colouring begins.  You can see the earlier sketch back further in the blog and see the changes I made. From the rough to line drawing.  I will post the coloured image when complete.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Fish out of water final

This is the final image that will be available for sale.

Below is a detail of the inset image.

 This is painted watercolour with gouache image from the line drawing. Without the digital overlay.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Upcoming Paintings

fish  out of water
Clockwork Bot

Designed by Allen Swerling.

Final sketches of paintings that I hope to have done for Steam on Queen.  Wanted to get them done sooner but life happens.

More Pins

Steampunk Pins and Things


Someone asked me to design some Nautical pins. So here they are.  I have also designed some more Air Corps. pins.  These will be available at the next few events I will be showing at.  Art O Con and Steam on Queen.

These are the pins I wear on my vest. 

And introducing Mustaches on a Schtick, for those who don't want permanent facial hair but still want to be steampunk fashionable.

Friday, February 01, 2013

New Stuff/ Happy New Year

Man, I have been busy.  Putting together a new line of pins, doing a lot of primary sketches, and generally running around. I have been getting a lot of new pieces together for upcoming shows but none of that shows up on the web.  I have also been BRAINSTORMING for new ideas.   Inspiration is everywhere!  Stay tuned I will be posting new things soon;  Pins and things, but new paintings first.
Stay tuned my friends, and thanks for checking.

Gentleman Snail

Here is just a cute little idea.  Hope to do a series of snails with different Victorian hats on. Watercolour and mixed media.  Basically a pencil drawing that has been painted. The paper didn't behave the way I hoped. But still turned out OK. Gave it an aged look. Hope you like it.

Mr. and Mrs. Gear. Painted with Colour

A larger version of the pins.  These pair are 8.5 by 11 inches.   They will be hand painted in various colours. I will have a limited series that  will be available.  This is the first set, they will be framed together not individually. Please meet:  Sir Reginald and Lady Penelope Gear.