To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial year, I have developed a series of large-scale artworks depicting the flag of Canada called Strong and Free.
There will be ten paintings made in total, all different from one another, varying in size, detail and character. Five will be set aside to partake in a campaign of goodwill by being sold through charitable fundraising, donated to public spaces or spreading cheer by way of a lending program. The loaners will be available to borrow throughout 2017 to be a focal point or backdrop for celebrations, special events, grand openings, outdoor festivals etc. promoting patriotic selfie-taking and far-reaching social interaction.
The remaining five will be available for private and corporate collection.
An iconic symbol, rendered in a combination of modern materials, simultaneously acknowledges our history while anticipating our future. Showcasing the traditional structure and colour scheme of the flag, the paintings expand to include elements representative of the Canadian landscape in visual and three-dimensional textures
The incorporation of holographic metallic foils infuse the surface with luminosity giving them a reflective quality and a depth found in no other medium. In these pieces, the flag comes alive, changing when viewed from various angles or as the light changes.
A full-time commitment to my craft and years of experimenting with different medium and methods has enabled me to develop and prove this original technique that has become identifiable as the underpinning element in my catalog of work.
Read about #1 in the series and it’s bright future here:
For more information on how to reserve one of these paintings for your event or if you know of a fundraiser or public space that could benefit from this please contact me directly at:
613 878-7678 (landline)
Happy Birthday y’all!
p.s. there’s also a canoe…
Photography credit: top photo,
Stephen Fenn Photo Video