Between the Army & Navy
Between the Army & Navy

Acrylic, 48x36 inches, 2019

$3,300

This is a particularly squint rendition of the alleyway between Hastings & Cordova, featuring one of these suspended tunnels above grade, linking the two parts of the Army & Navy Store. With the recent redevelopment of the Hastings side, not sure whether the tunnel will be dismantled...?

North Rim
North Rim

Acrylic, 9x12 inches, 2019

$240

This piece depicts a cloud formation rising above the North Rim of the badlands around Eastend, SK. There is nothing quite like the prairie skies to give you a sense of the infinite.

Red Barn
Red Barn

Acrylic, 12x12 inches, 2019

$315

This barn was part of an abandoned homestead on the Eastend-Claydon road in SW Saskatchewan. Such homesteads are a poignant reminder of more prosperous times.

Hotel Empress
Hotel Empress

Acrylic, 48x24 inches, 2019

$2,600

Not to be confused with the famous Victoria establishment, the Empress Hotel in Vancouver is perhaps the finest example of boom & bust architecture in Vancouver.

McCormick-Deering
McCormick-Deering

Acrylic, 24x24 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2019

$1,270

This depicts a vintage McCormick-Deering tractor parked in a field on the Ravenscag-Eastend road in SW Saskatchewan. From the wire grille, pneumatic tires and hand crank, it looks like a model 10-20 from the 1930's

Ovaltine
Ovaltine

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,850

The neon sign above the Ovaltine Cafe on East Hastings is among the best surviving example of mid-Century signage in Vancouver. Opened in 1942, it has resolutely resisted gentrification over the years and been used for numerous screen productions, including The The X-Files and Supernatural.

No Name All Dressed
No Name All Dressed

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2019

$2,650

Far from being "simple", most folks reaction is "WTF kind of chips are these?" This crazy barbecue/ ketchup/ salt & vinegar combo is particular to Canada, and yes, very addictive. Doubling-down on the Canadiana, I had to depict the "No Name" generic Canadian (non) brand variety.

Beaver Lumber
Beaver Lumber

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2019

$2,650

Robsart is a ghost town south on the Red Coat Trail in SW Saskatchewan. Initially prosperous, it has suffered a long decline since the 1930's. While there are a few residents left, the Main street is largely lined with abandoned houses & storefronts, like Beaver Lumber.

Well Shed
Well Shed

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2019

$2,650

Aside from a seasonal lakes, there is often little surface water in the prairie benchlands, and many farms rely on boreholes for water. You can recognize them from the shed & power-line. This one is just south of Eastend, Saskatchewan.

Alexander Sunset
Alexander Sunset

Acrylic, 24x48 inches, 2019

$2,600

There is something sublime about the winter sunsets in Gastown. This piece depicts the view looking south across Alexander Street to the rooftops of East Hastings & Chinatown. Good to be here!

Lucky Candy
Lucky Candy

Acrylic, 24x24 inches, 2019

$1,270

Lucky Candy (利是糖) is given away during Lunar New Year to wish people luck & prosperity. Not sure on the history of these, but round here, they are all strawberry-flavoured with red wrappers.

Climax Elevator
Climax Elevator

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,850

The grain elevator is indeed an iconic part of the prairie landscape. This spectacular example of a grain elevator is located on the tracks in Climax, Saskatchewan, last stop before the US border on Highway 37.

Conway's
Conway's

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,650

Funky family diners are a fixture in small-town Canada, and I was really struck by this place in downtown Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, that retains a loyal local following.

First House
First House

Acrylic, 8x10 inches, 2019

$175

I was intrigued by this little timber house on an abandoned homestead off the Red Coat Trail, west of Eastend, Saskatchewan. It was the oldest of several buildings, and apparently constructed with the greatest care. It really made we wonder about the pioneer story behind it.

Tower Amusements
Tower Amusements

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2019

$950

Happy New Year folks! I'll start off with this piece, which depicts an (in)famous bunker situated on the promenade next to Portobello Beach in Edinburgh. I believe it is the last survivor of many more amusement arcades, and while I never saw the attraction, it is always packed whenever I went past.

Wainwright Basin
Wainwright Basin

Acrylic, 8x8 inches, 2018

$140

This depicts a stand of trees on a wee island outside Prince Rupert, just by the turnoff for Port Edward.

Old Dutch Ketchup
Old Dutch Ketchup

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2018

$2,650

Old Dutch ketchup chips is another one of these everyday Canadian icons, produced by a Manitoba firm since the 50s & one of these flavours that never quite made it down to the States.

Bath Street
Bath Street

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2018

$950

This depicts the north end of Bath Street in the Portobello, the Edinburgh seaside neighbourhood. I know the area well & such sandstone tenements are a common sight in Scottish cities.

Frenchman River Valley
Frenchman River Valley

Acrylic, 24x72 inches, 2018

$3,800

This depicts a view across the Frenchman River between Eastend and Ravenscrag in SW Saskatchewan. The valley is a glacial feature, characterised by steep ravines and coulees in the layered hills.

Copy of Leather Warehous
Copy of Leather Warehous

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2018

$2,650

Advertising murals were once pretty common across buildings downtown.

Now mostly gone, they still dot the DTES, like these examples above East Hastings Lane, east of Pigeon Park. They can be a real window into the past; e.g, the "leather warehouse" has been the Potter's Place Mission since I have been in town.…

Teacake
Teacake

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2018

$2,6850

This depicts a Tunnock's teacake, a chocolate-covered mallow, wrapped in tinfoil. It is much-loved in Scotland, but the kind of thing I scorned when I actually lived there. Now living in Canada, I have to admit a nostalgic weakness for them.…

Pioneer Gold
Pioneer Gold

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2018

$950

This depicts a colourful pair of heritage buildings along 3rd Ave in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Pioneer Inns is on the left,and Harris & Wick Goldsmiths Ltd. is on the right.

Kimchi Noodle Soup
Kimchi Noodle Soup

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, 2018

$1,980

This depicts Korea's favourite noodle soup (shin ramyun) and what's not to love? Crazy colours, variable boundaries, printed & actual reflections, cartoon characters, multiple languages, and all made in the USA.

Canada
Canada

Acrylic, 48 x 72 inches, 2019

$6,000

The tagged Canada grain car is an iconic feature across Canada. This example was parked behind Portside Studios earlier this year.

North to Cypress
North to Cypress

Acrylic, 48x48 inches, 2018

$4,500

The badlands bordering the Frenchman River give way to flat benches. The shear sense of scale on the benches can be overwhelming, where you can see up to 20 km without difficulty. This depicts Highway 21, looking north to the Cypress Hills.

Mike's News
Mike's News

Acrylic, 30"x40", 2018

$2,650

I came across this great open-air neon Sign Museum on 104th St. in downtown Edmonton last month.

The museum includes this famous sign that used to hang above Mike’s News Stand, which operated for 70 years on Jasper Ave. Back in the day, it was apparently the place to go to hear the local gossip, the latest sports scores and the exploits of bush pilots who gathered there.

Hungry?
Hungry?

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

$2,650

This depicts the classic neon sign above Hungry Herbies Drive-in diner on HWY 97 in Cache Creek, British Columbia, home of the famous monster burger. Cache Creek is a village a few hours northeast of Vancouver & is a welcome break on any drive up north.

Robsart Hay Bale
Robsart Hay Bale

Acrylic, 24x24 inches, 2018

$1,270

You see hay bales across the fields on a benches above the Frenchman River, and they provide a useful sense of distance in the sometimes featureless fields. The snow draped over top displays the most intense blue-purple magenta shades you will ever see.

Copy of Back of Wes
Copy of Back of Wes

Acrylic, 72x18 inches, 2018

$2,850

This piece depicts the view down the alley at the back of the West Hotel towards the old BC Electric Railway Building on Carrall St. I was intrigued by the long composition and the sculptural element of the fire escapes.

Alan Dumontel
Alan Dumontel

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, 2018

$1,980

Alan struck me as both a symbol of continuity and change. He is a third generation rancher with acreage W of Claydon SK. Now retired, he helps out on the nearby Old Man on His Back Nature Reserve, which reintroduces prairie grasses and wildlife.

Belmont
Belmont

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2018

$950

You are never that far from a boat in Shetland. I spotted this wee aluminium boat above high tide in Belmont Harbour at the south end of Unst. I love the play of the light on the metal & the water behind.

Below Ravenscrag
Below Ravenscrag

Acrylic, 24x24 inches, 2018

$1,270

"Saskatchewan: not as flat as you think". This piece depicts the view across the Frenchman River Valley downstream of Ravenscrag, Saskatchewan, below the butte of the same name.

Sea Breeze
Sea Breeze

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

$2,650

One time back in Scotland, I was charmed by this small shellfish ship up on blocks at the harbour in Dunbar. Dunbar is a lovely & historic fishing village east of Edinburgh, and the home to fleet of inshore fishing vessels.

South of Cadillac
South of Cadillac

Acrylic, 18x72 inches, 2018

$2,850

There is something incredibly poignant about the abandoned prairie homesteads, standing in testament to trials of times past. This is accentuated when set against the vast prairie landscape. This particular one is located just off Highway 4 south of Cadillac, Saskatchewan

Vos Raasay
Vos Raasay

Acrylic, 36x48 inches, 2018

$3,300

This depicts the offshore supply vessel Vos Raasay at anchor in Scalloway Shetland. Ships like this are specially designed to supply offshore oil and gas platforms.

Scotsguard Truck
Scotsguard Truck

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

$2,650

This 1940's Ford flatbed is now parked in downtown Scotsguard, SK. Founded in 1913 in response to the CPR, Scotsguard earning it the moniker "Little Chicago" during the Prohibition years. Times have changed and the village now comprises three residents and a few lovingly preserved buildings.

Sorrel
Sorrel

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2018

$2,850

This depicts a sorrel quarter horse on the Middle Bench above Eastend, Saskatchewan. Working Quarter horses like this one are an enduring legacy of ranching history in the Frenchman Valley, which saw cattle roundups of cattle from Canada & the US until about 1910

Frenchman River Valley
Frenchman River Valley

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

$2,650

This depicts a view of sunset over the Frenchman River in Eastend, SK. The river is typically quiet, but a dam was built upstream to control flow after streets were swamped by flood water in 1952.

One Ninety Five
One Ninety Five

Acrylic, 48x72 inches, 2018

$6,000

This depicts a beautiful winter sunrise over the warehouse/office block down the street at 195 Alexander Street in Gastown. Love those low-angle red sunrises, when we get 'em :)

Magni
Magni

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, 2018

$1,980

This depicts the veteran tugboat Magni, the first steel vessel to be built in Iceland (1955), served Reykjavik Harbour for 35 years & is now moored at the Sjóminjasafnið í Reykjavík / Reykjavík Maritime Museum.

Scotty
Scotty

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2017

$2,850

Scotty is one of the most complete T-Rex skeletons ever found and is housed in the remarkable T-Rex Discovery Centre, built from some $2M raised by the local people & businesses. A testament to local pride & determination.

Money BBQ
Money BBQ

Acrylic, 18x36 inches, 2017

$1,425

Barbecued meat has a long history in Vancouver's Chinatown. In 1975, it became the centre of a fight between merchants & City officials over storage standards. After several closures, extensive testing & a national campaign, the City ceded & BBQ meat came back on the market!

This particular one is a little place at Gore & Keefer...

Hi Lite
Hi Lite

Acrylic, 24x48 inches, 2017

$2,600

This depicts the sign above the Hi-Lite restaurant in downtown Castlegar, BC. This has been a downtown landmark, and includes a functioning juke box that patrons can play from their table.

Such restaurants have been a quintessential small-town Canadian institution for 150 years, reflecting early patterns of Chinese immigration, serving both Chinese & western food at a time when they were perhaps the only restaurant in town.

Two Tugs
Two Tugs

Acrylic, 48x48 inches, 2017

$4,500

I like living next to a working harbour & enjoy seeing the tugs moored by Crab Park in the Tymac Launch jetty. It is fun to watch their reflections of the early morning light in the water.

Critical Lift
Critical Lift

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2017

$2,650

I was unsure about doing this one, but couldn't resist the composition. I passed this scene the other week, at a construction site in the DTES. It looked like a pretty delicate procedure, though the site supervisor who quizzed me assured me it was all to code.

Shawl Dancer
Shawl Dancer

Acrylic, 24 x 48 inches, 2017

$2,600

This depicts an indigenous fancy shawl dancer taking part in last year's Downtown Eastside Powwow at Oppenheimer Park. Women’s fancy shawl dancers wear beaded capes, moccasins and leggings and most importantly, a beautifully decorated long fringed shawl.

Astoria
Astoria

Acrylic, 72x48 inches, 2017

$6,000

This depicts the well-loved neon sign attached to the Astoria Hastings in Strathcona. The Astoria started life as an apartment building, built in 1912 & converted into a hotel in 1950. Today the hotel is a single-room occupancy rental.

All reasonable Offers
All reasonable Offers

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2016

$2,850

This piece depicts the Treasure Island Buy & Sell, a pawn shop at Pigeon Park in the DTES. These pawn shops have been a common neighbourhood feature for a long time, but have been gradually disappearing over the years.

Just doin' it
Just doin' it

Acrylic, 48x48 inches, 2016

$4,500

This piece depicts a local guy making his way along the alley between the Firehall Arts Centre & Empress Hotel with his belongings in a couple of trolleys last summer. It illustrates the resilience of folks who get by in the DTES in the face of tough odds.

The President
The President

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2016

$2,650

I spotted this Canadian Pacific #conductor at dawn in the #railyard behind #gastown a few weeks back & was struck by the presence of this pretty formidable gent. The only identification I could see was "President Safety Association 2008", hence the painting title.

Annou Max
Annou Max

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, 2016

$1,980

The bulk carriers in Burrard Inlet are a real feature of Vancouver. I loved seeing them, and they make me think of far places & great adventures.

As I write, this bulk carrier, seen in Burrard Inlet, is rounding the Cape of Good Hope, en route from Gangavaram in India to Sepetiba in Brazil.

Cordova Crossing
Cordova Crossing

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2016

$2,650

It is an unfortunate but common phenomenon in the Downtown Eastside to see folks "walking" down the street in a wheelchair. I guess they can still walk with difficulty, but have the wheelchair to help them get around.

This particular traveller was crossing Cordova Street at Carrall.

Bryn
Bryn

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2015

$1,980

I met Bryn in the DTES while carrying a picture though the neighbourhood. Despite losing his accommodation that day, he was pretty upbeat and philosophical, a real testament to the human spirit.

Sheltie
Sheltie

Acrylic, 36x24 inches, February 2016

$1,900

I met this #Sheltie on #Unst, the northernmost inhabited island in #Shetland. #Shelties are more properly known as Shetland #Sheepdogs and is the local breed of herding dog up there. As you would expect, this one was pretty alert and if you look closely, you can see me reflected in the left eye.

Aquabus
Aquabus

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2015

$950

This depicts one of the Aquabus Ferries, which are a unique and colourful part of False Creek in Vancouver.

Transforming McLean
Transforming McLean

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2015

$2,650

This depicts the utility pole outside Portside studios on McLean Drive. These poles are a very distinctive feature in Vancouver, especially on the Downtown Eastside.

Hard Start
Hard Start

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2016

$2,650

This piece depicts a tow-truck towing a car from our street one Sunday morning in Gastown last year. Temporary parking restrictions are pretty common on the street, relating to cultural events or filming, and people often get caught out, especially at the weekend. It is a hard way to start your Sunday...

Rehab
Rehab

Acrylic, 36x18 inches, 2016

$1,425

This piece another of the incredibly endearing seals being looked after at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rehab unit. He/she has not been positively identified, so "rehab" became the provisional name.

The Cambie
The Cambie

Acrylic, 72x48 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2016

$6,000

This depicts the back of the Cambie Hotel, in Gastown. I have walked through this alleyway many times and always been interested by the utilitarian beauty of this view.

Brandon Polar Bear
Brandon Polar Bear

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2013

$950

This piece depicts a polar bear spotted in downtown Brandon, Manitoba. As a stuffed animal, it illustrates our often troubled history with native wildlife.

Buffalo Jump
Buffalo Jump

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2014

$2,850

This piece depicts a pile of skulls from the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, near Fort Macleod, Alberta. It is one of the world's oldest, largest, and best preserved buffalo jumps, used continuously by aboriginal peoples of the plains nearly 6,000 years.

Stenness
Stenness

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2014

$2,650

This depicts a typical Shetland croft house (small-holding farm) and what may be a sixareen fishing boat. Stenness was an important haaf (deep-sea) fishing station in the 18th and 19th century, with up to 40 boats operating from here in the summer.

Keep Shetland Tidy
Keep Shetland Tidy

Acrylic, 36x24 inches, 2014

$1,900

The Shetland dialect is very pronounced in speech, with a large number of Norwegian words within dominant English. The local take on this well-known street sign illustrate the continuing use of Shetland dialect.

Between the Army & Navy
North Rim
Red Barn
Hotel Empress
McCormick-Deering
Ovaltine
No Name All Dressed
Beaver Lumber
Well Shed
Alexander Sunset
Lucky Candy
Climax Elevator
Conway's
First House
Tower Amusements
Wainwright Basin
Old Dutch Ketchup
Bath Street
Frenchman River Valley
Copy of Leather Warehous
Teacake
Pioneer Gold
Kimchi Noodle Soup
Canada
North to Cypress
Mike's News
Hungry?
Robsart Hay Bale
Copy of Back of Wes
Alan Dumontel
Belmont
Below Ravenscrag
Sea Breeze
South of Cadillac
Vos Raasay
Scotsguard Truck
Sorrel
Frenchman River Valley
One Ninety Five
Magni
Scotty
Money BBQ
Hi Lite
Two Tugs
Critical Lift
Shawl Dancer
Astoria
All reasonable Offers
Just doin' it
The President
Annou Max
Cordova Crossing
Bryn
Sheltie
Aquabus
Transforming McLean
Hard Start
Rehab
The Cambie
Brandon Polar Bear
Buffalo Jump
Stenness
Keep Shetland Tidy
Between the Army & Navy

Acrylic, 48x36 inches, 2019

$3,300

This is a particularly squint rendition of the alleyway between Hastings & Cordova, featuring one of these suspended tunnels above grade, linking the two parts of the Army & Navy Store. With the recent redevelopment of the Hastings side, not sure whether the tunnel will be dismantled...?

North Rim

Acrylic, 9x12 inches, 2019

$240

This piece depicts a cloud formation rising above the North Rim of the badlands around Eastend, SK. There is nothing quite like the prairie skies to give you a sense of the infinite.

Red Barn

Acrylic, 12x12 inches, 2019

$315

This barn was part of an abandoned homestead on the Eastend-Claydon road in SW Saskatchewan. Such homesteads are a poignant reminder of more prosperous times.

Hotel Empress

Acrylic, 48x24 inches, 2019

$2,600

Not to be confused with the famous Victoria establishment, the Empress Hotel in Vancouver is perhaps the finest example of boom & bust architecture in Vancouver.

McCormick-Deering

Acrylic, 24x24 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2019

$1,270

This depicts a vintage McCormick-Deering tractor parked in a field on the Ravenscag-Eastend road in SW Saskatchewan. From the wire grille, pneumatic tires and hand crank, it looks like a model 10-20 from the 1930's

Ovaltine

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,850

The neon sign above the Ovaltine Cafe on East Hastings is among the best surviving example of mid-Century signage in Vancouver. Opened in 1942, it has resolutely resisted gentrification over the years and been used for numerous screen productions, including The The X-Files and Supernatural.

No Name All Dressed

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2019

$2,650

Far from being "simple", most folks reaction is "WTF kind of chips are these?" This crazy barbecue/ ketchup/ salt & vinegar combo is particular to Canada, and yes, very addictive. Doubling-down on the Canadiana, I had to depict the "No Name" generic Canadian (non) brand variety.

Beaver Lumber

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2019

$2,650

Robsart is a ghost town south on the Red Coat Trail in SW Saskatchewan. Initially prosperous, it has suffered a long decline since the 1930's. While there are a few residents left, the Main street is largely lined with abandoned houses & storefronts, like Beaver Lumber.

Well Shed

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2019

$2,650

Aside from a seasonal lakes, there is often little surface water in the prairie benchlands, and many farms rely on boreholes for water. You can recognize them from the shed & power-line. This one is just south of Eastend, Saskatchewan.

Alexander Sunset

Acrylic, 24x48 inches, 2019

$2,600

There is something sublime about the winter sunsets in Gastown. This piece depicts the view looking south across Alexander Street to the rooftops of East Hastings & Chinatown. Good to be here!

Lucky Candy

Acrylic, 24x24 inches, 2019

$1,270

Lucky Candy (利是糖) is given away during Lunar New Year to wish people luck & prosperity. Not sure on the history of these, but round here, they are all strawberry-flavoured with red wrappers.

Climax Elevator

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,850

The grain elevator is indeed an iconic part of the prairie landscape. This spectacular example of a grain elevator is located on the tracks in Climax, Saskatchewan, last stop before the US border on Highway 37.

Conway's

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,650

Funky family diners are a fixture in small-town Canada, and I was really struck by this place in downtown Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, that retains a loyal local following.

First House

Acrylic, 8x10 inches, 2019

$175

I was intrigued by this little timber house on an abandoned homestead off the Red Coat Trail, west of Eastend, Saskatchewan. It was the oldest of several buildings, and apparently constructed with the greatest care. It really made we wonder about the pioneer story behind it.

Tower Amusements

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2019

$950

Happy New Year folks! I'll start off with this piece, which depicts an (in)famous bunker situated on the promenade next to Portobello Beach in Edinburgh. I believe it is the last survivor of many more amusement arcades, and while I never saw the attraction, it is always packed whenever I went past.

Wainwright Basin

Acrylic, 8x8 inches, 2018

$140

This depicts a stand of trees on a wee island outside Prince Rupert, just by the turnoff for Port Edward.

Old Dutch Ketchup

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2018

$2,650

Old Dutch ketchup chips is another one of these everyday Canadian icons, produced by a Manitoba firm since the 50s & one of these flavours that never quite made it down to the States.

Bath Street

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2018

$950

This depicts the north end of Bath Street in the Portobello, the Edinburgh seaside neighbourhood. I know the area well & such sandstone tenements are a common sight in Scottish cities.

Frenchman River Valley

Acrylic, 24x72 inches, 2018

$3,800

This depicts a view across the Frenchman River between Eastend and Ravenscrag in SW Saskatchewan. The valley is a glacial feature, characterised by steep ravines and coulees in the layered hills.

Copy of Leather Warehous

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2018

$2,650

Advertising murals were once pretty common across buildings downtown.

Now mostly gone, they still dot the DTES, like these examples above East Hastings Lane, east of Pigeon Park. They can be a real window into the past; e.g, the "leather warehouse" has been the Potter's Place Mission since I have been in town.…

Teacake

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2018

$2,6850

This depicts a Tunnock's teacake, a chocolate-covered mallow, wrapped in tinfoil. It is much-loved in Scotland, but the kind of thing I scorned when I actually lived there. Now living in Canada, I have to admit a nostalgic weakness for them.…

Pioneer Gold

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2018

$950

This depicts a colourful pair of heritage buildings along 3rd Ave in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Pioneer Inns is on the left,and Harris & Wick Goldsmiths Ltd. is on the right.

Kimchi Noodle Soup

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, 2018

$1,980

This depicts Korea's favourite noodle soup (shin ramyun) and what's not to love? Crazy colours, variable boundaries, printed & actual reflections, cartoon characters, multiple languages, and all made in the USA.

Canada

Acrylic, 48 x 72 inches, 2019

$6,000

The tagged Canada grain car is an iconic feature across Canada. This example was parked behind Portside Studios earlier this year.

North to Cypress

Acrylic, 48x48 inches, 2018

$4,500

The badlands bordering the Frenchman River give way to flat benches. The shear sense of scale on the benches can be overwhelming, where you can see up to 20 km without difficulty. This depicts Highway 21, looking north to the Cypress Hills.

Mike's News

Acrylic, 30"x40", 2018

$2,650

I came across this great open-air neon Sign Museum on 104th St. in downtown Edmonton last month.

The museum includes this famous sign that used to hang above Mike’s News Stand, which operated for 70 years on Jasper Ave. Back in the day, it was apparently the place to go to hear the local gossip, the latest sports scores and the exploits of bush pilots who gathered there.

Hungry?

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

$2,650

This depicts the classic neon sign above Hungry Herbies Drive-in diner on HWY 97 in Cache Creek, British Columbia, home of the famous monster burger. Cache Creek is a village a few hours northeast of Vancouver & is a welcome break on any drive up north.

Robsart Hay Bale

Acrylic, 24x24 inches, 2018

$1,270

You see hay bales across the fields on a benches above the Frenchman River, and they provide a useful sense of distance in the sometimes featureless fields. The snow draped over top displays the most intense blue-purple magenta shades you will ever see.

Copy of Back of Wes

Acrylic, 72x18 inches, 2018

$2,850

This piece depicts the view down the alley at the back of the West Hotel towards the old BC Electric Railway Building on Carrall St. I was intrigued by the long composition and the sculptural element of the fire escapes.

Alan Dumontel

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, 2018

$1,980

Alan struck me as both a symbol of continuity and change. He is a third generation rancher with acreage W of Claydon SK. Now retired, he helps out on the nearby Old Man on His Back Nature Reserve, which reintroduces prairie grasses and wildlife.

Belmont

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2018

$950

You are never that far from a boat in Shetland. I spotted this wee aluminium boat above high tide in Belmont Harbour at the south end of Unst. I love the play of the light on the metal & the water behind.

Below Ravenscrag

Acrylic, 24x24 inches, 2018

$1,270

"Saskatchewan: not as flat as you think". This piece depicts the view across the Frenchman River Valley downstream of Ravenscrag, Saskatchewan, below the butte of the same name.

Sea Breeze

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

$2,650

One time back in Scotland, I was charmed by this small shellfish ship up on blocks at the harbour in Dunbar. Dunbar is a lovely & historic fishing village east of Edinburgh, and the home to fleet of inshore fishing vessels.

South of Cadillac

Acrylic, 18x72 inches, 2018

$2,850

There is something incredibly poignant about the abandoned prairie homesteads, standing in testament to trials of times past. This is accentuated when set against the vast prairie landscape. This particular one is located just off Highway 4 south of Cadillac, Saskatchewan

Vos Raasay

Acrylic, 36x48 inches, 2018

$3,300

This depicts the offshore supply vessel Vos Raasay at anchor in Scalloway Shetland. Ships like this are specially designed to supply offshore oil and gas platforms.

Scotsguard Truck

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

$2,650

This 1940's Ford flatbed is now parked in downtown Scotsguard, SK. Founded in 1913 in response to the CPR, Scotsguard earning it the moniker "Little Chicago" during the Prohibition years. Times have changed and the village now comprises three residents and a few lovingly preserved buildings.

Sorrel

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2018

$2,850

This depicts a sorrel quarter horse on the Middle Bench above Eastend, Saskatchewan. Working Quarter horses like this one are an enduring legacy of ranching history in the Frenchman Valley, which saw cattle roundups of cattle from Canada & the US until about 1910

Frenchman River Valley

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

$2,650

This depicts a view of sunset over the Frenchman River in Eastend, SK. The river is typically quiet, but a dam was built upstream to control flow after streets were swamped by flood water in 1952.

One Ninety Five

Acrylic, 48x72 inches, 2018

$6,000

This depicts a beautiful winter sunrise over the warehouse/office block down the street at 195 Alexander Street in Gastown. Love those low-angle red sunrises, when we get 'em :)

Magni

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, 2018

$1,980

This depicts the veteran tugboat Magni, the first steel vessel to be built in Iceland (1955), served Reykjavik Harbour for 35 years & is now moored at the Sjóminjasafnið í Reykjavík / Reykjavík Maritime Museum.

Scotty

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2017

$2,850

Scotty is one of the most complete T-Rex skeletons ever found and is housed in the remarkable T-Rex Discovery Centre, built from some $2M raised by the local people & businesses. A testament to local pride & determination.

Money BBQ

Acrylic, 18x36 inches, 2017

$1,425

Barbecued meat has a long history in Vancouver's Chinatown. In 1975, it became the centre of a fight between merchants & City officials over storage standards. After several closures, extensive testing & a national campaign, the City ceded & BBQ meat came back on the market!

This particular one is a little place at Gore & Keefer...

Hi Lite

Acrylic, 24x48 inches, 2017

$2,600

This depicts the sign above the Hi-Lite restaurant in downtown Castlegar, BC. This has been a downtown landmark, and includes a functioning juke box that patrons can play from their table.

Such restaurants have been a quintessential small-town Canadian institution for 150 years, reflecting early patterns of Chinese immigration, serving both Chinese & western food at a time when they were perhaps the only restaurant in town.

Two Tugs

Acrylic, 48x48 inches, 2017

$4,500

I like living next to a working harbour & enjoy seeing the tugs moored by Crab Park in the Tymac Launch jetty. It is fun to watch their reflections of the early morning light in the water.

Critical Lift

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2017

$2,650

I was unsure about doing this one, but couldn't resist the composition. I passed this scene the other week, at a construction site in the DTES. It looked like a pretty delicate procedure, though the site supervisor who quizzed me assured me it was all to code.

Shawl Dancer

Acrylic, 24 x 48 inches, 2017

$2,600

This depicts an indigenous fancy shawl dancer taking part in last year's Downtown Eastside Powwow at Oppenheimer Park. Women’s fancy shawl dancers wear beaded capes, moccasins and leggings and most importantly, a beautifully decorated long fringed shawl.

Astoria

Acrylic, 72x48 inches, 2017

$6,000

This depicts the well-loved neon sign attached to the Astoria Hastings in Strathcona. The Astoria started life as an apartment building, built in 1912 & converted into a hotel in 1950. Today the hotel is a single-room occupancy rental.

All reasonable Offers

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2016

$2,850

This piece depicts the Treasure Island Buy & Sell, a pawn shop at Pigeon Park in the DTES. These pawn shops have been a common neighbourhood feature for a long time, but have been gradually disappearing over the years.

Just doin' it

Acrylic, 48x48 inches, 2016

$4,500

This piece depicts a local guy making his way along the alley between the Firehall Arts Centre & Empress Hotel with his belongings in a couple of trolleys last summer. It illustrates the resilience of folks who get by in the DTES in the face of tough odds.

The President

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2016

$2,650

I spotted this Canadian Pacific #conductor at dawn in the #railyard behind #gastown a few weeks back & was struck by the presence of this pretty formidable gent. The only identification I could see was "President Safety Association 2008", hence the painting title.

Annou Max

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, 2016

$1,980

The bulk carriers in Burrard Inlet are a real feature of Vancouver. I loved seeing them, and they make me think of far places & great adventures.

As I write, this bulk carrier, seen in Burrard Inlet, is rounding the Cape of Good Hope, en route from Gangavaram in India to Sepetiba in Brazil.

Cordova Crossing

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2016

$2,650

It is an unfortunate but common phenomenon in the Downtown Eastside to see folks "walking" down the street in a wheelchair. I guess they can still walk with difficulty, but have the wheelchair to help them get around.

This particular traveller was crossing Cordova Street at Carrall.

Bryn

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2015

$1,980

I met Bryn in the DTES while carrying a picture though the neighbourhood. Despite losing his accommodation that day, he was pretty upbeat and philosophical, a real testament to the human spirit.

Sheltie

Acrylic, 36x24 inches, February 2016

$1,900

I met this #Sheltie on #Unst, the northernmost inhabited island in #Shetland. #Shelties are more properly known as Shetland #Sheepdogs and is the local breed of herding dog up there. As you would expect, this one was pretty alert and if you look closely, you can see me reflected in the left eye.

Aquabus

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2015

$950

This depicts one of the Aquabus Ferries, which are a unique and colourful part of False Creek in Vancouver.

Transforming McLean

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2015

$2,650

This depicts the utility pole outside Portside studios on McLean Drive. These poles are a very distinctive feature in Vancouver, especially on the Downtown Eastside.

Hard Start

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2016

$2,650

This piece depicts a tow-truck towing a car from our street one Sunday morning in Gastown last year. Temporary parking restrictions are pretty common on the street, relating to cultural events or filming, and people often get caught out, especially at the weekend. It is a hard way to start your Sunday...

Rehab

Acrylic, 36x18 inches, 2016

$1,425

This piece another of the incredibly endearing seals being looked after at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rehab unit. He/she has not been positively identified, so "rehab" became the provisional name.

The Cambie

Acrylic, 72x48 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2016

$6,000

This depicts the back of the Cambie Hotel, in Gastown. I have walked through this alleyway many times and always been interested by the utilitarian beauty of this view.

Brandon Polar Bear

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2013

$950

This piece depicts a polar bear spotted in downtown Brandon, Manitoba. As a stuffed animal, it illustrates our often troubled history with native wildlife.

Buffalo Jump

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2014

$2,850

This piece depicts a pile of skulls from the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, near Fort Macleod, Alberta. It is one of the world's oldest, largest, and best preserved buffalo jumps, used continuously by aboriginal peoples of the plains nearly 6,000 years.

Stenness

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2014

$2,650

This depicts a typical Shetland croft house (small-holding farm) and what may be a sixareen fishing boat. Stenness was an important haaf (deep-sea) fishing station in the 18th and 19th century, with up to 40 boats operating from here in the summer.

Keep Shetland Tidy

Acrylic, 36x24 inches, 2014

$1,900

The Shetland dialect is very pronounced in speech, with a large number of Norwegian words within dominant English. The local take on this well-known street sign illustrate the continuing use of Shetland dialect.

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