Bob the Bull
Bob the Bull

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, 2019

$1,800

It’s true; bulls get around. I spotted this particular bad boy just north of Consul SK, but from the tag, it looks like he is from the Braun Ranch, outside Simmie, SK, 160km to the NE.

Well Shed
Well Shed

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2019

$2,400

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

$2,300

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

$1,150

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.

Winters Hotel, Acrylic, 9x12 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2019.jpg
Climax Elevator
Climax Elevator

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,600

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.

Light and Shadow
Light and Shadow

Acrylic, 10x8 inches, 2019

$160

The play of light & shadow in snow-covered trees, from the spectacular Sea To Sky Gondola, above Squamish BC.

Conway's
Conway's

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,400

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

$160

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.

Hickory Sticks
Hickory Sticks

Acrylic, 48x324 inches, 2019

$2,300

These days, you'll find these skinny, simulated hickory-smoke flavour potato chips on the unloved lower shelves of your local corner store. They are the last major product from Hostess, formerly Canada's #1 potato chip brand, now a local Frito-Lay sub-something…

Tower Amusements
Tower Amusements

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2019

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

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

$2,400

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

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.

Copy of Frenchman River Valley
Copy of Frenchman River Valley

Acrylic, 24x72 inches, 2018

$3,500

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

$2,400

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.…

Woodbine Hotel
Woodbine Hotel

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2018

The Woodbine is one of the lesser known SROs along East Hastings. Like many of the hotels, it was built around 1912 & called the Oak Apartments & changed to the Woodbine in the 1960's. Despite the charming facade & signage, the only recent online info is from the Bedbug Registry...

Teacake
Teacake

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2018

$2,600

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

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

$1,800

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, 48x72 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2018.jpg
North to Cypress
North to Cypress

Acrylic, 48x48 inches, 2018

$4,000

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.

VPD Lion Dance
VPD Lion Dance

Acrylic, 30x24 inches, 2018

Mike's News
Mike's News

Acrylic, 30"x40", 2018

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.

Bon Odori
Bon Odori

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

$2,400

Japanese Odori Dancers at the Vancouver Buddhist Centre at the Oppenheimer Park. Bon (盆) is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors.

Hungry?
Hungry?

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

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.

Vernon Drive Grocery
Vernon Drive Grocery

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

$2,400

The Vernon Drive Grocery has existed as an independent convenience store for over 100 years in Strathcona, and is a wonderfully evocative example of the kind of local mom and pop-type store that is gradually disappearing from neighbourhoods in Vancouver.

Robsart Hay Bale
Robsart Hay Bale

Acrylic, 24x24 inches, 2018

$1,150

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

$2,600

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

$2,600

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

$850

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

$1,150

Sea Breeze
Sea Breeze

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

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

$2,600

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

Scotsguard Truck
Scotsguard Truck

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

$2,400

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

$2,600

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

$2,400

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

$5,000

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, Jeff Wilson, 2018.jpg
Scotty
Scotty

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2017

$2,600

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.

Sai Woo Chop Suey
Sai Woo Chop Suey

Acrylic, 36x48 inches, 2017

$3,000

This sign is attached to the Sai Woo restaurant in Chinatown. Sai Woo first opened its doors as a chop suey house in 1925. Its original neon sign was likely taken down in 1959 & this new facsimile was installed in 2017.

Money BBQ
Money BBQ

Acrylic, 18x36 inches, 2017

$1,300

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

$2,300

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 Cheezies
Two Cheezies

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2017

$2,600

Almost everyone I know loves Cheezies, but as a Canadian icon it is slightly under the radar, so I thought it would be a fun subject. I loved the challenge of capturing the intense colours and light reflections of the packet.

Two Tugs
Two Tugs

Acrylic, 48x48 inches, 2017

$4,000

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

$2,400

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

$2,300

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

$5,000

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

$2,600

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

$4,000

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

$2,400

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

$1,800

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

$2,400

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.

Three Alarm
Three Alarm

Acrylic, 36x72 inches, 2016

$4,500

This depicts four firefighters attending a three-alarm fire that burned down the Daisy Garden restaurant in Vancouver Chinatown in 2014.

Sheltie
Sheltie

Acrylic, 36x24 inches, February 2016

$1,700

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.

Hard Start
Hard Start

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2016

$2,400

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

$1,300

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

$5,000

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.

Bob the Bull
Well Shed
Alexander Sunset
Lucky Candy
Winters Hotel, Acrylic, 9x12 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2019.jpg
Climax Elevator
Light and Shadow
Conway's
First House
Hickory Sticks
Tower Amusements
Wainwright Basin
Old Dutch Ketchup
Bath Street
Copy of Frenchman River Valley
Copy of Leather Warehous
Woodbine Hotel
Teacake
Pioneer Gold
Kimchi Noodle Soup
Canada, Acrylic, 48x72 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2018.jpg
North to Cypress
VPD Lion Dance
Mike's News
Bon Odori
Hungry?
Vernon Drive Grocery
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, Acrylic, 30x30 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2018.jpg
Scotty
Sai Woo Chop Suey
Money BBQ
Hi Lite
Two Cheezies
Two Tugs
Critical Lift
Shawl Dancer
Astoria
All reasonable Offers
Just doin' it
The President
Annou Max
Cordova Crossing
Three Alarm
Sheltie
Hard Start
Rehab
The Cambie
Bob the Bull

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, 2019

$1,800

It’s true; bulls get around. I spotted this particular bad boy just north of Consul SK, but from the tag, it looks like he is from the Braun Ranch, outside Simmie, SK, 160km to the NE.

Well Shed

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2019

$2,400

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

$2,300

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

$1,150

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

$2,600

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.

Light and Shadow

Acrylic, 10x8 inches, 2019

$160

The play of light & shadow in snow-covered trees, from the spectacular Sea To Sky Gondola, above Squamish BC.

Conway's

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2019

$2,400

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

$160

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.

Hickory Sticks

Acrylic, 48x324 inches, 2019

$2,300

These days, you'll find these skinny, simulated hickory-smoke flavour potato chips on the unloved lower shelves of your local corner store. They are the last major product from Hostess, formerly Canada's #1 potato chip brand, now a local Frito-Lay sub-something…

Tower Amusements

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2019

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

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

$2,400

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

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.

Copy of Frenchman River Valley

Acrylic, 24x72 inches, 2018

$3,500

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

$2,400

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.…

Woodbine Hotel

Acrylic, 18x24 inches, 2018

The Woodbine is one of the lesser known SROs along East Hastings. Like many of the hotels, it was built around 1912 & called the Oak Apartments & changed to the Woodbine in the 1960's. Despite the charming facade & signage, the only recent online info is from the Bedbug Registry...

Teacake

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2018

$2,600

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

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

$1,800

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.

North to Cypress

Acrylic, 48x48 inches, 2018

$4,000

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.

VPD Lion Dance

Acrylic, 30x24 inches, 2018

Mike's News

Acrylic, 30"x40", 2018

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.

Bon Odori

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

$2,400

Japanese Odori Dancers at the Vancouver Buddhist Centre at the Oppenheimer Park. Bon (盆) is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors.

Hungry?

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

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.

Vernon Drive Grocery

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

$2,400

The Vernon Drive Grocery has existed as an independent convenience store for over 100 years in Strathcona, and is a wonderfully evocative example of the kind of local mom and pop-type store that is gradually disappearing from neighbourhoods in Vancouver.

Robsart Hay Bale

Acrylic, 24x24 inches, 2018

$1,150

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

$2,600

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

$2,600

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

$850

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

$1,150

Sea Breeze

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

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

$2,600

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

Scotsguard Truck

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

$2,400

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

$2,600

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

$2,400

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

$5,000

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 :)

Scotty

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2017

$2,600

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.

Sai Woo Chop Suey

Acrylic, 36x48 inches, 2017

$3,000

This sign is attached to the Sai Woo restaurant in Chinatown. Sai Woo first opened its doors as a chop suey house in 1925. Its original neon sign was likely taken down in 1959 & this new facsimile was installed in 2017.

Money BBQ

Acrylic, 18x36 inches, 2017

$1,300

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

$2,300

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 Cheezies

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2017

$2,600

Almost everyone I know loves Cheezies, but as a Canadian icon it is slightly under the radar, so I thought it would be a fun subject. I loved the challenge of capturing the intense colours and light reflections of the packet.

Two Tugs

Acrylic, 48x48 inches, 2017

$4,000

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

$2,400

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

$2,300

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

$5,000

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

$2,600

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

$4,000

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

$2,400

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

$1,800

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

$2,400

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.

Three Alarm

Acrylic, 36x72 inches, 2016

$4,500

This depicts four firefighters attending a three-alarm fire that burned down the Daisy Garden restaurant in Vancouver Chinatown in 2014.

Sheltie

Acrylic, 36x24 inches, February 2016

$1,700

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.

Hard Start

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2016

$2,400

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

$1,300

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

$5,000

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.

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